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(108) Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, Choreographic Duo

This week on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by the choreographic team sweeping the modern dance world, Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener. The duo performed together at Merce Cunningham Dance company where they discovered their choreographic compatibility and a similar willingness to explore the way abstraction and representation coincide in the body. Their works Read More

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Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Merce Cunningham Centennial

Merce Cunningham is one of the greatest and most influential choreographers of the 20th century. In honor of the Merce Cunningham centennial, we were pleased to host Melissa Toogood, a dancer of his works and Abi Sebaly, a Cunningham scholar.  We discuss Merce’s work methods, collaborations with artists like John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg, broad influence in the Read More

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(99) Michael Novak, Artistic Director Designate of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation

This we we are delighted to welcome Michael Novak,  the Artistic Director Designate of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation. Raised in Rolling Meadows, IL, Michael began studying dance at age ten.  In 2001, he was offered a Presidential Scholarship to attend The University of the Arts in Philadelphia to pursue training in jazz and ballet. The following Read More

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Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: LIVE with Damian Woetzel, Lil’ Buck, and Janet Eilber

Welcome to Conversations on Dance, our final bonus episode from the Vail Dance Festival with Damian Woetzel, Lil’ Buck, and Janet Eilber.  This episode is quite special because we have a guest host, Vail Dance Festival Artistic Director, Damian Woetzel.  After we had left, there was one final live event to give audiences an inside Read More

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Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Patricia Delgado, Former Miami City Ballet Principal

Welcome to Conversations on Dance’s Festival Forum Bonus Content.  All this week we are publishing bonus mini-pods from Vail, Colorado where we are here covering the Vail Dance Festival.  We have been talking with Patricia Delgado, former Miami City Ballet Principal about her recent retirement from company life and what she has been up to Read More

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(34) José Mateo, Founder & Artistic Director of the José Mateo Ballet Theatre

This week we are happy to welcome José Mateo, Founder & Artistic Director of the José Mateo Ballet Theatre. José holds a BA in Art History from Princeton University where he began his formal training in ballet and modern techniques.  After a New York-based career as a dancer, Mateo moved to Boston where he worked as Read More