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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February 03, 2021 00:22:38
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Ep. #58 The Sliding Scale of Commitment

This episode is all about mining one precious resource, COMMITMENT.   The dictionary defines Commitment as “The state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.” That is a very neat and tidy way to explain such a dynamic spectrum of being!  I... ...

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January 27, 2021 00:57:41
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Ep. #57 Making Good Choices with Galen Hooks

My guest on this episode is one of the reasons I am hopeful for the future of dance… and for the world!  She is bright, wise, beautiful, and  a master of her craft from a young age.  Today, we are joined by Galen Hooks!   We dig into The Galen Hooks Method and making “good choices” on the job, activism and the responsibility of artists, and the value of following your gut. So, get your notepad ready because this is exactly the kind of heavy lifting that can leave you feeling lighter and brighter! Quick Links: Dancer’s Alliance: https://www.dancersalliance.org/ VMA Nominated Choreography Camilla Cabello Havana:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ0mxQXmLsk  Galen’s River https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pHYxx9dY_U  Galen’s Love on the Brain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MsXwbZvE58 GHM (Galen Hooks Method): https://www.galenhooks.com/train Transcript: Intro: Welcome to words that move me, the podcast where movers and shakers, like you get the information and inspiration you need to navigate your creative career with clarity and confidence. I am your host, Dana Wilson. And I move people. I dance, I choreograph, I coach. And the only thing that I love more than life is sharing. So if you are someone who loves to work and laugh and you’re looking to rewrite the starving artists story, then you’re in the right place.  Hello, my friend, and welcome to the podcast. I am so glad that you’re here. How are you doing today? Today, I am doing I’m feeling hopeful. I’m feeling hopeful because I think change is good. I took a walk and I took notes on the interview from this episode under a clear blue sky from the bleachers of an empty baseball field field. Is that the right word? Diamond, baseball diamond, baseball court, baseball stage. Um, ...

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January 20, 2021 01:03:28
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Ep. #56 Climbing Ladders and (literally) Jumping Through Hoops with Matty Peacock

My guest in this episode, Matty Peacock, works closely with more than “some” of today’s most influential pop sensations.  The most influential thing about him, however, is not his resume…  It is his respect for the work, the mystery, and the collaboration within the process.... ...

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January 13, 2021 00:31:13
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Ep. #55 Doing Daily and Resolutions!

There are thousands of articles and podcasts and videos about New Year's resolutions.  You can find countless lists like "Top 4 (or 5, or 15, or 30) Reasons Resolutions Don't Work".  You'll find even more lists of how to keep them!  Well, in this episode, I give you ONE.  ONE REASON why you aren't seeing your goals through and ONE sure fire way to make sure you do.  This one goes out to all of my Daily Doers, and ANYONE looking to change their life in 2021. Quick Links: WTMM Community: https://www.thedanawilson.com/workwithme/membership-tiers Doing Daily Diary: https://www.thedanawilson.com/product/interactive-doing-daily-diary-download Fabletics Spot:  https://www.fabletics.com/new_collection2MFUAppleID5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59gDzyzUgb0 Transcript: Intro: This is words that move me, the podcast where movers and shakers, like you get the information and inspiration. You need to navigate your creative career with clarity and confidence. I am your host master mover, Dana Wilson. And if you're someone that loves to learn, laugh and is looking to rewrite the starving artist story, then sit tight. But don't stop moving because you're in the right place.  Dana: Alright. Alright. Hello and welcome to Words that Move Me, I'm Dana. I'm jazzed you're here. I am so excited about this episode, although it's a bit of a tough love type of episode. Um, speaking of love, and speaking of tough, I want to start this episode by saying, I hope that you are finding solid footing wherever you stand. Even if there is uncertainty, when you look out the window, ...

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January 06, 2021 00:44:18
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Ep. #54 Doing Daily Success Story with Rebekah Rangel

 My year + of doing daily changed my life more than any other project to date.   It helped me redefine creativity.  It helped me put perfectionism in the passenger seat.  It got me better acquainted with my talents and my taste.  Exactly one year... ...

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December 30, 2020 00:30:20
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Ep. #53 2020: Lessons Learned

 I learned a lot in 2020 and this weekly podcast was both my teacher and my notebook. In this episode I'll recap what I have learned from 2020 and a year of weekly podcasting: the good, the bad and the ugly... and the fun.  It was a good year to know how to be alone with yourself.  It was a good year to know how to talk to yourself, and love yourself.  A good year to learn how to connect with people without physically making contact with them. In other words, it was a good year for podcasts… and if I have anything to do with it, next year will be to. Show Notes: Quicklinks: Want to register for the WTMM Community? Email us: [email protected] or Visit https://www.thedanawilson.com/workwithme/membership-tiers Curious about Coaching? https://www.thedanawilson.com/coachcurious Vulfpeck Christmas in LA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5K3UgrPdbQ Raspberry Sumac Snickerdoodles: https://mynameisyeh.com/mynameisyeh/2019/11/sumac-snickerdoodles Get The New Jim Crow, White Fragility, How to be Anti-Racist, and Changing the Conversation from one of these independent black owned bookstores: https://lithub.com/you-can-order-today-from-these-black-owned-independent-bookstores Favorite Dana Caspersen Talks:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY-8zPp9nh4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEYQPgLVx0k&t=336s James Baldwin on Dick Cavett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzH5IDnLaBA James Baldwin Debates William F Buckley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFeoS41xe7w&t=937s James Baldwin and NIkki Giovanni: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZmBy7C9gHQ Misting bottle: https://www.mcmaster.com/spray-bottles/fine-mist-spray-bottles/ How to teach dance on Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW3U2Fv2CY8&t=401s Sonya Renee Taylor:https://www.sonyareneetaylor.com ...

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