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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 • 21 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 107: From the Field no. 3

    MSP 107: From the Field no. 3

    On this special episode of "Movers & Shapers: A Dance Podcast" you will hear from an array of artists working in the dance field, each uniquely navigating what COVID-19 means to them and the work they do.  On this episode, hear from Melissa Riker with Dance Rising (NYC), Crystal Michelle Perkins with The Landingplace Project (Ohio), Shana Simmons with Shana Simmons Dance (Pittsburgh), and Erin Carlisle Norton with The Moving Architects (NJ/NYC) who launched new programs or initiatives during this era, despite of and in response to the challenges of our time.
    For more on Movers & Shapers and these artists: themovingarchitects.org/podcasts

    • 41 min
    MSP 106: Denise Saunders Thompson

    MSP 106: Denise Saunders Thompson

    Today's guest is Denise Saunders Thompson. Denise is the President & CEO of the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD). She has extensive experience in non-profit and for-profit, established or start-up organizations. She has advised organizations on administrative, programmatic and fundraising issues including strategic plans, policy and procedures, communications programs, budgeting and contracts. In April 2015, Denise completed 17 years of service at Howard University in the capacities of Professor, Theatre Manager/ Producing Artistic Director for the Department of Theatre Arts and Manager of Cramton Auditorium.
    For more on this podcast with episode show notes: themovingarchitects.org/podcasts

    • 52 min
    MSP 105: Staycee Pearl

    MSP 105: Staycee Pearl

    Today's guest is Staycee Pearl. Staycee is the co-artistic director of PearlArts Studios and STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos (SPdp&SS), where she creates artful experiences through dance-centered multimedia works. Debuting in 2010 at Kelly Strayhorn Theater (Pittsburgh) and serving as the theater's resident company for 3 years, the Pearls opened their dance/art/sound space, PearlArts Studios in 2012, initiating project-generating programs including the Charrette Series, the In The Studio Series, and the PearlDiving Movement Residency. SPdp&SS recently toured Italy and New York with their work-in-progress showing of CIRCLES: Black-Grrlness.
    For more info on this podcast: themovingarchitects.org/podcasts

    • 1 hr 8 min
    MSP 104: Robin Staff

    MSP 104: Robin Staff

    Today's guest is Robin Staff. Robin is the Founder, Executive Director, and Producer of DANCE NOW.  DANCE NOW offers an interdependent network of performance, creative development, and educational opportunities, serving a diverse roster of multi-generational artists. DANCE NOW provides dance makers with paid performance, commissioning, teaching and residency opportunities through five programs - DN Joe's Pub (NY), DN Raw (NY), DN SteelStacks (PA), DN Silo (PA), and DN Boston (MA). 2020 Celebrates 25 years of DANCE NOW, an anniversary season that can be experienced through THE DANCE NOW STORY, a virtual tour through their past, present and future.
    For more on this podcast: themovingarchitects.org/podcasts

    • 1 hr
    MSP 103: Erin Pride

    MSP 103: Erin Pride

    Today's guest is Erin Pride. Erin is an online business coach for dance educators and host of the Dance Boss Podcast. Erin helps dance educators niche down, build an online business, and bring in additional revenue for them and their families. Erin began her coaching journey as a dance education coach, providing resources and training to help dance educators run more successful classrooms. Now Erin helps her fellow dance educators pursue their dreams and start an online business that impacts the masses. 
    For more on this podcast:
    themovingarchitects.org/podcasts

    • 44 min
    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

DanceBoss ,

Love Everything Erin is About

Erin this is amazing podcast. I love that you archive stories of the dance community so needed. Thank you for showing up and creating this space.

Xo Erin ❤️

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.

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