Jack and Reid have closed Everything Is Imaginable and their bodies are feeling it. That doesn't stop Reid from learning his Cunningham choreo and Jack bringing out his Carol Channing impersonations. They are blessed by a visit from Martha Nichols, who gives a story so epic it will come in two acts.
Reid has just returned from Justin Peck and Patricia Delgado's wedding ceremony in Miami and brings us interviews with guests from the reception. But first, Jack uses Chance to ask "First Date Questions" of James Whiteside, Lloyd Knight, and Garen Scribner. (Full list of episode's guests below.)
EPISODE GUIDE to WHO'S WHO:
EVERYTHING IS IMAGINABLE:
James Whiteside (of Episodes 3, 42, 51 - American Ballet Theatre)
Lloyd Knight (of Episodes 7, 42 - Martha Graham Dance Company)
Garen Scribner (of Episodes 12, 41, 42 - Former San Francisco Ballet, An American In Paris, Broadway Sandwich)
Gretchen Smith (New York City Ballet); Oreo Cereal
Ricky Ubeda (So You Think You Can Dance, Carousel, Cats Revival); LaGuardia
Eric Trope (Miami City Ballet); Newark
Michael Breeden (of Episodes 19 - Former Miami City Ballet, 1/2 of Conversations on Dance.); Madonna
Lexie Overholt (Former Miami City Ballet); Madonna
Devin Alberda (New York City Ballet); Tall AND Short
Jeanette Delgado (Miami City Ballet & Sister to Patricia); Thong
Sufjan Stephens (Musician); Madonna
Joseph Walsh and Lauren Strongin (of Episodes 45, 73 - San Francisco Ballet); Heels/Boxers
Daniel Applebaum (New York City Ballet); (Pert says Lexie Overholt), Head/Shoulders
Gonzalo Garcia and Ezra Hurwitz (Gonzolo: New York City Ballet; Ezra: Former Miami City Ballet - Filmmaker); Chocolate/Gummi Bears.
Neil Marshall (Former Miami City Ballet); Curly.
Marika Anderson (New York City Ballet); Dangler/Smashbox Purple Lip.
Dores André (San Francisco Ballet). Uncut.
Andrew Scordato & His Partner Ben Nadal (New York City Ballet). Asia & Europe.
Craig Hall & His Partner Frank Wilderman (New York City Ballet); Captain Crunch and Oh’s.
Harriet Jung (of Episodes 2, 71 - Reid & Harriet); Small Car.
Zoe Zien (Former Miami City Ballet); Small Car.
Frances Chung (San Francisco Ballet); Asian Noodle Preparations.
Jack hosted a New Years party and Reid loves Marie Kondo. They discuss Alastair Macaulay's departure from The New York Times chief dance critic position and Reid is too afraid to finish watching Hereditary, so Jack tells him how it ends. Jack also adds "Slave Play" to his best of 2018 list. Happy New Year!
EVERYTHING IS IMAGINABLE. Jan 7 - 12 at New York Live Arts.
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APAP recommendation from BEST OF 2018:
FOLK INCEST. Juliana F. May. Jan 9 - 12 at Abrons Arts Center.
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After catching up about their respective Christmases (Jack wants T and Reid is allergic to pineapple) the queens do their tops of 2018. Find out what they loved this year in dance, TV, and film.
Singlet. Erin Markey. Bushwick Starr.
Pitkin Grove. Beth Gill. The Joyce.
The Runaway. Kyle Abraham. New York City Ballet.
Judson Dance Theater. Museum of Modern Art.
Reid and Harriet Works & Process. The Guggenheim.
Folk Incest. Juliana F. May. Abrons Arts Center.
The Man In Black. James Kudelka. The National Ballet of Canada.
The Six Brandenburg Concertos. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. The Armory.
Four Quartets. Pam Tanowitz. The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.
Everything Is Imaginable. Jack Ferver. New York Live Arts.
My Brilliant Friend. Saverio Costanzo and Elena Ferrante. HBO.
Queer Eye. David Collins. Netflix.
The Great British Bake Off. Channel 4.
Sharp Objects. Jean-Marc Vallée. HBO.
Search Party. (Season 2 Premiered in 2017). TBS.
Bon Appétit. Youtube.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace. FX.
Killing Eve. BBC America.
Roma. Alfonso Cuarón.
Greta (2019 Release Date).
The Favourite. Yorgos Lanthimos.
Suspiria. Luca Guadagnino.
Jordan Geiger comes over to photograph Reid and Jack. They end up chatting about acting, aging, desiring, and the romance that never was between Jordan and Reid. Get some hot tips on living life and surviving the holidays.
This week Jack and Reid go guest-less in celebration of Reid’s birthday and try to list every movie they can remember. They also discuss some dance Reid saw and Jack gets shy about his life in the 90s.
