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Movers & Shapers Podcast: Heidi Latsky

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Podcast No.11 – HEIDI LATSKY

Release Date: October 20, 2015

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ABOUT HEIDI LATSKY: ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER, PERFORMER

HEIDI LATSKY, originally from Montreal, first received recognition as a celebrated principal dancer for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (1987-1993). Her experience there profoundly influenced her style and her philosophy of dance as she developed a reputation in her own right as a choreographer for stage, theater, and film.

In 1993, she received a commission from the Cannes International Dance Festival. Three years later, she was chosen to represent Canada at the Suzanne Dellal International Dance Competition in Tel Aviv and at Danse a Lille in France. Since then, Latsky has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe with her own company and as part of Goldhuber & Latsky (with former partner Lawrence Goldhuber) [1996-2000].

Latsky headed the Movement Department at The School for Film and Television from 1998-2005, where she developed her teaching practice: The Latsky Method. She has taught internationally throughout her career and her “Movement Portraits in Action” program has been implemented at the AIDS Service Center and The Creative Center in NYC.

While working with Theater Director Mary Fulham, she received two Innovative Theater Award nominations. She served as choreographer on Academy Award nominated Katja Esson’s film “A Season of Madness” and as director and choreographer on Susan Murphy’s GIRL/GROUP at the Marquee, NYC (2003).

In 2001, she founded her own company, Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD). During the fall of 2006, Latsky began an intensive period of creation with bi-lateral amputee, Lisa Bufano. This marked a significant shift of focus for HLD and a period of immense growth, during which she more fully developed the company’s mission and vision. HLD received an ARC grant through Pentacle that included mentoring Latsky for a period of 18 months, and in 2009 she was chosen by Creative Capital Foundation as one of four choreographers nationally to receive a three-year award for her evening-length work, GIMP. In 2014, she was selected as the first participant in “Dance for Film on Location at Montclair State University,” a three-year short film series underwritten by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The film will premiere as part of the company’s live show at Peak Performances in April 2015.

Her range of work is as varied as guest lecturing at Harvard University, performing with other Bill T Jones’ alumni in “SUMMER REUNION,” restaging a piece of Arnie Zane’s at the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee, creating a work at the Aaron Academy for high school students with learning disabilities, directing workshops in performance skills, performing in 2012’s TEDxWomen, and developing new works for her contemporaries like Li Chiao Ping as featured in several films by Douglas Rosenberg, including Seven Solos in 2012.

Latsky has continued her work as an adjudicator of the American College Dance Festival Association’s (ACDFA) and serves on the Artist Advisory Board of Danspace Project. She has a BA in Psychology with Honors from Carleton University (1979), receiving the Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement and The Ottawa Ladies College Scholarship.

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PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Les Grands Ballets

Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal

York University

Twyla Tharp

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

Ligamentous Laxity

Sean Curran

Donald Byrd

Keith Young

Lawrence Goldhuber

Lisa Bufano

Jeremy Alliger

The Gimp Project

Bob Fosse

25th Anniversary Americans with Disabilities Act

Jerron Herman

Meredith Fages

Lawrence Carter-Long

Creative Capital

Abrons Arts Center

Simi Linton

Janet Wong

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Intro Music: “Singing Distance” by Elijah Aaron

Movers & Shapers Podcast: Elizabeth McPherson

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Podcast No.10 – ELIZABETH MCPHERSON

Release Date: October 6, 2015

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ABOUT ELIZABETH MCPHERSON: PROFESSOR, WRITER, HISTORIAN, NOTATOR

Elizabeth McPherson is an associate professor and coordinator of the BA in Dance (with teaching concentrations) at Montclair State University. She received her BFA from Juilliard, followed by an MA from The City College of New York, and a PhD from New York University. Dr. McPherson is the author of The Bennington School of the Dance: A History in Writings and Interviews and The Contributions of Martha Hill to American Dance and Dance Education, 1900-1995, as well as a contributor of articles and reviews to Ballet ReviewDance Teacher MagazineAttitude: The Dancers’ Magazine and The Journal of Dance Education. She worked as a historical consultant on the film Miss Hill, Making Dance Matter and is the Executive Editor of the journal Dance Education in Practice, produced by the National Dance Education Organization. The focus of her research is teaching and learning in dance education with an emphasis on history. She has particular expertise in oral interviews, which make up significant portions of both of her books.

