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The Wonderful World of Dance presents exclusive interviews with ballet dancers, choreographers and artistic directors from the world's top dance and ballet companies.



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Ballet & Dance Podcast The Wonderful World of Dance

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.6, 14 Ratings

The Wonderful World of Dance presents exclusive interviews with ballet dancers, choreographers and artistic directors from the world's top dance and ballet companies.



The Wonderful World of Dance.com has over 200,000 fans in 50 countries around the world, reaching 1.5 million a month.



www.thewonderfulworldofdance.com | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter | Flipboard | Meetup

    Guillaume Côté – National Ballet of Canada Principal, Choreographer & Artistic Director of Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur

    Guillaume Côté – National Ballet of Canada Principal, Choreographer & Artistic Director of Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur

    In this podcast, National Ballet of Canada acclaimed Principal dancer and award winning Associate Choreographer Guillaume Côté talks about his 22 year career with the company that has fostered his drive to create roles and new ballets and perform across the world with companies including La Scala Theatre Ballet, English National Ballet, The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Hamburg Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet.

    Guillaume is also the Artistic Director of Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur – one of the largest summer dance festivals in Canada. This year’s 29th festival is forging ahead and responding to the challenges of covid by launching a new project called ‘A Shared Solitude‘, with 20 artists, 20 creations, forming 1 voice. Each week from 5 July works will be released online from artists including:



    * Daina Ashbee on a score by Alejandra Odgers performed by flautist Caroline Séguin

    * Marie Chouinard on a score by Louis Dufort performed by percussionist Alexandre Lavoie

    * Guillaume Côté with Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the piano on a score by Éric Champagne

    * Anne Plamondon on a score by Cléo Palacio-Quintin performed by trombonist Patrick Richer

    * Crazy Smooth on a score by Marc Hyland performed by clarinetist Simon Aldrich



    Listen to Guillaume talk about the how the 20 artists have created works during lockdown, life as a principal dancer, his love of music, his passion for ballet, being a dad and his partnership with his wife, fellow principal dancer Heather Ogden.

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    • 48 min
    Royal Ballet First Soloist Mayara Magri & Choreographer Ruth Mair Howard-Jones on creating lockdown dance film ‘SONO CON TE’

    Royal Ballet First Soloist Mayara Magri & Choreographer Ruth Mair Howard-Jones on creating lockdown dance film ‘SONO CON TE’

    In this podcast, Royal Ballet First Soloist Mayara Magri and Choreographer Ruth Mair Howard-Jones talk about creating the lockdown dance film ‘Sono Con Te’, which translates in English to ‘I Am With You’.

    Sono Con Te features 29 dancers from 18 countries and companies including Royal Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Cape Town City Ballet, New Adventures and more. These artists have come together to share the message of love and unity during these challenges times.

    Listen to Ruth and Mayara talk about the inspiration behind the film, the creative process, filming with social distancing on the quiet streets of London.

    Sono Con Te is out now – watch on YouTube.

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    • 44 min
    Royal Ballet’s Leticia Dias shares her journey from Rio to London, lockdown dance life and new film ‘SONO CON TE’

    Royal Ballet’s Leticia Dias shares her journey from Rio to London, lockdown dance life and new film ‘SONO CON TE’

    In this podcast, Royal Ballet Artist Leticia Dias joins us from Rio where she has been staying with her family during lockdown.

    Listen to Leticia talk about growing up and studying ballet in Rio, winning a Prix de Lausanne scholarship that took her to the Royal Ballet Upper School at the age of 16. She describes her experience of adjusting to life in the city, the amazing performance opportunities she received while at the school and joining the Birmingham Royal Ballet before finding her home with The Royal Ballet.

    Leticia shares her life as an artist of the company, how she’s dealing with life in lockdown, staying in shape and taking care of her health and wellbeing, plus dancing in lockdown dance film ‘SONO CON TE’, (which means I Am With You in English). Created by Ruth Mair Howard-Jones, and choreographed via Zoom to share the message of love and unity during these challenging times.

