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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bill T. Jones' Stories

Monday, September 15, 2014

Choreographer/dancer Bill T. Jones discusses his career and the influence on him of pioneering musician/composer John Cage in his new book.

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WNYC News

Don't Call It Dance. It's 'Pop-Action'

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Choreographer Elizabeth Streb is the subject of the new documentary Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity.

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Morning Edition

Misty Copeland On Broadening 'Beauty' And Being Black In Ballet

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

In her new children's book, Firebird, Copeland seeks to inspire other young African-American dancers. "It's hard to be the one that stands out," she says.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bringing Radio Stories and Dance Together on Stage

Monday, September 08, 2014

This American Life’s Ira Glass and choreographer Monica Bill Barnes discuss combines two art forms that, as Glass puts it, “have no business being together—dance and radio.”

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Life Lessons: Issues in Education, Our Digital Imprint, Coping with ADHD

Monday, September 08, 2014

The history of public school teaching in the United States. Ira Glass and Monica Bill Barnes on “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host.” What is cyberconsciousness? Living with ADHD.

Soundcheck

Electric Zoo EDM Festival Returns To New York

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Electric Zoo EDM festival is taking steps this year to prevent drug-related fatalities -- but are they enough? 

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WNYC News

Free Dance in Front of the Hudson

Sunday, August 17, 2014

WNYC

Thirteen professional dance companies perform through sunset at the New York Harbor.

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Performer Rita Moreno's Famed Career Was 'Meant To Be'

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Rita Moreno is the only Latina to have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. In this encore conversation, host Michel Martin speaks to her about the highlights and challenges of her long career.

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TED Radio Hour

How Do We Use Our Challenges To Live Beyond Limits?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Paralympic snowboarder and "Dancing With the Stars" finalist Amy Purdy tells how losing her legs at age 19 enabled her to achieve more than she ever dreamed.

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Fishko Files

Tap

Thursday, July 03, 2014

With a midsummer tap dance show now at the Joyce Theater, WNYC’s Sara Fishko turns to Tap, old and new.  Here is this Fishko Files…

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Blackbird Blackbird

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Dreamy synth beds and golden melodies at Mercury Lounge tonight. Download 'Hold On.'

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Radiolab

Man Floats Free In Hotel Corridor

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Hotel hallways are cramped and narrow, like cages. But Storyboard P won't be trapped. Watch this Brooklyn dancer float toward a fire extinguisher — beauty in tight places.

 

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Morning Edition

The Human Heart And Its Rhythmic Magnificence

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Rhythm comes in different forms from music and poetry to those inside our bodies. There's art based on the most primal rhythm of all: the beating of the human heart.

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Soundcheck

The Soundcheck Guide To Brazilian Indie Music; Loudon Wainwright III On 'Surviving Twin'; People Get Ready Plays Live

Thursday, June 12, 2014

In this episode: We bring you the music you probably won't hear during the World Cup, in the latest installment of our Soundcheck Guide to Brazil. Julia Furlan, Buzzfeed audio editor and WNYC contributor, gives us a guided tour of some of the best indie bands making music in Brazil today.

Plus: Singer-songwriter and member of the illustrious Wainwright clan, Loudon Wainwright III stops by the studio to talk about (and perform spoken-word excerpts from) his new one-man show, Surviving Twin, which is currently playing at the Westside Theatre. It’s billed as a “posthumous collaboration” with his late father, Loudon Wainwright Jr., the esteemed LIFE Magazine columnist.

And: Part indie pop band, part performance art ensemble and modern dance troupe, People Get Ready have a new album on the way that expands its sound world to include 1970s electronic music and other surprises. Hear the Brooklyn group play live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Come Dance With Me

Saturday, April 26, 2014

One song, danced two totally different ways. First, two dancers who sculpt the giddiness, the beats, onto their rhyming bodies. Then a second version, this time, a crazy story. Vive la difference!

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Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!

Not My Job: Ballerina Misty Copeland Gets Quizzed On Morris Dancing

Friday, April 25, 2014

We've invited Copeland to answer three questions about a form of English folk dancing, which scholars believe originated one night in the Middle Ages when some guys got really drunk.

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Debbie Allen On 'Fame,' Stage And Men In Tights

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Debbie Allen won Fame for playing an iconic dance teacher in film and television. Now, she's getting new fans for roles on shows like Grey's Anatomy. She talks about the highs and lows of her career.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ashley Bouder and Sara Mearns on Dancing in the New York City Ballet

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ashley Bouder and Sara Mearns, principal dancers with the New York City Ballet, talk about their careers as dancers, and the demands and rewards  of dancing in the NYCB.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sarah Jessica Parker Is Back in the Host's Seat

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Guest host—and former ballet dancer—Sarah Jessica Parker goes behind the scenes of the New York City Ballet and talks Gauguin with the director of MoMA.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Dancers Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov on Creating an Academy of Classical Ballet

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Legendary ballet dancer Gelsey Kirkland and her husband, dancer Michael Chernov, talk about creating The Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet.

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