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

Cathy Marston - Conversations on Dance

(281) Cathy Marston, Choreographer and incoming Artistic Director of Ballett Zürich

Today we are joined by choreographer Cathy Marston. Cathy began choreographing while still at the Royal Ballet School, ultimately leaving life as a professional dancer to pursue choreography full time. She has carved out a unique identity for herself as a choreographer who dives head first into creating full length narrative works based on beloved literary Read More

Cynthia Harvey - Conversations on Dance - Photo by Martha Swope

(280) Cynthia Harvey, former Principal with American Ballet Theatre & the Royal Ballet

On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’ we are joined by legendary ballerina Cynthia Harvey. Cynthia began her training in California before holding the rank of principal dancer with both American Ballet Theatre and the Royal Ballet, a first for an American dancer. We talk with Cynthia about her early years of training, how she Read More

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(278) Caleb Teicher, New York based dancer and choreographer

Today on Conversations On Dance we are joined by New York based choreographer and dancer Caleb Teicher. Caleb began their career as a founding member of Michelle Dorance’s critically acclaimed company Dorrance Dance, quick achieving personal critical acclaim as well when they received a Bessie Award at age 17. In 2015, Caleb shifted their creative focus 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

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(276) Michelle Manzanales, Director of Ballet Hispánico’s School of Dance

Today on Conversations On Dance we are joined by Michelle Manzanales, director of Ballet Hispánico’s School Of Dance. Michelle’s formative years as a dancer were spent training at the University of Houston, ultimately springboarding her to a career as a dancer at Luna Negra Dance Theater under the direction of Eduardo Vilaro, now director of 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

Karole Armitage - Conversations on Dance

(272) Karole Armitage, Artistic Director of Armitage GONE! Dance Company

Today we are joined by Karole Armitage, Artistic Director of the New York-based Armitage GONE! Dance Company. Karole has had an extensive career as a dancer and choreographer.  She began her professional career in 1973 as a member of the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Switzerland, under the direction of George Balanchine. In 1976, she 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