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Movers & Shapers: Margie Gillis

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PODCAST No.52 – Margie Gillis

 

Release Date: 11.14.17

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ABOUT MARGIE GILLIS

Internationally acclaimed solo modern choreographer/ dancer, Margie Gillis has been creating original works for over forty years. Her repertoire is more than one hundred dances, including her signature solos, as well as duets and group pieces. She also lectures on dance and the role of art in society. With her unique approach of “Dancing from the Inside Out”, she teaches her art form to professionals and to those seeking experiential wisdom as a way of problem solving. She has worked on Conflict Transformation as well as issues of fairness for financial governance. Her “Legacy Project” allows her to continue to share her work as well as mentor young artists of excellence. Her numerous awards and distinctions include the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award from the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award Foundation and the Stella Adler Studio of New York first MAD Spirit Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Actions by an Artist. She is Knight of L’Ordre National du Québec and Officer of the Order of Canada. Margie Gillis’ masterful interpretation of the different facets of the human soul has won her loyal audiences over the years. Unwaveringly, she continues to develop her craft through experimenting, teaching, creation innovation and performance.

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PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Christopher Gillis

May O’Donnell

Pearson College

Leonard Cohen

La La La Human Steps

Jessye Norman

Adam Barruch

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

Movers & Shapers: gwen charles

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PODCAST No.51 –

gwen charles

 

Release Date: October 31, 2017

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ABOUT GWEN CHARLES

Multi-disciplinary artist gwen charles creates site-specific, collaborative live performances and choreographed actions for and with the camera using handcrafted wearable props & sculptures. Performances and interventions are created for non-proscenium formats, inspired by the trivial moments of daily life & everyday objects.

Born in NYC, artist gwen charles completed her MFA with Transart Institute in Berlin, Germany & NYC. Her undergraduate studies were fulfilled at Parsons School of Design & The New School for Public Engagement. Her video works have been viewed in international venues and video festivals in the USA, Germany, Slovenia and Croatia. She has participated in artist residencies in Mexico, India, Slovenia & in the United States. Collaboration is an integral part of her studio & curatorial practice. Her studio is based in Montclair, NJ.

MORE ON GWEN

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

David Bowie with La La La Human Steps

Fine Young Cannibals with Philippe Decouflé

MoMA

Yves Saint Laurent

Costume Institute – The Met

Parsons School of Design

Bank Street College of Education

Transart Institute

Joan Jonas

Movement Research

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

Movers & Shapers: Sarah Weber-Gallo

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PODCAST No.50 – Sarah Weber-Gallo

 

Release Date: October 17, 2017

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ABOUT SARAH WEBER GALLO

Sarah Weber Gallo is a dancer, dance maker, and educator residing in Hoboken, NJ, where she is Dance Director for Mile Square Theatre.  She is a senior member with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, where she has been featured in the works of Doug Varone, Mark Dendy, Sean Curran, Benjamin Millepied, Julie Taymor, Graciella Daniele, Andre Serban, Robert Lepage, and Mary Zimmerman, among others.  At Mile Square Theatre, Sarah is resident choreographer, as well as director of the small-but-growing MST Dance Academy and coordinator of after school enrichment dance classes in Hoboken public schools.  Her recent evening-length dance The Magic Hour was lauded as “Stunning” and “Better than Charlie Brown” (by Dance Enthusiast and seven-year-old Jake), respectively.  Her choreography has been presented at Mile Square Theatre, Roulette Intermedium, The Ohio Theatre, Center for Performance Research, Greenspace, La Mama, Indy Convergence, and Art House Productions.  Sarah was the recipient of the 2015 New Work Award at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and her collaborative dance Pigeon Congress represented UWM at the 2014 American College Dance Festival.  She holds an M.F.A. in Dance from UWM and a B.A. in Psychology from Goucher College.  Her daughter, Olivia, is eight-years-old, entering third grade, and just learned how to ride a bike.  Parenthood informs Sarah’s art making; and her current project, Fun Head, is an exploration into the subjective nature of fun and its intersection with youth. The work celebrates effort, excess, risk, messiness, and the courtship dances of birds.

