How To Be A Better Dance Artist

Art is a political act. Dance is discipline and revolt. My body is my country. -Anabella Lenzu (Photo by Todd Carroll) 2019 seems so long ago, especially in light of this past year of coming out of the pandemic. Looking back at history of some notable events in 2019, included some fortunate and some not…

#189: The Impact of African American Culture in Dance History [Podcast]

The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.  ~Agnes de Mille There are times when the simple dignity of movement can fulfill the function of a volume of words. ~Doris Humphrey Backslide, Apple Jack, Lockin, Electric Boogaloo, Urban Cha cha, and hip hop–what do you picture when…

#185: Gene Kelly, The Legacy [Podcast]

You dance love, and you dance joy, and you dance dreams. And I know if I can make you smile by jumping over a couple of couches, or running through a rainstorm, then I’ll be very glad, to be a song and dance man. -Gene Kelly- Photo Courtesy of Patricia Ward Kelly I am beyond excited to…

#180: Using Your Words to Hurt or Heal [Podcast]

“Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble.” -Yehuda Berg Session Summary: Feature Presentation: I have a wonderful conversation with Katrena Cohea about topics including using your words in ways to empower mindset in dance and life, vegan recipes, and…

#158: Dance As A Safe Place [Podcast]

Dance as a safe place means that dance is accessible to all regardless of ability, cultural background, gender, etc.  Dance as a safe place means that this art form can be experienced without stereotypes and expectations imposed in harmful ways.  I’m so honored to share this insightful, serious and fun conversation with the amazing Leslie……