RAD Why Dance Issues podcast

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) has launched Collection 5 of its podcast, Why Dance Issues. This sequence options pioneering voices from throughout the dance and theatre spheres, with a improbable line-up of stars and changemakers creating waves internationally.

The sequence begins with New York Metropolis Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck forward of the European debut of her extremely anticipated work Flip It Out with Tiler Peck & Mates. The second episode sees Tim Arthur get behind the mic to talk about his story and first yr as Chief Govt of RAD.

We then hear from dance changemakers within the World South: the Singapore-based Raphael Ng whose profession started within the dance studio and jetéd to the world of finance, and Brazilian RAD Instructor Ana Maria Campos who speaks to listeners from this yr’s Prix de Lausanne. Francesca Harper, creative director of the dynamic Ailey II, the second firm to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, can also be a visitor.

Within the remaining episode, we’re taken outdoors the world of dance to listen to from Giles Terera MBE, the British actor who’s received quite a few accolades together with the 2018 Olivier Award for Greatest Actor within the musical, Hamilton.

Talking on the launch of Collection 5, podcast host and journalist David Jays says, “We’re very excited to launch the fifth season of Why Dance Issues with exceptional folks from Brazil, the USA and Singapore, and to listen to how dance has formed their journey. Tiler Peck, one of many world’s nice ballerinas, opens the season. Later, we’ll hear how RAD ballet can result in a profession in excessive finance and the way the award-winning actor Giles Terera reframes his physique for Shakespeare or musicals. We additionally meet a writer, a theatre director, a client finance champion, a someday burlesque performer and the RAD’s new CEO – they usually’re all the identical particular person! Do be part of us for the brand new season.”

Why Dance Issues is a sequence of conversations with extraordinary folks from the world of dance and past. It traces the influence of dance on their lives and asks why dance issues to them – and why it would matter to us all.

Episodes are launched weekly. Why Dance Issues is offered on all main streaming platforms. To be taught extra, go to www.royalacademyofdance.org/podcast.

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