MORE ON Sarah

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Jordan College Academy of Dance at Butler University

Goucher College Dance

Dance Place

Shapiro and Smith Dance

Mark Dendy

The Rockettes

Metropolitan Opera | Ballet

Ron Howell

Mile Square Theatre

Your Move Dance Festival

GRUNT

Indy Convergence

Passport to Learning

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

Movers & Shapers: Diane Jacobowitz

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PODCAST No.49 – Diane Jacobowitz

 

Release Date: September 26, 2017

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ABOUT DIANE JACOBOWITZ:

Diane Jacobowitz (BFA, Ohio State University; MFA, Connecticut College) has a distinguished career in performing, choreography and arts administration. She has taught dance to youth and adults of all ages and backgrounds for 26 years at numerous institutions. She has directed and taught at several programs including the Dance Department at Westchester Music and Arts Camp and Hunter College Dance Department. She was instrumental in establishing the Dance Major at Long Island University, where she was a professor for 9 years teaching ballet, modern, choreography, aerobics and speech. She taught and directed the middle school dance program and afterschool dance elective at the Berkeley Carroll School in Park Slope for 6 years. Diane choreographed and directed her own company, the Diane Jacobowitz Dance Theater for 15 years, during which time, the company toured, performed and engaged in residencies throughout the Northeast. Her company, DJDT performed at BAM in 1992. Diane has also performed with several prominent choreographers including Kenneth King, Marta Renzi, Grethe Holby, Kathy Duncan and Annabelle Gamson. She founded Dancewave in 1995 with the mission of  bringing dance to a broad spectrum of the city youth population, particularly to those talented dancers who lacked the means to afford pre-professional training. Her main focus has been working with young people as artists in the making and connecting them early to the rigor of high level performance and exposure to world renowned dance artists. As Executive/Artistic Director of Dancewave for the past 20 years, she has developed innovative programming to capture the talents and imagination of young dancers. Some of the programs she has developed, in addition to the Dancewave Company model, include Dancing Through College and Beyond, the Dance Career Symposium and the Kids Cafe Festival. Under her leadership, Dancewave currently reaches over 3,000 young people citywide through programs both at the Dancewave School and in partnership with over ten New York City public schools. She is currently leading the campaign for Dancewave’s capital project – the opening/launch of a brand new dance center in downtown Brooklyn in 2017.

MORE ON DIANE:

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Henry Street Settlement

Donal McKayle

Percival Borde

Annabelle Gamson

Grand Union

Viola Farber

Max’s Kansas City

Kenneth King

“Making Dances”

Mark Morris

Dancewave Company

Wendy Evans Joseph

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

Movers & Shapers: Laurie Berg

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PODCAST No.48 – Laurie Berg

 

Release Date: September 12, 2017

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ABOUT LAURIE BERG:

Co-organizer of AUNTS since 2009, Laurie Berg makes work in a variety of forms including dance and performance, collage and jewelry. In addition to her choreographic work, she engages with the dance community as a producer, curator and event organizer. She recently co-curated the Movement Research Spring Festival 2017, is the 2016 recipient of “The Tommy” Award and a 2016-17 LMCC Workspace Artist-In-Residence.

MORE ON LAURIE BERG

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Wade Robson

Robert Reed

Liliana Dirks-Goodman

University of Arizona – Dance

Dr. John Wilson

Movement Research

Juliette Mapp

Rebecca Brooks

Arts@Renaissance

Lucy Sexton

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

Movers & Shapers: Ariel Grossman

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PODCAST No.47 – Ariel Grossman

 

Release Date: August 29, 2017

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ABOUT ARIEL GROSSMAN AND ARIEL RIVKA DANCE (ARD):

