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Podcasts of interviews with Philadelphia dancers and choreographers who are actively creating work in the region.
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Interview with Diane Sharp of SHARP Dance Company

Philadelphia Dance Talk Radio

Interview With Jaye Allison
In this episode, we dive deep into Jaye’s history as a pioneering student of CAPA and UArts, her journey with LEJA Dance Theater, her reinvention as an author and international award-winning filmmaker…and more! To Learn More Visit:
June 23, 2022
Interview With Joan Myers Brown
In this episode, Charles and Ms. Brown (aka JB) discuss, Black dance excellence, meeting the Obamas, Philadanco’s history and growth…and more!
June 08, 2022
Interview With Terri Shockley
In this episode, we chat with Theresa Shockley, Executive Director of the Community Education Center (CEC.) We talk about her own dance history, including being a founding member of Urban Bush Woman, her arts journey in Philadelphia, the state of arts funding in Philadelphia, and more. Community Education Center (CEC) Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:
May 27, 2022
Interview with Diane Sharp of SHARP Dance Company
May 04, 2022
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April 19, 2022
Interview with Madhusmita Bora Email: Fb: sattriya dance company IG:
April 14, 2022
3/8/2016 - Saayujya (The Merging) – Priyadarsini Govind & T.M. Krishna
The world premiere of a classical South Indian music and dance performance piece based on Philadelphia’s historic themes of liberty and freedom. Each a powerhouse in their own right, bharata natyam dancer Priyadarsini Govind and Carnatic musician T. M. Krishna perform a new work interlacing elements of traditional repertoire with improvised segments. This performance is co-presented with Sruti, the India Music & Dance Society and has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. In this podcast, John Schafer of WNYC speaks to Priyadarsini Govind and TM Krishna, who are world famous practitioners of the south Indian classical art forms of Bharatnatyam (dance) and Carnatic music respectively. They discuss their upcoming Saayujya event in Philadelphia, featuring a world premiere of a new piece centered around the themes of freedom and equality. Performance Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 7 PM Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
July 02, 2021
2/12/2016 - Interview with Jaye Allison about her new book – Chronicles of Carols In Color, The StoryBook
It is my sincere hope that sharing part of my testimony can encourage youths of all ages through this personal “how to follow your dream” road map told in storybook form. Pursuing a dance career on your own is the story painted in this historical document. This testimony of my childhood dream to become a dance artist is very personal, and I believe you can get something out of it. Coming from J. P. Turner Middle School, dancing in the big musical Dreamland Cafe and a friend teaching me ballet in her basement, there was catching up to do as I auditioned and made a place in the brand-new performing arts magnet high school to begin serious training. It was there I met my dancing soul mate and found some local notoriety producing and codirecting a dance company since turning eighteen. This relationship, which led to creating a Philadelphia area annual Christmas holiday tradition, was seventeen years in the making. Book is available for purchase through AuthorHouse
July 02, 2021
6/25/2010 - Indigenous Pitch Dance Collective mission to Haiti
In July, Indigenous Pitch Dance Collective (IPDC) will be traveling to Haiti with a team of dancers, musicians, a medical doctor and an elementary school teacher will work with children devastated by the recent earthquake. It is the mission of IPDC to share the joy of creation and artistic expression with children who have experienced a natural and/or a socio-economic disaster.
July 02, 2021
6/29/2010 - Interview with Diane Sharp-Nachsin, SHARP Dance Company
SHARP Dance Co. translates raw human emotion utilizing contemporary movement to connect the audience through individual interpretation. SHARP is a four year old modern company and its theory of “meaning behind movement” is shown prominently throughout their work.
July 02, 2021
11/11/2010 - Tobin Del Cuore & Annabelle Lopez Ochoa of BalletX
BalletX launches its 2010/11 Season which opens with a world premiere by choreographer Tobin Del Cuore and two revivals: Still@Life (2008) by Netherlands-based choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Frequencies (2001) by award winning Co-Artistic Director Matthew Neenan. Fall Series 2010 opens November 17-21 (Wednesday-Sunday), at The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia.
July 02, 2021
7/15/2010 - BalletX Summer Series 2010 and 5th Year Anniversary
BalletX launches its 2010/11 Season which opens with a world premiere by choreographer Tobin Del Cuore and two revivals: Still@Life (2008) by Netherlands-based choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Frequencies (2001) by award winning Co-Artistic Director Matthew Neenan. Fall Series 2010 opens November 17-21 (Wednesday-Sunday), at The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia.
July 02, 2021
5/10/2011 - Interview with Charles Tyson, Jr., Underground DanceWorks
On May 13th & 14th, 2011, Underground DanceWorks and Monarch Dance Company team up to present an evening of world premieres and repertory favorites. Dance Talk Radio presents a live interview with Charles Tyson, Jr., Artistic Director of Underground DanceWorks as he gets ready to premiere “11”.