Dr. McPherson has staged numerous 20th century dance works from Labanotation and other sources. Recent projects include Antony Tudor’s Continuo and excerpts from Anna Sokolow’s Rooms. She is a board member of the Martha Hill Dance Fund (since 2005) and on the professional advisory committee of the Dance Notation Bureau. Performance credits include: Ernesta Corvino’s Dance Circle Company, Avodah Dance Ensemble, and the Louis Johnson Dance Theatre.

MORE ON ELIZABETH MCPHERSON

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Nashville Metro Parks

Balanchine’s “Nutcracker”

Petipa’s “Sleeping Beauty”

Nashville Ballet

Burklyn Ballet Theatre

La Sylphide

Ellen Robbins

Lawrence Rhodes

Alfredo Corvino

Journal of Dance Education

Donald McKayle’s “Games”

Nijinksky’s “Afternoon of a Fawn”

Murial Topaz

Tina Curran

Labanotation

Avodah Dance Ensemble

Doris Humphrey’s “Invention”

Anna Sokolow

Martha Hill

BJ Sills

Helen Tamaris

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Intro Music: “Singing Distance” by Elijah Aaron

Movers & Shapers Podcast: Karen Love

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Podcast No.9 – KAREN LOVE

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Release Date: September 22, 2015

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ABOUT KAREN LOVE:  CHOREOGRAPHER AND DANCE EDUCATOR

Born in Montclair, NJ,  Love earned her MFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts and her B.F.A. from Montclair State University where she was awarded the Excellence in Choreography Award and the Outstanding Senior Award. She received The New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Grant, and the Harkness Choreographers Space Grant at SUNY Purchase. In 1997, Love was invited to The Bates Dance Festival in Maine as an Emerging Choreographer and later returned to teach for the Young Dancers Program. She was selected as a choreographer for the Choreographer/Dancer residency at the Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, recognized in Who’s Who Among American Teacher’s 2004 and 2005 and was honored as one of the “50 Women You Should Know in Montclair, NJ”. Most recently she was recognized as a “Women of Distinction” by The YWCA of Essex and West Hudson.

Presently, Love is the director of the Dance Department at Hillside High School, director of the After School Dance Program for the Hillside Public Schools District and an adjunct professor at Montclair State University. She is a former faculty member in the Junior Division at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Love is a certified Pilates Mat Instructor and a certified Yoga instructor.

In 1996 Love created the Wofabe African Dance and Drum Festival. Wofabe is New Jersey’s only African dance and drum festival. The festival consists of African dance and drum classes, panel discussions, free children classes, and an evening dance concert. The festival has been presented at Newark Arts High School, Science Park High School and for the past three years the Historic Newark Symphony Hall.

She traveled to Australia as a representative for the dance department of Montclair State University where she both performed and taught classes in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.  She has performed with Urban Bush Women, Gellman’s Newark Dance Theatre, and The VonHoward Project. Love has studied West African dance for the past 16 years and was awarded two consecutive Folk Artist Apprenticeships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts to study Guinean Dance with Master Teacher M’ Bemba Bangoura. Love has traveled to Guinea, West Africa, Mexico and Bermuda under the tutelage of Bangoura. Love has traveled to Morocco, Senegal and the Gambia, West Africa under the direction of Baba Chuck Davis.

Love is a former Visiting Artist in Residence at Kent State University in Ohio. Her choreography has been commissioned and presented at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, DTW Freshtracks, Aaron Davis Hall, The Yard, Symphony Space, Danspace, Joyce Soho, Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center, Bates Dance Festival, Duke University, Northern Illinois University, Montclair State University, NYU, and Newark Arts High School.

