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The Dance Edit Podcast, hosted by editors from Dance Magazine and Dance Spirit, is a weekly 15-minute breakdown of all the news that's moving and shaking the dance world. Because if you want to know more about dance, you should get your information from the people who nerd out about it for a living.

The Dance Edit Podcast, hosted by editors from Dance Magazine and Dance Spirit, is a weekly 15-minute breakdown of all the news that's moving and shaking the dance world. Because if you want to know more about dance, you should get your information from the people who nerd out about it for a living.

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The Dance Edit Podcast, hosted by editors from Dance Magazine and Dance Spirit, is a weekly 15-minute breakdown of all the news that's moving and shaking the dance world. Because if you want to know more about dance, you should get your information from the people who nerd out about it for a living.

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@dance_edit

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English

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Episodes

Dance as a National Resource, Harry Styles' Moves, and Erin Pride

1/21/2021
As we enter a new political era, the hosts discuss why government support of the arts is a must, how the Biden administration might best help the arts world, and the pros and cons of New York State's arts revival plan. Harry Styles' choreographer reveals the dance inspirations for the "Treat People With Kindness" video. Erin Pride, host of The Dance Boss Podcast, joins to discuss strategies for online "dancepreneurs."

Duration:00:58:50

Dance on Ice, Crediting Commercial Choreography, and Dana Wilson

1/14/2021
Figure skater Elladj Baldé's viral videos play on the complex relationship between dance and skating. The entertainment industry continues to undervalue its dance artists. Actor Mads Mikkelsen revisits his professional dance past for the film "Another Round." Commercial dance standout Dana Wilson, host of the podcast "Words That Move Me," joins to discuss the lessons the dance world has (hopefully) learned from 2020.

Duration:00:54:53

How TV Sees Ballet, the "Great Cultural Depression," and Jared Grimes

1/7/2021
"Tiny Pretty Things" and "On Pointe" present starkly different pictures of ballet. Point Park University is developing a mental health program for dance students. A COVID-created "great cultural depression" looms, but as we begin 2021, there's reason for hope. Multi-hyphenate talent Jared Grimes joins to talk about choreographing the Encores! revival of "The Tap Dance Kid."

Duration:00:59:57

The Best of 2020, Part 2

12/31/2020
Happy new year, dance friends. In this special holiday episode, we revisit three of our favorite voice memos from 2020: messages from Phil Chan, Silas Farley, and Denise Saunders Thompson. (Next week, we'll be back to our regular format.)

Duration:00:28:26

The Best of 2020, Part 1

12/24/2020
Happy holidays, dance friends. In this special episode, we revisit three of our favorite voice memos from the past year: messages from Omari Wiles, Ephrat Asherie, and Stella Abrera and Sascha Radetsky. Next week, we'll have the second part of our 2020 retrospective.

Duration:00:24:34

Remembering Ann Reinking, Ballet Must Do Better, and Kim Bears-Bailey

12/17/2020
The dance world pays tribute to legend Ann Reinking after her death at age 71. Dancer Chloé Lopes Gomes' allegations of racism at Staatsballett Berlin reveal the depth of ballet's inequities. TikTok's #Ratatousical is getting an IRL performance. Kim Bears-Bailey, Philadanco's new artistic director, joins to discuss how she'll honor and build on founder Joan Myers Brown's legacy.

Duration:00:52:47

Olympic Dance, "Black Swan" at 10, and Christy Bolingbroke

12/10/2020
Breaking will be in the 2024 Olympics, reigniting debates about whether dance is a sport. 10 years after the premiere of "Black Swan," dance artists are still feeling a lot of feelings about the film. David Hallberg's journey to the helm of The Australian Ballet reveals the precariousness of dancer identity. NCCAkron leader Christy Bolingbroke joins to discuss evolving our thinking about the business side of dance.

Duration:01:03:21

"Nutcracker" During COVID, Decentralizing Dance, and Alice Sheppard

12/3/2020
The Met Opera's offer of pandemic paychecks in exchange for longer-term pay cuts raises eyebrows. Public health concerns push dance companies to reimagine "The Nutcracker." COVID might be shifting dance away from larger cities. Disabled dancer and choreographer Alice Sheppard joins to discuss access as a creative force and building a more just future for the arts.

Duration:00:55:57

The Dance Things We're Thankful For

11/25/2020
In our short but sweet Thanksgiving week special, the hosts talk about the dance events and trends that helped them survive 2020. Happy Thanksgiving, dance friends!

