16 episodes

Welcome to Still Spinning, The Joyce Theater's podcast about dance and the creative process.

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Welcome to Still Spinning, The Joyce Theater's podcast about dance and the creative process.

    Ronald K. Brown on Grief and Grace

    Ronald K. Brown on Grief and Grace

    In this episode of Still Spinning, choreographer Ronald K. Brown discusses the ways that art can be a salve for grief, and recalls an early encounter with Judith Jamison—a moment in time that would later inspire his beloved work "Grace." See this dance and more when the company returns to The Joyce Feb 25-Mar 1.  

    • 51 min
    Melissa Toogood on Dancing Through Pain

    Melissa Toogood on Dancing Through Pain

    In this episode of Still Spinning, dancer Melissa Toogood talks about what Merce Cunningham taught her, how she learned to move through physical pain, and her experience performing in Pam Tanowitz's "New Work for Goldberg Variations," which you can see at The Joyce Dec 10-15. 

    • 41 min
    Camille A. Brown on Taking Off the Mask

    Camille A. Brown on Taking Off the Mask

    In this episode of Still Spinning, choreographer Camille A. Brown discusses her struggles with body image, how she learned to owns who she is, and her celebrated work Mr. TOL E. RAncE, which you can see at The Joyce Nov 9 & 10.  

    • 38 min
    Shantala Shivalingappa on the South Indian dance form of Kuchipudi

    Shantala Shivalingappa on the South Indian dance form of Kuchipudi

    In this episode, dancer Shantala Shivalingappa discusses the South Indian dance form of Kuchipudi, what it was like to work with Pina Bausch, and her celebrated work Akasha, which you can see at The Joyce Oct 8-12. 

    • 47 min
    Lauren Cuthbertson on the Setbacks that Fueled her Fire

    Lauren Cuthbertson on the Setbacks that Fueled her Fire

    In this episode, Royal Ballet principal Lauren Cuthbertson discusses her path to dance, the illness that stopped her in her tracks, and the fire she returned with once she was well. See her dance in The Joyce Ballet Festival, running Aug 6-18. 

    • 46 min
    Annabelle Lopez Ochoa on Being Open to the Piece In Front of You

    Annabelle Lopez Ochoa on Being Open to the Piece In Front of You

    In this episode, choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa discusses her path to dance; how she transitioned from dancer to dance maker; and her new works for BalletX, Ballet Hispanico, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. 
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    Thanks to Simon Kafka, the composer of our theme music, and the East West Quintet, who performed it. If you like it, you can purchase the song here. 
    Thank you to photographer Carrie Schneider and choreographer Kyle Abraham for providing the photograph for our show image. The photo features dancer Tamisha Guy in Abraham's Dearest Home. 

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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What a wonderful thing the Joyce does by giving us this podcast!
I’ve been truly impacted by these conversations. There is nothing else like this.

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So glad I found these podcasts. Dancers point of view and an inside look at choreographer’s process.

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