Ariel Rivka Dance (ARD) is a critically acclaimed all-female contemporary dance company led by a married choreographer/composer team, Ariel Grossman (Artistic Director/Choreographer) and David Homan (Executive Director/Composer). Based in New York/New Jersey, ARD is committed to creating work with new music that explores emotionally driven movement with underlying currents of technique and structure. Collaboration and accessibility are the heart of ARD. It produces shows that incorporate various styles of dance and music, exposing our audiences to quality artistry in an inviting way.In 2016 Ariel was named one of Jersey (New) Moves Emerging Choreographers and was invited back to the 2017 festival as a standout past grant recipient. The company recently toured to Houston, TX, for Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre and to the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Baltimore, MD, and is looking forward to an upcoming choreographic & performance residency in Vero Beach, FL. ARD has also been presented at NJPAC, Rutgers University, the Gershman Y (Philadelphia, PA), Saratoga Dance Museum, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Dixon Place, White Wave’s Wave Rising Series and Inaugural Solo/Duo Festival, and REVERBDance. Past performances include collaborations with RIOULT Dance NY, Heidi Latsky, Elisa King, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, Paul Dennis and Sean Curran. ARD has also held choreographic residencies at LaGuardia Performing Arts High School (NY) and Moving Youth Ballet Company (NJ) and was the recipient of a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grant and a Nathan Cummings Foundation grant.

With a Masters in Early Childhood Education, Grossman has a passion for introducing dance to young learners offering family, community, and early childhood programming. Ariel Rivka Dance’s most recent family program is the touring work, “The Book of Esther: The Journey of Queen Vashti and Queen Esther,” which explores Ariel’s Jewish roots through a feminist lens. Traveling to Philadelphia, Ocean County, NJ, and various locations in New York City, “The Book of Esther” has provoked riveting conversations about artistic interpretation, biblical text, and the art of collaboration with adults and children alike.

 

MORE ON ARIEL RIVKA DANCE

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Edward Morgan

Joffrey Ballet School

Laguardia High School

UMass Amherst, Music and Dance

Skidmore College, Dance

NJPAC

RoxPAC

Riverside Theater, Florida

Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

“Lean In”

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

Movers & Shapers: The Moving Architects

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L-R: Rachel Gill, Jenny Gram, Léla Groom, Ashley Peters, Maggie Beutner, Caitlin Bailey, photo: gwen charles

PODCAST No.46 – The Moving Architects

Release Date: August 15, 2017

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ABOUT THE MOVING ARCHITECTS

The Moving Architects, under Artistic Director Erin Carlisle Norton, is a female-centric dance company that channels the authentic complexity of both the current and historically lived female experience into dance works edged with charged movement and feminine strength. The resulting dance works reveal intense female performances that make connections between bodies in motion, location and space, as well as historical and physical experience. Formed in 2007 and based in NJ/NYC since 2013, TMA has performed and taught extensively in academic and community settings throughout the NYC-area, East Coast, Midwest, and internationally in Central Asia, Guatemala, and Morocco. TMA recently celebrated their 10th Anniversary Season, with full-evening length performances presented by The Tank (NYC), Jersey City Theater Center (NJ), and performances at Bryant Park Presents Contemporary Dance (NYC), The Dance Complex (Boston), Dixon Place (NYC), Featured Guest Artist at Your Move Dance Festival (NJ), APAP at City Center (NYC), Nimbus Choreographic Residency and Performance (NJ), and Wilson College Creative Residency (PA).  TMA hosts and produces the dance interview podcast Movers & Shapers: A Dance Podcast.

COMPANY MEMBERS

Caitlin Bailey is a dancer and visual artist who trained in dance at Marymount Manhattan College before receiving her BA in Dance from Hunter College where she studied under Alberto del Saz and Jana Fienman. Bailey has recently performed at The Sheen Center,  Dixon Place, and Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Italy with Amaris Dance; the Vision of Sound tour with Matthew Frazier-Smith; and Green Space with Danielle Nicolosi. As a choreographer and performing artist for Eden Productions and Love Creek Productions, Bailey’s work has been showcased at Culture Project’s Women Center Stage Festival, in IHI Therapy Center’s “LOVE, YOURSELF” Gala, The New School’s BFA production of “Polaroid Stories”, and the Producers Club Theatre. A Certified Personal Trainer and competitive Obstacle Course Racer, Bailey works with PhilanthroFIT Training while dancing for Amaris Dance and The Moving Architects.

