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Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in a dance studio at one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world? Or wondered what was going through Giselle's mind as she lifted her leg to her ear? There is a lot more to the politics of dance than lithe women wearing pointe shoes being hoisted into the air by men in tights. Listen in for a weekly conversation on all aspects of the professional dance world as Barry Kerollis, freelance choreographer and popular blogger, candidly shares his experiences and thoughts on the workings of the dance world as he travels the globe creating ballets, teaching future generations of dancers, and performing for audiences

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in a dance studio at one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world? Or wondered what was going through Giselle's mind as she lifted her leg to her ear? There is a lot more to the politics of dance than lithe women wearing pointe shoes being hoisted into the air by men in tights. Listen in for a weekly conversation on all aspects of the professional dance world as Barry Kerollis, freelance choreographer and popular blogger, candidly shares his experiences and thoughts on the workings of the dance world as he travels the globe creating ballets, teaching future generations of dancers, and performing for audiences

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United States

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Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in a dance studio at one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world? Or wondered what was going through Giselle's mind as she lifted her leg to her ear? There is a lot more to the politics of dance than lithe women wearing pointe shoes being hoisted into the air by men in tights. Listen in for a weekly conversation on all aspects of the professional dance world as Barry Kerollis, freelance choreographer and popular blogger, candidly shares his experiences and thoughts on the workings of the dance world as he travels the globe creating ballets, teaching future generations of dancers, and performing for audiences

Language:

English


Episodes

165 ~ 5th Anniversary Episode - 5 Things I’ve Learned Since Starting to Podcast

4/10/2021
In this very special 5th anniversary episode, Barry shares 5 important lessons he’s learned about a life and career in dance since he began podcasting in 2016. http://www.patreon.com/movementhq Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance...

Duration:00:52:11

164 - Are You Ready to Move Away to Train?

3/27/2021
It’s every kid’s dream to be swooped up by a famous training program to press forth on their path to realize a career in dance. But many parents, teachers, and kids question whether it is time to move away from home to go to that finishing program. Listen in to this week’s episode for recommendations and thoughts on what to look for in a kid when considering whether they are ready to leave the nest. http://www.patreon.com/movementhq Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning...

Duration:00:42:41

163 - Thoughts on Reopening the Performing Arts

3/13/2021
With New York allowing the Performing Arts to operate at a limited capacity starting on April 2nd, Barry offers his thoughts, hopes, and fears on what this could look like and how organizations and artists may be affected. http://www.patreon.com/movementhq Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet,...

Duration:00:49:57

162 - Pushing for Things in Your Career

2/27/2021
There are many times in one’s life when you will push for things you need, whether it’s fair conditions, pay, casting, or fixing inappropriate behavior. Listen in as Barry describes the art of pushing for things in your career and explains why you can’t always control the outcome no matter how logical one’s reasoning may be. http://www.patreon.com/movementhq Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the...

Duration:00:48:01

161 - Creating Dance for Film

2/13/2021
With live performances shut down across the nation, the dance world has turned to film to present new works. Listen in for tips and recommendations if you are looking to create dance for film. http://www.patreon.com/movementhq Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a...

Duration:00:41:51

160 - Funny Stories from Studio to Stage

2/1/2021
It’s dark and cold outside and the news isn’t always great, so this week Pas de Chát decided to lighten things up. Listen in for fun retellings of Barry’s funniest experiences both onstage and in the studio. http://www.patreon.com/movementhq Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling...

Duration:00:55:59

159 - What is Contemporary Dance?

1/16/2021
We live in an age where contemporary dance is everywhere, yet few programs offer training exclusively in this style and no two contemporary dancers move alike. Listen in as Barry discusses the evolution of contemporary dance in America, how he interprets this style, how to train to become a contemporary dancer, and more. http://www.patreon.com/movementhq Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the...

Duration:00:49:15

158 - Merry Xmas and happy new year ~ 10 Wishes for 2021!

