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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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Dec 12, 2018

Movers & Shapers: A Dance Podcast celebrates 75 interviews! And a special announcement from podcast host Erin Carlisle Norton about upcoming interviews (hint: see you 2019!)

Nov 28, 2018

Today's guest is Dr. Hannah Kosstrin. Hannah is a dance historian whose work engages dance, Jewish, and gender studies, modes of movement analysis, and digital projects.  She is on faculty at The Ohio State University Department of Dance, and is author of the book Honest Bodies: Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow.

 

Nov 14, 2018

Today's guest is Young Soon Kim, Artistic Director of WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company formed in 1988, and Producer of the annual DUMBO Dance Festival in NYC. Young Soon's company has criss-crossed the globe performing her repertory of 62 original works.  

Oct 31, 2018

Today's guest is Liz Gerring. Liz is head of Liz Gerring Dance Company, based in NYC and formed in 1998.  As a choreographer she has been awarded the Jacob's Pillow Prize, a Joyce Theater Residency and Creation award, and a New York City Center Choreographic Fellowship.  She recently completed a trilogy of large scale proscenium works commissioned by Montclair State University Peak Performances in Montclair, New Jersey.

Oct 31, 2018

Today's guest is Liz Gerring. Liz is head of Liz Gerring Dance Company, based in NYC and formed in 1998.  As a choreographer she has been awarded the Jacob's Pillow Prize, a Joyce Theater Residency and Creation award, and a New York City Center Choreographic Fellowship. She recently completed a trilogy of large scale proscenium works commissioned by Montclair State University Peak Performances in Montclair, New Jersey.

Oct 16, 2018

Today's guest is Molissa Fenley. Molissa has presented her choreography in NYC and throughout the world for the last 41 years, with recent performances at the 92nd Street Y (NYC), St. Mark's Church (NYC), and Mills College Art Museum (CA).  A Guggenheim Fellow with two Bessies for Choreography among her many accolades in the field, Molissa is currently a Professor of Dance at Mills College and on the faculty of NYU's Experimental Theater Wing. 

Sep 25, 2018

Today's guest is Namoi Goldberg Haas. Naomi is the founding Artistic Director of Dances For A Variable Population, a multi-generational dance company and educational organization which promotes strong and creative movement for adults of all ages and abilities, with a focus on seniors.

Sep 11, 2018

Today's guest is Stephanie Nerbak.  With a career that has spanned the country, Stephanie is currently a New Jersey-based dance artist, arts administrator, and founder of N-root Danceart, a contemporary performance company that fosters holistic creativity and radical curiosity. 

Aug 28, 2018

Today's guest is Janet Eilber.  Janet has been Artistic Director of the Martha Graham Dance Company since 2005. Her direction has focused on creating new forms of audience access to the Graham masterworks. Earlier in her career, as a principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Janet worked closely with Martha Graham. She danced many of Graham’s greatest roles, had roles created for her by Graham, and was directed by Graham in most of the major roles of the repertoire. Apart from her work with Graham, Eilber has performed in films, on television and on Broadway directed by such greats as Agnes deMille and Bob Fosse and has received four Lester Horton Awards for her reconstruction and performance of seminal American modern dance. 

Aug 14, 2018

Today's guest is Pat Catterson.  Pat is a NYC-based choreographer, dancer, educator and writer, who has choreographed 111 dances but, although her biggest pleasure is still making her own dances, these days she is more known as a dancer and rehearsal assistant for Yvonne Rainer, as well as a custodian of Rainer’s early works.

Jul 31, 2018

Today's guest is Martha Eddy.  Martha is a Dance Artist-Scientist, expert in Social Somatics and author of Mindful Movement The Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action.  She is best known for her lectures on and research in overcoming the side-effects to cancer treatment through dance and exercise, perceptual-motor development, and embodied peace-making and for developing her own system of Somatic Education entitled Dynamic Embodiment. Martha currently offers her curricula in the low-residency (intensive format) Masters programs at Montclair State University (greater NYC), University of North Carolina- Greensboro, and St Mary’s College (San Francisco Bay Area), as well as offering workshops in Europe and South America.

Jul 3, 2018

Today's guest is Lauren Grant.  Lauren has been a celebrated performer with the Mark Morris Dance Group for more than 20 years.  She stages Morris' work and teaches ballet and modern technique at schools, universities, and for dance companies worldwide. She has received a New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" award for her career with Morris, and her dance writing has been published in numerous dance publications.

