Isaac Hernández, Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet
Ballet & Dance Podcast
by The Wonderful World of Dance
1y ago
In this podcast, Principal Dancer Isaac Hernández shares his unique story of growing up in Mexico as one of 11 kids, being taught to dance by his father and dancing with ABT II, San Francisco Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, his move to English National Ballet, and the decision to return to San Francisco Ballet.  Isaac also shares his passion for inspiring the next generation of dancers in Mexico, where he has established projects that provide opportunities for future dance stars. Listen to Isaac talk about his experience of guesting around the world, and working with renowned choreographer ..read more
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Cathy Marston, award winning Choreographer on world premiere with Houston Ballet
Ballet & Dance Podcast
by The Wonderful World of Dance
1y ago
Cathy Marston, internationally renowned, award winning British Choreographer and Artistic Director has created critically acclaimed works for The Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Northern Ballet, English National Ballet, Cuban National Ballet, Ballet Black and more. In this insightful podcast, Cathy shares her journey from dancer to choreographer, her inspiration for creating narrative ballets, her choreographic process and how she works with the dancers in the studio. We also discuss the importance of women choreographers and diverse voices in the dance industry. H ..read more
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Podcast: Rafael Bonachela, Choreographer & Sydney Dance Company Artistic Director on Ascent
Ballet & Dance Podcast
by The Wonderful World of Dance
1y ago
The Wonderful World of Dance has arrived in the vibrant city of Sydney, Australia to explore the dynamic dance scene of this beautiful country. And, of course, we couldn’t miss the chance to visit Sydney Dance Company, the leading contemporary dance company in Australia. In this podcast, we had the privilege to sit down with the company’s Artistic Director and Choreographer Rafael Bonachela at the stunning studio overlooking the magnificent Sydney Harbour. On the eve of Sydney Dance Company’s much-anticipated Sydney premiere of their latest triple bill Ascent, Bonachela shares his journey fro ..read more
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Russell Maliphant, Choreographer & Artistic Director looks back over his career and towards 25 years of Russell Maliphant Dance Company
Ballet & Dance Podcast
by The Wonderful World of Dance
3y ago
In this podcast Russell Maliphant, the critically acclaimed, award winning choreographer, dancer and artistic director of Russell Maliphant Dance Company, discusses his career and work that firmly places this artist as one of Britain’s most important choreographers creating work today.  Next year, Russell Maliphant Dance Company is set to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. Listen to Russell share his journey from training with The Royal Ballet School, dancing with Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet (now Birmingham Royal Ballet), before deciding to forge an independent dance career, that led to h ..read more
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Wayne Eagling, acclaimed choreographer, former Artistic Director of English National Ballet, Dutch National Ballet & Royal Ballet Principal looks back on his career
Ballet & Dance Podcast
by The Wonderful World of Dance
4y ago
English National Ballet and Dutch National Ballet former Artistic Director, former Royal Ballet Senior Principal Dancer and world renowned choreographer Wayne Eagling, talks to The Wonderful World of Dance about his dance career, training with Dame Ninette de Valois, working with Sir Kenneth MacMillan and Sir Frederick Ashton, life at the famous Royal Opera House and hanging out with his friend Rudolf Nureyev. In this podcast, Wayne gives an insight into his 22 years with The Royal Ballet, his time as Artistic Director for the Dutch National Ballet and returning home after 14 years t ..read more
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Viviana Durante, new Artistic Director of English National Ballet School on challenges facing students during covid and her vision for the future
Ballet & Dance Podcast
by The Wonderful World of Dance
4y ago
Viviana Durante is an international ballet star and former principal dancer with The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, La Scala and K-Ballet.  Hailed as one of the most dramatic dancers of her time, Viviana has forged an esteemed career as an Artistic Director, Producer, Coach, Judge and Author. In this podcast, Viviana talks about training at the Royal Ballet School, dancing with The Royal Ballet, establishing her own company and the influence on her new role as the Artistic Director of English National Ballet School, following her appointment just a year ago as the School’s Da ..read more
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Tiler Peck, New York City Ballet, Principal Dancer on her lockdown dance life, #Turnoutwithtiler & creating A New Stage
Ballet & Dance Podcast
by The Wonderful World of Dance
4y ago
Tiler Peck, New York City Ballet Principal is not only a famous ballerina in the US, she has become a global household name following her uber successful live ballet classes #turnoutwithtiler, launched during the covid pandemic. In this podcast, Tiler gives an insight into her inspiration for starting the online classes and the incredible feedback received from dancers around the world. Tiler shares one special story about a dancer in Iran, who was able to take class in the privacy of her own home, in a country where dancing in public is forbidden. This is the power of dance, and the power of ..read more
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Hofesh Shechter – Acclaimed Choreographer, Composer, Artistic Director on his movement language, inspirations & choreographic process
Ballet & Dance Podcast
by The Wonderful World of Dance
4y ago
Hofesh Shechter is an award winning, critically acclaimed choreographer, composer and artistic director of the ground-breaking and mind-blowing Hofesh Shechter Company. The renowned contemporary dance company presents work that is deeply visceral with performances that are spellbindingly raw, often raging, completely unexpected and a full assault on the senses. Hofesh talks in this podcast about growing up in Israel, travelling to Europe, and arriving in London to dance with the Jasmin Vardimon Company, before deciding take a year out to create his own work, which led to the formation of his ..read more
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American Ballet Theatre, Soloist, Gabe Stone Shayer on dancing with Misty Copeland & launching Creative Genesis to give dancers work during lockdown
Ballet & Dance Podcast
by The Wonderful World of Dance
4y ago
American Ballet Theatre Soloist, Gabe Stone Shayer talks in this podcast about his journey from Philadelphia to becoming the first African-American male graduate of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, the first in the 250 year history of this prestigious school. Gabe shares his experience of dancing and living in Moscow, touring with the Bolshoi Ballet and returning to the US to join the American Ballet Theatre. Having performed many soloist and principal roles over the years, and creating roles with the acclaimed choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, Gabe was promoted to Soloist during the lockdown and a ..read more
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Akram Khan, critically acclaimed choreographer celebrates 20 Year Anniversary of Akram Khan Company
Ballet & Dance Podcast
by The Wonderful World of Dance
4y ago
Akram Khan MBE is without doubt one of the most innovative and important choreographers of our time. He has created some of the most profound and moving works over the last 20 years of Akram Khan Company, a company he founded with Farooq Chaudry. In this podcast, Akram talks about his experience of lockdown that led to feelings of depression, caused by the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. He gives us an insight into how he began creating again and collaborating on their 20th celebration programme The Silent Burn Project. Akram looks back over his dance career; from his dance training ..read more
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