Movers & Shapers: Lauren Grant

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.66 –

photo: Amber Star Merkens

Lauren Grant

 

Release Date: 7.3.18

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ABOUT LAUREN GRANT

Lauren Grant, honored with a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” award for her career with the Mark Morris Dance Group, has danced with MMDG since 1996, appearing in over 60 of Morris’ works. In addition to staging Morris’ repertory on his company and at universities, Grant teaches ballet and modern technique for numerous professional dance companies and schools around the globe and is an adjunct faculty member at Montclair State University. Her writing has been published in the journal Dance Education in PracticeBallet ReviewDance Magazine, and InfiniteBody. She also serves as a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts. Grant earned her MFA in Dance from MSU (where she was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society) and her BFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is a recipient of the prestigious American Association of University Women Career Development Grant, the Sono Osato Scholarship for Graduate Studies, and the Caroline Newhouse Grant—all in support of her scholarly pursuits. Originally from Highland Park, IL, she lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband David Leventhal (former MMDG dancer and current Dance for PD® Program Director) and their son, born in 2012.

MORE ON LAUREN

Website:  MarkMorrisDanceGroup

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Chicago City Ballet

Marjorie Tallchief

Ginny Siano

Svetlova Dance Center

NYU Tisch School of the Arts

David Leventhal

“The Hard Nut”

White Oak Dance Project

“L’Allegro”

Kate Johnson

Dance for PD

“Capturing Grace”

Marjorie Mussman

Dance Education and Practice (Journal)

Sarabande

Montclair State University – Dance

 

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.

Movers & Shapers: Douglas Dunn

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.65 –

Douglas Dunn

 

Release Date: 6.19.18

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ABOUT DOUGLAS DUNN

Douglas Dunn has been dancing and making dances for fifty years. His lineage includes: an outdoor California upbringing full with self-invented, physically challenging games; a wide range of athletic pursuits; years of ballet classes; a summer at Jacob’s Pillow; 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, the daring, no-rehearsal collective that included Steve Paxton, David Gordon, Barbary Dilley, Nancy Green, Yvonne Rainer and Trisha Brown. Douglas Dunn first presented his work in Manhattan in 1971. After a number of years of solo and duet work, he formed Douglas Dunn + Dancers in 1978. He likes to collaborate with poets, painters, sculptors, musicians, composers and playwrights to offer a multifaceted theatrical experience. He has set pieces for many companies besides his own, including the Paris Opera Ballet, and has composed numerous outdoor and site-specific events. He is renowned as a teacher of Technique and of Open Structures, with a long tenure at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Awards include a Guggenheim, a Bessie, and Chevalier in the Ordres des Arts et des Lettres. He receives fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Department of Cultural Affairs, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, and the Creative Arts Public Service Program, among others. Douglas produces Salons at his studio in Soho and is Board Member Emeritus of Danspace Project/St. Mark’s Church since 2005. His collected writing, Dancer Out of Sight, is available at Amazon.com.

MORE ON DOUGLAS

Website:  DouglasDunn.com

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Jacob’s Pillow

Ted Shawn

Henry Moore

Rudolf Arnheim

The Gunnery 

Margaret Jenkins

Merce Cunningham

Sara Rudner

Twyla Tharp

Yvonne Rainer

Pat Catterson

Judson Dance Theater

Barbara Dilley

Grand Union

“Gestures in Red”

Paris Opera

Diane Frank

Deborah Riley

John Discoll

Edwin Denby

Rudy Burckhardt

Mimi Gross

Charles Atlas

“Secret of the Waterfall”

Joanna Harris

NYU Steinhardt 

Gus Solomons

Wendy Perron

 

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.

Movers & Shapers: Jennifer Stahl

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.64 –

Jennifer Stahl

 

Release Date: 6.5.18

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ABOUT JENNIFER STAHL

Jennifer Stahl is Dance Magazine‘s editor in chief. A former senior editor of Pointe, she has also written for The Atlantic, Runner’s World and other publications. She holds a BFA in dance and journalism from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she danced work by such choreographers as Karole Armitage and David Dorfman. As a dancer, she’s performed for Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Israeli choreographer Gali Hod and Cirque du Soleil’s 25th-anniversary celebration. She has also served as a judge for the Capezio A.C.E. Awards, on the panel of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation and as an adjudicator for the American College Dance Association. She was recently an invited speaker at the Women in Dance Leadership Conference.

