Francesca Harper is the Artistic Director of Ailey II of the Alvin Ailey School of Dance. As part of the company's new era, she is leading Ailey II on the first international tour since the shutdown, guest performances in Memoria during Ailey's New York City Center session, and a 50th Anniversary US tour, culminating with a New York engagement in early 2024. We discuss Francesca's background, her love of dance, and the most important thing she teaches at Ailey II.Follow To Dine For:Official Website: ToDineForTV.comFacebook: Facebook.com/ToDineForTVInstagram: @ToDineForTVTwitter: @KateSullivanTVEmail: ToDineForTV@gmail.com Thank You to our Sponsors!MastercardAmerican National InsuranceTerlato Wine Group Follow Our Guest:Official Site: AlvinAiley.orgFacebook: Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterInstagram: @HarperFrancescaTwitter: @FHProject Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Zalmen Mlotek is the Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. He and his son, Avram Mlotek are the forces behind Amid Falling Walls: Unveiling Resilience and Hope During the Holocaust. Arranged by Zalmen with a libretto by Avram Mlotek, this Off-Broadway production presents songs created and performed in ghettos, cabarets, concentration camps, and theaters. The musical is currently playing at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at The Museum of Jewish Heritage. This episode was recorded November 27, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Our conversation today with Jeff Alban, Artistic Director and Steve Hommowun, First Tenor with Blue Ridge Singers gave us all the details for their upcoming Christmas concert Series - On Christmas Night. We met up prior to a rehearsal at Front Royal Presbyterian Church - you can hear part of that rehearsal at the end of the conversation. We talked about what goes into creating the choirs sound, the audience experience, and the learning curves for each of the three venues. The concerts are free to attend, although a $15 free will offering is appreciated. The concerts will take place: Sunday, December 3rd at 3:00pm at First Baptist Church Winchester, VA Friday, December 8th at 7:30pm at Front Royal Presbyterian Church Sunday, December 10th at 3:00pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville
Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 389th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST. Episode Topic: "Without Things Happening on Stage, You Have No Play!" MY NEW PLAYWRITING BOOKS: Check out my book How to Write a Fantastic Play in 28 Days, where even you can write a Fantastic Play in 28 Days! https://rb.gy/gcaqs1 Check out my latest book The 10 Principles of Playwriting at https://rb.gy/ygi43j Manhattan Rep's Play Production Program: https://www.manhattanrep.com/play-production-program Check out my Playwright Video and Resource Member Area at: https://www.howtowriteplays.com/playwright-video Playwriting and Creativity Videos, special Member Areas and more! Need a consultation or some coaching on playwriting or getting produced? https://www.manhattanrep.com/consulting-coaching Email: How2WritePlays@yahoo.com
Colin King is a master of his craft. In just a few short years, the industry's go-to interior stylist has amassed an impressive client list that includes leading publications and brands. He's styled countless celebrity homes for Architectural Digest, from Gwyneth Paltrow to Drake. He's channeled his talents into product collaborations with everyone from West Elm to The Future Perfect, Audo Copenhagen, Cultiver, and Beni Rugs—where he serves as Artistic Director. No matter the project, Colin's signature touch always makes any space feel magical. Listen in as we talk about color as a main character, the surprising ways to make a room look more expensive, and the number one mistake people make when styling. This one is not to be missed. Resources: If you're obsessed with design like us, you'll love The Expert - find it here Enjoy 10% off your first e-commerce purchase with code PODCAST10 at checkout. (Certain exclusions apply) https://www.theexpert.com/ To follow along with Jake Arnold, click here: https://www.instagram.com/jakearnold/ Check out Colin King's curated Showroom on The Expert here: https://www.theexpert.com/showroom/colinking
Meet Chris Sabol and Billy Aberle the creative team behind the new musical, Straight Forward a musical built on a true story. Billy is the Founder and CEO of a theatrical tech startup, Prodooser and the co-founder and a board member of StraightForward's producing partner, Pivotal Productions, a non-profit educational-based theatre company. Chris is a proud public school music educator in New Jersey. He is also a co-founder and current Artistic Director of Pivotal Productions. Their collective directorial credits are vast and if we ever want to get to this interview we don't have time to list them all. Connect with Chris on Instagram. Connect with Billy on Instagram. Follow Straight Forward on Instagram. Listen to Heather's original interview with Mike Iamele where he shares his and Garret's story first hand. Make sure to follow this podcast everywhere you find podcasts, leave a rating and a review, and slip into our Instagram DMs at @wasitchance. More about Heather via @vickeryandco on Instagram, @Braveheather on TikTok, and listen to The Brave Files More about Alan via @theatre_podcast on Instagram and listen to The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales EPISODE TAKAWAYS Chris and Billy met at Wagner College and sparks just flew. Pivotal Productions was born right after College. They started officially working on Straight Forward way back in 2014 Bringing this musical forward right now is perfect timing as we're, finally, seeing a lot of Queer love representation in public art. Chris and Billy embraced opportunity and reached out to Mike and Garrett and asked to turn their story into a musical. This was their first co-writing project and it took a long time to learn each other and how to compliment one another. The Pandemic allowed them time to really dedicate the time needed to get this show together. After the workshop of Straight Forward, they took it to the New York Theatre Festival. Through Pivitol Productions, Chris and Billy are able to train, educate and employ young theatre artists to find their own voice and gain meaningful experience so they can have long, lasting careers in the industry. Prodooser is digitizing production and moving away from all of the archaic stuff in the industry. Billy's thoughts on failure: What did I learn? What will I do differently next time? Being receptive to more failure as a form of growth. Chris's thoughts on failure: My relationship with failure is more complicated. I tend to relish in the negative but am working through it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Reair | Today Trae sits with Benjamin Hunter, the Artistic Director of Northwest Folklife. He'll share some details about the upcoming event, SuperFolk: The Cypher- Celebrating the folk of hip-hop that's coming up on the 14th of this month at Judkins Park. Next, Trae connects with Ken West, President of the Metropolitan Seattle Sickle Cell Task Force. He'll share his story as a speaker, mentor and advocate of sickle cell.
