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Movers & Shapers: Netta Yerushalmy

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PODCAST No.130 – Netta Yerushalmy


Release Date: 3.13.22


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ABOUT Netta Yerushalmy

Netta Yerushalmy is an award winning choreographer and performer originally from Galilee, Israel. Based in New York City since 2000, her work aims to engage with audiences by imparting the sensation of things as they are perceived, not as they are known, and to challenge how meaning is attributed and constructed.  Most recently recognized with a 2022 United States Artists Fellowship, Netta has also been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, Princeton Arts Fellowship, Research Fellowship from New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University, New York City Center Choreography Fellowship, Jerome Robbins Bogliasco Fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants-to-Artists Award, National Dance Project Grant, LMCC’s Extended Life, Six Points Fellowship, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.

Her work has been commissioned and presented by venues such as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Joyce Theater, American Dance Festival, New York Live Arts, Danspace Project, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Bates Dance Festival, Wexner Center for the Arts, Guggenheim Museum, Center for the Arts/Wesleyan University, NYU’s Skirball / Cunningham Centennial, La Mama, River to River Festival, International Dance (Jerusalem), Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Foundation, ‘62 Center for the Arts/Williams College, ODC & Bridge Project, and Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance (Tel Aviv), where MOVEMENT is scheduled to appear August 6th & 7th 2022.

She has received development support through the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Watermill Center, National Center for Choreography/Akron, the Yard, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, Djerassi Arts Program, Movement Research, Gibney’s DiP, and Trinity College.

Netta works across genres and disciplines: she contributed to sculptor Josiah McElheny’s Prismatic Park at Madison Square Park, choreographed a Red Hot Chili Peppers music video, worked with cellist Maya Beiser and composer Julia Wolfe on Spinning (PEAK Performances, 2019), and collaborated on evenings of theory and performance at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICI Berlin).

As guest artist and visiting faculty, Netta has created works with repertory companies and students nationwide at Princeton University, Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Juilliard School, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Rutgers University, Peridance Ensemble, University of Utah, Zenon Dance Company, American Dance Festival, Alvin Ailey School, SUNY Brockport, University of Texas at Austin, James Madison University, Long Island University, UNC Charlotte, Roger Williams University, and The Maslool conservatory.

As a performer, Netta has worked with Pam Tanowitz Dance (New Work for Goldberg Variation, PEAK 2017), Doug Varone and Dancers, Joanna Kotze, Karinne Keithley, Nancy Bannon, Mark Jarecki, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet.

Netta received a BFA in Dance with Honors from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she is currently guest faculty in the department of dance.

 

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PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Paramodernities at Jacob’s Pillow

Doug Varone

Paula Matthusen

 

 

 

 

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: Hannah Kahn

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PODCAST No.129 – Hannah Kahn


Release Date: 2.20.22

 

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ABOUT HANNAH KAHN

Hannah Kahn, founder and artistic director of the Hannah Kahn Dance Company, is a master teacher with fifty-two years of experience creating over one hundred and forty dances. Some of the strongest influences on her choreography were her childhood classes in Ithaca, New York with Iris Barbura, her studies of the techniques of Jose Limon and Martha Graham, and her performance of dances by Doris Humphrey and Anna Sokolow. The practice of Tai Chi has also influenced her movement style.

After graduating from the Juilliard School in 1972, Kahn founded the Company in New York, and directed it there for twelve years before moving to Colorado in 1988, where she has directed the company ever since.  In addition to her own company, her works have been in the repertories of over a dozen other dance companies.

 

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Iris Barbora

Sarah Stackhouse 

The Juilliard School

Helen McGehee

Martha Hill

Anna Sokolow   

Limón Dance Company

Janet Soares

Danny Lewis

Dalienne Majors

David White

Mark Morris

Teri Weksler

Cleo Parker Robinson

Presenting Denver

 

 

 

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: Lisa La Touche

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PODCAST No.128 – Lisa La Touche


Release Date: 1.23.22

photo: Mark Bennington Photography

 

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ABOUT LISA LA TOUCHE (tap dancer, choreographer, educator, director/curator, film maker and mom)

Originally from Calgary and a former New Yorker, Lisa’s career as a performer, solo-artist, choreographer and director has reached great heights. One of her greatest credits includes being an original cast member of SHUFFLE ALONG on Broadway choreographed by Savion Glover and directed by George C. Wolfe. With such an all-star cast, she performed at the 70th Annual TONY Awards, was a recipient of the Fred Astaire award for “Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway show” and the A.C.C.A. Actor’s Equity Award for “Outstanding Broadway Chorus”. She was also both Off-Broadway and on tour for multiple years with the production STOMP directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas and later then toured with Savion Glover and his production of STEPZ. In film/ television, some of Lisa’s credits include Amazon’s Original TV series Z- The Beginning of Everything starring Christina Ricci with choreography by John Carrafa, the Maya And Marty show c/o NBS and Secret Talents of the Stars with Maya Harrison c/o CBS.

