Trey McIntyre - Conversations on Dance

(285) Choreographer Trey McIntyre on his new World Premiere for Houston Ballet

Today on Conversations On Dance, we are joined by choreographer Trey McIntyre. Trey first made his mark as a choreographer in the role of choreographic apprentice at Houston Ballet, a position created for him by then-director Ben Stevenson. He has since created dozens of works on internationally renowned companies, as well as founded his own Read More

Michael & Rebecca on our 2022 listener survey - Conversations on Dance

(282) Michael & Rebecca on our 2022 listener survey

It’s just Michael and Rebecca this week as we come together for a catch up, plus we go through responses to our 2022 listener survey. Thank you to everyone who participated! Your feedback was very valuable and will help us plan our content moving forward. This past weekend we were together in Miami to see Read More

The dance world's reaction to the Russian-Ukraine war with Alastair Macaulay

(277) The dance world’s reaction to the Russian-Ukraine war with Alastair Macaulay

Today we are joined again by listener favorite, Alastair Macaulay, former Chief Dance Critic for the New York Times. We asked Alastair to join us as he has been diligently chronicling the dance world’s reaction to the Russian-Ukraine war since it started last month. We talk with Alastair about what he has been seeing from Read More

Reimagining lost work of Martha Graham:  with Janet Eilber and Christopher Rountree - The New Canticle for Innocent Comedians

(274) Reimagining lost works of Martha Graham: with Janet Eilber and Christopher Rountree

Today on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by Janet Eilber, the artistic director of the Martha Graham Dance Company and Wild Up musical director Christopher Rountree. Janet and Christopher have been working together to revive and re-envision the choreographic works of 20th century giant Martha Graham and their accompanying musical compositions. They talk to us Read More

Houston Ballet's 'Sylvia' with Stanton Welch, Connor Walsh, and Karina González - Conversations on Dance

(273) Houston Ballet’s ‘Sylvia’ with Stanton Welch, Connor Walsh, and Karina González

Today we check in with Houston Ballet to hear about their upcoming performances of Stanton Welch’s ‘Sylvia.’ We are joined by Houston Ballet Artistic Director, Stanton Welch, and Principal dancers who will be performing the leads in the ballet, Connor Walsh and Karina González. We first spoke with Stanton Welch on the podcast in 2018 Read More

La Nijinska - Lynn Garafola - Conversations on Dance

(271) Lynn Garafola, Dance Historian, on Bronislava Nijinska

Today we are joined by Lynn Garafola, dance historian and author of ‘La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern.’ Ms. Garafola is Professor Emerita of Dance at Barnard College, Columbia University. A dance historian and critic, she is the author of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance, and the editor of several books, including Read More

George Balanchine, Patricia Neary and Colleen Neary. Photo courtesy of Colleen Neary. - Conversations on Dance

(268) Colleen Neary, Artistic Director of Los Angeles Ballet

Today we have the pleasure of being joined by Colleen Neary, Artistic Director of Los Angeles Ballet. Born in Miami, Florida, Neary trained in New York at both the School of American Ballet and Harkness House for Ballet Arts. From 1969 to 1979, she danced as a soloist with New York City Ballet under the Read More

Megan Fairchild - Conversations on Dance

(267) Megan Fairchild, principal dancer with New York City Ballet

Today we are joined by New York City Ballet principal dancer, Megan Fairchild. Megan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and began her dance training at the age of four. She went on to train at Ballet West Conservatory, where she was also a Ballet West trainee. In 2000, Megan continued training at the Read More

Jlin, Composer and Collaborator with Kyle Abraham on 'Requiem' - Conversations on Dance

BONUS: Jlin, Composer and Collaborator with Kyle Abraham on ‘Requiem: Fire In the Air of the Earth’

Last week in episode 262, we talked with Choreographer, Kyle Abraham, about his new work that premiered on December 4, 2021 at Stanford Live, called  ‘Requiem: Fire In the Air of the Earth.’ After chatting with Kyle, we knew we had to follow up with his musical collaborator, Jlin, to hear more about her work Read More

History of the Nutcracker - Conversations on Dance

(263) Alastair Macaulay on ‘The Nutcracker’

As Nutcracker performances return to stages around the world, we decided to celebrate the return of the beloved classic by chatting with friend of the pod, Alastair Macaulay. As a historian of the performing arts and the former Chief Dance Critic of the New York Times, Alastair has a wealth of information to share with Read More