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"Movers and Shapers" is a semimonthly podcast hosted by Erin Carlisle Norton, Artistic Director of the NJ/NYC-based contemporary dance company The Moving Architects. This dance podcast allows dance communities around the globe to unite in one conversation through personalized interviews with the many ‘shapers’ of the dance world.

Movers & Shapers: A Dance Podcast The Moving Architects

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 19 Ratings

"Movers and Shapers" is a semimonthly podcast hosted by Erin Carlisle Norton, Artistic Director of the NJ/NYC-based contemporary dance company The Moving Architects. This dance podcast allows dance communities around the globe to unite in one conversation through personalized interviews with the many ‘shapers’ of the dance world.

    MSP 102: Preeti Vasudevan

    MSP 102: Preeti Vasudevan

    Today's guest is Preeti Vasudevan. Preeti is an exponent of classical Indian dance (Bharatanatyam) creating new provocative contemporary works from the Indian tradition questioning the role of identity in contemporary lives. She is the first artist of Indian descent to receive recognitions from top institutions in the US for her outstanding contribution to dance. Some highlights include: 2019 Dance Lab New York / Joyce Theater Foundation Creation Grant; 2019 Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance; 2018 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists; 2018 Selected Artist, DanceMotion USA Follow-On Program with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM); and 2018 Jerome Robbins Dance Division’s Dance Research Fellowship, NY. Preeti partners her educational and creative leadership with world-impacting organizations as Silkroad founded by legendary musician Yo-Yo Ma and the National Dance Institute. Her ground-breaking educational website, Dancing for the Gods (in collaboration with the Dept of Education, NYC) has been developed to build a cultural bridge through creative Indian dance and used in NYC Public Schools.
    For more info on this podcast: themovingarchitects.org/podcasts

    • 57 min
    MSP 101: Alejandra Duque Cifuentes

    MSP 101: Alejandra Duque Cifuentes

    Today's guest is Alejandra Duque Cifuentes. Alejandra is an immigrant activist, artist, producer, educator, and Executive Director of Dance/NYC.  With more than 10 years of production and stage management experience in theatre and dance, she has toured nationally and internationally with Zaccho Dance Theatre, Bandaloop, Dancing in The Streets, and The Foundry Theatre, among others. As a teaching artist, she has taught children and adults in over 100 New York City public schools and through community theatre programs. In 2011 she founded Theatre That Transcends, which taught local, underserved communities how to express themselves and address community issues through the art of theatre. As an activist, she plays an integral part in advancing a more equitable arts and cultural ecology by working on measures to increase access, justice, equity, and inclusion within dance for disabled artists, immigrant artists, and artists of color in the five boroughs of New York City.  
    For more info on this podcast and Movers & Shapers:  themovingarchitects.org/podcasts

    • 1 hr 1 min
    MSP 100: Jody Sperling

    MSP 100: Jody Sperling

    Today's guest (episode 100!) is Jody Sperling. Jody is a dancer-choreographer from NYC and the Founder/Artistic Director of Time Lapse Dance. She has created 45+ works including many furthering the legacy of modern dance pioneer Loie Fuller (1862-1928). Considered the preeminent Fuller stylist, Sperling has expanded the genre into the 21st century, deploying it in the context of contemporary and environmental performance forms.  Current projects focus on creating visual-kinetic narratives merging choreography and climate science.  Time Lapse Dance is currently celebrating their 20th Anniversary Season.
    For more info on this podcast and Movers & Shapers:
    themovingarchitects.org/podcasts

    • 1 hr 13 min
    MSP 99: From the Field no. 2

    MSP 99: From the Field no. 2

    On this special episode of "Movers & Shapers: A Dance Podcast" we continue our "From the Field" series with an episode that features a wide array of artists in the dance field.  Each are trying to navigate what the coronavirus crisis means to them and the work they do.  Inspiring, honest, hopeful, hear from Jessica Chen, Zoee Marsh, Miles Norton, Aria Roach, Mark DeGarmo, and Isabel Bowser.
    For more on Movers & Shapers:
    www.themovingarchitects.org/podcasts

    • 19 min
    MSP 98: Alla Kovgan

    MSP 98: Alla Kovgan

    Today’s guest is award-winning filmmaker Alla Kovgan. Born in Moscow, Alla has divided her time between Europe and the U.S., bringing two decades of experience working with dance and film on screen, virtual reality, and in theatre, as well as a strong record as a documentary writer and editor. Her latest film Cunningham traces Merce Cunningham's artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery (1944–1972), from his early years as a struggling dancer in post-war New York to his emergence as one of the world’s most visionary choreographers. The documentary weaves together Merce's philosophies and stories, creating a visceral journey into his innovative work. A breathtaking explosion of dance, music and never-before-seen archival material, Cunningham is a timely tribute to one of the world’s greatest modern dance artists.
    For more info on this podcast: www.themovingarchitects.org/podcasts
    More info on Cunningham: www.cunninghammovie.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    MSP 97: From the Field

    MSP 97: From the Field

    On this special episode of "Movers & Shapers: A Dance Podcast" we have for you a wide array of artists working in the dance field who are each trying to navigate what the coronaviris crisis means to them and the work they do. Inspiring, honest, hopeful, hear from Megan Mizanty, Ariel Grossman, Eduardo Villaro, Anabella Lenzu, Stephanie Acosta, and Eva Yaa Asantewaa.
     
    For more on Movers & Shapers:
    www.themovingarchitects.org/podcasts

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Kenneth Winfrey ,

Amazing

This podcast sounds so vivid and interesting! I am really grateful to be able to hear all these stories from all of these artists. This podcast is a work of art.

AGSBrooklyn ,

Inspiring

I love the diversity of the people you are interviewing. Some are friends, and others are becoming new fascinations. It’s so wonderful to hear other peoples dance stories; their timelines, process, development etc. Hearing their stories makes me think of mine— where I’m at, how I would share. It’s a great reflection. Listening, I’m often reminded of my inspirations and what I want to be doing, in and out if dance.

Great length of time, perfect amount of space between episodes.

BMBeeker ,

Yes please!

As someone who is not a dancer but is thrilled to be in the audience this is such a wonderful podcast to listen to.

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