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(111) Sarah Van Patten, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer

10/15/2018
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This week we are joined by Sarah Van Patten, Principal with San Francisco Ballet. Sarah trained at Ballet Workshop of New England, and danced with Massachusetts Youth Ballet. In 2000 at age 15, she joined the Royal Danish Ballet as an apprentice where John Neumeier cast her as Juliet in his Romeo and Juliet. Soon after, […] The post (111) Sarah Van Patten, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:36:36

(110) Stella Abrera, Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre

10/8/2018
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This week on Conversations on Dance we are joined from the Vail Dance Festival by Stella Abrera, Principal with American Ballet Theatre. Stella began her training in her home town of Pasadena, California. Her family moved to Sydney, Australia where she spent three years studying the Royal Academy of Dancing (or RAD). After returning to […] The post (110) Stella Abrera, Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:50:43

(109) Daniel Applebaum, dancer with the New York City Ballet

10/1/2018
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This week on Conversations On Dance, we talk to Daniel Applebaum, dancer with the New York City Ballet. Daniel joined the company in 2005, and quickly became one of the most depended upon dancers, regularly dancing triple bills, morphing into varied choreographic styles, and keeping dozens of ballets ready to go in his mind and […] The post (109) Daniel Applebaum, dancer with the New York City Ballet appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:38:01

(108) Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, Choreographic Duo

9/24/2018
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This week on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by the choreographic team sweeping the modern dance world, Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener. The duo performed together at Merce Cunningham Dance company where they discovered their choreographic compatibility and a similar willingness to explore the way abstraction and representation coincide in the body. Their works […] The post (108) Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, Choreographic Duo appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:35:38

BONUS: Alastair Macaulay on his departure from the New York Times

9/21/2018
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This week on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are bringing you a special bonus episode, with one of of most frequent guests, Alastair Macaulay. Today, Alastair has announced his decision to step down from his post as chief dance critic of the New York Times. In his years writing for the Times, Alastair’s reviews became events unto […] The post BONUS: Alastair Macaulay on his departure from the New York Times appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:01:01:53

(107) Misa Kuranaga, Boston Ballet Principal

9/17/2018
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On this week’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by Boston Ballet principal Misa Kuranaga. A native of Japan, Misa first came to dance professionally in America with the San Francisco Ballet, before additional training at the School of American Ballet. In 2003, she joined Boston Ballet, where was quickly handed major soloist […] The post (107) Misa Kuranaga, Boston Ballet Principal appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:28:30

(106) Isabella Boylston, ABT Principal, from Vail Dance Festival

9/10/2018
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On this week’s episode of Conversations On Dance, we are thrilled to be joined once again by American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston. We caught up with her at the Vail Dance Festival, where we talked about her most recent season at the Met with ABT, how her second year running the Ballet Sun Valley […] The post (106) Isabella Boylston, ABT Principal, from Vail Dance Festival appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:31:50

(105) Rebecca & Michael: Summer 2018 & NYCB Artistic Director Job Posting

9/4/2018
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This week, Rebecca & Michael sit down to discuss this past summer, what we are up to in the coming months, and to discuss the New York City Ballet Artistic Director job description. Here is the New York Times article by Michael Cooper which we reference. We are thrilled to welcome Yumiko as our newest sponsor of Conversations on […] The post (105) Rebecca & Michael: Summer 2018 & NYCB Artistic Director Job Posting appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:45:38

(104) Margaret Tracey, Director of Boston Ballet School

8/27/2018
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Summer is almost over and many of our listeners are getting ready to head back to school. To help ease us into that transition, we sat down with the director of the Boston Ballet School, Margaret Tracey. Margaret had an illustrious 16 year career as a principal at the New York City Ballet, dancing a […] The post (104) Margaret Tracey, Director of Boston Ballet School appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:01:13:38

(103) Suzanne Fisher, Dietitian For Dancers

8/20/2018
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The dance world has a complicated relationship with food. Plagued with pervasive body dysmorphia, our culture is often riddled with myths and negativity regarding our diets. We spoke with dietitian Suzanne Fisher about the dance world’s unique problems with diet and what can be done to overcome them and maintain a healthy relationship with the […] The post (103) Suzanne Fisher, Dietitian For Dancers appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:24:51

(102) Devon Teuscher, principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre

