(325) LIVE from Works & Process at The Guggenheim: ‘The Night Falls’

Today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’ is a live podcast from the Guggenheim’s Works & Process series. We explore the creation of a new dance driven music theater production ‘The Night Falls’, which is set to run February 9th through 12th at Montclair State University. ‘The Night Falls’ is a new myth for our fractured Read More

(323) Holly Dorger, Principal Ballerina of the Royal Danish Ballet

On today’s episode of Conversations On Dance, we are joined by principal ballerina with the Royal Danish Ballet, Holly Dorger. Holly shares her experience growing up as a highland dancer, accepting a contract with Royal Danish straight out of SAB, the change in style and technique that accompanied her new job and how she continues Read More

(322) Talking all thing Summer Intensives with Kate Penner

Our friend, Kate Penner, returns to the pod this week as our special guest host to talk all things Summer Intensives. We talk about our personal stories with summer training, how to choose the school that’s right for you, why you should cast a wide net, and some tips and tricks for auditioning. This Episode’s Read More

(321) Robert Garland, incoming Artistic Director of Dance Theatre of Harlem

On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by choreographer and incoming Artistic Director of Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) Robert Garland. Robert began his dance training in Philadelphia where he first saw DTH perform as a child. He continued his training at Juilliard before joining DTH as a company member. He eventually Read More

(320) Best of 2022 with Michael and Rebecca

It’s just us this week for our annual year-end wrap up. What a year 2022 has been! We list our favorite episodes from this year, our favorite performances we saw, our FOMO list of what we didn’t get to see but wished we had, and we share what we learned this year. Check out our Read More

(319) Dance Data Project with Elizabeth Yntema and Junyla Silmon

Today on Conversations on Dance we are delving into the research and advocacy of the Dance Data Project. We are joined by DDP President and Founder, Elizabeth Yntema, and Senior Research Consultant, Junyla Silmon. The pair tell us about DDP and it’s mission, they break down their recent Artistic Director/Executive Director Compensation report, tell us Read More

(317) Dimitris Papaioannou, director, choreographer, performer, and designer

On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by choreographer, visual artist and experimental theater director Dimitris Papaioannou. Dimitris’ life as an artist began with a natural gift for visual arts at a very young age before eventually venturing into theater and dance. He founded his own company, Edofos Dance Theatre, leading to critical acclaim Read More

(316) Lauryn Johnson: uncovering gems of New York City Ballet history

You know her as @laurynjohnson20 on Instagram. On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’, our guest is Lauryn Johnson, a dancer and New York City Ballet usher who has captivated the dance world with her documentation of historic NYCB photography via her social media. We talk to Lauryn about how she fell in love with Read More

(313) Choreographer Jodi Melnick, on Art Bath NYC

On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’ we are joined by choreographer Jodi Melnick. (Listen to our most recent conversation with Jodi in episode 300). Jodi has been featured on the podcast several times to explore the range of her experiences as both choreographer and dancer, but today we focus  specifically on how Jodi defines Read More

(311) Stefanie Batten Bland, Founder of Company SBB, on ‘Embarqued: Stories of Soil’ at BAM

Today we are joined by global artist, Stefanie Batten Bland, founder of Company SBB. Child of a jazz composer/producer father and writer mother, and raised in Soho, Stefanie was clearly destined for a future in the arts. She situates her work at the intersection of dance-theatre, film, and installation, with a focus on the interrogation Read More