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The dance podcast where movers and shakers like you get the information and inspiration you need to navigate your creative career with clarity and confidence. Master mover, Dana Wilson, taps into 15 years of industry experience, and talks to some of the best in the entertainment biz, who have been there and done that so that you don’t have to… do it alone.

Words That Move Me with Dana Wilson Dana Wilson

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

The dance podcast where movers and shakers like you get the information and inspiration you need to navigate your creative career with clarity and confidence. Master mover, Dana Wilson, taps into 15 years of industry experience, and talks to some of the best in the entertainment biz, who have been there and done that so that you don’t have to… do it alone.

    Ep. #131 Choreographer, Movement Director, Movement Coach… What’s the Difference?

    Ep. #131 Choreographer, Movement Director, Movement Coach… What’s the Difference?

    Quicklinks:Listen to ep. #130 Progress and Process with Toogie Pt. 2 
    Listen to ep. #112 Trumpet Your Talent All Of The Time
    Learn more about The Choreographers Guild 
    Follow The Choreographers Guild on IG
    Donate to the Words That Move Me Community
    Mailing List: Scroll to the bottom of the page at thedanawilson.com
    WTMM Membership: Join Here
     
    Choreography, and movement direction and movement coaching… OH MY!!! Today, I am breaking down the differences between the three… To me! This subject is very near and dear to my heart because movement coaching lights me up in a way that nothing else does. For me, it is the center circle of the Venn diagram of Teaching, Training, Dancing, Acting, and Translating. I could talk about this all day, but instead… I cut it down to 37 minutes. ENJOY!

    • 37 min
    Ep. #130 Progress and Process with Toogie PT.2

    Ep. #130 Progress and Process with Toogie PT.2

    Quicklinks: Help Toogie meet her fundraising goal Read about Billboard’s Top 12 Choreographers   Watch mojo: Most Expensive Music Videos Donate to the Words That Move Me Community Mailing List: Scroll to the bottom of the page at thedanawilson.com Join us at the First Annual WTMM...

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep. #129 Matter and Metanoia with Toogie PT.1

    Ep. #129 Matter and Metanoia with Toogie PT.1

     
    Quicklinks:
    Donate to Toogie’s show 
    See Toogie’s show “Metanoia” (June 23-26th)
    Listen to ep #122 Parents pushing buttons  
    Buy a ticket to see 8 counts
    Donate to the Words That Move Me Community
    Mailing List: Scroll to the bottom of the page at thedanawilson.comJoin us at the First Annual WTMM Screening and Fundraiser
    WTMM Membership: Join Here
     
    Meet Toogie! She's on Billboard's top 12 list for the most iconic music video choreography featuring her work on Dua Lipa's "New Rules". She is a fantastic human with a great heart and I loved talking with her... so much that this became a two parter! In this episode Toogie and I talk about her new show "Metanoia" premiering June 23-26 2022 honoring her late mother. Listen in to part one of this conversation with Teresa "Toogie" Barcelo and set your calendars for part 2 next week! 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. #128 Big Pictures and Small Details w/ the Puzzle Master, Jamila Glass

    Ep. #128 Big Pictures and Small Details w/ the Puzzle Master, Jamila Glass

    Show Notes:
    Connect with Jamila Glass 
    Learn about LA Contemporary Dance Company
    Take class with Jamila
    Submit for  LACDC’s Summer Intensive
    Submit for LACDC’s Choreography LAB
    Go see Dancing in Snow (Los Angeles, June 9-12)
    Donate to the Words That Move Me Community
    Mailing List: Scroll to the bottom of the page at thedanawilson.comJoin us at the First Annual WTMM Screening and Fundraiser
    WTMM Membership: Join Here
    Our guest today, Jamila Glass, has many gifts, but perhaps the most useful is her ability to see the big picture AND the small details. She also values the human experience above all else, and THAT is exactly why she is the best person to talk about bridging the gaps between people… And skill sets… The commercial and company worlds, and of course, cultural and racial divides.
     
    Here is what you’ll learn:

    How Jamila’s upbringing prepared her for what she is doing now
    The role her company work played in her commercial career
    One way to think about having many interests
    The argument for having a side hustle

    • 1 hr
    Ep. #127 Who Runs The World? James Alsop!

    Ep. #127 Who Runs The World? James Alsop!

    Quicklinks:
    Connect with James Alsop on Instagram 
    Run The World Billboard Performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EwZ_AzDDM4
    Run The World MV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmMU_iwe6U
    Buy tickets to The Devil Wears Prada The Musical 
    Half Baked Harvest Cookbook
    Island Life  by Janet Jackson
    Learn more about the Choreographer’s Guild 
    Donate to the Words That Move Me Community
    Mailing List: Scroll to the bottom of the page at thedanawilson.com
    WTMM Membership: Join Here
     
    James Alsop is a choreographer and teacher who knows the value of owning your truth, your identity, your wholeness. She has created some seriously earth shaking work and doesn’t show any signs of stopping. In this episode, we talk about her affirming transition, her thoughts on working in New York vs LA and commercial work vs. Broadway ANNNND the lessons she learned from Beyoncé that have trickled into her work and the way she leads a room.
     
    Here is what you’ll learn:

    Why James is never afraid to change a step
    How to keep a “humans first” attitude toward your work environments 
    What James learned from Broadway that music videos, tours and TV didn’t teach her
    The one thing James is most looking forward most from the work of the Choreographers Guild

    • 44 min
    Ep. #126 Excellence Without Arrogance with Michelle Dorrance

    Ep. #126 Excellence Without Arrogance with Michelle Dorrance

    Show Notes: Tickets to 8 COUNTS: The Words That Movie Screening Event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/329106194487 Learn more about Dorrance Dance Find Michelle on Instagram Learn about the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble  Learn about the Ballet School of Chapel Hill  Learn about Roots, Rhythm, Race & Dance...

    • 1 hr

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