Duration:00:10:28

Exclusion Is Oppression, #Ratatousical, and Lloyd Knight

11/19/2020
Two essential articles by Black artists propose ways for dance to work toward equity. The pandemic edition of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will include a surprising amount of dance. TikTok's crowdsourced "Ratatouille" musical just might be the future of Broadway. Martha Graham principal Lloyd Knight joins to discuss the power of dancer voices and his upcoming online performance, InterMission.

Duration:00:46:24

Election Dance Parties, a Copyright Crusade, and Kyle Abraham

11/12/2020
Dancing broke out across the country both before and after Joe Biden's election victory. Choreographer JaQuel Knight hopes to revolutionize commercial dance via copyright protection. Musicals are once again the toast of Hollywood. In our first interview, we get (way) into it with choreographer and artistic director Kyle Abraham.

Duration:00:53:56

Election Dance-straction, a Pandemic "Giselle," and Darrell Grand Moultrie

11/5/2020
The hosts recommend dance content that's helped them avoid and/or process their election feelings. Staatsballett Berlin mounts a (short-lived) COVID adaptation of "Giselle." Choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie leaves a message for the dance community.

Duration:00:22:51

#JoyToThePolls, Kamala’s Dancing, and Cat Cogliandro

10/29/2020
#JoyToThePolls brings dance to people waiting in voting lines, while raising awareness about voter suppression. Critiques of Kamala Harris' campaign-trail dancing illustrate poisonous double standards. This year's series of crises is forging dancer-activists. Choreographer, teacher, and advocate Cat Cogliandro leaves a message for the dance community.

Duration:00:25:08

Tony Noms, the "Bubble Doctor," and Sidra Bell

10/22/2020
This year's Tony nominations raise questions about how the awards might better reflect the evolving theater industry. Dr. Wendy Ziecheck helps dance companies work safely through quarantine. Two ballet companies pioneer two very different pandemic performance models. Choreographer and educator Sidra Bell leaves a message for the dance community.

Duration:00:29:11

Broadway Heartbreak, Sizeism in Ballet, and Dormeshia

10/15/2020
The extension of Broadway's shutdown forces dancers to make difficult choices, and prompts some venues to ask whether they should be allowed to reopen earlier. Confronting racism regularly in their creative work can have a profound effect on Black dancers' mental health. Ballerina Kathryn Morgan reveals she left a top ballet company following a series of weight-based casting decisions. Tap icon Dormeshia leaves a voice message for the dance community.

Duration:00:25:57

Progress at the Ballet, Savage X Fenty, and Ingrid Silva

10/8/2020
Two ballet organizations take small but meaningful steps toward equity and inclusion. A forthright essay by ballerina Abi Stafford shows why dance companies must prioritize mental health. Rihanna's Savage X Fenty show centers dancing bodies—and raises questions about appropriation. Dancer and activist Ingrid Silva leaves a message for the dance community.

Duration:00:27:17

America’s Cultural Treasures, Return of Reviews, and Heidi Duckler

10/1/2020
The new philanthropic initiative America's Cultural Treasures is a game-changer for BIPOC arts organizations. Reviews of digital and socially-distanced performances raise questions about the current role of dance criticism. Burlesque dancer Tanqueray, an internet star thanks to Humans of New York, has much to teach us. Choreographer Heidi Duckler leaves a voice message for the dance community.

Duration:00:26:19

RBG at the Theater, Save Our Stages, and Melissa Blanco Borelli

9/24/2020
The performing arts world remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg's devotion to theater. A grim study about the comeback of live performance makes a powerful case for the Save Our Stages Act. Mixed-repertory companies' reliance on ballet for company class raises complicated questions. Melissa Blanco Borelli, president of the Dance Studies Association, leaves a message for the dance community.

Duration:00:27:26

“Cuties” Controversy, Ballet's Queer Women, and Aesha Ash

9/17/2020
The Netflix release of "Cuties," which features provocative dancing by young girls, sparks misplaced outrage. Queer women in ballet face a representation gap. Critics discuss how the pandemic might give rise to a more equitable, inclusive American theater. Aesha Ash, The School of American Ballet's first Black female full-time teacher, leaves a message for the dance community.

Duration:00:25:35

Camille A. Brown’s School, the “Bayadère” Debate, and Nel Shelby

9/10/2020
Choreographer Camille A. Brown's virtual school lifts up social dance styles. The pandemic has thrown Los Angeles' dance studios into crisis. Ballet companies begin to grapple with "La Bayadère"'s patronizing Orientalism. Dance filmmaker Nel Shelby leaves a message for the dance community.

Duration:00:26:13