The Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble's podcast features essays, interviews and info about our creative process and the inspiration for our performance works. The series also features interviews and discussion about the contemporary dance and music world.
Asa Nisi Masa: Dance & Music As Incantation
Michele Brangwen talks about the inspiration behind the Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble's most recent dance and music film: "Asa Nisi Masa." along with her ideas on the creative process.
To Your Constant Embrace, The Cloud Stream Sways
Michele Brangwen discusses the background and inspiration for Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble's new dance & music film TO YOUR CONSTANT EMBRACE, THE CLOUD STREAM SWAYS including hearing Charles Lloyd at the Blue Note after 9/11 and Silvio Rodriguez composition "Rabe de Nube." She is joined by Grammy-nominated trumpeter Tim Hagans improvising between her descriptions.
My Love Is Stronger Than The Universe - Dionne Warwick
Gratitude For My Dancers, Musicians, Virtual Class, Diego's Roof & You. Michele Brangwen reflects on the artistic journey during this time, with Tim Hagans playing live trumpet.
Interview With Elizabeth Zimmer, Dance Writer & Critic, Jerome Robbins NYPL Research Fellow
Michele Brangwen interviews Elizabeth Zimmer, dance writer and critic, former dance editor at the Village Voice. Ms. Zimmer is a Jerome Robbins Dance Division Research Fellow at the New York Public Library For The performing Arts, where she has been working in the archives of Selma Jean Cohen, a pioneer in the fields of dance history, theory and philosophy.
A Slip's Journey Into "Dancing The Blue Hour"
Michele Brangwen talks about the inspiration for "Dancing The Blue Hour," and tells the story of how a very special slip became a part of the costuming.
Interview With Adam Castaneda, Artistic Director of the Pilot Dance Project
Michele Brangwen interviews Adam Castaneda, dancer, choreographer, writer and artistic director of the Pilot Dance Project & the Houston Fringe Festival. We talk about some moving new work from the Pilot, upcoming performance projects, and the importance of the Houston Fringe Festival. As two artistic directors we also discuss the richness of the Houston contemporary dance community and the challenges we face running nonprofit performing ensembles.
This is an intelligent, insightful podcast for dance and jazz fans alike. Michele Brangwen’s voice and tone, combined with her deep, thoughtful commentary, make this podcast a go-to for me.
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This podcast is great! I cannot wait for the next episode.
Important Statement for Indie Art
This lowkey statement of artistic principles from one of the most original dance companies in New York and in Houston is a model and an inspiration - give it a listen!