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A place to share ideas.
A place to voice concerns.
A place to demand change.
A space of resistance.
A space to unify.
A podcast.

The Dance Union J. Bouey Dance Projects

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 46 Ratings

A place to share ideas.
A place to voice concerns.
A place to demand change.
A space of resistance.
A space to unify.
A podcast.

    Coronaversary

    Coronaversary

    Melanie, Christine, Troy, & J. come together to reflect on the year of life since sheltering in place due to COVID-19. How have we transformed? What did we learn? Where are we headed now?

    The Dance Union
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    Black Dance Stories
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    J. Bouey
    www.jbouey.com/
    IG/Twitter: @j_bouey
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/JBoueyDanceProjects

    Melanie Greene
    www.methodsofperception.com/
    IG: @laniereene
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/melaniegreene

    Christine Wyatt
    IG: @chriscat_bar

    Troy Ogilvie
    Troyogilvie.squarespace.com
    IG: @troyanosaurus

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Wisdom from Our Black Dance Mothers

    Wisdom from Our Black Dance Mothers

    Dr. Charmaine Warren, Kimani Fowler, and Makeda Roney of Black Dance Stories joined us to talk about Black mothers in dance, and the conversation was divine! Take a listen!

    The Dance Union
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    IG: @thedanceunion
    FB: www.facebook.com/TheDanceUnion/

    *SUPPORT THE DANCE UNION PODCAST*
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/danceunion
    Venmo: @Dance-Union

    NYC Dancers Relief Fund
    Apply: https://bit.ly/applydancerelief
    Donate: https://bit.ly/nycdancerelief

    Black Dance Stories
    Watch & Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChAdMkDQCaGWCIaBoSZirTg
    IG/Twitter: @BlackDanceStories

    J. Bouey
    www.jbouey.com/
    IG/Twitter: @j_bouey
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/JBoueyDanceProjects

    Melanie Greene
    www.methodsofperception.com/
    IG: @laniereene
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/melaniegreene

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Black Performance Theories & Practices

    Black Performance Theories & Practices

    Talking about “Black” and “Performance. Talking about the theory around Black Performance, the course our guest Dr. yonTande teaches at Temple University. Talking about the trauma related to the practices of beauty and form of Blackness.

    The Dance Union
    TheDanceUnion.com
    IG: @thedanceunion
    FB: www.facebook.com/TheDanceUnion/

    *SUPPORT THE DANCE UNION PODCAST*
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/danceunion
    Venmo: @Dance-Union

    NYC Dancers Relief Fund
    Apply: https://bit.ly/applydancerelief
    Donate: https://bit.ly/nycdancerelief

    J. Bouey
    www.jbouey.com/
    IG/Twitter: @j_bouey
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/JBoueyDanceProjects

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Mercury Retrograde In Aquarius Y'all

    Mercury Retrograde In Aquarius Y'all

    Communication and connecting with community has been CHALLENGING! Melanie and J. connect to talk about navigating through this retrograde and the lessons that are to be learned.

    The Dance Union
    TheDanceUnion.com
    IG: @thedanceunion
    FB: www.facebook.com/TheDanceUnion/

    *SUPPORT THE DANCE UNION PODCAST*
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/danceunion
    Venmo: @Dance-Union

    NYC Dancers Relief Fund
    Apply: https://bit.ly/applydancerelief
    Donate: https://bit.ly/nycdancerelief

    J. Bouey
    www.jbouey.com/
    IG/Twitter: @j_bouey
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/JBoueyDanceProjects

    Melanie Greene
    www.methodsofperception.com/
    IG: @laniereene
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/melaniegreene

    • 58 min
    Institutions Just Gotta Die

    Institutions Just Gotta Die

    white supremacy is still showing its ass in dance institutions and it’s time to talk about sexual misconduct in dance education! Melanie and J. gather to discuss Emily Johnson’s open letter and Chanel DaSilva’s Dance Magazine Article.

    Listen Here: http://bit.ly/39moFtI

    Emily Johnson Letter: http://bit.ly/3oD10cH
    Chanel DaSilva Article: http://bit.ly/39EVIct

    The Dance Union
    TheDanceUnion.com
    IG: @thedanceunion
    FB: www.facebook.com/TheDanceUnion/

    *SUPPORT THE DANCE UNION PODCAST*
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/danceunion
    Venmo: @Dance-Union

    NYC Dancers Relief Fund
    Apply: https://bit.ly/applydancerelief
    Donate: https://bit.ly/nycdancerelief

    J. Bouey
    www.jbouey.com/
    IG/Twitter: @j_bouey
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/JBoueyDanceProjects

    Melanie Greene
    www.methodsofperception.com/
    IG: @laniereene
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/melaniegreene

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Why Do Institutions Want Our Black Trauma?

    Why Do Institutions Want Our Black Trauma?

    Where is the support for Black art that isn’t mired in trauma? Melanie and J. share their experiences navigating through the changing art trends in response to a submitted question.

    The Dance Union
    TheDanceUnion.com
    IG: @thedanceunion
    FB: www.facebook.com/TheDanceUnion/

    *SUPPORT THE DANCE UNION PODCAST*
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/danceunion
    Venmo: @Dance-Union

    NYC Dancers Relief Fund
    Apply: https://bit.ly/applydancerelief
    Donate: https://bit.ly/nycdancerelief

    J. Bouey
    www.jbouey.com/
    IG/Twitter: @j_bouey
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/JBoueyDanceProjects

    Melanie Greene
    www.methodsofperception.com/
    IG: @laniereene
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/melaniegreene

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

emmaloo93 ,

Feels like being in the studio

This podcast reminds me of the talks about life, connection, and soul that feel very meaningful to my time in the studio. Especially with the lockdowns, I miss those talks that are apart of the dance community when I go into a dance studio. Thanks to the hosts for being this sense of spirit into the conversations. I’m excited to see where this podcast goes 🤗

KekeFlorez1989 ,

It’s a new standard.

WWDUD? What would dance union do? This is a real question I ask myself as an artist, performer, dancer, choreographer, community builder, supporter, fan, human. KEEP ON! With the real conversations, killer guests, total vulnerability. Subscribe now, or be ignorant forever.

Princess Moonsprout ,

Desperately needed discussions in dance

If you’re needing something more than interviews with ballerinas, look no further. Melanie and J are able to have fun, crack jokes, and at the same time discuss deeply important topics in and around the field. If dance can change and heal the world, The Dance Union will be leading us.

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