Listen to Every Episode of the Offstage + Unbound Podcast!

Here is an early holiday present from The Music Center! Catch up on all of The Music Center’s Offstage + Unbound podcast episodes below. Also, make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode. The podcast is available on iTunes and SoundCloud.

Episode 11: Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet

In the eleventh installment of “Offstage and Unbound,” The Music Center’s President and CEO Rachel Moore chats with Lourdes Lopez, artistic director of Miami City Ballet. Over the course of a year, Lopez worked closely with designers Isabel and Ruben Toledo to create a newly redesigned George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.

 

Episode 10: Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Designers of Miami City Ballet’s new George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

In this special tenth installment of “Offstage and Unbound,” The Music Center’s President and CEO Rachel Moore chats with celebrated Cuban-American artist/designer couple Isabel and Ruben Toledo, the geniuses behind the unique style of the new George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® by Miami City Ballet. Over the course of a year, the Toledos were responsible for designing dozens of sets and 150 costumes that will belong to this new Nutcracker (with a world premiere at The Music Center on December 7, 2017.) Strongly anchored in Cuban culture yet highly individualistic, the Toledos were inspired by the original New York City Ballet designs, Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and Balanchine’s iconic choreography.

Episode 9: Osnel Delgado, Artistic Director of Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company

In the ninth installment of “Offstage and Unbound,” The Music Center’s President and CEO Rachel Moore chats with Osnel Delgado, resident choreographer, founder and artistic director of Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company.

Episode 8: Akram Khan, Founder of the Akram Khan Company

In the eighth installation of “Offstage and Unbound,” The Music Center’s President and CEO Rachel Moore chats with Akram Khan, founder, artistic director, choreographer and dancer of the Akram Khan Company.

Episode 7: Choreographers Jacob Jonas & Aszure Barton

In the seventh installation of “Offstage and Unbound,” The Music Center’s President and CEO Rachel Moore chats with Jacob Jonas, choreographer and founder of Los Angeles-based Jacob Jonas The Company, and Aszure Barton, acclaimed choreographer and founder of Aszure Barton & Artists.

 

Episode 6: Tiler Peck, Curator of BalletNow™ 2017

In the sixth installation of “Offstage and Unbound,” The Music Center’s President and CEO Rachel Moore chats with Tiler Peck, principal dancer of New York City Ballet and guest curator of The Music Center’s BalletNow™ 2017. An international ballerina, Tiler Peck originally hails from Bakersfield, California. She has been named one of FORBES 30 under 30 in Hollywood Entertainment and won the Princess Grace Statue Award. This December, she received the 2016 DANCE MAGAZINE Award.

 

Episode 5: Boris Eifman, Founder of Eifman Ballet

In the fifth installation of “Offstage and Unbound,” The Music Center’s President and CEO Rachel Moore chats with the founder of Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg and choreographer Boris Eifman.

Episode 4:  Nancy Meckler, Director of Scottish Ballet’s A Streetcar Named Desire

In our fourth installation of “Offstage and Unbound,” The Music Center’s President and CEO Rachel Moore chats with theatrical and film director, Nancy Meckler, who directed Scottish Ballet’s performance of A Streetcar Named Desire in collaboration with international choreographer, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Meckler has directed numerous plays along with feature films. Currently, she is the artistic director for Shared Experience Theatre.

 

Episode 3: Hope Boykin, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

In our third installation of “Offstage and Unbound,” The Music Center’s President and CEO Rachel Moore chats with Hope Boykin of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She joined the company in 2000 and has choreographed three stunning works for the company. They include Acceptance In Surrender in 2005, in collaboration with fellow Ailey company members Abdur-Rahim Jackson and Matthew Rushing; Go in Grace in 2008 with music by the award-winning singing group Sweet Honey in the Rock; and her most recent piece, r-Evolution, Dream, which was inspired by the speeches and sermons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with original music by Ali Jackson.

Episode 2: Jessica Lang, Artistic Director of  Jessica Lang Dance

In our second installation of “Offstage and Unbound,” The Music Center’s President and CEO Rachel Moore chats with Jessica Lang, choreographer and artistic director of Jessica Lang Dance.

Episode 1: William Forsythe

In our first installation of “Offstage and Unbound,” The Music Center’s President and CEO Rachel Moore chats with William Forsythe, the American choreographer who changed ballet forever. William Forsythe has been active in the field of choreography for more than 45 years. His work is acknowledged for reorienting the practice of ballet from its identification with classical repertoire to a dynamic 21st-century art form. His interest in the principles of organization led him to produce a wide range of projects, including installations, films and web-based knowledge creation.

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