Words That Move Me with Dana Wilson

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June 29, 2022 00:37:37
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Ep. #131 Choreographer, Movement Director, Movement Coach… What’s the Difference?

Quicklinks:Listen to ep. #130 Progress and Process with Toogie Pt. 2  Listen to ep. #112 Trumpet Your Talent All Of The Time Learn more about The Choreographers Guild  Follow The Choreographers Guild on IG Donate to the Words That Move Me Community Mailing List: Scroll to the bottom of the page at thedanawilson.com WTMM Membership: Join Here   Choreography, and movement direction and movement coaching… OH MY!!! Today, I am breaking down the differences between the three… To me! This subject is very near and dear to my heart because movement coaching lights me up in a way that nothing else does. For me, it is the center circle of the Venn diagram of Teaching, Training, Dancing, Acting, and Translating. I could talk about this all day, but instead… I cut it down to 37 minutes. ENJOY! ...

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June 22, 2022 01:13:08
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Ep. #130 Progress and Process with Toogie PT.2

Quicklinks: Help Toogie meet her fundraising goal Read about Billboard’s Top 12 Choreographers   Watch mojo: Most Expensive Music Videos Donate to the Words That Move Me Community Mailing List: Scroll to the bottom of the page at thedanawilson.com Join us at the First Annual WTMM... ...

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June 15, 2022 01:04:06
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Ep. #129 Matter and Metanoia with Toogie PT.1

  Quicklinks: Donate to Toogie’s show  See Toogie’s show “Metanoia” (June 23-26th) Listen to ep #122 Parents pushing buttons   Buy a ticket to see 8 counts Donate to the Words That Move Me Community Mailing List: Scroll to the bottom of the page at thedanawilson.comJoin us at the First Annual WTMM Screening and Fundraiser WTMM Membership: Join Here   Meet Toogie! She's on Billboard's top 12 list for the most iconic music video choreography featuring her work on Dua Lipa's "New Rules". She is a fantastic human with a great heart and I loved talking with her... so much that this became a two parter! In this episode Toogie and I talk about her new show "Metanoia" premiering June 23-26 2022 honoring her late mother. Listen in to part one of this conversation with Teresa "Toogie" Barcelo and set your calendars for part 2 next week!  ...

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June 08, 2022 01:00:38
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Ep. #128 Big Pictures and Small Details w/ the Puzzle Master, Jamila Glass

Show Notes: Connect with Jamila Glass  Learn about LA Contemporary Dance Company Take class with Jamila Submit for  LACDC’s Summer Intensive Submit for LACDC’s Choreography LAB Go see Dancing in Snow (Los Angeles, June 9-12) Donate to the Words That Move Me Community Mailing List: Scroll to the bottom of the page at thedanawilson.comJoin us at the First Annual WTMM Screening and Fundraiser WTMM Membership: Join Here Our guest today, Jamila Glass, has many gifts, but perhaps the most useful is her ability to see the big picture AND the small details. She also values the human experience above all else, and THAT is exactly why she is the best person to talk about bridging the gaps between people… And skill sets… The commercial and company worlds, and of course, cultural and racial divides.   Here is what you’ll learn: How Jamila’s upbringing prepared her for what she is doing now The role her company work played in her commercial career One way to think about having many interests The argument for having a side hustle ...

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June 01, 2022 00:44:24
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Ep. #127 Who Runs The World? James Alsop!

Quicklinks: Connect with James Alsop on Instagram  Run The World Billboard Performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EwZ_AzDDM4 Run The World MV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmMU_iwe6U Buy tickets to The Devil Wears Prada The Musical  Half Baked Harvest Cookbook Island Life  by Janet Jackson Learn more about the Choreographer’s Guild  Donate to the Words That Move Me Community Mailing List: Scroll to the bottom of the page at thedanawilson.com WTMM Membership: Join Here   James Alsop is a choreographer and teacher who knows the value of owning your truth, your identity, your wholeness. She has created some seriously earth shaking work and doesn’t show any signs of stopping. In this episode, we talk about her affirming transition, her thoughts on working in New York vs LA and commercial work vs. Broadway ANNNND the lessons she learned from Beyoncé that have trickled into her work and the way she leads a room.   Here is what you’ll learn: Why James is never afraid to change a step How to keep a “humans first” attitude toward your work environments  What James learned from Broadway that music videos, tours and TV didn’t teach her The one thing James is most looking forward most from the work of the Choreographers Guild ...

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May 25, 2022 01:00:14
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Ep. #126 Excellence Without Arrogance with Michelle Dorrance

Show Notes: Tickets to 8 COUNTS: The Words That Movie Screening Event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/329106194487 Learn more about Dorrance Dance Find Michelle on Instagram Learn about the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble  Learn about the Ballet School of Chapel Hill  Learn about Roots, Rhythm, Race & Dance... ...

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