Happy #ConversationsTuesday! DanceWear Corner is the proud sponsor of the “Conversations on Dance” podcast. Most recently, we helped take the podcast hosts Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden to New York to conduct in-person interviews with the ballet world’s best and brightest. In the coming weeks they will be posting this content, and we can’t wait to share it with you!
This week Rebecca and Michael welcome Jennifer Homans, Founder & Director of The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. Jennifer is well known in the dance world for being the author of Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet, named one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Before publishing Apollo’s Angels in 2010, she studied at the School of American Ballet and danced professionally, most notably with Pacific Northwest Ballet. As her career came to a close she decided to complete a higher education, graduating from Columbia University with a BA, and holds a Ph.D. in Modern European History from New York University. For this interview, they met her in the Center for Ballet and the Arts offices at NYU. They talk with Jennifer about her personal journey in the dance world, how ballet became her scholarly pursuit, Apollo’s Angels, and if she in fact still believes that ballet MAY be a dying art form.
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