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(96) Dwight Rhoden, Artistic Director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Today on Conversations On Dance, we speak with Dwight Rhoden, founding artistic director and resident choreographer of Complexions Dance Company. Despite a late start in dance, Rhoden danced for numerous major companies, including as a principal with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Partnering with acclaimed performer Desmond Richardson, Rhoden co-founded Complexions in 1994, a company Read More

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(93) Christopher Wheeldon, Choreographer

This week on the podcast, we are joined in San Francisco by one of the world’s most in demand choreographers, Christopher Wheeldon. Having trained at Royal Ballet, Wheeldon was taken into the company, but soon transferred to the New York City Ballet, where he rose to the rank of soloist. His choreographic talents were soon Read More

Sara Mearns and Jodi Melnick, Works & Process at the Guggenheim

(92) Sara Mearns and Jodi Melnick at the Guggenheim

This week we bring you an episode we recorded at New York City’s Guggenheim museum in January.  We wanted to catch up with New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, Sara Mearns, and Jodi Melnick, contemporary choreographer to hear about their Works and Process at the Guggenheim that they were putting together.  We chatted with the Read More

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BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 1

BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 1.  Welcome to our 1st of two bonus episode wrap ups of San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound festival.  In each episode we will be talking with 3 different dancers in the company about what ultimately led them to SFB and about their experience at the Unbound festival.  These episodes were Read More

San Francisco Ballet Principal, Sofiane Sylve on the Conversations on Dance podcast.

(91) Sofiane Sylve, LIVE From SF MOMA

This week we are happy to be sharing with you a recording of our live event at SF MOMA last month.  We were pleased to be able to sit down and talk with San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer, Sofiane Sylve, as a part of a live lecture put together by the San Francisco Based organization, “Words on Read More

San Francisco Ballet in Trey McIntyre's Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem.© Erik Tomasson

BONUS: Choreographer Trey McIntyre from SFB’s Unbound Festival

This week on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by esteemed choreographer Trey McIntyre, whose second work for the San Francisco Ballet recently premiered in the company’s Unbound Festival. Trey’s rise to prominence as a choreographer began when Ben Stevenson, then director of the Houston Ballet, created the position of choreographic apprentice for him. He Read More

San Francisco Ballet dancers in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's 'Guernica.'  Photo by Erik Tommason

(90) Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, LIVE from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival

Welcome to another live podcast from San Francisco Ballet.  In this episode we are joined by festival choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.  This episode is a recording of a live “Meet the Artist” event that took place  before a performance of the Unbound festival on April 22nd.  For more live content like this from other San Francisco Read More

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(89) Justin Peck, LIVE from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival

This week we are with Justin Peck, LIVE from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival in a live “Meet The Artist” event before the opening night of San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival.  We talk about his career, his process, and about the concept behind his new ballet for SFB, “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.”  Stay tuned this week Read More

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(87) Dancers’ Negativity and Perspective Post-Retirement

It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week, together from New York City, as they return to discuss some of the feedback received after last week’s episode.  They also discuss a recent article on dancers’ and negativity (10:30), and how a dancer’s perspective on their career changes post retirement (16:29).  They return to their interview format Read More