The URI Holiday Extravaganza Music Festival is the subject of this week's program with David Gilliland, Artistic Director. We talk about the concerts that will be presented December 2rd and 3rd at the URI Fine Arts Center. The event will feature over 180 performers. For more information you can go to https://web.uri.edu/music/events
In the final episode of the 2023 season, our host, Stephanie Fortunato, speaks with Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, founders of Handspring Puppet Company, whose monumental works include War Horse and Little Amal. They discuss the role of puppetry in storytelling, building new audiences, activism and bridging connections between communities. The Three Bells podcast is produced by AEA Consulting for the Global Cultural Districts Network (GCDN). Sound mixing and theme music by Artwave Studio.External references: Handspring Puppet Company: https://www.handspringpuppet.com/ Handspring Puppet Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/handspring-puppet-company/about/ War Horse: https://www.warhorseonstage.com/learning/puppets/ War Horse: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Horse_(play) Life and Times of Michael K: http://www.quaternaire.org/handspring-puppet-co/life-and-times-michael-k The Walk (Little Amal): https://www.walkwithamal.org/about-us/little-amal-the-walk/ Little Amal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Amal The Walk Productions (Little Amal) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-walk-productions-little-amal/ Bunraku: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunraku Barrydale Giant Puppet Parade: https://barrydaleparade.wordpress.com/ The Walk, documentary by Tamara Kotevska: https://www.docnyc.net/film/the-walk/ Simon Sinacs Ted Talk – How Great Leaders Inspire Action: https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action?language=en Bios:Basil Jones is the co-founder and Executive Producer of Handspring Puppet Company. Jones completed his BFA at UCT. In 1990, Jones set up a not for profit NGO Handspring Trust, which produced the award winning Spider's Place, an innovative, multi-media science education series for TV, radio an comic aimed at young learners from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Handspring Trust is involved in a number of projects in urban township and rural areas, using puppetry as a means to educate and empower youth and bring communities together through street parades and performance. He received the Naledi Executive Directors Award (2012), a lifetime achievement award from Tshwane University (2006) and an honorary doctorate in literature from UCT (2012). Adrian Kohler is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Handspring Puppet Company, and considered to be one of the world's leading masters of his medium. He gained a BA Fine Art at the University of Cape Town and then spent a year at The Space Theatre and another in Birmingham U.K. at the Canon Hill Arts Centre and Weld Community Arts Centre. Kohler then moved to Botswana to run the National Popular Theatre Programme for three years. He has had a solo retrospective at the National Gallery in South Africa, and groups of his works have been shown at The Barbican Art Gallery, London and The Museum for African Art, New York. Kohler received the Michaelis Prize, a lifetime achievement award from Tshwane University (2006) and an honorary doctorate in literature UCT (2012). Handspring Puppet CompanyFounded by Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones (with Jill Joubert and Jon Weinberg) in 1981, the Handspring Puppet Company continues to explore, innovate and push the boundaries of puppetry and contemporary performance. Deeply inspired by traditional puppetry – such as the Bunraku puppeteers of Japan and the Bamana puppeteers of Mali – Handspring fuses ancient craft, technical innovation and modern dramatic themes. Over four decades, the company has collaborated with world-renowned artists, directors, musicians, actors and theatre groups performing in 295 cities in 30 countries.
Roy Janik is the Artistic Director of the Hideout Theatre in Austin. He's an expert teacher and performer and one of the founding members of Parallelogramophonograph and co-author of their book Do It Now. In this episode we talk about taking space, etiquette, impulse, status and so much more. The Improv Conspiracy is one of Australia's premiere improv comedy theatres. Hosted by Broni Lisle, the Improv Conspiracy podcast features guests talking about a little corner of improv philosophy or practice that they are passionate about. The perfect extra curricular companion to the Improv Conspiracy's training program, while also being a useful resource for improvisers the world over. For information on classes and live shows head to http://improvconspiracy.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Frameform was honored an invitation from Jennifer “Scully” Thurston (noted RogueDancer and current Artistic Director of ADF Movies by Movers) to moderate Q&As following the shorts programs at a weekend of the summer-long dance film institution Movies by Movers at American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina in July of 2023.This panel moderated by Clare Schweitzer, Hannah Weber and Scully featured the following artists:Courtney Holbrooks, director of the film IsolateHenry Isiah Graham, director and performer of the film AirChloe Ilene, director and performer of The WardrobeJake Kruty, Jon Rodriguez and Xavier Townsend, co-directors and performer, respectively of Walls Come DownMaggie M. Bailey, director of the feature-length screendance documentary Moving Together Highlighted Dancefilms/Screendances:Moving Together Film PageMoving Together TrailerIsolate dir. Courtney HolbrooksWalls Come Down (excerpt) dir. Jake KrutyThe Wardrobe (still) dir. Chloe IleneCheck out our Frameform Patreon page for 6 awesome resources we released over the past few months ranging from Technical Tips for Video Editing by Hannah, a visual guide to all things Frameform by Jen Ray, Zines by Clare, and more.New shorts from Dancinema's 2023 program are LIVE at Dancinema Online! Become a site member (it's free!) to browse festival archives and new selections for this season. Coming soon: Dancinema 10 year Anthology. This is a PDF guide to all of the dancefilms we have screened to date, plus collaborations and projects. Get yours by becoming a Dancinema site member or a Frameform Patreon Subscriber!