The queens chat about "The Favourite" before being joined by the queens, Georgina Pazcoguin and Phil Chan. Hear how this fierce duo is drawing attention to the complexity of Asian stereotypes in classical ballet.
Jack cuddles up on the couch with Broadway star Garen Scribner and they talk about Broadway and stuff. Meanwhile Reid talks German and stuff with fave ex-pats Breanna O'Mara and Doug Leatherman of Pina Bausch. How was your Thanksgiving?!
It's a four queen movie review as Isabella Boylston and Harriet Jung join to discuss Suspiria and The Kindergarten Teacher. Also, Reid talks to a goose and we get a special recap of Black Swan. Maggie Gyllenhaal please be on the podcast!
The Queens are busy so Jack does a quick visit to the Reid and Harriet Design Dungeon at Abrons Arts Center. Its a real Pee Wee's Playhouse moment with surprise guest Joseph Walsh! Other friends stop by to say hello as well. Today's Secret Word is: VOTE.
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Just for the taste of it Reid and Jack talk about shows they’d most like to be able to re-view. Then, Ash Yergens joins the queens to get into everything from social media to creating your own funeral.
Jack and Reid discuss garbage republicans, a bunch of dance, and Nina falling out of a Haagen Das. Then they interview the iconic choreographer who changed dance: Tere O'Connor. It's a fierce lesson, so have your pen and paper ready.
Tere O’Connor Dance.
Long Run at NYU Skirball. October 12th - 13th.
Reid gives an impassioned reading of the New York City Gala (including the work of former guest Kyle Abraham). Then the queens are joined by long anticipated guest Harper Watters. Reid guesses her life story and they talk about Joseph Walsh (a lot).
Episode 26 with Teresa Reichlen.
Episode 46 with Kyle Abraham.
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Reid goes to Russia on his way to work and Jack breaks his foot. Then we travel back in time to a couple of weeks ago when Ariel Freedman and Douglas Letheren drove Reid to SFO.
Correction: Aubrey Plaza is known for her role on the NBC American political satire television sitcome Parks and Recreation (not The Office).
The Queens take a weekend trip with Matthew Wilkas and Jenn Harris to upstate New York. They chat over breakfast about what’s going on and stuff: coming out, shooting sex scenes, and playing sardines with celebrities.
Reid returns from his adventures on the west coast and Jack has returned to teaching. They catch up on dancer weddings and beef jerky. Later the queens discuss the latest disturbing harassment revelations at New York City Ballet.
Episode 63: With Liz Santoro
While reminiscing over a high-school crush the queens accidentally take a trip into Reid's Filofax that he has had since college. Hear about Reid's plans for a decontamination room. It's a real reunion with a visit from Liz Santoro. Liz was in Jack's early solos but now lives, loves, and makes dance in France. Écoutez ça!
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Episode 62: With Jean-Marc Puissant
Will someone please tell Stormy Daniels we lover her and want her on the podcast? Meanwhile find out how Jean-Marc Puissant went from being a dancer to a designer just like Reid accept not at all. Harriet joins in they go off on some dos and don'ts when working with a costume designer.
Jack and Reid accidentally discuss dance, specifically taking a look at Reid's experiences dancing for Shen Wei. Also hear about the Queens' trip to Reid's mom's house and bursting into tears watching Wonder Woman. Sounds like it's August.
Jack talks with genderqueer matinee idol Peter Smith following their matinee of Peter Pan (which is still going on can you imagine?!) Sweaty and exhausted the two go deep but also make sure to go shallow. Reid chimes in from a far.
Reid and Jack are still upstate. Backstage at Bard they chat with Melissa Toogood and Dylan Crossman before Four Quartets. They discuss stuff, but mainly one of our favorite queens of the dance: Merce Cunningham.
Available Light. Lucinda Childs. Mostly Mozart Festival. July 12–13, 2018.
Mark Morris. Mostly Mozart Festival. August 9-12, 2018.
New York City Ballet. Saratoga.
Parker Posey joins Reid and Jack as they reminisce. From soap operas to horror movies to ballet class at NCSA, these three queens chat it out in the summer heat. Also, Parker has written a fierce book which you need to read ASAP.
The Queens are joined by Baby Queen Val aka Victor Lozano. They get into what it is to be young, beautiful, underpaid dancer. Ah the glamour! Also you have wondered what young queers are up to, tune in for some hot tips.
Buckle Up! Jack is driving Ms. Bartelme around Bard College this week. They go get groceries while discussing current events (American Horror Story), working in Canada and stuff. Also, hear about one of the best ballets Reid has ever seen.
It's our One Year Anniversary! We loves you and thank you for listening. In person, by voice memo, or (as in this week's case) by phone call, the Queens have kept it up each and every week. This week, they review Erin Markey's extraordinary new show, Singlet, get a little more in depth about Alexei Ratmansky's, Harlequinade, and all while being afraid to see Hereditary.
