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Pod De Deux explores current issues and trends in the dance community through frank and relaxed conversations with dance-makers. Guests include dancers, choreographers, administrators, and anyone else with a firm connection to the dance world. We seek to understand our guests’ experiences through an honest back-and-forth that is ultimately more thought-provoking and spirited than a simple Q&A.

Pod De Deux explores current issues and trends in the dance community through frank and relaxed conversations with dance-makers. Guests include dancers, choreographers, administrators, and anyone else with a firm connection to the dance world. We seek to understand our guests’ experiences through an honest back-and-forth that is ultimately more thought-provoking and spirited than a simple Q&A.

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Pod De Deux explores current issues and trends in the dance community through frank and relaxed conversations with dance-makers. Guests include dancers, choreographers, administrators, and anyone else with a firm connection to the dance world. We seek to understand our guests’ experiences through an honest back-and-forth that is ultimately more thought-provoking and spirited than a simple Q&A.

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English


Episodes

ON BEING THEIR FULL SELF: Dance Now Chapter 5 w/ Jasmine Hearn

3/8/2021
In this installment of PDD’s fall/spring series covering the Dance Now 25th anniversary season, Paul Hamilton speaks with the intrepid Jasmine Hearn, one of the commissioned artists in the March lineup! The March lineup also includes Megan Williams, Ruben Graciani, TSIAMBWOM M. AKUCHU, and Brendan Drake. During this interview, Jasmine shared: “As an artist, I […]

Duration:00:53:29

Claire Porter: Dance Now Chapter 4 Honoree

2/23/2021
*PDD listeners receive a $5 discount on tickets to the Dance Now virtual celebration of Claire Porter on Feb 25th at 7pm EST! Use code PDDCEL421 ! In this installment of PDD’s fall/spring series covering the Dance Now 25th anniversary season, Paul Hamilton speaks with Choreographer, Writer and Performer Claire Porter, who is being honored […]

Duration:00:51:52

LLAB Ep 6 – The Front of the Room: Getting There and Staying There Pt II w/ Candace Thompson-Zachery &; Sophie Myrtil-McCourty

2/21/2021
In our previous episode, we explored the stories and experiences of two Black dance leaders, their leadership styles, how they navigate their Blackness in their workplaces, as well as ways that they advocate for their Black dancers. Today, we’re peeling back another layer, getting to know two dance leaders in dance advocacy and dance management. […]

Duration:01:16:23

Maleek Washington: Dance Now Chapter 4

2/8/2021
*PDD listeners receive a discount on tickets to the Dance Now February chapter with code PDDCH421 – see below for details! In this installment of PDD’s spring series covering the Dance Now 25th anniversary season, Paul Hamilton speaks with the extraordinarily talented dancer, choreographer and teacher Maleek Washington. Maleek is one of four commissioned artists […]

Duration:01:17:10

LLAB Ep 5: The Front of the Room Pt I – w/ Tiffany Rea-Fisher & Jonathan Alsberry

12/18/2020
Photo Credits: Tiffany Rea-Fisher by Ayodele Casel / Jonathan Alsberry by Steven Truman-Gray In our last episode, we had a great conversation with two dancers about their experiences navigating the professional commercial dance field while Black. In today’s episode, we’re continuing this dialogue, talking to people whom we often call the “front of the room.” […]

Duration:01:23:53

WILL I STILL BE HERE, AFTER? : Jane Comfort – Dance Now Ep. 5

11/30/2020
In this installment of PDD’s fall/spring series covering the Dance Now 25th anniversary season, Paul Hamilton speaks with Choreographer, Writer, Director, and two-time Bessie winner Jane Comfort, who is being honored on Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00pm during the festival’s evening celebration. This interview is a wide-ranging conversation in which Jane shares thoughts about her […]

Duration:01:20:48

LLAB Ep 4: Navigating the Professional Field while Black Pt II – w/ Tash Crudup & Keenan Cooks

11/23/2020
In our previous episode of the LLAB, we spoke with three Black dancers about their experiences and challenges navigating concert dance. This week, we talked to dancers on the other end of the field, in commercial dance. Our guests Tash Crudup and Keenan Cooks share stories and lessons about the challenges, triumphs and what it […]

Duration:01:01:31

LOOKING FOR A WAY BACK: Orlando Hernandez – Dance Now Ep. 4

11/10/2020
In the 4th episode of PDD’s coverage of the Dance Now festival’s 25th anniversary season, new host Paul Hamilton talks with the talented tap dancer Orlando Hernandez, who has a new digital commission premiering online on Thursday, November 12th as part of the Dance Now November Chapter. (Tickets and additional information are available here!) In […]

Duration:00:55:42

LLAB Ep 3: Navigating the Professional Field while Black Pt I – w/ Rena Butler and Maleek Washington

10/27/2020
In our previous series on the LLAB, we spoke with Black dancers about their experience as dance students in undergraduate and graduate programs and the challenges they faced being minorities in those spaces. This week, we started a new two-episode topic, re-centering the conversation on what it’s like to be a professional dancer while Black. […]