Maggie Beutner is a performer from Denton, Texas. She attended the University of North Texas and graduated with a BFA in Dance, along with studying in the honors college. While in school, she performed in works by KihYoung Choi, Amiti Perry, Ana Sokolow, and taught and choreographed extensively across the state. Since relocating to Brooklyn, she has performed with Brandon Welch, Britta Peterson, and is a company member of kaycruddenco. Maggie joined The Moving Architects in 2015.

Rachel Gill is from Muncie, Indiana. She graduated with a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance where she performed in works by Martha Graham, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Kimberly Bartosik, and Shannon Gillen, and also spent a semester studying at Amsterdam School of the Arts. Upon graduation, Rachel attended Springboard Danse Montreal and moved to New York City. Since living in New York, she has performed and participated in multiple workshops with the Merce Cunningham Dance Trust, and has performed as a freelance dancer with artists such as Rosalind Newman, Elizabeth Dishman, Kathleen Helm, and Asako Miyahira. Rachel is currently a company member of GREYZONE Dance and The Moving Architects.

Jenny Gram, originally from Santa Clara, California, holds a BFA in dance and a BA in English from the University of Iowa. While a student, she performed the work of Carl Flink, Jennifer Kayle, and Chris Masters, in addition to choreographing her own work. Since she graduated, Jenny has performed with Jennifer Archibald, Armada Dance Company, and Mark Dendy in New York City and Shen Wei Dance Arts at the North Carolina Museum of Art during the American Dance Festival. She is a certified Pilates mat instructor through the Kane School of Pilates. Currently, Jenny is a freelance arts administrator, and makes her own choreography under The JGram Project. Jenny is thrilled to be dancing in her fourth season with The Moving Architects!

Seattle grown, Brooklyn based, Léla Groom received her early training from the Preparatory Dance Program at Cornish College of the Arts, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. She holds a BFA in Dance from Arizona State University, where she performed extensively.  After graduating Summa Cum Laude, she relocated to New York City, where she is working as a freelance dancer and collaborator. She has performed with Treeline Dance Works, continues to work with long time collaborator Britta Joy Peterson, and is currently involved in projects with Inkyung Lee, and Falcon Dance. This is her second season with The Moving Architects.

Ashley Peters, originally from Utica, New York, holds a BFA in Dance and a BA in Psychology from University at Buffalo, where she was presented an Award of Distinction in Research for her thesis regarding the history and applications of jazz dance. As a freelance artist, Ashley has been a featured soloist with the Balasole Dance Company, toured Europe as a solo artist with Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp’s International Ballet Ensemble, and performed at Jacob’s Pillow with Melanie Aceto Contemporary Dance Company.  Ashley currently works at Gibney Dance Center and dances for Ballaro Dance, SoHa Dance and Treeline Dance Works.

MORE ON THE MOVING ARCHITECTS

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

University of Iowa – Department of Dance

Marymount Manhattan College – Department of Dance

Hunter College – Dance Department

University at Buffalo – Department of Theatre and Dance

University of North Texas – Department of Dance and Theatre

Arizona State University – School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Purchase College – Conservatory of Dance

Bates Dance Festival

DOVA (Doug Varone and Dancers)