8/13/2018
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On today’s episode of Conversations On Dance, we are joined by Devon Teuscher, principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. In 2006, after completing her training at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, Devon was invited to join ABT’s studio company. Consistent soloist work led to her first promotion in 2014, and following a triumphant turn as […] The post (102) Devon Teuscher, principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:47:34

Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Damian Woetzel and Claudia Schreier

8/9/2018
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Join us for another live Festival Forum panel discussion with Damian Woetzel and Claudia Schreier. Damian Woetzel is the Artistic Director of The Vail Dance Festival and Claudia Schreier is back creating work at the festival for a third time. We talk about Damian’s beginnings at the festival and how he developed it’s mission. We […] The post Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Damian Woetzel and Claudia Schreier appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:52:27

BONUS: Lauren Lovette on her new work for Vail Dance Festival

8/7/2018
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Today we talk with New York City Ballet Principal, Lauren Lovette. The last time we chatted with her was last year at the Vail Dance Festival, so this year we catch up with her, talk about her guesting gig with Royal Danish Ballet, and hear about her new work “Papillons” that premiered on August 6th, 2018 at the Vail […] The post BONUS: Lauren Lovette on her new work for Vail Dance Festival appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:20:51

(101) Roman Mejia LIVE From Vail Dance Festival

8/6/2018
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Roman Mejia is one of the newest members of the New York City Ballet, having burst onto the scene at the Vail Dance Festival fresh out of the School of American Ballet. In just his first year at the company, he’s garnered critical acclaim for numerous solo roles, and is quickly gathering momentum as a […] The post (101) Roman Mejia LIVE From Vail Dance Festival appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:41:14

Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Merce Cunningham Centennial

8/5/2018
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Merce Cunningham is one of the greatest and most influential choreographers of the 20th century. In honor of the Merce Cunningham centennial, we were pleased to host Melissa Toogood, a dancer of his works and Abi Sebaly, a Cunningham scholar. We discuss Merce’s work methods, collaborations with artists like John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg, broad influence in the […] The post Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Merce Cunningham Centennial appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:40:08

BONUS: Alastair Macaulay from the Vail Dance Festival

8/4/2018
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We sit down in Vail to catch up with The New York Times Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay and discuss the Vail Dance Festival. We discuss what makes the festival so special, how it has evolved, dancers who he has watched flourish in Vail, and what makes him keep coming back for more. (Note: This […] The post BONUS: Alastair Macaulay from the Vail Dance Festival appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:16:07

Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Justin Peck and Caroline Shaw

8/1/2018
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Welcome to our first episode from the 2018 Vail Dance Festival. For our first live event we spoke with Justin Peck and Caroline Shaw. Justin Peck, one of the world’s most sought after and celebrated working ballet choreographers, and fresh off a Tony nomination for his work on the Broadway musical ‘Carousel’, will be premiering […] The post Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Justin Peck and Caroline Shaw appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:50:46

(100) Rebecca & Michael celebrate 100 episodes!

7/30/2018
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This week it’s just Rebecca and Michael to celebrate our 100th episode. We take the time to reflect on the past two years of Conversations on Dance by counting down our top 10 favorite episodes. We have had so many incredible guests that it was hard to narrow it down, so a few other favorite […] The post (100) Rebecca & Michael celebrate 100 episodes! appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:42:15

(99) Michael Novak, Artistic Director Designate of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation

7/2/2018
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This we we are delighted to welcome Michael Novak, the Artistic Director Designate of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation. Raised in Rolling Meadows, IL, Michael began studying dance at age ten. In 2001, he was offered a Presidential Scholarship to attend The University of the Arts in Philadelphia to pursue training in jazz and ballet. The following […] The post (99) Michael Novak, Artistic Director Designate of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:44:33

(98) Stanton Welch, Artistic Director Houston Ballet and Choreographer

6/25/2018
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This week on Conversations On Dance, our guest is Houston Ballet Artistic Director and acclaimed choreographer Stanton Welch. Born in Australia to two prominent ballet dancers, Welch expressed an interest in choreography almost immediately after beginning his dance training. Soon after joining the Australian Ballet as a dancer he received his first choreographic commission, and […] The post (98) Stanton Welch, Artistic Director Houston Ballet and Choreographer appeared first on...

Duration:00:38:15