In Episode 121, Jamie sits down with Niki McCretton, Artistic Director of "Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company". Niki has been producing theatre for over 30 years, with a strong reputation for contemporary, artistic children's theatre and she has had a broad-ranging and inspiring career to date. Niki chats with us about everything from creating children-led theatre, learning to let yourself off the hook, buying her local theatre, the incredible life lessons she has learned from working with children, her day-to-day role as an Artistic Director, her advice for others, and much more. Niki McCretton: 'Stuff and Nonsense' Theatre Company: https://aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk/ Tour Dates: https://aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk/see-stuff/tour-dates/ Check out our website!: https://www.justgetarealjob.com Donate to our Patreon page ☺️: www.patreon.com/justgetarealjob Follow us on... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justgetarealjob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/justgetarealjob
From the artistic director of the Pacific Northwest Ballet and former principal dancer for the New York City Ballet comes a deeply personal memoir about one artist's journey from boyhood to ballet. Peter Boal's extensive background in ballet offers a unique glimpse into the world of dance with his diverse repertoire and artistic achievements, including collaborations with prominent choreographers and dancers, Boal's perspective resonates with both seasoned ballet enthusiasts and those new to the art form. Boal will discuss his journey as well as the challenges and triumphs of his career. Serving as a platform for fostering a deeper understanding of ballet's impact on contemporary culture, Boal's insights into the creative process, his role in shaping Pacific Northwest Ballet's repertoire, and his dedication to nurturing emerging talents within the dance community offer attendees the chance to gain insights into the dedication and discipline required in ballet, as well as the broader artistic influences that have shaped Peter Boal's journey. Whether one is an ardent ballet aficionado or simply curious about the world of dance, this event is poised to offer an enriching experience for all. Peter Boal is the Artistic Director of Pacific Northwest Ballet and Director of Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Born in Bedford, New York, he received his training at the School of American Ballet while performing children's roles with New York City Ballet. George Balanchine invited Boal to join the company as an apprentice in 1983, and he continued to dance for NYCB until his retirement in 2005. He has staged works by Balanchine, Ulysses Dove, and Jerome Robbins for PNB, PNB School, and other companies. His memoir, Illusions of Camelot, was released in 2023. Jackson Cooper is a nationally recognized queer arts leader who currently serves as the Major Gifts Manager at Pacific Northwest Ballet and a member of their Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility committee. In addition to his role at the ballet, Cooper serves as an Adjunct Professor for Seattle University's Arts Leadership program. Cooper is an accomplished writer, with two upcoming publications: A Kids Book About Kindness which comes out this year and a book on fundraising through Columbia Business School Press due out in 2026. Illusions of Camelot: A Memoir Third Place Books
Join Paul G tonight on Pow Wow Nation Live!Tonight's guest is Larry Yazzie from Native Pride Productions. Paul will also update you on his trips from Durant, Oklahoma for Choctaw Pow Wow and Seattle, Washington for a visit to Eighth Generation and more!About Larry YazzieLarry Yazzie is the Founder and Artistic Director of Native Pride Productions which is based in Jacksonville, FL. He is a two-time World Champion Fancy Dancer, Men's Northern Traditional dancer, and Eagle Dancer. Larry grew up on the Meskwaki Settlement in Tama, Iowa where he learned the traditional ways of his ancestors.He founded Native Pride Productions to give back to his community and to the world. His repertoire includes performances at the Olympics, The Kennedy Center, and the Smithsonian Institute. As an international lecturer, dancer, and educator, Larry also plays the flute and hand drum and he sings as part of his repertoire. He has earned the reputation for being one of the nation's leading experts on Native American dance and has received many accolades and awards that celebrate his work.As a solo singer, eagle dancer and men's fancy dancer, Larry has performed around the world including in Japan, Australia, France, Ireland, Brazil, Guatemala, Republic of Moldova, and the Kingdom of Jordan. His captivating energy and enthusiasm inspires others.Native Pride Productions' goal is to share cultural traditions through artist-in-residency workshops, performances, lectures, classroom instruction and theatrical performances enhancing access to diverse, multicultural artists for people of all ages and backgrounds. His warm, enthusiastic spirit truly reflects the beauty of Indigenous people. Following the tradition of his elders, he is giving back, and enriching the lives of all audiences for generations to come.
Kevin Sun is a Chinese-American saxophonist and composer. His music has been called “...intense, harmonically virtuosic and compositionally complex" (DownBeat Magazine), and he has released five albums to date—most recently a double album entitled The Depths of Memory in October 2023. Sun has also released album four with the bands Mute, Earprint, and Great On Paper, and he appears on recordings led by Jacob Garchik, Dana Saul, Xiongguan Zhang, and Elijah Shiffer. In addition to performing in the U.S., Sun has performed extensively in China and previously served as the Artistic Director of the Blue Note China Jazz Orchestra from 2018 until 2020, leading performances of the BNCJO at the Blue Note Beijing with guest artists such as Rudresh Mahanthappa, Kris Davis, and Ingrid Jensen. He performs every Tuesday at Lowlands Bar in Brooklyn, where he has been in residence since September 2021 with support from Keyed Up!, a program of the nonprofit organization Jazz Generation. If you enjoyed this episode please make sure to subscribe, follow, rate, and/or review this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, ect. Connect with us on all social media platforms and at www.improvexchange.com
To mark the 300th episode of Better Known, actor Henry Lewis discusses with Ivan six things which should be better known. Henry Lewis is a power house creative: writer, actor, director and puzzle genius. He is the Artistic Director of Mischief and writes, produces and performs for the company. His work with Mischief includes: The Play that Goes Wrong (Broadway, West End, UK & International Tours), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC1, West End & UK Tours), The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (West End & UK Tour), The Goes Wrong Show (BBC1 & Amazon), Magic Goes Wrong (created with magicians Penn & Teller, West End), Groan Ups (West End), Mischief Movie Night (West End & UK Tour). Henry's work has earned him five Olivier Nominations including a win for Best New Comedy for The Play that Goes Wrong, and his writing has been performed in over thirty countries worldwide. His new book is The Museum Heist, available at https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-museum-heist/henry-lewis/9781408728499. Royal Institution www.rigb.org I am Mother https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-capsule-genre-string-20190620-story.html Paxos https://www.greektravel.com/greekislands/paxos/ John Duffin https://www.johnduffin.co.uk/ Tony's Chocolate https://tonyschocolonely.com/uk/en The Mystery Agency https://themysteryagency.com/ This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm
