16 episodes

THESE LEGS MUST DANCE podcast is all about the inspiration, the passion, the resilience, and the meaning behind the dances we make.

Join Beth McKee Elliott, a dance maker, somatic movement practitioner and woman with Lipedema in conversations with dancemakers about their passion for making dance.

Join the mailing list for this podcast and apply to be a guest HERE: https://tinyurl.com/TLMDPodcastNews

Intro/Outro Music by Dominic Giam "Ketsa."
Cover Art: PC Beth Elliott photo of choreography by Paige Nelson at Small Plates Metuchen 2019 Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beth-elliott/support

THESE LEGS MUST DANCE Beth Elliott

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THESE LEGS MUST DANCE podcast is all about the inspiration, the passion, the resilience, and the meaning behind the dances we make.

Join Beth McKee Elliott, a dance maker, somatic movement practitioner and woman with Lipedema in conversations with dancemakers about their passion for making dance.

Join the mailing list for this podcast and apply to be a guest HERE: https://tinyurl.com/TLMDPodcastNews

Intro/Outro Music by Dominic Giam "Ketsa."
Cover Art: PC Beth Elliott photo of choreography by Paige Nelson at Small Plates Metuchen 2019 Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beth-elliott/support

    See you next year! - Beth McKee Elliott | Ep 15

    See you next year! - Beth McKee Elliott | Ep 15

    I'll be taking a break for a few weeks, I'll be back next year.

    If you would like to be a guest in the new year, apply HERE

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    Call (845) 418-6185 to leave a voice mail for this podcast and let us know what you think.

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    • 11 min
    Push Through with Support with Mariah Eastman | Ep. 14

    Push Through with Support with Mariah Eastman | Ep. 14

    A native from Seattle, Mariah Eastman graduated in 2017 with a degree in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University Mariah danced in Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble’s production of A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer February 2018. She presented a Chicago debut at J e l l o: Let’s Get Technical (Live from Chicago!) in April 2018. In June she was selected as a choreographer for Project Bound Dance’s One Hour Project. Mariah’s solo “Tidbits and Beginnings” was premiered at Built On Stilts Dance Festival in Martha’s Vineyard. Another of one of her solos “Efforts of Contemplation” was presented at “The Performance Party” at Arts On Site in August 2018. Her piece “Live From Chicago!” was chosen to be performed at Small Plates Choreography Festival in Brooklyn, NY in October 2018. In late October, her solo “A Look in the Mirror” was chosen for the BUILT production at Links Hall in Chicago. This January, her piece “Gesturing Steps” was selected for the Trifecta Dance Collective’s A New Light Choreography Showcase. “Efforts of Contemplation” was chosen through an adjudication process to be performed at Baltimore Dance Invitational in February 2019. It was also selected for the 17th Annual Mid-Atlantic Choreographers Showcase in Richmond, VA. Eastman was also selected to participate as a choreographer for Simantikos 2nd Annual Choreo Kick-off in August 2019. She premiered her first evening length work “Patternalia” in September 2020, a virtual performance exploring the process of dreaming through live dance, dance film and projections. Then in June 2021, she presented Café Cortado, a collaboration with local Chicago coffee shops using live stream dance, recorded interviews and dance film.

    Her most current project is the Holiday Dance Carol, in conjunction with Dovetail Dance Studios, Dance on Broadway and Intrigue Dance all in Chicago, IL. Read more HERE and HERE and look for Mariah and dancers to come knocking on your door this holiday season.

    Find Mariah online HERE

    Instagram @mariahdchoreography

    Facebook @mariahdchoreography

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    • 58 min
    On Creativity Toes with Jessie Levey of Barefoot Dance | Ep 13

    On Creativity Toes with Jessie Levey of Barefoot Dance | Ep 13

    Jessie Levey is the Founder and Director of Barefoot Dance Center in West Park NY

    She was recently awared "Outstanding Dance Educator" by the New York State Dance Education Association

    Barefoot Dance Company will be holding a performance on December 11 at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck.

    This unique company of young dancers will perform several innovative modern dance pieces in a delightful concert.  Bring your kids as the event is family friendly. Audience members of all ages will find the variety of work exciting and inspiring. Part of The CENTER's Saturday Morning Family Series.



    Find Barefoot Dance Cennter online

    Facebook: @barefootdancecenter 

    Instagram: @barefootdancecenter

    Twitter: @BarefootDanceNY






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    • 54 min
    Post Trauma Priorities with Rain Ross | Ep 12

    Post Trauma Priorities with Rain Ross | Ep 12

    Rain Ross is an artist and educator who recognizes that art brings people together to develop and maintain community and give voice. Art is about sharing, communicating, and connecting. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally, and she helped to found and run the International Dance Day Festival in Lebanon which ran for over a decade. She is currently an Associate Professor of Dance at Stockton University.

    Instagram: @rainrossdance

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    • 41 min
    What is the real Hawai‘i? with Shannon K. Maria aka Shanz | Ep 11

    What is the real Hawai‘i? with Shannon K. Maria aka Shanz | Ep 11

    Shannon K. Maria aka Shanz is a cultural practitioner of Hawaiian dance and a member of the Halau (Hula School) Kiawe kūpono O Ka Ua

    Hula drives him by helping him reconnect to his roots and Hawaiian culture, much of which was lost and/or taken away during the illegal overthrow and occupation of Hawai‘i by the United States. He is passionate about bringing awareness to all that has been forgotten and steadfast in his responsibility to perpetuate, protect, and preserve the culture of the Hawaiian people and bring it back to life.

    TikTok: Shanz808 

    IG: Shanz808_


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    • 44 min
    REAL MEN HULA with Shannon K Maria aka "Shanz" | Ep 10

    REAL MEN HULA with Shannon K Maria aka "Shanz" | Ep 10

    Shannon K. Maria aka Shanz is a cultural practitioners of Hawaiian dance and a member of the Halau (Hula School) Kiawe kūpono O Ka Ua

    Hula drives him by helping him reconnect to his roots and Hawaiian culture, much of which was lost and/or taken away during the illegal overthrow and occupation of Hawai‘i by the United States. He is passionate about bringing awareness to all that has been forgotten and steadfast in his responsibility to perpetuate, protect, and preserve the culture of the Hawaiian people and bring it back to life.

    TikTok: Shanz808 

    IG: Shanz808_


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    • 47 min

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