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PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Montclair High School

Lori Katterhenry

International Association of Blacks in Dance

Umoja Dance Company

Chuck Davis

Dance Theater Workshop

New York University

Kathy Grant

Kay Cummings

Gus Solomons Jr.

Kent State University

Shapiro and Smith

Victoria School of the Performing Arts

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Intro Music: “Singing Distance” by Elijah Aaron

Movers & Shapers Podcast: Caitlin Trainor

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Podcast No.8 – CAITLIN TRAINOR

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Release Date: September 8, 2015

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ABOUT CAITLIN TRAINOR:  DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER, AND DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Caitlin Trainor lives and dances in New York City. Originally from Rhode Island, Trainor holds degrees from Skidmore College (B.S. in Dance Performance and Choreography) and Mills College (M.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography). Caitlin is a member of the dance faculty at Barnard College/Columbia University and delights in sharing dance with students.

Before founding Trainor Dance, Caitlin danced for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Sean Curran, Amy Marshall and others.  She was assistant choreographer to Mr. Curran and site-specific choreographer Stephan Koplowitz, and has taught at Dance City (Newcastle, England), Montclair State University, American College Dance Festival, and Sarah Lawrence College.  During her recent tenure in the U.K., Caitlin co-founded Fresh, an ongoing forum for the development, sharing and discussion of new work for regional dance artists and audiences, and presented The Magic Behind the Movement, a lecture/demonstration, in conjunction with Northumbria University and Darlington Arts Center.  Trainor recently received a generous grant from New York Foundation of the Arts, and is grateful to Barnard College for ongoing production support.

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PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Cyndi Lauper “She’s So Unusual”

Providence College

Barnard/Columbia University

Skidmore College

Deborah Fernandez

Laban Center

The Place

Mills College

Green Tortoise

Urban Bush Women

Mary Cochran

The Metropolitan Opera

Zvi Gotheiner

Sean Curran

“The Art of Making Dances” by Doris Humphrey

Green Space

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Intro Music: “Singing Distance” by Elijah Aaron

Movers & Shapers Podcast: Paula Kellinger

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:
Paula_headshotPodcast No.7 – PAULA KELLINGER

Release Date: August 11, 2015

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ABOUT PAULA KELLINGER:  CHOREOGRAPHER AND DANCE PROFESSOR

Paula Kellinger is Professor of Dance at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA, a position she has held since 1995. Prior to teaching at Wilson College, Paula danced for such choreographers as Meredith Monk, Laura Dean, Susan Rethorst, Wendy Perron, Brendan McCall, and as an apprentice for Trisha Brown, alongside creating her own body of choreographic work. As a dance instructor she has guest taught at the Kanon Dance Company/Academy (St. Petersburg, Russia), Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (Salzburg, Austria), Academia Del’Arte (Arezzo, Italy), Universita Perugia (Perugia, Italy), and as adjunct professor at Gettysburg College.  Paula formed the workshop series SUPA with Susan Rethorst, a yearly summer choreography-based program hosted by Wilson College.  Throughout her career as a professor and choreographer, Paula has received numerous awards including the Donald Bletz Outstanding Teaching Award (2012, 2000, 1997), a NEA Choreographic Fellowship (1999), PSCA Choreographic Fellowship (1999, 1996), and Wilson College Research Stipends (2011, 2008, 2002). Paula holds a MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College and a BFA in Dance and BA in Sociology/Anthropology from Adelphi University.

MORE ON PAULA KELLINGER:

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Wilson College

Fran Bowden

Adelphi University

Don Redlich

Claudia Gitelman

Sarah Lawrence

Meredith Monk

Laura Dean

Susan Rethorst

Trisha Brown

Wendy Perron

Gaga

Gettysburg College

Julie Mayo

Brendan McCall

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Intro Music: “Singing Distance” by Elijah Aaron

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