The Braw and The Brave is a podcast about people and their passions. N.B. This episode contains some strong language Episode 217 is in conversation with Sandy Thomson, a writer and director working in both theatre and film in the UK and the USA. Artistic Director of theatre company Poorboy, telling stories came naturally from growing up in a family of performers and storytellers, with her dad's engineering background inspiring her inventive spirit. With award winning live work in promenade and site specific stories, Sandy is compelled to push boundaries both on and off stage, with her tenacity and strong moral compass driving for positive change across the arts landscape. A force of nature and a force for good, Sandy Thomson's varied and extensive career to date is hugely impressive and her tales of growing up and going after her dreams truly inspiring! You'll find Sandy here: www.poorboy.co.uk www.squadwalkfilms.com If you've enjoyed this episode you can help support the production of future episodes by clicking on the Ko-Fi link below. Many thanks. https://ko-fi.com/thebrawandthebrave Follow The Braw and The Brave https://www.instagram.com/thebrawandthebravepodcast/ https://www.facebook.com/TheBrawandTheBrave https://twitter.com/BrawBrave
Highlights this week. Interviews may be abbreviated. For the date and hour podcast to hear more, see the note 0:00 Dr. JoAnn di Filippo and Chris discuss Lobbyist and Sonoran Corridor status reports to Pima BOS (Nov 13, Hr 2) 8:29 Joe DeSimone, Blue Chip Planning, on current economic headwinds: interest rates and inflation (Nov 13, Hr 3) 20:07 Pima County Dist 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson resigns this month after nearly three decades on BOS. Recently a centrist but not always. (Nov 14, Hr 1) 29:44 Margaret Mullin, Artistic Director, Ballet Tucson, on upcoming performances and events (Nov 14, Hr 2) 37:26 Former Oro Valley Police Chief Danny Sharp on traffic enforcement--excerpt of discussion (Nov 14, Hr 3) 47:08 Adam Michel with the Cato Institute on tax policy alternatives (Nov 15, Hr 1) 1:1:33 Ramon Gaanderse on Southern Arizona Construction Career Day, exposing 4600 Tucson area students to opportunities in the construction trades (Nov 15, Hr 2) 1:14:43 Bike in a Box Radiothon kickoff (Nov 16, Hr 1) 1:22:47 US Rep David Schweikert on pro-Hamas demonstrations, Continuing Resolutions, and tough choices on cutting deficit (Nov 17, Hr 1) 1:35:06 Is "Die Hard" a Christmas movie? A roundtable with Mark Van Buren, CJ Hamm, Ron Arenas, and Chris. Will the question ever be settled? (Nov 17, Hr 2)
President and Artistic Director of Torch & Trumpet Theatre Company, Oksana Horton joins Mornings with Eric and Brigitte on Friday to talk about their upcoming musical, "It's a Wonderful Life", beginning with one performance on November 30, two on December 2, and one on December 3 at The Church at Deerfield Beach. Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey's life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all . . . It's a Wonderful Life: The Musical - Nov. 30-Dec. 3 - The Church at Deerfield BeachSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 388th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST. Episode Topic: "Getting the Motivation to Write - Revisited!" Check out my new book: How to Write a Fantastic Play in 28 Days! on Amazon.com - Kindle or Paperback! Check it out at the link below: https://www.manhattanrep.com/playwright Manhattan Rep's Play Production Program: https://www.manhattanrep.com/play-production-program Check out my Playwright Video and Resource Member Area at: https://www.howtowriteplays.com/playwright-video Playwriting and Creativity Videos, special Member Areas and more! Need a consultation or some coaching on playwriting or getting produced? https://www.manhattanrep.com/consulting-coaching Email: How2WritePlays@yahoo.com
Drew McOnie is a British choreographer and theatre director, and one of the busiest people in show business. He danced with Matthew Bourne's New Adventures company, but soon wanted to run the show. His work hits a sweet spot between warm and witty, always with a kinetic fizz: whether in the West End, on Broadway or in ballet. His new version of the Nutcracker gives the festive favourite a sweetly queer twist, and next year sees his stage version of the Oscar winning movie The Artist. Drew became a father just a week before this recording – no wonder that we speak about making families in and out of dance.Drew McOnie is Artistic Director of the McOnie Company and an Associate Artist at the Old Vic and Birmingham Rep theatres. He won an Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography for In the Heights and was nominated for the same award the following year for Jesus Christ Superstar. His credits as director/choreographer include: On the Town (Olivier Award Nomination for Best Musical Revival), The Wild Party and Strictly Ballroom in the UK and King Kong on Broadway. Ballets include Merlin (Northern Ballet). The McOnie Company's latest works are Nutcracker (Tuff Nutt Jazz Club), which runs until 6 January 2024, and The Artist, which opens in May 2024.Find out more about the work of the RADFollow the RAD on social media and join the conversation with host David Jays:Instagram @royalacademyofdanceFacebook @RoyalAcademyofDanceTwitter @RADheadquartersYouTube / royalacademydanceDavid Jays @mrdavidjaysSign up to our mailing list to keep in touch!RAD is an independent educational charity and does not receive regular government funding. Every penny we make goes back into the work we do. You can support us by either naming a seat as part of our Name A Seat Campaign or making a donation.Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#181: The historic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood officially reopened its doors after a three-year closure and extensive renovation. It's sale to Netflix in 2020 drew some criticism but moviegoers so far have been enthusiastic about it being able to sit in its seats once again to watch a film. The theater has a long history in Los Angeles. When Sid Grauman first opened it in 1922 it helped establish Hollywood as a destination and the city as a place for the movies. How to LA producer Victoria Alejandro caught a movie herself at the Egyptian and joined host Brian De Los Santos to talk about the significance of it opening back up. Additional Guests: Ross Melnick, theater historian who teaches film and media at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and Grant Moninger, Artistic Director at the American Cinematheque
The Artistic Director of Ballet Nova Dance Company Matthew Powell returned to the show to give us all the details about how they are celebrating their 20th anniversary of presenting "The Nutcracker" including a return to tradition and incorporating what it has meant to the company's families. Also find out about their spring ballet production (and how it will be announced) and an exciting "Roaring 20's" themed gala complete with a "speakeasy" in their black box theater. And learn one interesting fact about how boy and girl ballet dancers are treated differently with respect to their "toes."
