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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December 22, 2021 00:45:28
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Ep. #104 Wrapping the Gift that is WTMM Season 2 with Riley Higgins

This episode- a year in review- was so fun to make, it will become a WTMM tradition for sure!  Today, I’m joined by my executive assistant and podcast editor, Riley Higgins (who takes great notes), and we recap being moved by this podcast for all of 2021.   Get all the BTS and best bits of Season 2 AND a hint of what’s to come in Season 3!!! Quicklinks:  thedanawilson.com/shop 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: Welcome to the podcast   Riley:Well, thank you for having me in the podcast as well.    Dana:Oh, I was welcoming everyone. Very welcome. So you're definitely welcome. Hey everyone, you are joining me and Riley Higgins the first plus one to the podcast booth ever, which is very exciting. How does that feel for you?    Riley: It feels tight and lumpy and dark, but bright at the same time.     Yes, it is. All of those things. We are all about high dynamic range, high contrasting qualities here, at words that move me, um, y'all are joining us for a hundred and fourth episode. This is our second to last episode of 2021. And it's special. It's special because Riley Higgins is so special. Um, and I'm really excited to have you standing opposite me. ...

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December 15, 2021 01:15:06
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Ep. #103 Corporeal Conversations on the Techniques of Improvisation… and TikTok with Ardyn Flynt

This episode is all about techniques within the realm of improvisation.  The big idea: when focus narrows, possibility widens! Ardyn Flynt and I talk about the techniques of mime, Forsythe, cyphers, Laban, and even the technique of TikTok.  I always learn a lot from Ardyn,... ...

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December 08, 2021 00:58:49
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Ep. #102 Ep. #102 Directing Operations (of the worlds largest commercial dance franchise) with Jin Lee

Wowza, our guest today is not a dancer or choreographer, but if are, chances are she has impacted your life in some way… probably a BIG way.  Jin Lee has been the Director of operations of  Millennium Dance Complex for over 20 years. In this episode, we talk about getting the studio out of debt and through the pandemic, the impact social media has on the people that come through their door, and… having/not having babies!  We talk a lot about following your guts and getting organized, so if you’re looking to get into the business and keep it all together, this episode is for you! Quicklinks: Millennium  https://millenniumdancecomplex.com/ 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: Hello Hello, my friends. Welcome. I’m Dana. This is words that move me so, so glad that you are here today. And I am so, so excited to be talking to a very old friend on this episode. Um, this, this special guest is not a dancer, but if you are a dancer, especially here in Los Angeles, chances are that she, and certainly her work have had a huge impact on you today. I am talking with Jin Lee, the director of operations at millennium dance complex. Yes, y’all. This is big and I cannot wait to share, but first wins. ...

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December 01, 2021 01:00:31
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Ep. #101 New Perspectives with Hok

This week’s guest is unique in practically every way… I mean, to start, he is Japanese with an English accent, he has worked in over 50 countries, has an Emmy for outstanding choreography…and a hair salon, ANNNND his first dance class ever was a Locking... ...

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November 24, 2021 00:52:48
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Ep. #100 100 THINGS I’M GRATEFUL FOR!

This (100TH) episode is a peek into my life and mind! Not only am I celebrating 100 episodes with a list of 100 things I am grateful for, I am also celebrating over 100k downloads!  Thank you all for ALL of your love and learning.  Now buckle up and get ready to get to know me better (…for better or for worse). Quicklinks: WTMM IG for contest details! Words That Move Me Shopping List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/208ZBEMH1NK8H/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_3?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist TJs Chocolate on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3oH8b5L Pho 87  Backpack episode: Ep #7 Travel Hacks Gary Tacon Body Tuning Pillow: https://thebodytuningcushion.com/ Remix Vintage Shoes: https://remixvintageshoes.com/ Streak Free Cleaner: Sprayway glass cleaner 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.  Well, hello. Hello, my friend. Welcome. I’m Dana. This is words that move me. And, um, whether you are new to the pod or one of my regulars, isn’t it cool to be a regular, by the way, I want it to be a regular in more places. Anyways, whether you’re new or a regular, I am stoked to have you for this 100th episode. What the heck you guys, I did a thing. I’m so sorry about this.  (Air Horn Noises) Yeah. I downloaded several apps before I found the one that really makes me feel the celebratory come on. I ...

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November 17, 2021 00:48:34
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Ep. #99 Creativity is Diversity with Jonathan Batista

We have a long way to go before we reach TOTAL diversity, equity and inclusion in the ballet industry, but today’s guest is hopeful and full of heart.  Jonathan Batista was born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and went on to train at The Royal... ...

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