12/28/2020
Merry Xmas and happy new year ~ 10 Wishes for 2021! As we head into the new year, Barry shares his wishes for the Performing Arts in 2021. Happy New Year http://www.patreon.com/movementhq Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist....

Duration:00:49:15

157 - How Patreon Can Help the Arts Survive

12/11/2020
In a time when the arts have suffered so much, Patreon is a great platform that can bring in extra income and engage audiences for companies, school, artists, and beyond. Listen in as Barry shares what he learned while launching a Patreon to fund Movement Headquarters new Nutcracker. http://www.patreon.com/movementhq Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing...

Duration:00:49:07

156 - Why I’m Grateful in 2020

11/27/2020
Every time anybody mentions the year 2020, it is stated in a way that sounds utterly dreadful. While it has been a hard year, there is still much to be thankful for. Listen in to hear why Barry is still grateful for what 2020 has brought. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the...

Duration:00:49:13

155 - 10 Reasons I Miss the Corps de Ballets

10/30/2020
While there is always talk about dancers who never made it out of the Corps de Ballet, there is something special about dancing with a group of colleagues regularly. Listen in for Barry’s Top 10 reasons he misses dancing in the Corps. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as...

Duration:00:39:15

154 - Will the Performing Arts Ever Be the Same Again?

10/16/2020
With extended closures of dance organizations and theatres the arts have been significantly impacted by the pandemic. In this episode, Barry ponders whether the arts will come back and whether organizations can survive this trying time. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country...

Duration:00:39:15

153 - Getting Back in Shape Smartly

9/18/2020
Nobody should be returning to the studio and jumping back into full class. Listen in for a comprehensive plan on how to build yourself back in shape; from barre to center and jumps. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs...

Duration:00:40:01

152 - Getting In Trouble with Your Art

9/4/2020
While many people enjoy art as a form of entertainment, recreation, and escape, they don’t realize that it is often used to create a deeper impact. A great deal of art is used to make political statements, question ingrained values, and so much more. Listen in to today’s episode, as Barry talks about being honest in your art and how to be prepared when you get in trouble if your art provokes negative feelings amongst your audience.

Duration:01:09:19

151 - 10 Things I Wish My Students Knew

8/21/2020
In today’s episode, Barry shares a range of items he wishes students knew before entering his classroom. Listen in for thoughts ranging from body language to researching teachers. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs...

Duration:00:54:50

150 - Developing Outdoor Performances

8/7/2020
With indoor dance performances closed for the foreseeable future, the only way to hold a show is to do it outdoors. Listen in to this week’s episode to hear how Barry has built socially distanced outdoor pop-up performances to be performed around New York City throughout August and how you can build your own outdoor dance events. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes...

Duration:00:50:40

149 - How I Got My Creativity Back

7/24/2020
Many of us have felt frozen over the past months as a pandemic, civil unrest, and political strife have overtaken our country. In this episode, Barry shares the steps he took to slowly regain his creativity as a dance maker without putting pressure or expectation upon himself. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific...

Duration:00:35:49

148 - Diversifying Income Streams

7/7/2020
As the Heroes Act comes to an end and COVID-19 restrictions remain on performing arts, many artists fear they won’t financially survive. Listen in to this week’s episode for ideas on how dancers can diversify their income streams to bring in additional money outside of performance. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for...

Duration:00:48:05

147 - Owning My Space as a Black Ballerina (TAKEOVER Hosted by Kiara Felder)

6/19/2020
In a very special episode, Kiara Felder (ballerina with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens) takes over as host of Pas de Chát to talk about her experiences as a black, queer woman in both life and the art form of ballet. Listen as she shares how she came to own her space as a black ballerina and the challenges she has endured to get where she is today. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His...

Duration:00:36:34

146 ~ Retiring Without a Finale

6/5/2020
Starting with a conversation on the state of the world, this episode transitions to the topic of dancers retiring during the COVID-19 pandemic without any final performance. Barry shares his experience with a career-ending injury and how the lack of closure with his career affected his ability to mentally transition into the second stage of his career. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance...

Duration:00:45:19