Some of her previous overall performance highlights have also included being in the original ensemble of Dormeshia’s “Sophisticated Ladies” performing weekly at The Cotton Club in Harlem, being a member of Jason Samuel Smith’s company A.C.G.I, Max Pollak’s Rumba Tap, and Barbara Duffy and Co. Her foundation as a professional tap dancer truly began in Chicago as part of the legendary M.A.D.D. Rhythms (founded by Bril Barrett and Martin “Tre” Dumas III), which had her Direct M.A.D.D. Rhythms Canada in her hometown, Calgary, and then later continue great works working with The Chicago Human Rhythm Project with Lane Alexander’s BAM! and Martin “Tre” Dumas’ company JusLisTeN.

As a guest artist and choreographer, Lisa has appeared in venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Royal Albert Hall in London c/o Michele Drees’ Jazz Tap Project, and with bands such as the Revive Da Live Big Band, and both Marcus Strickland and E.J. Strickland in NYC’s jazz scene. She founded her own company TAP PHONICS in 2009 and has been commissioned to present for such organizations such as The Brooklyn Museum, 92Y, Gibney Dance and Fall For Dance North. Some of her most sought after choreographies include “Love Me Or Leave Me”, “So” and “Fragile” to name a few which can all be found online.

As an educator, she has been on faculty as Adjunct Professor at PACE University in Manhattan and at the University Of Calgary, and held appointments at NYU, Princeton University, the Juilliard School, USC, George Brown University and many others. Her outreach initiatives has lead her to work with Rosie O’Donell’s “Rosie’s Theater Kids”; a New York youth-outreach theater program, as well as countless after school programs on the South Side of Chicago c/o M.A.D.D. Rhythms and the Chicago Human Rhythm Project. She has appeared on faculty commercially at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, The American Tap Dance Foundation, taught residencies at institutions such as The School at Jacob’s Pillow under the direction of Dianne Walker and at the Hinton Battle Dance Academy in Tokyo, Japan. She has been blessed to reach an abundance of dancers as well worldwide via the dance and tap festival circuit. This includes reputable festivals like Tap City, The Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Rhythm World, RIFF/Woodshed, Tap Kids, Third Coast Rhythm Project, North Carolina Tap Festival, and the likes across Canada and in Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, China, and the UK. She now currently hosts her own series of courses online
 at tapclasswithlisa.teachable.com and offers an online after-school program called “Tap For the PPL”. Her recent endeavors includes co-curating the Tap Dance Legacy Series along with Travis Knights in partnership with Toronto’s Dance Immersion providing the local black community free access to their cultural history. She also has written and directed her debut film TRAX encompassing her journey back to Alberta while discovering important local black history.

As an ever evolving artist, Lisa continuously immerses herself in studies and has trained in Meisner and Method based acting via Matthew Corozine and Susan Batson Studios in New York. She works with vocal coaches Shelton Becton and Susan Eichborn Young to continue her singing training, and loves the journey of rising to new discoveries as a performing artist.

She believes whole heartedly, to quote the great Maya Angelou, “when you learn, teach” and that the journey is infinite and full of fascination if we trust those nudges of inspiration. Please visit www.lisalatouche.com for further info.

 

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PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Joanne Baker

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

James ‘Buster’ Brown

“Tap” the challenge scene

Gregory Hines

Sammy Davis Jr.

Vicky Adams Willis

Savion Glover

Savion Glover at the White House

Jason Samuels Smith

Ayodele Casel

Sean Cheesman

Bril Barrett

M.A.D.D. Rhythms

Star Dickson

Donnetta Jackson

Nico Rubio

Chloé and Maud Arnold

STOMP

Dormeshia

George C. Wolfe

“Shuffle Along”

Michelle Dorrance

Billy Porter

Travis Knights

Dance Immersion Legacy Series: Tap Dance Symposium

Brinae Ali

Danny Nielsen

Project with Gibney

Ronnie and Robert Crump

Cheryl Foggo

 

 

 

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: JoAnna Mendl Shaw

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PODCAST No.127 – JoAnna Mendl Shaw