July 02, 2021
11/17/2011 - Omar Harrison, Teaching Artist with Kulu Mele
Join Omar Harrison of Kule Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble which preserves, presents and builds upon the dance and music of Africa and the African Diaspora. He will be discussing the upcoming performance of Sacred Journeys, an uplifting celebration of faith and the human spirit. With new and revised selections from Kùlú Mèlé’s extensive repertoire of Afro-Cuban and West African dance, Sacred Journeys will inspire you to see the sacred in everyday life.
July 02, 2021
5/29/2012 - Interview with Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
2012 Interview with Jaamil Olawale Kosoko.  Jaamil discusses his recent collaboration with Kate Watson-Wallace, his recent  trip to Japan, completing ICPP, and his new position as a producer at New York Live Arts.
July 02, 2021
8/30/2012 - Interview with Kelly Adorno of SomaticMovers
2012 Chat with Kelly Adorno of SomaticMovers about her upcoming Philly Fringe performance, Counter Rotation. Curve through our world. Grab our views. Share our axis. Watch the SomaticMovers reconnect with the body while exploring thoughts, memories, and even some splashing water! Enter an atmosphere unlike any other and allow yourself to inhale and get lost. Performance to be held on Saturday, Sept 15, 2012 at Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia
July 02, 2021
2/22/2013 - Interview with Amy Harding, Alchemy Dance
2013 Interview with Amy Harding, Artistic Director and Jonathan Bowles, Technical Director of Alchemy Dance as they prepare for Alchemy’s 2013 Home Season Performance.
July 02, 2021
5/19/2013 - Interview with Alie Vidich – INVISIBLE RIVER
2013 Live Interview with Alie Vidich about her upcoming project – INVISIBLE RIVER. Alie & the Brigade (formerly known as Movement Brigade) presents INVISIBLE RIVER, a dance and music performance celebrating the Schuylkill River, the ephemeral nature of summer, and the possibility that live performance can bring a city together in a way that no other event can. An ensemble of 10 dancing singers perform the haunting choral compositions of Elliott Harvey of a stick and a stone, while leading audience members through interactive choreography on the Schuylkill River Trail, choreographed by Alie Vidich.
July 02, 2021
6/7/2011 - Interview with Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Interview and conversation with Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, choreographer, writer, dancer, and curator as he prepares for the upcoming The Gemini Show: An Evening of Daring Dirty Duets, on Thursday, June 9 and Friday June 10th, at thefidget space in Fishtown. Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, a 2011 Fellow at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and an inaugural member of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University, is a poet, choreographer, performance artist, curator, experimental vocalist, and comedian.  He is the Executive Producing Director at The Philadiction Movement, a Philly based performance company.  His work has received support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through Dance Advance, Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, The Joyce Theater Foundation, and The Philadelphia Cultural Fund among other agencies.  His work in dance theater has been shown at Joyce SoHo, Dixon Place, Dance Theater Workshop, Bennington College, Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, the CEC Meeting House Theater, Painted Bride Arts Center, among others.  He has performed with Kate Watson-Wallace/anonymous bodies, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Keely Garfield Dance, Miguel Gutierrez and The Powerful People, Headlong Dance Theater, Leah Stein Dance Company.  He’s been published in The American Poetry Review, The Dunes Review, The Interlochen Review, The Broad Street Review, Silo Literary and Visual Arts Magazine, and Poems Against War.  Mostly recently Kosoko published his newest poetry collection, Notes on an Urban Kill-Floor.
July 02, 2021
6/13/2011 - Jaye L Allison on Philly Tap Challenge
For its 7 year, Jaye Allison’s Philly TAP Challenge (PTC), honors Philadelphia’s rich history of cyclonic feet and rarely seen rhythmic talent, in a three day festival of tap dance, running Thursday, June 23 through Saturday June 25, 2011. Philly TAP Challenge is devoted to recognizing the treasures that Philadelphia holds for Tap, epitomized by such local legends as The Nicholas Brothers, The Condos Brothers, Baby Edwards, Honi Coles and LaVaughn Robinson. The festival includes over 30 classes and workshops in tap and alternative rhythms by performing artists as well as a world renowned teaching staff. For those who prefer to simply watch, there are three nightly performances, including a Tap Jam, Amateur Showcase and the Philly TAP Concert. And to keep the rich history of tap alive in Philadelphia, there is a series of free lectures and presentations to the public.
July 02, 2021
12/12/2011 - Interview with Andrew Simonet, Headlong Dance Theater
Headlong Dance Theater is seeking four Philadelphia households to participate in This Town Is A Mystery, a groundbreaking new performance project that will premiere during the 2012 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival. This unprecedented project will journey into four households, transforming each home into a  theater and the household members into performers.
July 02, 2021