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Weekly chats with the dance and ballet world's best and brightest. Hosted by former Miami City Ballet dancers Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden.

Conversations on Dance Rebecca King Ferraro & Michael Sean Breeden

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    • 4.9 • 228 Ratings

Weekly chats with the dance and ballet world's best and brightest. Hosted by former Miami City Ballet dancers Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden.

    (300) Jodi Melnick, LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival

    (300) Jodi Melnick, LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival

    Choreographer Jodi Melnick has found international acclaim with her unique approach to the art form, encapsulating seemingly disparate moments of subtlety, nuance, recklessness and drama. The ‘Conversations On Dance’ podcast leads a discussion with Melnick about her artistic identity, creative process and her new work premiering at VDF this year, set to a commissioned score by Andreia Pinto-Correia. 







    Please note: ‘Conversations On Dance’ co-host, Rebecca King Ferraro, will be on maternity leave this summer.  These live events will be hosted by Michael Sean Breeden with special guest hosts throughout the festival.







    This episode was recorded on August 4, 2022 with special guest host, Patricia Delgado.







    Special thanks to the Town of Vail for their support of Conversations on Dance and the Vail Dance Festival. This episode was recorded at the Manor Vail Lodge.

    • 37 min
    (299) Dante Puleio and Nicholas Ruscica of Limón Dance Company, LIVE from Vail Dance Festival

    (299) Dante Puleio and Nicholas Ruscica of Limón Dance Company, LIVE from Vail Dance Festival

    At the vanguard of American modern dance since its inception, Limon Dance Company is celebrating its landmark 75th anniversary this season. Making their VDF debut this summer, come celebrate the incredible dance legacy of this beloved and historic company. Artistic Director Dance Puleio will join the ‘Conversations On Dance’ podcast in a discussion about preserving the company’s incredible heritage while pushing forward into the future with new commissions.   







    Celebrating its landmark 75th anniversary season, the Limón Dance Company makes its Festival debut this summer.







    Please note: ‘Conversations On Dance’ co-host, Rebecca King Ferraro, will be on maternity leave this summer.  These live events will be hosted by Michael Sean Breeden with special guest hosts throughout the festival.







    This episode was recorded on August 1, 2022 with special guest host, Patricia Delgado.







    Special thanks to the Town of Vail for their support of Conversations on Dance and the Vail Dance Festival. This episode was recorded at the Manor Vail Lodge.







    Photo by Christopher Duggan

    • 42 min
    (298) Pam Tanowitz and Sara Mearns, LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival

    (298) Pam Tanowitz and Sara Mearns, LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival

    Sara Mearns and Pam Tanowitz are two of the most talked about dance artists of their generation, both regarded for their bold, fearless and personal interpretations of their respective art forms. At this years’ festival, Mearns will be premiering in a new work by Bobbi Jene Smith, while Tanowitz will create a new work to the music of Kate Davis. Join these mavericks of the industry for a discussion with the ‘Conversations On Dance’ podcast about these premieres and the collaboration Mearns and Tanowitz most recently worked on together at the New York City Ballet.







    Please note: ‘Conversations On Dance’ co-host, Rebecca King Ferraro, will be on maternity leave this summer.  These live events will be hosted by Michael Sean Breeden with special guest hosts throughout the festival.







    This episode was recorded on August 3, 2022.







    Special thanks to the Town of Vail for their support of Conversations on Dance and the Vail Dance Festival. This episode was recorded at the Manor Vail Lodge.

    • 55 min
    (297) Justin Peck, LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival

    (297) Justin Peck, LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival

    Few choreographers have impacted the dance world in the past decade the way Justin Peck has. He burst onto the scene ten years ago with major commissions for New York City Ballet, eventually becoming the company’s Resident Choreographer. This was followed by his Tony Award-winning Broadway debut choreographing Carousel, and his cinematic debut for Steven Spielberg’s award-winning film remake of West Side Story. Peck joins the ‘Conversations On Dance’ podcast to talk about his world premiere at VDF this year, where he will collaborate with bluegrass artist Chris Thile (Punch Brothers, National Public Radio), as well as the Vail premiere of his most recent New York City Ballet work, Partita.







    Please note: ‘Conversations On Dance’ co-host, Rebecca King Ferraro, will be on maternity leave this summer.  These live events will be hosted by Michael Sean Breeden with special guest hosts throughout the festival.







    This episode was recorded on July 30, 2022.







    Special thanks to the Town of Vail for their support of Conversations on Dance and the Vail Dance Festival. This episode was recorded at the Manor Vail Lodge.







    Photo by Christopher Duggan

    • 52 min
    (296) Patricia Delgado On Her Return to The Stage at Vail Dance Festival

    (296) Patricia Delgado On Her Return to The Stage at Vail Dance Festival

    Today we are joined by our friend and former colleague at Miami City Ballet, Patricia Delgado. While we have had Patricia on the podcast many times in the past, it has been a few years since we have had her back. We catch up with her on her work she did as a part of the West Side Story movie, working closely with her husband, Justin Peck. She talks about her experience as a producer on both Broadway and as a part of #QueertheBallet with friend of the pod, Adriana Pierce.







    This summer, Patricia will be back at the Vail Dance Festival and making her return to the stage for the first time in years and after the birth of her daughter, Lucia. She will also be stepping in as a Conversations on Dance guest host with Michael for some live events from Vail.







    This is our last episode before the Vail Dance Festival. Our Festival Forum events will be published on the COD feed, so be sure to subscribe to Conversations on Dance wherever you get your podcasts so that you will automatically be notified when these episodes go live. For tickets to the performances and Festival Forum events, visit, validance.org.















    Conversations on Dance at the Vail Dance Festival July 30 – August 9: https://vaildance.org/conversations-on-dance. Tickets on sale now.















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    • 50 min
    (295) Ephrat Asherie, Artistic Director of Ephrat Asherie Dance, coming to the Vail Dance Festival

    (295) Ephrat Asherie, Artistic Director of Ephrat Asherie Dance, coming to the Vail Dance Festival

    On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by Ephrat Asherie, Bessie Award winning b-girl and choreographer. We caught up with Ephrat on her artistic output since her first appearance on the podcast in January 2021, including her work for Guggenheim Works & Process, collaborating with the elders of the underground dance scene, and touring her work ‘Odeon’. Ephrat is returning to the Vail Dance Festival this year where ‘Odeon’ and a new choreographic work will be performed. Catch Ephrat Asherie Dance at the festival on July 31st. Tickets available at vaildance.org.







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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
228 Ratings

228 Ratings

CarlyCat11 ,

Pure delight!

This podcast is so wonderful and a true delight! If you love ballet, then you’ll love this. There is an array of interesting guests and the hosts work so well together.

FacebookUser ,

Good content

The content is good, but frequently hard to listen to due to mouth noises from Michael. A vocal coach may be helpful.

Mdbree00 ,

Bunheads Rejoice!

You have found your home 🤗 this podcast is for you! Thorough and thoughtful reflections of ballet and dance and how it fits in the past, present, and future. Encyclopedic knowledge of all things Balanchine to boot.

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