176 episodes

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in a dance studio at one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world? Or wondered what was going through Giselle's mind as she lifted her leg to her ear? There is a lot more to the politics of dance than lithe women wearing pointe shoes being hoisted into the air by men in tights. Listen in for a weekly conversation on all aspects of the professional dance world as Barry Kerollis, freelance choreographer and popular blogger, candidly shares his experiences and thoughts on the workings of the dance world as he travels the globe creating ballets, teaching future generations of dancers, and performing for audiences

Pas de Chát: Talking Dance Kimberly Falker

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 106 Ratings

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in a dance studio at one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world? Or wondered what was going through Giselle's mind as she lifted her leg to her ear? There is a lot more to the politics of dance than lithe women wearing pointe shoes being hoisted into the air by men in tights. Listen in for a weekly conversation on all aspects of the professional dance world as Barry Kerollis, freelance choreographer and popular blogger, candidly shares his experiences and thoughts on the workings of the dance world as he travels the globe creating ballets, teaching future generations of dancers, and performing for audiences

    178 - The Differences Between Visibility and Success

    178 - The Differences Between Visibility and Success

    Oftentimes, social media influencers are looked upon as famous, important, and successful. While their curated feeds exaggerate their finest qualities, offer careful insight into struggles they want you to see, and expand upon their feelings of self-importance as a voice with a platform, it doesn't necessarily equate to them being successful in their field or having the qualities to achieve their goals.

    In this week's episode, Barry discusses the differences and similarities between visibility and success. Listen in for a chat on how they can be entirely separate or interwoven and how visibility has shifted from the work of organizations to that of the individual.

    • 37 min
    177 - Are we in the Modern Dark Ages?

    177 - Are we in the Modern Dark Ages?

    Since September 11, 2001, the United States has lived in a constant state of fear. Whether this relates to war, economic collapse, and political turmoil or mass death from a pandemic, climate disaster, and intellectual decline, there is constant bombardment of frightening news that we have easy access to digest on a daily basis. In this episode, Barry discusses how art is often a reflection of the times we live in and how his experience watching new choreography over the past two decades has pushed him to believe that we are living in the modern dark ages.

    • 50 min
    176 ~ What’s Right? - Executing the Same Steps Differently

    176 ~ What’s Right? - Executing the Same Steps Differently

    With so many styles of ballet training, there are a variety of ways to execute the same foundational steps depending on the teacher’s opinions at the front of the room. Listen in for a conversation discussing the different executions of many ballet steps, why they are taught that way, and whether there is truly any right or wrong.

    • 52 min
    175 - How I Judge at Ballet Competitions

    175 - How I Judge at Ballet Competitions

    Fresh off his recent experience judging for the international ballet competition Youth America Grand Prix, Barry shares what he often looks for when judging dance competitions.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    173 - 10 Favorite Nutcracker Memories

    173 - 10 Favorite Nutcracker Memories

    As the holiday season fast approaches, Barry looks back on his favorite experiences throughout his career in the Nutcracker.

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    Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog, Life of a Freelance Dancer.

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    • 43 min
    174 - Programming during Covid Times

    174 - Programming during Covid Times

    The Performing Arts have been the first to shut down and last to open up in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen in as Barry shares what it is like to program dance works for public consumption during modern times.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

Bcura ,

Thanks for the candor!

I love hearing about the good, the bad, and the ugly of the dance world. This is educational but also includes charming and relatable stories. He’s an expert, but also has a Chuck and Josh (Stuff You Should Know) kind of self-deprecating quality to him. Always enjoyable!

miserableyouth ,

I like his honesty

As listed in the title, I appreciate Barry’s (not gonna spell out his last name, as I would butcher it) honesty. Admittedly, I might be bias, as I’ve taken his class at BDC before. I also appreciate how diverse his subject matter tends to be.

gameface822⚔️⚔️🗡 ,

PG (pretty good)

Hmm...dis guy is interesting. But, if he’s a dancer, I’m all guys for that!

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