Rick Benjamin joins Stephanie and Angela to talk about music, preservation efforts, and finding your audience. Rick is the Founder & Artistic Director of The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra which is an historic American music repertory ensemble which tours year-round throughout the United States and abroad. Along with over 30 years with The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra (which was founded when Rick was still a student at Juilliard), Rick conducts, arranges music, lectures and teaches Tuba and euphonium. You can find out more about Rick at his website or The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra's website.Original Music by: Yah Supreme (Yahya Jeffries-El)
For episode 094 of Actorcast we are joined by Omar Sangare. Omar is the Founder and Artistic Director of the United Solo Theatre Festival, the largest solo theatre festival in the world! I had the opportunity to work with the "King of Solo Theatre" himself and learned a lot about the processes involved with running a successful theatre organization in New York City. In this episode, we talk about how Omar began his acting career in Poland. We reflect on how the United Solo Theatre Festival has grown throughout the years. We also talk about why solo performance is such an important art form. To learn more about Omar and United Solo, please visit their website at https://unitedsolo.org/ and follow them on social media @unitedsolo. Omar Sangare graduated from the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw, Poland, where he studied with the Oscar-winning director, Andrzej Wajda. He was awarded a scholarship to The British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. While there, he worked with Derek Jacobi, Alan Rickman, Michael Kahn, and Jeremy Irons. Omar holds many film, television, and radio credits. For his one-man drama “True Theater Critic,” he was voted The Best in Acting by The New York International Fringe Festival. The New York press acclaimed his lead part in the Arena Players Repertory Theater production of “Othello.” The New York Times wrote—“Omar Sangare was born to play Othello!” In 2011, he was selected by the U.S. Department of State for a video project that appeared as part of President Obama's trip to Poland. In 2012, he was named “Person of the Year” by nytheatre.com for “a significant contribution to the NYC theater landscape.” Omar is a founder and artistic director of UNITED SOLO, the world's largest solo theatre festival, a resident company at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Theatre Department at Williams College. Follow my work at https://patrick-mcandrew.com and @patrick.mcandrew
Danny Sawaya with Tucson Strength talks about how Tucson Strength can help you stay healthy and active, no matter where your starting point is from beginning to expert! Check out their website...and their once a year special offers! Visit tucsonstrength.com Margaret Mullin, Artistic Director with Ballet Tucson talking about upcoming events. Their Fall Concert Nov 17-19 at the Leo Rich Theater featuring two Balanchine works, the production of the Nutcracker, Dec 21-23 at the Linda Ronstadt Music Hall and their Sugar Plum Tea, Sunday, Dec 3 at the Tucson Marriott University Park For tickets and information ballettucson.org
Mark Armstrong (he/him) is a Brooklyn-based theater director and the Artistic Director of The 24 Hour Plays. His production of Eric Bogosian's Drinking in Americafeaturing Andre Royo (NYT Critic's Pick) enjoyed an extended run at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre and a live audio capture was released as an Audible audio play. Highlights with The 24 Hour Plays include annual productions of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, The 24 Hour Musicals, The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues (which engaged millions of viewers worldwide beginning March 2020) + partner productions across the US. As a director, his collaborators include Emily Mann (Execution of Justice, Playhouse Creatures + NYU Tisch mainstage), Christopher Shinn (Falling Away, Ensemble Studio Theatre; The Coming World; Williamstown), Dan O'Brien (From Kandahar to Canada, EST; The Angel in the Trees, Production Company) and many others. As Director of New Work for Keen Company, he created the Keen Playwrights Lab for mid-career playwrights and directed Old Folks by Max Posner and 30 Million by Jason Kim and Max Vernon. Recently, he developed and directed The Accidentwith drummer Kid Millions at Roulette. Assistant professor (part-time), The New School for Drama; proud member SDC and UAW 7902; alum Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and Williamstown Theater Festival Directing Corp. Warren Leight is the Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony-winning author of Side Man, as well as No Foreigners Beyond This Point (Drama Desk nomination), Home Front, Fame Takes a Holiday, Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine (ATCA nomination) and The Loop. He also wrote the book of the musical Mayor (Drama Desk nomination) and co-wrote the book of Leap of Faith (Drama Desk nomination). Warren was showrunner and Executive Producer of the NBC drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” from 2011 – 2016 and 2019-2022 (Imagen, NAACP and PRISM Awards). Previously, he was showrunner and Executive Producer of HBO's Peabody Award-winning “In Treatment,” the FX drama “Lights Out,” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 387th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST. Episode Topic: "The Socratic Questioning Technique" Get Amazing Crazy Discounts on Playwriting Services! EARLY BIRD PODCAST LISTENER BLACK FRIDAY SALE" https://www.manhattanrep.com/blackfriday Manhattan Rep's Play Production Program: https://www.manhattanrep.com/play-production-program Check out my Playwright Video and Resource Member Area at: https://www.howtowriteplays.com/playwright-video Playwriting and Creativity Videos, special Member Areas and more! Need a consultation or some coaching on playwriting or getting produced? https://www.manhattanrep.com/consulting-coaching Email: How2WritePlays@yahoo.com
Cody Mead, Founder and Artistic Director of the Bloomsburg Singers, speaking about the group's Fall concert on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 7:00 pm, at Wesley United Methodist Church on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg. Admission is free. For more information: Facebook.com/TheBloomsburgSingers/
Gustavo Dudamel is one of the most famous and acclaimed conductors in the world. He's been the Music and Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2009, when he was just 27 years old. El maestro is the best-known graduate of El Sistema, Venezuela's national youth music education program. In the years since, Dudamel made a name for himself conducting world-famous orchestras, running his own arts charity — The Gustavo Dudamel Foundation — and founding the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles. Even amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Dudamel has been living up to his personal passion of finding creative ways to play and expand access to music, all while stressing the importance of staying in touch with his Venezuelan roots. In this episode of Latino USA, Dudamel talks about staying indoors, calling family home, and his belief that music will inspire a stronger future for all. This episode originally aired in February of 2021.
Disney fans rejoice! On December 23, 1998, Cirque du Soleil opened the show “La Nouba” at Downtown Disney (now Disney Springs). It became a staple of the dining, shopping, and entertainment district for just over 19 years when it played its final performance on December 31, 2017. At that time, Disney fans had no idea what would replace this long-running production. Almost four years later, Cirque du Soleil's “Drawn to Life” opened in the same venue at Disney Springs on November 18, 2021. This new production features everything audiences know and love about Cirque du Soleil, but this time it features a lot of your favorite Disney characters with an unprecedented collaboration between Cirque du Soleil and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Joining me to discuss this production is the show's Artistic Director, Justin Sullivan, and the Artist who performs the role of Mother, Andreanne Nadeau. Find links and info related to this episode in the show notes. ------ GIVEAWAYS, BONUSES, SUPPORT, AND SAVE: Gain early access to episodes, take part in Ask Me Anything live streams, and gain more bonuses by joining on Patreon. Support the show at no additional cost to you. Get yourself a FREE audiobook on Audible, and do your regular shopping on Amazon and shopDisney using my special links. Save money at Whosits & Whatsits using discount code "DCTC." Get FREE DISNEY GIFTS from DCTC. ------ BE SOCIAL: Follow @DizneyCTC and @JeffDePaoli on Instagram. ------ CONNECT: Write me at Contact@DePodcastNetwork.com Leave a voicemail at 818-860-2569 Visit the show at DizneyCoastToCoast.com Sign up for the DCTC Newsletter ------ "Dizney Coast to Coast" is part of the DePodcast Network. Love the show? Leave a tip.