James Whiteside steps in for Jack who is upstate with Peter Pan. Reid and James have a curry and chill with the trina with it all: Isabella Boylston. The three get into rigor, humor, and kindness. Jacks still manages to haunt the episode because he's a witch.
Hear about the heartbreaking genius of MEN DON'T LEAVE. Reid has loved this movie for a long time and Jack finally watched it. Hopefully by now you have too. Jessica Lange is a National Treasure. Also Joan Cusack and Chris O'Donnell and that little boy and the music by Thomas Newman. I mean!
Jack and Erin Markey are in rehearsals for Peter Pan (can you imagine). They have a chat on a break about their upcoming 24 hour Phantom of the Opera performance they are also making and Erin's new show, Singlet. Reid responds by voicemail, which covers a bunch of stuff, including a review of his recent evening at ABT.
Episode 44: Reid and Jack (Go Bi-Coastal)
From across this Wild Wild Country, Reid (in San Francisco) and Jack (in Annandale-on-Hudson) catch up by phone about Ballet, Broadway, and Cults. Money walks in and Art walks out, honey. Kisses Sheila!
We're backstage at New York Live Arts for the opening night of Jack's "Everything Is Imaginable". The queens (Jack, Reid, James, Lloyd, Garen, Harriet) reveal their opening night rituals while getting ready for the show.
Episode 41: Reid and Jack from Gibney Dance
Jack and Reid are in post show depression from the Guggenheim while having pre show anxiety about New York Live Arts. So tired and so anxious. Work! Garen Scribner joins in.
Reid and Jack interview fierce dancer/choreographer Joanna Kotze and her collaborator/artist/husband Jonathan Allen about their upcoming performance at New York Live Arts and their almost 20 year relationship. Also do three men in a pink trash bag equal one woman? Bonjour Les Grands Ballet Canadiens! "Sometimes progress is so slow it goes backwards."
Has the city felt a little warmer this past year? Perhaps it is because belle ballerina Patricia Delgado has made the move to NYC. It's a real love fest between the queens and this major Miami transplant. They talk sister-soulmates, loving the big apple in the winter, and getting screaming mad.
Keeping it Witch-ay cuz it's Jack's Birthd-ay. Divine Tarot reader and intuitive, Lindsay Mack blesses the queens with a visit. While eating Jack's surprise from Paige Lipari of Archestratus Books, the witches get into healing, contraction and release, and even some dance. Also, is Reid bi?
Reid and Jack met Tiffany Abban when they went to school together. They knew then that she has a voice touched by the Gods. She has had an epic journey so far. Also, these three queens get real about the biz behind classical music, dance, and acting.
Milk does a body good. Also minds and hearts. The queens are enthralled with the real life angel Dan Donigan/drag superstar Milk. Take a walk in the heels of this BFQ, Big Friendly Queen (which should be the title of Milk's bqqk). Love!
Reid forgot he was going out of town, so Reid and Jack catch up quickly over Chinese food. Reid reviews Gregory Spears, Neal Medlyn, The New York Philharmonic, and Phantom Thread. Jack talks about his sinus infection.
It's the bloodbath of APAP but the queens make time for a chat. Have you read Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend yet? Also hear Reid and Jack discuss leaving Brazil and the exit of Peter Martins at New York City Ballet. Time's Up.
By raven, message in a bottle, or voice memo, the queens carry on and bring you a New Years episode. Jack is in São Paulo where he is speaking Portuguese with his French accent. Reid is in NYC and is filling time with friends and a sticker book. Get a special treat at the episode's end learning Portuguese from epic babe Juan Pablo Rahal (who was a star of Rojo, the Chilean version of So You Think You Can Dance).
The queens catch up with their friend/leading man/dance partner/prince, Barton Cowperthwaite. Find out how he became a dancer who can do anything while remaining humble with a heart of gold. Ugh, if only all straight men were like Barton. That's just one of the New Year's resolutions the World should make.
Coughing, cookies, and crying. It must be Christmas! After a quick what's going on with movies and stuff, the queens chat and chew on the best cookies you'll ever taste from Paige Lipari. If you haven't gone to her store, Archestratus Books, you are missing out.
Shout out to Wild Soul Healing for a generous sponsorship gift! Blessed Be.
This Sugar Plum takes no bullshit. The queens are joined by epic queen Teresa Reichlen. Hear about her remarkable career at the intense New York City Ballet, how she is doing during the current scandal, and the best proposal story the queens have heard. Jack and Reid are also visited by that elusive NYC icon: the building superintendent, as Jack's bathroom is collapsing.
Larissa Velez-Jackson is major. Her blend of post modernism, hilarity, and healing is full on. Reid has to Skype in from LA, like Heidi Klum in this past season of Project Runway (which Jack has finally watched so it's def discussed).
