This week on Conversations On Dance, we are joined by Miami City Ballet dancer Eric Trope. While so much attention is understandably given to the physical health of dancers, Eric has been an outspoken advocate for supporting the mental health of dancers to the same extent. In this episode, we cover the difficulty of performing Read More
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
It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week as they sit down to discuss some of the stories that have been making news recently. We talk about Misty Copeland’s epic and graceful response to a Twitter troll last week (7:55) and discuss Avichai Scher’s article for the Huffington Post, “The Me Too Moment Is Ballet’s Chance for a Read More
This week we are joined by Reid Bartelme and Jack Ferver, hosts of the podcast “What’s Going on With Dance and Stuff.” We have had Reid on the podcast before to discuss his work as a costume designer, so tune into episode 21. Today we get to know Jack a little more when he tells Read More
Welcome to the Conversations on Dance 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 Unity Phelan, NYCB Soloist about her career and quick rise at City Ballet. Stay tuned to Conversations on Dance for the Read More
This week we are joined by Doug Fullington, assistant to the artistic director at Pacific Northwest Ballet and their education program’s manager. Mr. Fullington is a lauded dance historian, capable of reading Stepanov notation, a classical ballet notation system developed in Russia. He’s contributed to the reconstruction of many 19th century works, including ‘The Daughter Read More
Leigh Witchel, esteemed dance critic, discusses why he thinks that today’s best a brightest choreographers are creating their best work on Miami City Ballet. We talk choreography, ballet’s classic productions, and his favorite ballerinas to follow. Sponsored by Ballet in the City. The post (7) Part 2 of Our Conversation with Dance Critic, Leigh Witchel appeared Read More
Esteemed dance critic, Leigh Witchel sits down with Michael and Rebecca to discuss his dance career, how he crafts reviews, and how dancers should react to what they read on the internet. Sponsored by: Ballet in the City. balletinthecity.org The post (6) A Conversation with Esteemed Dance Critic, Leigh Witchel appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.