Conversations on Dance

Conversations on Dance

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This week we head back in our archives to our time at The Kennedy Center in October of 2017.  With this episode we are delighted to share an inside look into the world of arts administration.  We are speaking with Meg Booth, Director of Dance Programming at The Kennedy Center.  Meg attended the University of […] The post (83) Meg Booth, Director of Dance Programming at The Kennedy Center appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

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This week it is just Michael and Rebecca, taking some time to catch up.  Rebecca has a big announcement to make, we talk changes happening at New York City Ballet and what it means for ballet as a whole (30:10), and we discuss what is coming up for Conversations on Dance (44:07). This episode is […] The post (82) Michael and Rebecca on retirement & changes in the ballet world appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

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This week we are presenting our final episode recorded from the Vail Dance Festival in August 2017.  Today we sit down with Matthew Neenan, PA Ballet Choreographer in Residence & Co-founder of BalletX.  Matthew began his dance training at the Boston Ballet School, later continuing his studies at the School of American Ballet.  From 1994-2007 Neenan […] The post (81) Matthew Neenan, PA Ballet Choreographer in Residence & Co-founder ... Read more

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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 […] The post (80) Reid Bartelme and Jack Ferver, hosts of ‘What’s Going on With Dance and Stuff’ appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

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Today we are joined by Amy Brandt, Pointe Magazine Editor-in-Chief.  Amy invited us to the Pointe headquarters in New York City and gave us a tour of their beautiful offices before we sat down to chat.  Amy dance professionally with Milwaukee Ballet and The Suzanne Farrell Ballet among others.  During her ballet career, she pursued […] The post (79) Amy Brandt, Pointe Magazine Editor-in-Chief appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.... Read more

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Today we are joined by two of our close friends, former Miami City Ballet Principal Dancer, Patricia Delgado, and current MCB Principal, Renan Cerdeiro.  Patricia has been on our podcast quite a few times in the past, so to hear more from Pat, visit our past catalog of episodes.  Renan was born in Rio de […] The post (78) Renan Cerdeiro, MCB Principal, & Patricia Delgado, Former MCB Principal appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.... Read more

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Today we have a wonderful bunhead episode in store, with one of our favorite guests, The Chief Dance Critic of the New York Times, Alastair Macaulay. Alastair and Michael are together in Michael’s New York City apartment, while I call in to join the conversation. Today we are focusing on two of the most important […] The post (77) Ashton and Balanchine: Parallel Lives with Alastair Macaulay appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.co... Read more

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Today we are bringing you another episode from Next Generation Ballet in Tampa.  We sit down with esteemed New York City Ballet Principals Sara Mearns and Amar Ramasar who were performing as guest artists for NGB’s “Nutcracker” this past December.   Sara has been on the pod before, so if you haven’t heard our interview […] The post (76) Sara Mearns and Amar Ramasar, New York City Ballet Principals appeared first on tendusunderapalm... Read more

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This week on the podcast we are tackling a subject that we find of immense interest to students and parents in our travels to schools across the country: does having a career in ballet mean forgoing college?  Our guest this week is a Harvard Graduate and an Los Angeles Ballet Soloist who shows that it’s […] The post (75) Elizabeth Claire Walker, Los Angeles Ballet Soloist and Harvard Graduate appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.... Read more

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This week we continue our coverage of Next Generation Ballet’s Nutcracker by speaking with Philip Neal, Artistic Director of Next Generation Ballet.  Philip began his training at the age of 11 at the School of Richmond Ballet, where he was recognized by Edward Villella and offered a scholarship to the School of American Ballet.  He […] The post (74) Philip Neal, Artistic Director of Next Generation Ballet and Former New York City B... Read more

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Today we talk with Ivonne Lemus: Ballet Mistress at Next Generation Ballet & Former Soloist with National Ballet of Cuba. We took a quick break over the holiday from our regularly scheduled programming, but while we were on our break, we went to Tampa to teach master classes, host a lecture, and record interviews with […] The post (73) Ivonne Lemus: Ballet Mistress at Next Generation Ballet & Former Soloist with National Ballet of ... Read more

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Welcome to a special episode of Conversations on Dance.  We are in Tampa, Florida this week covering Next Generation Ballet and their Nutcracker run at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.  In the coming weeks we will be releasing content with the staff including Director Philip Neal and Ballet Mistress Ivonne Lemus and their […] The post Bonus Episode: More from Next Generation Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ appeared first on tendusun... Read more

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Welcome to a special episode of Conversations on Dance.  We are in Tampa, Florida this week covering Next Generation Ballet and their Nutcracker run at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.  In the coming weeks we will be releasing content with the staff including Director Philip Neal and Ballet Mistress Ivonne Lemus and their […] The post Bonus Episode: Next Generation Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ appeared first on tendusunderapalmtr... Read more

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  As our final episode of 2017, we are saluting this year’s biggest ballet celebration, 50 years of George Balanchine’s “Jewels.”  Today we take an in depth look at Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ with Bob Gottlieb: author, editor, and dance critic.  Bob has been editor-and-chief of Simon & Schuster, Alfred A. Knopf, and the New Yorker.   […] The post (72) Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ with Bob Gottlieb: author, editor, and dance critic appeared fir... Read more

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This week we are going back into our vault from our time at the Vail Dance Festival this past summer, for another episode with a festival favorite.  Today we talk Calvin Royal III,  American Ballet Theatre Soloist.  Calvin started his formal ballet training at the age of 14 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  In April of 2006 […] The post (71) Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre Soloist appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

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This week we are heading into our vault from our time at the Vail Dance Festival this past summer, where we spoke with many of the festival’s amazing and talented artists.  Today we talk with Lauren Lovette, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer who was not only dancing at the festival, but also choreographing a new […] The post (70) Lauren Lovette, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

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This week we are joined by Allynne Noelle, Suzanne Farrell Ballet First Soloist.  Allynne started her training at the age of five in Southern California and began her professional career at age 15 with Ballet Pacifica.  In 2003 she joined Miami City Ballet where she would dance as a soloist until leaving the company in […] The post (69) Allynne Noelle, Suzanne Farrell Ballet First Soloist appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com. Read more

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Welcome to Live From The Kennedy Center: Mariinsky Ballet Director Yuri Fateev and Dancer Timur Askerov.  A few weeks ago we were in Washington, DC to cover a busy weekend of ballet at the Kennedy Center.  While we were there, the Mariinsky Ballet was in town performing La Bayadère.  We had the pleasure of sitting […] The post (68) Live From The Kennedy Center: Mariinsky Ballet Director Yuri Fateev and Dancer Timur Askerov appeared... Read more

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Welcome to Live From the Kennedy Center: Damian Woetzel & Tiler Peck on Jerome Robbins. Two weeks ago we were in Washington, DC to cover a busy weekend of ballet at the Kennedy Center.  We arrived on Friday night just in time to watch an exceptional performance entitled “DEMO: Jerome Robbins- An American Dance Genius.”  These […] The post (67) Live From the Kennedy Center: Damian Woetzel & Tiler Peck on Jerome Robbins appeared firs... Read more

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Today on the Conversations on Dance podcast, we have a very special episode in store.  We are offering a preview of this weekend’s Works & Process at the Guggenheim, “Tanaquil Le Clercq’s The Ballet Cook Book: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.”  In 1967, ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq published The Ballet CookBook, a fascinating compilation of ballet […] The post (66) Works & Process at the Guggenheim, Tanaquil Le Clercq’s ‘The Ballet ... Read more

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