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive

Gibney Dance Center

New Yorkers for Culture and Arts

Cornfield Dance

Trinity High School

Conductive Education

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

Movers & Shapers: Adam Barruch

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PODCAST No.45 –

Adam Barruch

Release Date: July 25, 2017

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ABOUT ADAM BARRUCH

Adam Barruch began his career as a young actor, performing professionally on Broadway and in film and television, working with prominent figures such as Tony Bennett, Jerry Herman and Susan Stroman. He later received dance training at LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts. After three years, he graduated early and was accepted into the dance department at The Juilliard School. As a dancer he has performed the works of Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Susan Marshall, Jose Limon, Daniele Dèsnoyers, and was a dancer with Sylvain Émard Danse in Montreal. He has also worked with The Margie Gillis Dance Foundation, performing and researching Conflict Transformation as part of The Legacy Project. Based in Brooklyn, Adam currently creates and performs work under the epithet of his own company, Anatomiae Occultii.

As a choreographer, Adam’s work has been presented at venues such as The Joyce Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, City Center, NYU/ Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, The Juilliard School, The Baryshnikov Arts Center, Ailey-Citigroup Theater, The 92Y: Buttenweiser Hall, Jacob’s Pillow: Inside/Out, LaMaMa,The Cedar Lake Theater, Gina Gibney Dance Center, The Harris Theater, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Cowles Center, The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, Bates Dance Festival and Theatre Usine C in Montreal. He has also taught technique and repertory at Princeton University, The Boston Conservatory, The Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program, Marymount Manhattan College, The Martha Graham School, The Hartt School, The Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, New York University, Hofstra University, West Virginia University and La Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán (EPDM).

Adam Barruch was selected as a participant in the 2011 Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab made possible by generous support from the Ford Foundation. Adam Barruch’s short-film collaboration with filmmaker Nel Shelby, Folie a Deux, was screened at the Dance On Camera Festival in Lincoln Center in 2012. In June 2013, Adam performed a full-length evening solo work, My Name is Adam, at Joe’s Pub commissioned by DanceNOW NYC, and was a recipient of a Late Stage Production Stipend from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. In addition, he has also created works for companies such as Ailey II, Keigwin + Company, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, River North Dance Chicago, BalletX, Whim W’Him Seattle Contemporary Dance, Graham II, GroundWorks Dance Theater and Minnesota Dance Theatre, as well as for dance icons Margie Gillis and Miki Orihara. Adam has also choreographed two music videos for Tokyo based musical act mishmash* and created movement for Variety Worldwide, whose projects combine non-traditional theater with nightlife and dining.

Adam was the recipient of a 2014 Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences, which recognizes institutions and individuals for distinguished accomplishments and exceptional talent in the arts and sciences. In September 2015, Adam Barruch was the choreographer-in-residence at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, California as part of the 2015 DANCEworks Residency. Adam Barruch was an artist-in-residence at the 92Y Harkness Dance Center in 2016-2017. He is currently working on a new physical theater production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

 

MORE ON ADAM BARRUCH

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Laguardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

The Julliard School

APAP

Springboard Danse Montréal

Sylvain Émard

Pina Bausch

Chelsea Banosky

Sweeney Todd

Margie Gillis

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

Movers & Shapers: Donnell Oakley

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PODCAST No.44 –

Donnell Oakley

Release Date: July 11, 2017

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ABOUT DONNELL OAKLEY

Donnell Oakley is an independent choreographer, performer and teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. A North Carolina native, she trained at Arts Together in Raleigh under Lemma and Glenda Mackie among other incredible teachers from a very young age through high school. Donnell studied modern technique, ballet, composition, improvisation and performance, among other movement classes. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography in 2001 and attended the American Dance Festival in the summers of 1999 and 2001 and has been dancing professionally in New York ever since. Donnell co-founded everything smaller in 2002, a Brooklyn-based dance company driven by collaboration. She spent 6 extraordinary years making dances with the inimitable Jessica Jolly and David Schmidt. everything smaller performed in venues and events such as the Studio 42’s Starving Artist Ball, Movement Research’s Improvisation is Hard, The Flea Theater’s Dance Conversations, Dance Now, the Bodyblend series at Dixon Place, the Solar Powered Arts Festival, Dancespace Center’s Wave of Humanity and their Elizabeth Pape Memorial Concert for which everything smaller received the Elizabeth Pape Scholarship in 2005, the Williamsburg Free Festival, the International D.U.M.B.O Dance Festival, WAX Works, Triskelion Arts Benefit Concerts, New Jersey’s S.W.E.A.T., Teresa Wimmer’s Twilight Project, the Brooklyn Dance Sampler, Middlebury College, University of Michigan, Swarthmore University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