Today is the first day of the 36th edition of IDFA, the world's largest documentary film festival - a twelve-day event in Amsterdam featuring more than 250 titles in 22 sections. Earlier this week, I sat with Orwa Nyrabia, the Artistic Director of the festival, to speak with him about the role, responsibility and relevancy of film festivals and how IDFA is meeting the current moment. We also discuss some of the new sections in the program, including SPECIAL SCREENINGS, SIGNED, and the highly anticipated introduction of CORRESPONDING CINEMAS, a unique program featuring a series of films from filmmakers who have inspired one another, including Sky Hopinka, Basam al-Sharif, Jumana Manna, Ibrahim Shaddad, and Abderahmane Sissako. We end the conversation with an amusing story of how Wang Bing came to be this year's Guest of Honor. [Image from the short film, Deep Sleep by Basma Al Sharif, which is screening in the Corresponding CInemas section on Saturday 11 November]Time codes and Films Referenced00:03:30 How is IDFA meeting the current moment00:08:22 Films in the Program on Orwa's mindOccupied City (2023) by Steve McQueenSocialist Realism (2023) by Raul RuizArna's Children (2003)00:12:00 SPECIAL SCREENINGS00:13:34 SIGNED00:16:28 16 WORLDS ON 16, including works by Agnes Varda, Sarah Maldoror, Chantal Akerman, Maya Deren, Robert Frank, and The First Year (1972) by Patricio Guzman and First Case. Second Case (1979), by Abbass Kiaristami 00:21:30 FABRICATIONS, including notable works from Shirley Clarke, Rosine Mbakam, Safi Faye, and David Schickele00:26:26 CORRESPONDING CINEMAS, including works of Sky Hopinka, Basma al-Sharif, Jumanna Manna, Ibrahim Shaddad Abderahmane Sissako 00:40:00 - 00:46:00 WANG BING, Guest of Honor and his curated TOP 10 filmsFor show notes, visit docsinorbit.com and be sure to follow us on social media @docsinorbit
***NOTE: Orit is currently living in central Israel, so we reached out to check on her last week. Orit has assured us she and her family are safe, and are managing as best they can. She gave her blessing to release the episode, hopes it inspires listeners, and encourages anyone interested in working with her to reach out. If, like us, the enormity of the situation is making you feel a little helpless, here are two ways to contribute. We've specifically chosen non-governmental organizations focused on humanitarian aid in conflict areas: International Committee of the Red Cross and Doctors Without BordersHave you ever been blindsided by unexpected curveballs that swiftly torpedo your grand plans, leaving you helplessly gazing out the window in a melancholic daze? Our guest today, Orit, knows a thing or two about life's sudden plot twists. As a circus performer hit hard by the pandemic, she's seen it all. Today Orit is sharing her incredible journey, from the importance of asking for help to building connections and not letting the illusion of perfection get in your way. Listen now! Can't-Miss Moments From This Episode:Guess what? You already have permission to do the thing! Orit shares with us how a well-timed question to the right person can swing the doors open to your dreams (even if like Orit, that dream is literally running away to the circus...) Card-carrying member of the Control Freak Club (guilty as charged)? Orit's got an interesting take on why NOT having all the answers (or the control, or the decision-making responsibility) is the key to creative solutions… You. Are. Not. Alone. Orit and I share our best tips on breaking free from the “I have to figure it all out myself” trap. Here's why asking this one question is one of the best things you can do for your business… Bad news: head trash is part of business. Good news: all of us encounter it, so you're far from unique. Even better news? Orit and I are sharing our own experiences and how we set our own head trash on fire and get back into gear... Rant Alert: you don't have to feel ready, and it doesn't have to be perfect. The path to progress is paved with glorious mistakes and epic faceplants! If insecurities are holding you back, Orit and I have some tips that'll help you rock on with your badass self… This one is jam-packed full of advice. Don't miss out - listen now! Mentions:(17:12) Brian McCarthy(39:01) Rachel Mazza Orit's Bio:I have worked with people on Optimal Performance for over 30 years in many different ways.I come from movement, performance, art, creation, and leadership.* A trapeze artist for 25 years* Established and directed the Free Dome Project in Binyamina 2000-2005 (First Israeli Circus Venue)* Established and directed a Contemporary Circus Creation Center 2008-2020* Artistic Director of the circus series at the Israeli Opera* Artistic Director of Ein Hayam Contemporary Circus Festival in 2018* I established and directed an international contemporary circus company from 2010-2020Today I accompany entrepreneurs to Optimal Performance and direct the ON Creation Space - a residency space for artists in Israel.Resources and links mentioned:Orit's Website Orit on FacebookOrit on Youtube Come kick ass with me:Permission to Kick Ass websiteAngie's Facebook PageAngie on InstaAngie on YouTubeIf you dig the show and want to be part of bringing more awesome episodes to the world, consider buying a coffee for the production team
“Take a deep breath in, now think about the future you want” Heidi in Cornwall. What do you want to change? What do you want politicians to understand?We've travelled over 3000 miles and asked these questions to over 120 people during speech writing workshops across the country. The creative team at Dash Arts and our academic partners gather to reflect on what we've learnt and what's surprised us, and to listen back to some of the incredible speeches from participants who took part in Our Public House.To hear more, book your tickets for Speak Out! - a series of live evening events in Manchester; on Tuesday 21 November we discuss the ingredients of great speech with classicist and cultural historian Edith Hall, and former speechwriter to David Cameron, Jessica Cunniffe. Plus academic Henriette van der Blom and Artistic Director of Dash Arts, Josephine Burton. On Wednesday 22 November we'll explore activism and how we speak out, with artist and stand-up comedian Rinkoo Barpaga, alongside journalist and academic Alan Finalyson and Josephine Burton. This event will be BSL interpreted by Winston Denerley and Samantha Vanterpool. Then we travel to London on Thursday 23 November where you can hear behind-the-scenes insights into the world of politics and speechwriting with Philip Collins, former chief speechwriter to Tony Blair, and Shareefa Energy, poet and activist. They will be joined by journalist and academic Alan Finlayson, and Josephine Burton.Coming in 2024, writer Jude Christian and director Josephine Burton will create Our Public House, a state-of-the-nation theatre production, inspired by the speeches and writing of our national participants.Our Public House is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Arts Council England, Three Monkies Trust, and individual giving.In the podcast we're grateful to hear from:Participants from Underground Lights, Coventry; St Hilda's Community Centre, Tower Hamlets; HMP Styal; The Writers' Block, Redruth; Citizens UK, Brighton; Arbourthorne Men's Social Club, Sheffield; Manchester Deaf Centre and Deaf Explorer; Banbury and Bicester College, Bicester; individuals through Theatre Royal Stratford East, Newham and residents of Mile Cross, through The Common Lot, Norwich. Josephine Burton - Artistic Director of Dash ArtsProfessor Alan Finlayson - Professor of Political and Social Theory at the University of East AngliaHenriette van der Blom - Reader in Ancient History at the University of BirminghamCristina Catalina - Senior Producer of Dash Arts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