Release Date: 1.9.22

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ABOUT JOANNA

Veteran choreographer and dance educator, JoAnna Mendl Shaw has been devising performance works for stage, rural and urban landscapes since the 1980’s. Her body of interspecies work initiates visceral engagement with the natural and cultural environment. Redefining the possibilities for dance-making, Shaw’s research into the human-equine dialogue began in 1998. Her company, The Equus Projects, tours throughout the States and Europe creating site-specific works through immersive collaboration with local equine and arts communities. An internationally recognized dance educator, Shaw has taught on faculty at NYU, The Juilliard School, Alvin Ailey, Princeton, Mount Holyoke and Montclair State. Shaw is the recipient of NEA Choreographic Fellowships and multiple NEA grants for Interdisciplinary Performance. She has brought her somatic practice of Physical Listening into elementary schools and academic think tanks, into the Strategic Studies group at the Naval War College and NYU Medical school. She is a certified Laban Movement Analyst. She is the author of the 2021 book, Physical Listening, A Dancer’s Interspecies Journey.

 

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Susan Klein

Marnie Thomas

David Wood

Sally Stackhouse

Helen Priest Rogers

Mount Holyoke College Dance

American Dance Festival

“There is a Time” Jose Limon

Paul Sanasardo

Don Farnworth

Talley Beatty

Eleo Pomare

Joyce Trisler

Bill Evans

Cornish College for the Arts – Dance

Pat Graney

Wade Madsen

Susan Marshall

Margie Jenkins

Ann Carlson

Montclair State University Dance

NYU Tisch School of the Arts

DTW

Kay Cummings

The Julliard School

Ailey/Fordham BFA Program

Denise Jefferson

Judith Kestenberg

Swiss Gymnastics Federation (STV)

Five College Dance

Gus Solomons Jr.

NPN 

David Lichman

VCU Dance

William Forsythe Technologies

Jill Johnson 

Bates Dance Festival

Equus International Film Festival

National Arts Club

Janis Brenner

Christine Jowers

Carl Flink

Dance Rising

Melissa Riker

NYCDA

Daniel Gwirtzman

 

 

 

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: Loni Landon

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PODCAST No.125 – Loni Landon


Release Date: 12.12.21

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ABOUT LONI

Loni Landon is a Dancer, Choreographer, and Movement Consultant based in New York City. In addition to creating dances for her own collective Loni Landon Dance Project, her work is commissioned by Dance Companies and Film Director’s across the country. Born and raised in New York City, Landon received her BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School. While a student at the NYC High School of Performing Arts, Landon was a NFAA YoungArts Modern Dance Winner. After Juilliard, Landon performed with Aszure Barton and Artists, Ballet Theater Munich, Tanz Munich Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera.

Landon is a Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Winner. As a sought after choreographer, her work has been commissioned by The Joyce Theater, Keigwin and Company, BODYTRAFFIC, James Sewell Ballet, Whim Whim, LEVY DANCE, The Juilliard School, American Dance Institute, Northwest Dance Project, Groundworks Dance Company, Hubbard Street II, BalletX, Ballet Austin, SUNY Purchase, NYU, Boston Conservatory, and Marymount Manhattan College. Her company has performed at The Joyce Theater, Pulse Art Fair, Jacob’s Pillow, Insitu Dance Festival, Bryant Park, Beach Sessions in Rockaway Beach and Guggenheim Works and Process Series.

Landon has won numerous awards including 1st Prize Winner of Ballet Austin’s New American Talent Competition, Northwest Dance Project’s “Pretty Creatives’” Choreographic Competition, Next Commission from CityDance Ensemble, Finalist in the International Solo Tanz Theater Competition in Stuttgart, Germany, Finalist in the Hannover International Choreography Competition and an Emerging Choreographer at Springboard Danse Montreal. Landon choreographed the feature film “Saturday Church,” Directed by Damon Cardasis, which premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival.

Landon was a participant in the New Movement Residency at USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab made possible through the generous support of the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Other residencies include ITE, NYU, CUNY Dance Initiative, Kaatsbaan, and Stephen Petronio’s new residency center, Crow’s Nest, in collaboration with Dance Lab NY and Dancers Responding to Aids. She has been adjunct faculty at NYU, Barnard, SUNY Purchase and Princeton University. Landon is passionate about Entrepreneurship in the Arts and has co-founded THE PLAYGROUND, an initiative designed to give emerging choreographers a place to experiment, while allowing professional dancers to participate affordably. The Playground was recognized by Dance Magazine as a 25 To Watch. As well as four/four presents, a platform that commissions and presents collaborations betweens dancers and musicians.

 

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PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Julliard School

“Fame”

Metropolitan Opera

Greg Dolbashian

The Playground

Gibney

Four/Four Presents

Public Records

Beach Sessions

 

 

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.

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