Movers & Shapers: Janet Eilber

By August 28, 2018Podcast

MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.69 –

Janet Eilber

 

Release Date: 8.28.18

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ABOUT JANET EILBER

JANET EILBER 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. These initiatives include designing contextual programming, educational and community partnerships, use of new media, commissions of new works and creative events such as the “Lamentation Variations”. She has also reconstructed lost Graham works, remixed Graham choreography and created new staging in the Graham style for theater/dance productions of “The Bacchae” and “Prometheus Bound”. Earlier in her career, as a principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Ms. Eilber 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. She soloed at the White House, was partnered by Rudolf Nureyev, starred in three segments of Dance in America, and has since taught, lectured, and directed Graham ballets internationally. 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. She has served as Director of Arts Education for the Dana Foundation, guiding the Foundation’s support for Teaching Artist training and contributing regularly to its arts education publications. Eilber is a Trustee Emeritus of the Interlochen Center for the Arts. She is married to screenwriter/director John Warren, with whom she has two daughters, Madeline and Eva.

MORE ON JANET

marthagraham.org

Instagram: instagram.com/marthagrahamdance

Facebook: facebook.com/marthagrahamdancecompany

YouTube: youtube.com/marthagrahamdancecompany

Studio Series page: marthagraham.org/studioseries

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Interlochen Arts Academy

Carolos Surinach

Martha Graham

Bertram Ross

José Limón

The Julliard School

Risa Steinberg

“Diversion of Angels”

American Dance Machine

Agnes DeMille

Bob Fosse

Lar Lubovitch

“Dancin'”

“Swing”

“The Little Prince and the Aviator”

“Whose Life is it Anyway?”

Wynn Handman

Bonnie Oda Homsey

Ron Protas

Dana Foundation

Clytemnestra challenge

Martha Graham google dance doodle

 

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

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping. jamdancer.com, networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.