“I really thought I wanted to be a high school teacher, but the first job I got was in elementary. That turned out to be the best ‘teaching-me' experience I could have had, because I learned that if one could get music across to people without much background, you can get it across to anybody.”Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt is Professor Emerita of Choral Studies at the University of Toronto where she held the Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting and received the inaugural Teaching Excellence Award in 2013. Previously she taught at the Ohio State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, after receiving her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also holds degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Her teaching experiences range from teaching public school to directing community ensembles and church choirs. From 2013 – 2018, she was Artistic Director of Exultate Chamber Singers in Toronto.A native Canadian, she has performed with her university choirs at conferences of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and at Podium, the national conference of Choral Canada. She has conducted honors choruses throughout Canada and the U.S., including almost 40 all-state high school choirs. She has directed choral festivals at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and throughout Europe.Dr. Apfelstadt has published numerous articles and book chapters, including contributions to Wisdom, Wit and Will: Women Choral Conductors on their Art (GIA Publications, 2009) and Conducting Successful Women's Choirs (GIA, 2012). She is co-editor of Teaching Music through Performance in Choir, v. 5, published by GIA (2019), and a contributing author to Volume 4 of the same series. Her book on the life and work of Canadian composer Ruth Watson Henderson, I Didn't Want It To be Boring (Toronto: Prism Publishers) won Choral Canada's award for the Outstanding Choral Publication in 2018. She is Feature Articles Editor for Anacrusis (Choral Canada) and an Editorial Mentor for The Choral Scholar (NCCO). She also serves on the Board of Chorus America.A Life Member of ACDA, Dr. Apfelstadt served as National President from 2007 – 2009 and as Interim Executive Director from 2020 – 2021. She has received leadership awards from NC-ACDA, Ohio CDA, ACDA Central Region, ACDA Midwestern Region, and Choirs Ontario.To get in touch with Hilary, you can email her at email@example.com or find her on Facebook (@HilaryJApfelstadt).Choir Fam wants to hear from you! Check out the Minisode Intro Part 2 episode from May 22, 2023, to hear how to share your story with us.Email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact our hosts.Podcast music from Podcast.coPhoto in episode artwork by Trace Hudson
Lauren chats with Judith Kalaora, the Founder and Artistic Director of History at Play™, which educates and entertains audiences with their Immersive Living History Experiences. They discuss inspirational women, Princess Diana conspiracy theories, the best time periods to visit in a time machine, the importance of libraries, and more! For more information about Judith Kalaora and History at Play™, visit judithkalaora.com or find her on social media @historyatplay. Music by Roman Senyk from Pixabay. Featured in this episode: The Dishonored Lady The Strange Woman Masquerade: The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier by Alfred F. Young Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/rhodyradio/message
In this hour, stories of war, face-offs, and confronting the demons within. A man must come to terms with his sexuality (as well as those who judge him), a woman learns that her ladylike upbringing has lasting marks, and a child fights to survive The Killing Fields of Cambodia. This hour is hosted by The Moth's former Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: After finally accepting his sexuality, Pádraig Ó'Tuama uses language to heal rather than harm. Tricia Rose Burt attempts to break the strictures of her Southern upbringing. Arn Chorn-Pond uses his musical gift to survive the Khmer Rouge.
In this Complex Care Journal Club podcast episode, Dr. Catherine Diskin and Ms. Kate Robinson discuss their team's approach to co-developing a continuing education seminar series. They describe the value of family partnership in complex care education and research, important considerations for effectively engaging families, and next steps from this work. SPEAKERS Catherine Diskin, MB, BCh, BAO Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto Co-Educational Lead, Complex Care Program, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children Kate Robinson, MFA Founder and Artistic Director, Foxservingpie.org Mother of a child with medical complexity HOST Emily Goodwin, MD Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine Pediatrician, General Academic Pediatrics Beacon Program, Children's Mercy Kansas City DATES Initial Publication: November 6, 2023. CITATION Diskin C, Robinson K, Goodwin EJ. Partnering in Pedagogy: Reflections of a Family Leader and Clinician-Educator. 11/2023. OPENPediatrics. Online Podcast. Links: https://youtu.be/o7qTC7WsAKg, https://soundcloud.com/openpediatrics/partnering-in-pedagogy-reflections-of-a-family-leader-and-clinician-educator. JOURNAL ARTICLE REFERENCED Diskin C, Robinson K, Agrawal R, Masterson D, Coleman C, Cohen E. Family Partnership in Continuing Medical Education: A Collaborative Experience. Pediatrics. 2023;151(5):e2022060280. doi:10.1542/peds.2022-060280 ADDITIONAL ARTICLES CITED Diskin C, Malik K, Gill PJ, Rashid N, Chan CY, Nelson KE, Thomson J, Berry J, Agrawal R, Orkin J, Cohen E. Research priorities for children with neurological impairment and medical complexity in high-income countries. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2022 Feb;64(2):200-208. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.15037. Epub 2021 Aug 30. PMID: 34462917; PMCID: PMC9291325. TRANSCRIPT https://op-docebo-images.s3.amazonaws.com/Transcripts/Partnering+in+Pedagogy+Reflections+of+a+Family+Leader+and+Clinician-Educator.pdf Clinicians across healthcare professions, advocates, researchers, and patients/families are all encouraged to engage and provide feedback! You can recommend an article for discussion using this form: https://forms.gle/Bdxb86Sw5qq1uFhW6 Please visit: http://www.openpediatrics.org OPENPediatrics™ is an interactive digital learning platform for healthcare clinicians sponsored by Boston Children's Hospital and in collaboration with the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. It is designed to promote the exchange of knowledge between healthcare providers around the world caring for critically ill children in all resource settings. The content includes internationally recognized experts teaching the full range of topics on the care of critically ill children. All content is peer-reviewed and open-access thus at no expense to the user. For further information on how to enroll, please email: email@example.com
Los Angeles based dance company BODYTRAFFIC will perform at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, Massachusetts this coming Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.Artistic Director and co-founder Tina Finkelman Berkett leads a masterful troupe who interpret various choreographers' distinct visions.