Jun 19, 2018

Today's guest is Douglas Dunn. Douglas has been dancing and making dances for fifty years. His lineage includes five years as a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and work with Yvonne Rainer leading to the founding and six-year career of Grand Union.  He formed Douglas Dunn + Dancers in 1978, and continues to work in collaboration with other artists to offer a multifaceted theatrical experience. Douglas has received countless awards and accolades for his work and teaching, and has a collection of published writings entitled "Dancer Out of Sight".

Jun 5, 2018

Today's guest is Dance Magazine's editor in chief Jennifer Stahl. A former senior editor of Pointe, she has also written for The Atlantic, Runner's World and other publications. With a background as a dancer with degrees in dance and journalism, she has served as a judge for the Capezio A.C.E. Awards, on the panel of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation, as an adjudicator for the American College Dance Association, and was recently an invited speaker at the Women in Dance Leadership Conference.

May 22, 2018

Today's guest is Lois Greenfield.  World-renowned photographer Lois Greenfield has been photographing dance for over 40 years. Starting her career as a photojournalist, Lois worked for the Village Voice capturing the experimental dance scene from 1973 to the mid 90’s. She developed  a unique photographic style not based in capturing choreographed movements. Instead, Lois inspired the dancers to improvise expressly for the camera.  With her split second timing Lois revealed moments beneath the threshold of perception. Radically redefining the dance photography genre, Lois has influenced a generation of young photographers.

May 8, 2018

Today's guest is Sara Rudner.  Sara is a movement addict eager to spread the experience.  In her remarkable dance career, Sara has participated extensively in the development and performance of Twyla Tharp's modern dance repertory; was a founder and director of the Sara Rudner Performance Ensemble: has produced marathon dances as well as short forms; and is the former director of Dance at Sarah Lawrence College where she continues to teach.

Apr 24, 2018

Today's guest is Inbal Oshman. Inbal is an Israel-based choreographer and dancer who creates dance for stage, public spaces, and screen, and finds inspiration in diverse mythical, historical, and cultural sources. She has been a resident choreographer at Kyoto Art Center (Japan), Attakkalari Dance Company (India), and Fest'Factory (Israel), with recent performances as part of the Peak Performances program at Montclair State University (New Jersey).  Special thanks to Peak Performances for arranging this podcast interview.

Apr 10, 2018

Today's guest is Valerie Green.  Valerie has been an active dancer, choreographer and teacher in the New York City dance community since 1995. She is the Artistic & Executive Director of Dance Entropy and Green Space Studio in Long Island City, Queens.

Mar 27, 2018

An interview with Heather Bryce.  Heather is a Brooklyn, NY based contemporary choreographer, artistic director of Bryce Dance Company, and Teaching Artist with a focus on collaboration and creating work with and for every body. Starting her company in Boston in 2006, Heather's work has been supported and presented across New England, the tri-state area, and beyond.

Mar 13, 2018

Today's guest is Tom Pearson.  Tom is the co-founder/co-artistic director of Third Rail Projects and the director of the Global Performance Studio, an international program for cultural listening and exchange.  He has received two New York Dance and Performance (BESSIE) Awards, and is best known for his movement-based theater works, including the long-running Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise.

Feb 27, 2018

Today's guest is Nai-Ni Chen.  A cross-cultural choreographer based in the NJ/NYC area, Nai-Ni brings the dynamic freedom of American modern dance together with the elegant splendor of Asian Art.  Nai-Ni Chen Dance company is one of the most visible Asian American dance companies in America with an extensive season of touring and performing around the world for the past 30 years.

Feb 13, 2018

Today's podcast is in partnership with the Women in Dance Leadership Conference that took place in January 2018 in NYC. Our first guest in this episode is Sandra Parks, the founder/director of the Women in Dance Leadership Conference. Sandra is also a choreographer, dance educator, film producer and editor, and advocate for female leadership.  Our second guest is Renee Chatelain, currently President/CEO of the Arts Council of Baton Rouge. She is also an attorney, former professional ballet dancer, teacher and speaker. Most recently, she was on faculty at the Ballet Festival of India in Mumbai and a speaker at the Women in Dance Leadership Conference at NYU.

Jan 30, 2018

Today's podcast is in partnership with the Women in Dance Leadership Conference that took place in January 2018 in NYC.  The first guest in this series is Blakeley White-McGuire.  Blakeley is a critically acclaimed award winning dance performer, maker, and teacher working at the intersection of movement and ecology.  She was a Principal Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company from 2002-2017.

Jan 2, 2018

An interview with Karen Eliot, a former dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and now Professor in the Department of Dance at The Ohio State University.  An expert in the areas of ballet, modern, and dance history, she has written two dance history books and co-edited a third with Melanie Bales, and is co-editor of Dance Chronicle: Studies in Dance and the Related Arts.

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