Anthony Roth Constanzo is the most famous American countertenor and a survivor, like Reid. This is the episode where Reid reveals what health issue he has been eluding to; its a plea for you to get yourself signed up for healthcare before the December 15th deadline!
Dynamo Chase Brock is about to celebrate his 10th anniversary of his company. To mark the event, he joins the queens during their breaks from rehearsals. He regales the queens with the story of his move to NYC to be on Broadway at age sixteen. From Ann Reinking to Astrology, they cover A LOT.
The queens give you a special Thanksgiving episode! Cope with the the first part of the trilogy of terror that is the holidays by laughing along with them about their past week of exhaustion, pain, blood, and a surprise Jack got in his PO Box.
The genius Jibz Cameron aka Dynasty Handbag visits during Jack's residency (thanks Gibney!) They swap Martha Stewart stories, discuss Beyoncé and LA, and Jibz reveals a BIG SECRET. Earlier the boys have talked about some bad dance, some good TV, and which Balanchine Ballerina they would be.
Reid and Jack have an epic discussion with the epic Lar Lubavitch about his epic 50 year career. From Anthony Tudor to Bernadette Peters to being a go-go boy to choreographing figure skating, there is nothing he hasn't done. Reid and Jack also discuss fainting and listening to the inner voice that says: don't go to the gym.
It's our twentieth episode, which means: just the Queens. Jack explains Blade Runner to Reid and muses on Joan Didion. Reid explains why he'll have potatoes in his pockets when he's older and gushes about Mark Morris.
Podcasts collide as the queens host Conversations on Dance. It's a real bun head moment as they get into the hopes and perils of the ballet path. Jack and Reid also obsess over Pam Tanowitz, rue gross audience behavior, and Reid tells a nightmare dentist story.
Reid and Jack's High School Reunion! It's a real journey as the queens return to Interlochen Arts Academy for Alumni week-end. Whilst there they meet and interview Peter Sparling and find out what it was like dance for Martha Graham and José Limon at the same time. The journey takes a turn for the worst thanks to bad food and American Airlines.
Reid and Jack talk dance and dance makers PAST (yo ballet, what's good?), PRESENT (hello Contemporary, goodbye Modern), and FUTURE (yay Beth Gill is here). Beth has a pizza and a beer and gives extraordinary insight into the creative process.
Reid makes Jack manic with a recap of Victoria and Abdul and then the queens swap notes on Pina. Later, they are visited by the kaleidoscopic Michelle Mola. She swirls from her Juilliard experience to performing for Jack to teaching Pilates and Ballet for regular people like Emma Stone.
Death, Ikea, and the glamorous life of Breanna O’Mara. Reid and Jack already feel fucked by the shift from summer to fall but the wonderful Bre arrives to cheer up the Queens. They chat about how she went from Juilliard to working with Ferver (Rumble Ghost, Acceptance) to living and loving in Europe and being possessed by Pina Bausch.
Jack and Reid talk movies and flirt with the Scribner brothers (Garen and Justin). They talk being gay brothers, moving from ballet to broadway, notorious ballet teacher Melissa Hayden, entering the "white room", and the art of witchcraft and headscarves.
We ADORE Jordan Isadore. From jazztheaterdance in Cali to Shen Wei to dancing "like if Cunningham was a stripper", this Queen is giving it to us. Definitely discussed is the problem of when dance becomes an insider art and how to GET OVER THAT. Reid and Jack also discuss Gemma Bond's new ballet, the perils of skiing and snorkeling, and Reid plays the xylophone.
It's just the TWO QUEENS this week. Reid and Jack really get into stuff from Leontyne Price to Madonna, Reid's memories of the recently closed American Boychoir School, and Jack's psychic metaphysics. For La Dans they watch Rubies and talk Teresa Reichlen and Sara Mearns.
BODY-ODY-ODY!!! Famed Pilates instructor Anula Maiberg gives us courage as she laughs off body fascism and inspires us to move it or lose it. Find out what the potato method is and also how she lost her virginity.
As humans continue to destroy planet earth, Reid and Jack look to movies, musicals and movie musicals for a reason to persist. They are joined by the incomparable Lloyd Knight, principal dancer of the Martha Graham Company, who is reason enough to want to survive.
In this week's radio show Reid and Jack discuss getting sick from eating too much whipped cream. Then we go uptown to kiki with James Whiteside and discuss his new memoir: The Snake Wheel of the Ego Break. Finally, Jack tells Reid explains how Adrienne Truscott has managed to craft a rape comedy.
Welcome to What's Going On With Dance and Stuff! This week, Reid Bartelme and Jack Ferver discuss podcasting about dance and stuff, Beth Gill's Catacomb, and the problems and perks of waking up Jennifer Lawrence.