Creighton music professor, conductor, and chorus master Dr. Barron Breland talks about an epiphany with the Atlanta Boy Choir, the choral ensembles he is engaged with, the art and craft of conducting, the joys and creative challenges of music for him and for us, and a life spent in and with music.Dr. A. Barron Breland has a diverse background in many different fields of music, including the piano and saxophone, and is in demand throughout the Midwest and beyond as a conductor, chorusmaster, clinician, and adjudicator. He is Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Alongside his leadership of the Creighton University Chamber Choir, Breland is the Music Director of Résonance, a semi-professional chorus whose debut album Pilgrimage was released in July 2020 on the MSR Classics label. Breland also is the Artistic Director of the River City Mixed Chorus and in his tenure with the organization the ensemble has grown to over 160 active singing members.
Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 386th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST. Episode Topic: Ghost Playwriting - Part Three" Manhattan Rep's Play Production Program: https://www.manhattanrep.com/play-production-program Check out my Playwright Video and Resource Member Area at: https://www.howtowriteplays.com/playwright-video Playwriting and Creativity Videos, special Member Areas and more! Need a consultation or some coaching on playwriting or getting produced? https://www.manhattanrep.com/consulting-coaching Email: How2WritePlays@yahoo.com
Three-time Grammy Award-winning pianist and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin is the Music and Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain, and Music Director (aka David's boss) at The Metropolitan Opera where he's just the third person to hold this position in the company's long 140-year history. In the episode—recorded backstage at Carnegie Hall—Yannick discusses the primary role of a conductor, his calm and friendly demeanor while on the podium (spoiler: he doesn't know how to be mean!), how he became inspired to conduct at age 10, and why he reclaimed his love for the piano during the pandemic. Yannick shares the importance of taking every opportunity to perform seriously and his deep belief that music can connect and transform anyone who listens.Check out Yannick Nézet-Séguin on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Apple Music, or the web.Follow Speaking Soundly on Instagram.Follow David on Instagram.You can find out more about Artful Narratives Media on Instagram and the web.Photograph of Yannick by George Etheredge.The Speaking Soundly theme song is composed by Joseph Saba/Stewart Winter and used by permission of Videohelper.Speaking Soundly was co-created by David Krauss and Jessica Handelman. This interview has been edited and condensed to fit the time format.Episode copyright © 2023 Artful Narratives Media. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Creating a Vision for Kathak with Rukhmani Mehta Today on Movers & Shapers, we are joined by Rukhmani Mehta (previously Rina Mehta). Rukhmani is a choreographer, dancer, educator, Artistic Director of Leela Youth Dance Company, and the Co-Artistic Director of Leela Dance Collective, which brings together leading artists from around the world to advance a collective vision for kathak, a classical North Indian dance. In this episode, Rukhmani speaks about her love for creating community through dance and her deep interest in and curiosity for collaborative projects and processes. What stands out most is Rukhmani's resounding passion for her work and art form, despite the struggles she has had along the way, as well as the thoughtfulness with which she has built her life in dance, from co-leadership of her company to teaching to creating the first-ever endowment to support kathak dance and music in the US and more. Tune in today for an inspiring conversation about the power of collaboration, community, and preserving culture! Key Points From This Episode: · How Rukhmani started dancing and when she fell in love with kathak. · What she learned about the art form from kathak master, Pt. Chitresh Das. · The profoundly transformational experience that studying kathak afforded her. · How she learned to follow her heart and commit to starting a professional dance company. · Steps Rukhmani took to build a life in dance, including teaching and the Leela Foundation. · Audience development and creating a future for kathak as an educator. · Unpacking Rukhmani's belief in the power of collaboration. · Where the name Leela comes from and how it speaks to spontaneous creativity. · Insight into Rukhmani's love for creating communities of young women through dance. · The process of building Leela as a collective and how it was impacted by COVID. · Joys and challenges of a dance career and what you can look forward to from Leela! · The heartwarming story of why Rukhmani changed her name from Rina. “My work is about being an artist and putting the art form out in the world but – it has also become about creating the infrastructure that the artists who are carrying these traditions forward need.” — Rukhmani Mehta Rukhmani Mehta brings a singular voice and vision to the art form of kathak, a classical dance genre from North India; she is a dancer, choreographer, educator, and Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director of Leela Dance Collective. More on this episode: Movers & Shapers Follow Movers & Shapers: Instagram and Facebook
Recorded in partnership with the Hawaii International Film Festival. Jeff and Phil welcome Lisa D'Apolito, director of the forthcoming documentary Albert Pyun King of Cult Movies, and Anderson Le, Artistic Director of the Hawaii International Film Festival, to talk about the life and career of prolific cult filmmaker Albert Pyun. They discuss Pyun's passion for movie-making by any means necessary, from chasing early cinema dreams in Hawaii, to breakout success with The Sword and the Sorcerer, to his ridiculously extensive 50+ movie resume stuffed with direct-to-video titles like Nemesis, Dollman and Crazy Six. Also: The Good, The Bad, and The WTF of the films of Albert Pyun. This episode is sponsored by the Westside Theatre's Little Shop of Horrors, starring Constance Wu and Corbin Bleu. Use the discount code LSOPOD10 for $10 off tickets.