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    • 30 min
    BalletBoyz Artistic Directors Michael Nunn & William Trevitt celebrate 20 years with ‘Deluxe’

    BalletBoyz Artistic Directors Michael Nunn & William Trevitt celebrate 20 years with ‘Deluxe’

    Good news feels a little hard to come by these days. So it’s exciting to see the critically acclaimed, award winning BalletBoyz 20th anniversary celebrations continuing with an online presentation of Deluxe by Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.

    Sadler’s Wells will showcase Deluxe as part of new Digital Stage – a free online performance platform, created in response to the cancellation of shows across its theatres as part of efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19.

    Deluxe will form part of the launch on Friday 27 March 2020, World Theatre Day, which can be accessed via Sadler’s Wells Facebook page at 7.30 pm and will be available for seven days – so mark this in your diaries!

    Just as Covid-19 was starting to hit London, we interviewed BalletBoyz Artistic Directors, former Royal Ballet Dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. Michael and William talk in this podcast about leaving The Royal Ballet after 12 years to create their own company and moving from classical to modern dance. They also look back at the pieces that are special to the company, talk about their studio process and share what makes a BalletBoyz dancer.

    With a long history of dance filmmaking, Michael and William talk about making the stunning Romeo and Juliet, winning the Palm d’Or, and their next dance film project (you’ll have to listen to find out which classical ballet they’re taking to the screen next!).

    Listen to the Artistic Directors talk about the choreographers of the two pieces in Deluxe – Shanghai-based dancer and choreographer Xie Xin and Punchdrunk choreographer Maxine Doyle.

    We’re so excited that Deluxe is coming to Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage on 27 March 2020 at 7.30pm.

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    • 29 min
    Christine Shevchenko American Ballet Theatre Principal on her favourite roles, injury prevention, inspirations & advice 

    Christine Shevchenko American Ballet Theatre Principal on her favourite roles, injury prevention, inspirations & advice 

    Christine Shevchenko, Principal, American Ballet Theatre shares her journey from Ukraine to the States, becoming the youngest recipient of the Princess Grace Award, rising through the ranks of ABT from corps de ballet to soloist and being promoted to principal.

    Listen to Christine talk about her love of ABT inspired by ballet greats Dame Alicia Markova and Mikhail Baryshnikov. She also gives an insight into life as a principal dancer, her approach to preparing for new roles, how to maintain her body and prevent injuries; plus how she relaxes outside of the studio (ps it includes cakes and cookies!).

    Christine talks about preparing for a busy season with Giselle, Swan Lake and Theme and Variations (check dates and programme) and shares her advice for aspiring dancers.

    Following Christine on IG.

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    • 37 min
    Sir Richard Alston says farewell to Richard Alston Dance Company as he looks back over his 50 year career and to the future

    Sir Richard Alston says farewell to Richard Alston Dance Company as he looks back over his 50 year career and to the future

    In this podcast, Sir Richard Alston looks back over his 50-year career that included training with Merce Cunningham, leading Rambert as artistic director and establishing his own company Richard Alston Dance Company more than 25 years ago, building it into one of the most renowned contemporary dance companies and forging a critically acclaimed and award-winning choreographic career comprising more than 100 works.

    Listen to Richard talk about his decision to fold his company due to a lack of funding from the UK’s Arts Council and how he has responded by looking to the next stage in his choreographic career that’s sees him take up the role of Resident Choreographer with the New York Theatre Ballet.

    This podcast shares a unique opportunity to hear from one of the most important living contemporary dance choreographers of our time, and listen to his own words as he describes how he creates new work, his inspirations and special moments from his esteemed career.

    Richard Alston Dance Company is saying farewell with a tour entitled ‘The Final Edition’, which is coming to London’s Sadler’s Wells on 7 & 8 March, giving his devoted audiences an opportunity to say goodbye to a company that they have loved and grown up with over the years.

    If you’re in Cambridge you can see The Final Edition on 2 & 3 March – for tickets: www.richardalstondance.com

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    • 1 hr 19 min

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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My life is dancing!!

My life is liturally dancing and I love anything to do with dancing it’s my whole DESTINY to be a dancer/performer and to me it looks like I will be listening to this while sleeping in splits😊 I normally am found dazing off in splits love dance and everything to do with it as I already said !

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