In 2008, Donnell finished 6 extraordinary years with everything smaller. She has continued making dances and has had her work produced through Movement Research, the 92nd Street Y, the West End Theatre, Triskelion Arts, the Joyce SoHo, Dance Now NYC and Boston, Dance New Amsterdam, Gibney Dance Center, Dixon Place, The Yard, Gowanus Art + Production, Jacob’s Pillow, the American Dance Festival, the Ringling International Arts Festival and was the recipient of the Bessie Schönberg Choreographic Mentorship Residency at The Yard in 2013. Donnell has received additional artistic support through residencies at the Silo The Lumberyard and SUNY Brockport. She has been fortunate enough to work and collaborate with the extraordinary likes of Xan Burley, Courtney Drasner, Josh Palmer, Jordan Risdon, Alex Springer, Deborah Lohse and Cori Marquis. Donnell has also had the pleasure of working with designers and composers such as Paul Moffit, Scott Nelson, Mandy Ringger, Randi Rivera, Oana Botez, Justin Levine and Matt Stine.

In addition to her own work, Donnell currently loves collaborating and dancing with Steeledance, Chavasse Dance & Performance, Liz Staruch, Fritha Pengelly in Pengelly Projects, Cori Marquis and The Nines [IX], her collective LMnO3:  Deborah Lohse, Cori Marquis, Donnell Oakley, and Doug Elkins Choreography Etc.

She has been invited to teach and/or set work at West Chester University, the University of Michigan, Middlebury University, Arizona State University, Prescott College, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, DeSales University, Muhlenberg College, SUNY Brockport, Enloe High School and Arts Together in NC, The Yard, The Beijing Dance Festival, and as a continuing part of Gibney Dance Center, teaching a contemporary technique class every Wednesday and Friday at noon.

Donnell feels a strong connection to her roots and believes deeply in Arts Together’s philosophy:  “We believe that students who develop personal artistic vision as well as technique become creators rather than imitators.”

MORE ON DONNELL OAKLEY

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

UNC – Greensboro, Dance

Arts Together

Triskelion Arts

Chez Bushwick

everything smaller 

Doug Elkins

Joe’s Pub Dance Now NYC

LMNO3

Steeledance

Amy Chavasse

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

Movers & Shapers: Theresa Ruth Howard

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PODCAST No.43 –

Theresa Ruth Howard

Release Date: June 20, 2017

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ABOUT THERESA RUTH HOWARD: 

Founder of MoBBallet, Theresa Ruth Howard is an expert and advocate on the issue of diversity in Ballet. She has sat on panels for Dance/USA, Dance/NYC, Collegium for African Diaspora Dance at Duke University, and collaborated with International Association of Blacks in Dance in the planning and facilitation of the first Ballet Audition for female ballet dancers of color. A former member of the Dance Theater of Harlem, and Armitage Gone! Dance, Howard has worked extensively with choreographer Donald Byrd, and was a guest artist with Complexions Contemporary Ballet. As a contributor to Pointe, Expressions (Italy), Tanz (Germany) and dance media publications, Howard has emerged as a clear and defining voice on topics such as body image and race. She holds more than 17 years of experience as a dance educator including Ballet Faculty at the Ailey School.

MORE ON THERESA RUTH HOWARD

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Philadanco

Judith Jamison

Pennsylvania Ballet

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Arthur Mitchell

Andrea Long

Larry Rhodes

Milton Myers

“The Source” Magazine

Wendy Perron

Sylvia Waters

Donald Byrd

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com