MORE ON JENNIFER

Website:  dancemagazine.com

Instagram: @dancemagazine

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Sam Weber

Dianna Agron

NYU Tisch School of the Arts

“Roman Holiday”

Dance Teacher Magazine

Wendy Perron

William Forsythe

Virginia Johnson

Pointe Magazine

Hanna Rubin

Wendy Whelan

Alessandra Ferri

“This is America” by Childish Gambino

Theresa Ruth Howard

“25 to Watch”

Akram Kahn

Kyle Abraham

 

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.

Movers & Shapers: Lois Greenfield

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.63 –

Lois Greenfield

 

Release Date: 5.22.18

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ABOUT 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.

She has created signature images for most of the contemporary dance companies, from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to American Ballet Theatre. Many of these photos have appeared in her two bestselling books- Breaking Bounds, (1992), and Airborne (1998), both published by Thames and Hudson LTD, UK and Chronicle Books US.

Her latest book, Lois Greenfield: Moving Still, from the same publishers, was released in 2015, and the accompanying exhibit has been on tour within the US and to Russia, China, and Colombia. Commercial clients have picked up on the metaphorical potential of her vision. She has created ads and campaigns for clients including Disney, Orangina, Proctor & Gamble, Pepsi, AT&T, Sony, Hanes, Raymond Weil, and Rolex.

Since her first show at New York City’s International Center of Photography in 1992, her work has been exhibited in many museums and galleries, such as the Tel Aviv Art Museum, Israel; the Venice Biennale, Italy; the Musée de l’Elysée, Switzerland; the Erarta Contemporary Art Museum, Russia; and the Southeast Museum of Photography, Florida.

Lois has been fascinated by non-traditional forms of photographic presentation. Invited to participate in “Le Printemps de Cahors” in France, she projected her images onto a 30-foot high water screen in the Lot River. Set against the night sky, the water turned her crystal sharp photographs back into ephemeral moments, making the live experience seem like a product of the imagination.

Lois pioneered the use of live photography as an integral part of a dance performance. She collaborated from 2003 to 2007 with the Australian Dance Theatre on HELD, a dance inspired by her photography. Lois was onstage shooting the live action and her images were projected real-time as part of the performance. This award-winning dance was performed to sold-out audiences around the world, from the Sydney Opera House to Sadler’s Wells in London, the Joyce Theater in NYC to Theatre de la Ville, Paris.

In 2014/2015 Lois was an Artist in Residence at NYU/Tisch Department of Dance and New Media. In 2015, she was honored with the Dance in Focus award given by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Dance Films Association, and in 2016 she received a lifetime achievement award from The McCallum Theatre Institute in recognition of her ground-breaking contributions to the field.

MORE ON LOIS

Website:  loisgreenfield.com

Instagram: @loisgreenfield

Twitter: @lois_greenfield

Facebook: Lois Greenfield Photography

Workshops with Lois Greenfield

Moving Still Exhibit

Press

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

 

Laura Shapiro

Deborah Jowitt

Village Voice

Breaking Bounds

Airborne

Moving Still

Parsons Dance

Australian Dance Theatre

International Center of Photography

Danny Ezralow

Trisha Brown

Elizabeth Streb

Dance Magazine

 

 

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.

Movers & Shapers: Sara Rudner

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.62 –

Sara Rudner

 

Release Date: 5.8.18

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ABOUT SARA RUDNER

Sara Rudner BA Barnard College, MFA Bennington College, participated in the development and performance of Twyla Tharp’s modern dance repertory; was a founder and director of the Sara Rudner Performance Ensemble; and has produced marathon dances as well as short forms.  Her collaborators have included Mikhail Baryshnikov Dana Reitz and Christopher Janney; she has participated in theater and opera productions at the Public Theater, the Salzburg Festival, and the Paris Opera.  Awards include a Bessie a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial fellowship, a Dance Magazine award, and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts.  Sara is the former Director of Dance at Sarah Lawrence College.

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

“Push Comes to Shove”
Judson Dance Theater
Barnard College – Dance
Elder Share the Arts
Janet Mansfield Soares 
Paul Sanasardo
American Dance Festival
Mia Slavenska
Delacorte Theater
“The One Hundreds”
“The Fugue”
The Grand Union
“Eight Jelly Rolls”
Danspace Project
Roger Bannister
Wendy Rogers
Nancy Topf
Sarah Lawrence College – Dance

 

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.