Though Lincoln Jones got what most insiders would call a catastrophically late start in ballet, he is now the artistic director of “one of America’s most adventurous and exciting ballet companies” (Classical KUSC). Outsiders brings Jones' irreverent, iconoclastic approach to one of our most revered art forms, backed by his encyclopedic knowledge, immense passion, and his gift for making “the most complex issues seem like child's play” (The Los Angeles Times). An inspiring, enlightening, and often humorous conversation for the culturally curious. New episode every other Tuesday.
Ep 27: I thought I knew what I needed to know, but I didn't.
Animals working together, a great bathroom faucet idea, and ACB's first day back to class since the apocalypse.
Ep 26: Good Job
Whiplash: a better version of the Red Shoes.
Ep 25: Do you want to live, or do you want to dance?
Is being in the moment's moment momentary?
Ep 24: Elise's Weird Therapy Session
Elise’s values, a coven of witches, and how to be like Carmen Callahan.
Ep 23: The Book That Can't Be Burned
The nature of truth, censorship, and Footloose.
Ep 22: C'mere, Loverboy
Lincoln and Elise don't put Baby in a corner.
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From a Ballet Barbarian
My wife loves ballet. My appreciation for ballet, and dance in general, is limited. My wife might say Neanderthal. I am excused from ballet events when she can find a balletophile fried to accompany her. Despite this, I find this podcast delightful. It may upgrade my appreciation for ballet, and improve my standing in my long-suffering wife’s eyes. Thank you for these wonderful talks.
Light yet erudite
Lincoln Jones is highly informative and has a deep knowledge of the history of ballet, the details of movement, and the philosophy of dance (and art in general). He manages to provide an enormous amount of eye-opening commentary and information while remaining conversational and is often humorous. I am only to Episode 6 as of today, but am already looking forward to continuing. Elise Filo is charming and funny, and is good at keeping the conversation moving (most of the time :) ). I especially appreciated one of the side tangents they had on the insidious use of the word 'like' that has pervaded and cheapened our rich English language. I hope it helps some listeners kick the habit! My wife and I have seen numerous shows and always see the show 5 times. One time is like taking a short glimpse of a great work of static art. After about the third time we start to appreciate the depth of dancers and the choreography. If you can, attend American Contemporary Ballet performances multiple times. I do not think you will be disappointed. A different and excellent ballet experience.
Loving these conversations
I am really enjoying these conversations and getting to know the hosts, as well as the company, on a more intimate level. I’ve always enjoyed hearing Lincoln talk before some of ACB’s shows, learning a little of the history or motivation behind it’s creation. I look forward to seeing the company again in person and I’ll keep on listening as long as you’re making these.