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BONUS: Live from SFB’s Unbound, Dores André

4/20/2018
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Today we are bringing you the first of a series of podcasts recorded live in San Francisco. San Francisco Ballet is kicking off its ‘Unbound’ Festival tonight, an event that will span 17 days and feature the world premieres of 12 choreographers. Our first guest is Dores Andre, a principal dancer here with the company, […] The post BONUS: Live from SFB’s Unbound, Dores André appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:16:35

(88) Shelby Williams, Creator of Instagram’s ‘Biscuit Ballerina’

4/16/2018
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Shelby Williams, Biscuit Ballerina. On this week’s podcast, our guest is Shelby Williams, dancer at the Royal Ballet Of Flanders, and creator of internet sensation Biscuit Ballerina. Shelby began her career with Houston Ballet II, before shortly moving on to several major companies in Europe. In addition to the Royal Ballet Of Flanders, she has […] The post (88) Shelby Williams, Creator of Instagram’s ‘Biscuit Ballerina’ appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:47:09

(87) Dancers’ Negativity and Perspective Post-Retirement

4/10/2018
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It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week, together from New York City, as they return to discuss some of the feedback received after last week’s episode. They also discuss a recent article on dancers’ and negativity (10:30), and how a dancer’s perspective on their career changes post retirement (16:29). They return to their interview format […] The post (87) Dancers’ Negativity and Perspective Post-Retirement appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:30:29

(86) Misty Copeland’s Clap Back & Ballet’s Chance for a Turning Point

4/2/2018
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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 […] The post (86) Misty Copeland’s Clap Back & Ballet’s Chance for a Turning Point appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:37:23

(85) Caitlin Trainor, Artistic Director of Trainor Dance and Founder of Dancio

3/26/2018
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This week we welcome Caitlin Trainor, Artistic Director of Trainor Dance and Founder of Dancio. Named one of the 25 to watch in 2016 by Dance Magazine, Caitlin is a performer, choreographer, and a member of the faculty at Barnard College. Caitlin fell in love with dance and choreography during her time in college at […] The post (85) Caitlin Trainor, Artistic Director of Trainor Dance and Founder of Dancio appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:43:25

(84) Reid and Harriet on their Works & Process at the Guggenheim

3/19/2018
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This week we welcome back costume designer duo, Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung. We first had them on the pod in 2016 in episode 21, where we talk with them about how they became interested in fashion, how they met each other, and about their work. This time we met up with them in person back in January at […] The post (84) Reid and Harriet on their Works & Process at the Guggenheim appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:50:07

(83) Meg Booth, Director of Dance Programming at The Kennedy Center

3/12/2018
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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.

Duration:00:43:53

(82) Michael and Rebecca on Retirement & Changes in the Ballet World

3/5/2018
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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.

Duration:00:46:41

(81) Matthew Neenan, PA Ballet Choreographer in Residence & Co-founder of BalletX

2/26/2018
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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 of BalletX appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:38:51

(80) Reid Bartelme and Jack Ferver, hosts of ‘What’s Going on With Dance and Stuff’

2/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:37:46

(79) Amy Brandt, Pointe Magazine Editor-in-Chief

2/12/2018
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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.com.

Duration:00:54:02

(78) Renan Cerdeiro, MCB Principal, & Patricia Delgado, Former MCB Principal

2/5/2018
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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.com.

Duration:00:43:41

(77) Ashton and Balanchine: Parallel Lives with Alastair Macaulay

1/29/2018
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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.com.

Duration:01:04:25

(76) Sara Mearns and Amar Ramasar, New York City Ballet Principals

1/22/2018
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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 tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:31:33

(75) Elizabeth Claire Walker, Los Angeles Ballet Soloist and Harvard Graduate

1/15/2018
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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.com.

Duration:00:37:13

Bonus Episode: More from Next Generation Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

12/22/2017
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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 tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:18:03

Bonus Episode: Next Generation Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

12/21/2017
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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 tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:26:55

(72) Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ with Bob Gottlieb: author, editor, and dance critic

12/18/2017
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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 first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:01:33:31

(71) Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre Soloist

12/11/2017
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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.

Duration:00:31:15

(70) Lauren Lovette, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer

12/4/2017
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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.

Duration:00:37:28

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