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Movers & Shapers: A Dance Podcast

"Movers and Shapers: A Dance Podcast" brings to you personal stories, experiences, and ideas from the people who "shape" the dance field. Hosted by Erin Carlisle Norton, Artistic Director of the NJ/NYC-based contemporary dance company The Moving Architects. New episodes available every other week.
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Now displaying: 2017
Dec 19, 2017

An interview with Wendy Perron, a former dancer/choreographer and former editor in chief of Dance Magazine, now a freelance writer who teaches a graduate seminar at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.  Wendy is author of "Through the Eyes of a Dancer" and during her 30-year career as a dance/choreographer danced with the Trisha Brown company in the 1970s and choreographed more than 40 works for her own group, alongside teaching at many colleges, universities, schools, and dance centers.

Nov 14, 2017

An interview with Margie Gillis, Canada's modern dance legend. As an internationally acclaimed solo modern choreographer/dancer, Margie has been creating original works for over forty years.  

Oct 31, 2017

An interview with New York area based multi-disciplinary artist gwen charles.  gwen creates site-specific, collaborative live performances and choreographed actions for and with the camera using handcrafted wearable props & sculptures.  Her works have been viewed in international venues and video festivals in New York, USA, Germany, Slovenia, and Croatia, with artist residencies throughout the USA, Mexico, India, and Slovenia.

Oct 17, 2017

An interview with Sarah Weber-Gallo.  Sarah is a senior member of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Dance Director for Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, NJ, and Choreographer and Director of SarahWeberGallo/dancetheatre.

Sep 26, 2017

An interview with Diane Jacobowitz.  Diane is a professional choreographer, arts administrator and the Artistic and Executive Director of Dancewave - a Brooklyn-based dance education organization championing accessibility to all.

Sep 12, 2017

An interview with Laurie Berg. Laurie works in a variety of forms including dance, performance, collage, and jewelry, and is co-organizer of the dance event platform AUNTS along with Liliana Dirks-Goodman.  Look for AUNTS as it opens NYU's Skirball season on Friday, September 15 in an immersive dance party.

Aug 29, 2017

An interview with Ariel Grossman.  Named one of Jersey (New) Moves Emerging Choreographers, Ariel is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her all-female contemporary dance company, Ariel Rivka Dance. Look for Ariel Rivka Dance at NYLA in NYC from September 6-10, 2017.

Aug 15, 2017

A special interview with the members of the all-female dance company, The Moving Architects, which is led by Movers & Shapers podcast host/producer, Artistic Director Erin Carlisle Norton. Hear from Caitlin Bailey, Maggie Beutner, Rachel Gill, Jenny Gram, Léla Groom, and Ashley Peters about their lives as 20-something dancers living, dancing, and working in the New York City dance scene. 

Jul 25, 2017

An interview with Adam Barruch, a choreographer and performer based in Brooklyn, New York.  Adam currently sets new work on dance companies alongside creating work under his own company Anatomiae Occultii.

Jul 11, 2017

An interview with Donnell Oakley. Donnell is an independent choreographer, performer, and teacher based in Brooklyn, New York since 2001.   As a current dancer with Doug Elkins and member of the collaborative trio LMNO3, she is continually interested in the inherently collaborative nature of dance

Jun 20, 2017

An interview with Theresa Ruth Howard.  Theresa is a writer, dance educator, and former dancer for companies including Dance Theatre of Harlem, Armitage Gone! Dance, and works by Donald Byrd.  In 2015 she launched MoBBallet (Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet) that reinstates and preserves the contributions and stories of Black artists in the field of ballet through a digital platform.

Jun 6, 2017

An interview with Xan Burley.  Xan works in New York City as a performer, teacher, arts administrator, and choreographer in collaboration with her partner Alex Springer and has been a member of Doug Varone and Dancers since 2012.

May 23, 2017

An interview with Tami Stronach, a NYC-based choreographer, actor, teacher, and public speaker dedicated to unlocking the power of imagination.  Tami formed her dance company Tami Stronach Dance in 2000 and recently co-founded Paper Canoe Company to create family programming that utilizes movement, theater, puppetry, and object manipulation.

May 9, 2017

An interview with Hilary Easton.  Leader of her NYC-based dance company Hilary Easton + Company established in 1992, Hilary is also on the faculty at the Julliard School and director of their global K-12 dance programs for Julliard Global Ventures.

Mar 14, 2017

A special announcement from podcast host Erin Carlisle Norton about upcoming interviews (hint: we are on spring break to prepare for April performances celebrating The Moving Architects 10th Anniversary Season!).

Feb 28, 2017

An interview with NYC-based Teresa Fellion, a choreographer, dancer, dance-educator, and Artistic Director of BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance.

Feb 14, 2017

An interview with Sara Wookey, a dancer, choreographer, and creative professional currently based in London a Tier 1 Visa endorsed by Arts Council England.  With a career that has spanned from the USA, to Amsterdam, to Los Angeles, and now London, Sara is also a certified transmitter of Yvonne Rainer's iconic work "Trio A" and currently interested in the potential for dance in its return to museum spaces.

Jan 31, 2017

An interview with Tomer Heymann, an award-winning Israeli filmmaker whose new film, MR.GAGA, focuses on the life and art of the legendary choreographer Ohad Naharin.  MR. GAGA opens Feb 1 in NYC, Feb 10 in LA, and from there expands nationwide.

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