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(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

Bonus: Live Vail Dance Festival Forum on 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 Bonus: Live Vail Dance Festival Forum on 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

BONUS: Live Vail Dance Festival Forum with 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 BONUS: Live Vail Dance Festival Forum with 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

(97) Ana Sophia Scheller, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer

6/18/2018
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This week we are joined by Ana Sophia Scheller, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer. The Argentinian-born dancer moved to New York at the age of 13 to study at the School of American Ballet, and later joined NYCB as a corps member in 2004 after a brief time with ABT’s Studio company. In her 13 […] The post (97) Ana Sophia Scheller, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:22:15

(96) Dwight Rhoden, Artistic Director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet

6/11/2018
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Today on Conversations On Dance, we speak with Dwight Rhoden, founding artistic director and resident choreographer of Complexions Dance Company. Despite a late start in dance, Rhoden danced for numerous major companies, including as a principal with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Partnering with acclaimed performer Desmond Richardson, Rhoden co-founded Complexions in 1994, a company […] The post (96) Dwight Rhoden, Artistic Director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet appeared first...

Duration:00:32:01

(95) Mathilde Froustey, Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet

6/4/2018
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This week we are joined by Mathilde Froustey, Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet. Mathilde started dancing at the age of 9 in the South of France before going on to study at the Paris Opera Ballet School in 1999. In 2002 she joined The Paris Opera Ballet where she would dance numerous Principal roles […] The post (95) Mathilde Froustey, Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:48:35

(94) Katita Waldo, Ballet Master with San Francisco Ballet

5/29/2018
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This week we are joined by Katita Waldo, Ballet Master with San Francisco Ballet. Katita trained at San Francisco Ballet School, prior to joining the company in 1988 and becoming a Principal dancer in 1994. She performed Principal roles in a diverse repertory of works by acclaimed choreographers including George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Lar Lubovitch, […] The post (94) Katita Waldo, Ballet Master with San Francisco Ballet appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:29:10

(93) Christopher Wheeldon, Choreographer

5/21/2018
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This week on the podcast, we are joined in San Francisco by one of the world’s most in demand choreographers, Christopher Wheeldon. Having trained at Royal Ballet, Wheeldon was taken into the company, but soon transferred to the New York City Ballet, where he rose to the rank of soloist. His choreographic talents were soon […] The post (93) Christopher Wheeldon, Choreographer appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:27:59

(92) Sara Mearns and Jodi Melnick at the Guggenheim

5/14/2018
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This week we bring you an episode we recorded at New York City’s Guggenheim museum in January. We wanted to catch up with New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, Sara Mearns, and Jodi Melnick, contemporary choreographer to hear about their Works and Process at the Guggenheim that they were putting together. We chatted with the […] The post (92) Sara Mearns and Jodi Melnick at the Guggenheim appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:18:15

BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 2

5/11/2018
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Welcome to our final bonus episode from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound festival. Just as with last episode, today we will be talking with 3 different dancers in the company about what ultimately led them to SFB and about their experience at the Unbound festival. These episodes were recorded in the first few days of the […] The post BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 2 appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:41:27

BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 1

5/10/2018
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BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 1. Welcome to our 1st of two bonus episode wrap ups of San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound festival. In each episode we will be talking with 3 different dancers in the company about what ultimately led them to SFB and about their experience at the Unbound festival. These episodes were […] The post BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 1 appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:46:26

(91) Sofiane Sylve, LIVE From SF MOMA

5/7/2018
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This week we are happy to be sharing with you a recording of our live event at SF MOMA last month. We were pleased to be able to sit down and talk with San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer, Sofiane Sylve, as a part of a live lecture put together by the San Francisco Based organization, “Words on […] The post (91) Sofiane Sylve, LIVE From SF MOMA appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:34:15

BONUS: Choreographer Trey McIntyre from SFB’s Unbound Festival

5/3/2018
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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 […] The post BONUS: Choreographer Trey McIntyre from SFB’s Unbound Festival appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:30:09