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2 Seasons, 43 Episodes
April 2, 2010

DancePulp Full Episode Guide

  • Recently appointed New York City Ballet Director of Media Projects (and former NYCB soloist) Ellen Bar describes the challenges and process in producing the film NY Export: Opus Jazz, a cinematic adaptation of the original stage work by Jerome Robbins.

  • Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro stresses the importance of educational outreach and shares his thoughts on why dance is worth fighting for.

  • Dresden Semperoper Ballett principal Yumiko Takeshima describes what she believes are her unique characteristics as a dancer and how they have played into her relationship with choreographer David Dawson.

  • Choreographer Christian Spuck chats about his choreographic influences, shares frustrations with the ballet world, and describes what characteristics he prefers in the dancers with whom he works.

  • Former ABT principal dancer Susan Jaffe recounts the story of her discovery by Mikhail Baryshnikov and how it launched her long, superstar career.

  • Spectrum Dance Theater artistic director Donald Byrd talks about his transition from a student of drama and philosophy to a career in dance

  • Dresden Semperoper Ballett principal dancer Yumiko Takeshima discusses highlights from her career and how it motivated her to start her own dancewear company.

  • Heather Lang chats about her experiences as a commercial dancer and shares her insights.

  • Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro talks about college dance programs and describes why he feels that well-rounded people are more interesting dancers.

  • Ellen Bar speaks extensively on why dance, and the arts in general, are a necessity part of our lives.

  • Kathryn Bennetts shares how she turned a career ending injury into an opportunity, her 13 years as ballet master at Ballet Frankfurt, and her role in building the company's international reputation.

  • Annabelle Lopez Ochoa is a freelance choreographer who shares the importance of networking and self-promotion as well as why she choose her career.

  • Sascha Radetsky chats about how important it is to have a good coach, he shares his experience with the movie Center Stage and what his interests are outside of dance.

  • Bayerische Staatsoper Ballet principal shares her experiences of changing companies several times, why she doesn't bring her pointe shoes home, and where she gets her inspiration.

  • Raphael Coumes-Marquet tells of his life and what he has learned.

  • Maria Kowroski is the principal ballerina at NYCB, she chats about how there are pros and cons of her being tall, the advantage of choreographers creating for you, and she shares her personal stories of struggle and inspirations.

  • Broadway's The Lion King cast member Charity De Loera shares how she got her start on Broadway, insights into the rehearsal process, the importance of taking class regularly, and the joys and rigors of performing in a show that plays 8 times per week.

  • Dutch National Ballet Artistic Director Ted Brandsen talks about the company's unique style and repertoire, the importance of giving dancers individual attention and creating a positive company environment.

  • Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet dancer Harumi Terayama talks about how her experiences at Juilliard and opened her eyes to the world of contemporary dance, compares dance in the U.S. and Japan, and describes the challenges of working at Cedar Lake.

  • ABT soloist Daniil Simkin talks about his private training with his mother, how coming from a ballet family has affected his career, and the importance of work-life balance as a professional ballet dancer.

  • SFB principal Maria Kochetkova tells the story of her move to San Francisco from Europe, why she decided to use social media to share her love of ballet, and talks about her ambition and work ethic.

  • Le Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve dancer Prince Credell compares his experiences working with Ailey 2, Alonzo King, Hubbard Street, Le Ballet, and shares the realizations that he's made along the way.

  • Former SFB Principal Muriel Maffre discusses triumphing over personal challenges as a young dancer at the Paris Opera Ballet School and her concerns with ballet.

  • Then NYCB Soloist (now Principal) Tiler Peck reflects on her competition upbringing and how it has shaped her training and career, reveals what makes her nervous, and shares her personal approach to performing.

  • ABT Principal David Hallberg shares how he rose through the ranks to become a star and shares his passion about forms of performance art other than classical ballet.

  • Jamar Roberts talks about his experiences performing as a member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and shares his sources of inspiration in creating his own choreography.

  • Safi Thomas speaks about the founding purpose and mission of the Hip Hop Dance Conservatory, unearths the parallel structures of ballet, modern and hip hop, and the discusses the importance of hip hop's history in its future progress.

  • Wendy Whelan shares her beginnings in ballet, life at NYCB after Balanchine, and the challenges of a classical background in working with a diverse range of choreographers.

  • Ted Brandsen, the Artistic Director for the Dutch National Ballet compares dance in America & Europe, his hopes for the future of dance, making dance accessible to new audiences, and advice to young dancers.

  • Rubinald Pronk talks about his career path, from his beginnings at Dutch National Ballet and Complexions to becoming a freelance dancer.

  • Nederlands Dans Theater's Andrea Schermoly compares NDT 1 & NDT 2, assesses the impact of her early exposure to contemporary dance on her career, and reveals her most unique choreographic experiences with the company.

  • Nederlands Dans Theater's Andrea Schermoly on touring with NDT, the company's evolving repertory and resulting critical response, and the differences between dancing professionally in the United States and Europe.

  • Nederlands Dans Theater's Andrea Schermoly discusses her move from Boston Ballet to NDT, the road she took to get into the company, and the challenges it presented.

  • William Wingfield speaks on how to meaningfully approach your art, being a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance, and performing on live television.

  • So You Think You Can Dance alum William Wingfield speaks about a career in the commercial and concert world, his favorite choreographers, the challenges of freelancing, and seeking artistic fulfillment.

  • Frankfurt Ballet alum and Forsythe protege Jill Johnson talks about her experience working with William Forsythe during his prime creation years, Forsythe's impact on dance, and the responsibility of creating environments that foster creativity.

  • Lourdes Lopez shares some of her experiences from her 24 year career as a dancer for New York City Ballet, and answers questions about Balanchine's possessiveness, how NYCB has changed since she danced with the company, and life after dance.

  • Lourdes Lopez shares about her personal experiences with choreographic legends George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, and ballet's progress, innovation, and outside influences.

  • Christopher Wheeldon talks about starting Morphoses, the importance of exposing audiences to other choreographers, and the difficulties of running a small company.

  • Christopher Wheeldon speaks about being a classical choreographer in today's market, what he wants people to get out of his work, and why he left New York City Ballet to pursue his own vision.

  • Christopher Wheeldon shares the story of his move from London to NY, joining NYCB and his transition from dancer to choreographer.

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