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A weekly podcast, hosted by editors from Dance Media, that breaks down the dance world's news and talks with with the artists who are shaping the headlines.

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    • 4.8 • 63 Ratings

A weekly podcast, hosted by editors from Dance Media, that breaks down the dance world's news and talks with with the artists who are shaping the headlines.

    Ephraim Sykes on Rest and Rising

    Ephraim Sykes on Rest and Rising

    Today’s episode features Dance Magazine’s November cover star, Ephraim Sykes, who lights up Broadway stages and screens with his triple-threat talent. In this episode, Sykes reflects on staying grounded, feeding his hunger to learn, and the “no’s” that led to his first “yes.”

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    Music by Celestine Manno
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    The Dance Edit is a Dance Media Publication

    • 42 min
    Hope Boykin Has Room

    Hope Boykin Has Room

    The Dance Edit Podcast returns! As a publication of Dance Media, we’re kicking off this season with Dance Magazine’s October cover star, Hope Boykin. Beyond her legacy career dancing with Alvin Ailey, Hope continues to create, teach, motivate, and move beyond traditional scripts. Discover the three values Hope carries into any room, how she builds trust in a creation process, and what’s in store for the many creative languages she speaks. 

    Follow Hope Boykin: 
    https://www.hopeboykindance.com/
    IG: @hbdance  

    For more on The Dance Edit:
    IG: @the.dance.edit https://thedanceedit.com/

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    Get the latest dance news direct by subscribing to our free newsletters. Find the ones that match your interests: 
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    Credit: 
    Music by Celestine Manno

    The Dance Edit is a Dance Media Publication

    • 1 hr
    Melissa M. Young on Leading from the Middle

    Melissa M. Young on Leading from the Middle

    Melissa M. Young is a Dallas Black Dance Theatre lifer. Now in her 29th year with the company, the former dancer has held a range of leadership roles at DBDT, and served as its artistic director since 2018. Young joins to discuss her commitment to continuing DBDT's legacy of celebrating Black history and culture, and how she approaches her director role not as an authoritarian but as a collaborator.
    A transcript of this episode is available here: thedanceedit.com/transcript-episode-156
    Dallas Black Dance Theatre website: dbdt.comSpring Celebration program info: dbdt.com/season-calendar/spring-celebrationCompany touring calendar: dbdt.com/dbdt-touring-dates
    Visit/add to the Dance Media Events Calendar: dancemediacalendar.com/Get the latest dance news direct by subscribing to our free newsletters. Find the ones that match your interests: dancemagazine.com/subscribe

    • 34 min
    Tragic Shootings, Appointments and Awards, and Streaming Cutbacks

    Tragic Shootings, Appointments and Awards, and Streaming Cutbacks

    Our headline roundup includes two mass shootings that have impacted the dance community, and a collection of leadership appointments and award announcements. As in-person shows and classes resume, dance organizations are cutting back on digital options—and disabled patrons are feeling that loss acutely.
    A transcript of this episode is available here: thedanceedit.com/transcript-episode-155
    Visit/add to the Dance Media Events Calendar: dancemediacalendar.comPodcast listeners can save $5 on a Dance Magazine subscription. Claim the offer here: dancemagazine.com/offer
    Links referenced in/relevant to episode 155:-BBC coverage of sexual harassment allegations at Kalakshetra: bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-65237002-Pointe story on Youth America Grand Prix winners: pointemagazine.com/2023-yagp-winners-Dance Data Project's new Global Leadership Report: dancedataproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Global-Leadership-Report-2023.pdf-Jakki Kalogridis' Dance Magazine essay on how COVID-prompted digital programming benefited the disabled dance community: dancemagazine.com/disability-dance-equity-New York Times article on the fallout of digital-option cutbacks in the performing arts: nytimes.com/2023/04/14/arts/disabled-people-streaming-performances.html

    • 20 min
    Phil Chan on Reimagining Problematic Classics

    Phil Chan on Reimagining Problematic Classics

    For years, Phil Chan—writer, educator, consultant, choreographer, and Final Bow for Yellowface co-founder—has been fighting to improve Asian representation in dance. His latest book, "Banishing Orientalism: Dancing Between Exotic and Familiar," examines the history of Orientalism in ballet. Chan joins to discuss why he believes problematic older works should be not canceled but instead reimagined for 21st-century audiences.
    A transcript of this episode is available here: thedanceedit.com/transcript-episode-154
    Purchase "Banishing Orientalism": amazon.com/Banishing-Orientalism-Dancing-between-Familiar-ebook/dp/B0BRR4Z5X4Final Bow for Yellowface website: yellowface.orgChan's social media accounts: instagram.com/philschantwitter.com/philschan
    Visit/add to the Dance Media Events Calendar: dancemediacalendar.com/Get the latest dance news direct by subscribing to our free newsletters. Find the ones that match your interests: dancemagazine.com/subscribe

    • 36 min
    "DWTS" Shake-up, Equity's PAC, and Turning Dance into Data

    "DWTS" Shake-up, Equity's PAC, and Turning Dance into Data

    Our headline roundup includes Actors' Equity's new political action committee, Tyra Banks' exit from "Dancing with the Stars," and a Smash musical aiming for Broadway. Two recent articles consider how we're collecting bodily movement data—and how that data can and should be used.
    A transcript of this episode is available here: thedanceedit.com/transcript-episode-153
    Visit/add to the Dance Media Events Calendar: dancemediacalendar.comPodcast listeners can save $5 on a Dance Magazine subscription. Claim the offer here: dancemagazine.com/offer
    Links referenced in/relevant to episode 153:-Dance Magazine piece on the International Association of Blacks in Dance receiving a National Medal of Arts: dancemagazine.com/national-medal-of-arts-2021-international-association-of-blacks-in-dance-Pointe story on Erik Bruhn Prize winners: pointemagazine.com/mackenzie-brown-daichi-ikarashi-win-2023-erik-bruhn-prize-The Conversation feature on the emerging field of kinesemiotics: theconversation.com/ballet-dancers-in-sensor-suits-new-research-explores-how-dance-is-used-as-a-form-of-communication-200870-Oregon ArtsWatch essay on how AI is mining our bodily creativity: orartswatch.org/ai-wants-your-art-do-you-have-a-say

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

JohnnyStrife ,

Best ballet podcast

I started listening to educate myself about ballet because my son started dancing and I wanted to be supportive. There’s a lot of great information and it’s well presented.

malfoxley ,

Great show!

The hosts highlight all aspects of the dance world and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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Okay

The content of this podcast is fine, but the hosts are collectively the most annoying people I’ve ever had to listen to. Terribly irritating voices, exceptionally stupid vocal mannerisms.

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