Duration:01:21:48

GIVE SPACE FOR OTHER VOICES: Jamal Jackson & Nicole Wolcott – Dance Now Ep. 3

10/5/2020
In the 3rd episode of PDD’s coverage of the Dance Now festival’s 25th anniversary season, new hosts Paul Hamilton and Sabrina Karlin interview Jamal Jackson and Nicole Wolcott! Digital commissions from both artists premiere as part of Chapter 2 on Thursday, October 8th. Tickets and additional information are available here. Check out the full season’s […]

Duration:00:53:24

LLAB Ep 2: White Supremacy in Dance Education Pt II – w/ Michelle Gibson, Sydnie Mosley & Iyun Harrison

9/29/2020
Photo credit for Sydnie: Jamie McClean @jmxcleanPhoto credit for Michelle : Jonah Pester In our previous episode of the LLAB, we spoke with three Black dancers about their experiences and challenges with navigating undergraduate dance programs. This week, we wanted to take it a step further. We expanded our dialogue to the often overlooked subject of being […]

DANCERS ARE FIGURING IT OUT: Gus Solomons jr. – Dance Now Ep. 2

9/21/2020
In the 2nd installment of PDD’s fall/spring series covering the Dance Now 25th anniversary season, new hosts Paul Hamilton and Sabrina Karlin interview the iconic Gus Solomons jr! Gus will be honored in Dance Now’s Chapter 1 virtual celebration on Thursday, October 1st at 7:00pm EDT. You can find more information and purchase a $20 […]

LLAB Ep 1: White Supremacy in Dance Education Pt I – w/ Morgan Burns, Runako Campbell & Ricardo Hartley

9/15/2020
In the first episode of this fall PDD series, The LLAB, new Host Antuan Byers talks to a recent grad, Morgan Burns, and college seniors, Runako Campbell and Ricardo Hartley, about their experiences navigating the world of dance education as Black students at predominantly white institutions. Although all three of these guests attended different colleges […]

WE’RE IN AN OPEN INQUIRY: Devon Bandison

9/13/2020
Personal & Business Coach Devon Bandison joins new PDD Host Antuan Byers, as well as Jessica and Clara, to help the PDD team prepare to integrate racial justice conversations into our work. This work will begin with Antuan’s upcoming series called The LLAB (Listening, Learning and Building), which will create a space to share marginalized […]

Duration:01:13:35

WE WILL REINVENT & REIMAGINE: Robin Staff – Dance Now Ep. 1

9/7/2020
Robin Staff, Founding Executive Artistic Director of Dance Now, sat down with Clara and new PDD host Paul Hamilton to discuss Dance Now’s 25th anniversary season that kicks off on September 10th! Dance Now, which traditionally opens the NYC performance season with a week of shows at Joe’s Pub, is charting new territory by hosting […]

Duration:00:54:58

WOMEN OF BROADWAY: Sonya Tayeh

8/7/2020
The Pod De Deux Podcast team is back with a not-to-be-missed season finale episode in the “Women Of Broadway” summer series. This week, Emmy nominee Sonya Tayeh joins Michael, Ellyn, and Kevin to discuss what it was like to choreograph, not one, but two musicals slated for Broadway this past season. Tayeh not only choreographed […]

Duration:01:15:01

WOMEN OF BROADWAY: Lizzi Gee

7/30/2020
The Pod De Deux Podcast team is back with another episode in the “Women Of Broadway” summer series, this week featuring Lizzi Gee, the choreographer behind this past season’s production of A Christmas Carol. In this episode, the remarkable Lizzi Gee discusses what it meant to her to travel across the pond to bring A […]

Duration:01:04:39

WOMEN OF BROADWAY: CARRIE-ANNE INGROUILLE

7/16/2020
The Pod De Deux Podcast team is back with another episode in the “Women Of Broadway” summer series, this week featuring Six The Musical choreographer, Carrie-Anne Ingrouille. In the episode, Carrie-Anne discusses the growth, inspiration, and magic behind the female-driven musical Six. She also offers listeners a glimpse into the evening of March 12th: the […]

Duration:00:53:53

WOMEN OF BROADWAY: Lucy Hind

7/1/2020
The Pod De Deux Podcast team is back with another episode in the “Women Of Broadway” summer series, this week featuring Girl From The North Country choreographer, Lucy Hind. In the episode, Lucy discusses the development of the Broadway musical ‘Girl From The North Country’ and the effects of halting performances due to COVID-19. She […]

Duration:01:05:47

WOMEN OF BROADWAY: KELLY DEVINE

5/27/2020
The Pod De Deux Podcast team is back with the second episode of the “Women Of Broadway” summer series! This week we’re featuring Kelly Devine, Choreographer of Broadway’s Diana: A True Musical Story. In addition to discussing her work on Broadway’s Diana, Kelly delves into everything from her start as a child dancer in Los […]

Duration:01:03:42