Words That Move Me with Dana Wilson

The dance podcast where movers and shakers like you get the information and inspiration you need to navigate your creative career with clarity and confidence. Master mover, Dana Wilson, taps into 15 years of industry ...more

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November 23, 2022 00:58:37
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Ep. #150 Vocal Athleticism w/ Mindy Pack

If you know me, you know that #voice is extremely important to me… And not just MY voice, but the voice of artists as a whole. That’s why I am extremely excited to introduce you to this week’s guest Mindy Pack. MINDY. DOES. VOCAL HEALTH! In this episode we talk about all of the ways you can hurt and HEAL your voice. We dig into the importance of having a great team and what makes a great coach. We also talk about the role that mental health plays in vocal health and how shame and guilt surround injuries (specifically vocal injuries). Enjoy this conversation with Mindy Pack. Show Notes: Work with Mindy Pack  Buy the voice straw  (Don’t forget to use the Discount Code:  WTMMVOICE at check out! Connect with Mindy on IG  Miley training on treadmill  Listen to Raab’s episode  Donate to the Words That Move Me Community Mailing List: Scroll to the bottom of the page at thedanawilson.com WTMM Membership: Join Here   Follow  on IG & Tiktok  ...

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November 16, 2022 00:11:47
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Introducing: Grey Maybe w/ Jillian Schmitz

Introducing: Grey Maybe w/ Jillian Schmitz + some special announcements! Show Notes:   Head over to Grey Maybe for Jillian’s full episode Join us for WTMM Live: An in person coaching event Dec 3rd & 4th  Follow WTMM on IG & Tiktok   Donate to the Words That Move Me Community Mailing List: Scroll to the bottom of the page at thedanawilson.com WTMM Membership: Join Here ...

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November 09, 2022 00:22:04
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Ep. #149 “Exposure” and Working For Free

This week I am digging into working for free (or for a seriously discounted rate, or… #exposure).  We’ve probably all done it, or encouraged someone else to do it or discouraged someone else from doing it, so let’s untangle this messy subject.In this episode, I dig into the IF, WHEN, AND WHY you might work for free, but I am not going to give you any answers about whether or not you should. I’m going to do you one better… I’m going to give you a tool that will help you to decide on your own.   Show Notes:   Follow us on tiktok & win 2 tickets to the World Choreography Awards on Nov. 15 Listen to episode #74 w/ Miquel Zarate Listen to episode #108 w/ Maud Arnold  Donate to the Words That Move Me Community Mailing List: Scroll to the bottom of the page at thedanawilson.com WTMM Membership: Join Here   ...

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November 02, 2022 00:58:28
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Ep. #148 Community, Industry, and History with Imania Detry

In this week’s episode, Imania and I talk about how family based community organizations prepared her for the industry — and the difference between being pushed and supported into greatness.  We also have a refreshing and IMPORTANT talk about the state of the entertainment industry and even the teaching industry with regards to African diasporic movement.  I do very much feel like a beginner in these conversations, about race and the lineage of American dance styles, but having a guide like Imania makes that journey all that much more appealing and also empowering. Please enjoy this conversation with Imania Detry.   Show Notes:   Connect with Imania on IG  Create a profile on Bopsidy Donate to the Words That Move Me Community Mailing List: Scroll to the bottom of the page at thedanawilson.com WTMM Membership: Join Here ...

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October 26, 2022 00:26:27
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Ep. #147 Audition Burnout

This week, we’re talking about a few of the ways audition burnout can happen at different career stages, and then we dig in on how to tell the difference between stress, burnout and good old fashioned FEAR! We’ll also talk about how to avoid burnout by managing your stress and addressing your fears…   Show Notes: Start your membership with Sugarfoot Therapy  Listen to all the episodes about “Fear”  Donate to the Words That Move Me Community Mailing List: Scroll to the bottom of the page at thedanawilson.com WTMM Membership: Join Here ...

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October 19, 2022 00:55:08
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Ep. #146 Reflections Without Criticism with Gary Tacon

One mark of a master is that other masters look to them for expertise and support.  In this episode, I talk to movement analyst, Gary Tacon, about how Martin Scorcese looked to him when he needed Robert De Niro, Al Pachino, and Joe Peschi to look 40 years younger on camera for The Irishman. We discuss how he came to be a movement analyst, how he operates on set, we dig in on one of Gary’s most valuable tools and techniques: the body tuning cushion.  You don’t want to miss this episode because it also includes some listener participation that will have you standing taller, looking younger, and feeling freer in your body. Enjoy this conversation with Gary Tacon.   Quicklinks: Buy the Body Tuning Cushion  Find Gary’s stunt/film work on IMDb  Listen to Ep. #78 with the In The Heights Choreography Team!  Listen to Ep. #136 with Jamal Sims Listen to Ep. #125 with Mandy Moore Donate to the Words That Move Me Community Mailing List: Scroll to the bottom of the page at thedanawilson.com WTMM Membership: Join Here ...

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