Dancing Around Elephants podcast

Sinopse

Dancing Around Elephants , the DARE project, with host Dr. Danelle Dickson - dancer turned physical therapist- features intimate conversations with dancers talking about the elephant in the room - Dance Injuries. We break down important information that dancers should know about injuries and how to manage them. These dancers discuss their experiences, struggles and triumphs in navigating some of the most difficult times in their career, with the hope of inspiring other dancers to be healthy, injury free and have successful dance careers.

Episódios

  • Dancing Around Elephants - Season 2 - Felicia Avalos Part 1

    Dancing Around Elephants - Season 2 - Felicia Avalos Part 1

    04/10/2020 Duração: 33min

    Felicia Avalos joins us for part 1 of our talk. We talk about her first injury with heel pain, and the importance of changing your training and self care as your body ages. We chat about her use of Muay Tai and  Brazilian Jujitsu to complement her dance and artistry.   Unafraid to embrace the unconventional, Felicia also talks about using her father’s Mexican heritage to shine light on difficult topics and issues around immigration to the US, and other social justice issues. Instagram: @chicana.artista www.feliciabavalos.wordpress.com

  • Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 - Rachel Oneika Phillips Part 3

    Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 - Rachel Oneika Phillips Part 3

    27/09/2020 Duração: 43min

    Get your pens and pencils out!! We continue Onieka’s refreshing take on dance injuries in Part 3 We talk about the resources she used surrounding her spinal injuries she gives her sage advice of finding the right medical provider that understands dancers. We also talk about her sage advice about taking care of your product - make sure you catch the quick fire round!   IG: @dragonpassionfruit

  • Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 - Rachel Oneika Phillips Part 2

    Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 - Rachel Oneika Phillips Part 2

    20/09/2020 Duração: 29min

    In part 2 we talk about how Onieka’s thoughts on how we can show up as your authentic self to become an intellectual asset and self-advocate to your product - your body. We also chat about the innovation and detriments that have come to the dance world because of COVID -19. IG: @dragonpassionfruit

  • Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 - Rachel Oneika Phillips Part 1

    Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 - Rachel Oneika Phillips Part 1

    13/09/2020 Duração: 42min

    The 1st Grenadian woman on Broadway We talked about her dance experience coming to the US , standing out as a black, Caribbean woman in dance. We chatted about her first injury and how it connects with the business of the arts . We touch on the culture of hiding injuries and the detriments to dancers and their careers.We also touch about unionization that affords dancers protection in the case of injury. IG: @dragonpassionfruit

  • Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 - William Waldinger Part 2

    Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 - William Waldinger Part 2

    06/09/2020 Duração: 34min

    Bill continues his story talking about his path in teaching, that came from a job that he didn’t get. He talks about his thoughts on making great teachers, and the importance of experience and expertise in creating great teachers. Bill offers his sage advice on changing the culture of hiding injuries and allowing dancer to feel safe about talking with their injuries. Facebook: William Waldinger Blog: https://classicalballetandallthatjazz.com/blog/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/williamwaldinger411/

  • Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 - William Waldinger Part 1

    Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 - William Waldinger Part 1

    31/08/2020 Duração: 40min

    Bill starts his first episode describing his very unique entry into the dance and broadway world. He also paints a very different experience than my other guests - he talks about being injured but not seeing medical help. His unusual experience rests on the Luigi Technique, created by Eugene Louis Faccuito, who created the world's first standard technique for teaching Jazz and musical theater dance. We also touch on changes that Covid-19 has brought to the dance world. Facebook: William Waldinger Blog: https://classicalballetandallthatjazz.com/blog/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/williamwaldinger411/

  • Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 - Akua Noni Parker Part 2

    Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 - Akua Noni Parker Part 2

    23/08/2020 Duração: 24min

    Akua Noni Parker continues her conversation about the things we rarely talk about as dancers - cross training, sleep, rest, and nutrition.   She talks about how nutrition has affected her career and her love for it has evolved into @cookingwithku.  

  • Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 - Akua Noni Parker Part 1

    Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 - Akua Noni Parker Part 1

    16/08/2020 Duração: 31min

    I had the honor of interviewing Ms Parker on the first stop on her last tour with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.. In the beginning of this interview, she goes over her beginnings of her 20 year dance career. She talks about one of her first injuries , where she had to miss a performance. Akua talks about the need for teaching  anatomy, getting accurate pointe shoe fittings, and the way forward to advocate for dancer safety

  • Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 - Jennifer DePaola, Doctors for Dancers

    Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 - Jennifer DePaola, Doctors for Dancers

    11/08/2020 Duração: 24min

    How do you deal with pain when no-one believes you? How do you deal with having a bad teacher ? Jennifer finishes off this episode  talking about her back injury and her difficult journey to healing, without her support system believing that she was in pain. Jennifer expands on her thoughts of more education for dancers and dance educators, injury prevention for dancers and the psychology behind working through an injury!

  • Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 Jennifer DePaola - Doctors for Dancers

    Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 Jennifer DePaola - Doctors for Dancers

    04/08/2020 Duração: 33min

    Jennifer DePaola, Founder of DoctorsforDancers.com, joins us for Part 1 of her interview. She talks about her experience as a young dancer,  and the care she received for an ankle sprain. She also talks about how teachers and choreographers can be held to better standards in teaching dance that is health conscious,  and the need for different tools for parents to judge if a dance school is best for their child.   Website: Doctorsfordancers.com Email : [email protected] Instagram: @doctorsfordancers Facebook: Doctors for Dancers Youtube: Doctors for Dancers

  • Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 Intro- Danelle Dickson PT, DPT,OCS

    Dancing Around Elephants: Season 2 Intro- Danelle Dickson PT, DPT,OCS

    28/07/2020 Duração: 19min

    To kick off Season 2 of Dancing Around Elephants, I reflect a bit  on where we are today - in the midsts of a pandemic - and how it has ushered a season of change. I discuss the revolution  of thought that dancers should be going through regarding their injuries, and I extend a personal invite to dancers to start a revolution of their own. 

  • Dancing Around Elephants: Season Finale - Danelle Dickson PT, DPT, COS

    Dancing Around Elephants: Season Finale - Danelle Dickson PT, DPT, COS

    29/11/2019 Duração: 15min

    What are the things that Charlotte Lanning, Zara Bartels, Katherine Horrigan and Maleek Washington have in common? They all had an incredible team to see them thru their injury period. In this last episode, I wrap things up in discussing all the stories you've heard for the past couple of weeks. I also go thru the top 3 persons you need on your dance team as a professional dancer to make sure you are successful in coming out on the other sides of injuries, and the importance of mental health in getting to the end. 

  • Dancing Around Elephants: Episode #14 Maleek Washington

    Dancing Around Elephants: Episode #14 Maleek Washington

    22/11/2019 Duração: 39min

    If you know all the rules, then you know how to bend them! Maleek rounds up this last episode talking about the economics of dance. We talk about how dancers can make sure they are compensated for their time and talent, and discuss what is needed for the longevity as a dancer, choreographer, and as an artist. 

  • Dancing Around Elephants: Episode #13 Maleek Washington

    Dancing Around Elephants: Episode #13 Maleek Washington

    15/11/2019 Duração: 20min

    Maleek Washington continues his story of overcoming a staph infection that threatened his dance career and life. Then he travels thru time to take us through his amazing comeback and his journey into becoming an artiste. He talks about his experience with Camille A. Brown Dance Company and the culture of support that is unique to his dance company experiences.. He also touches on the importance of women leaders in the dance world and their talent of bringing a level of balance and caring that matters for dancers

  • Dancing Around Elephants: Episode #12 Maleek Washington

    Dancing Around Elephants: Episode #12 Maleek Washington

    08/11/2019 Duração: 39min

    "Be vocal, you’re not the first to have this injury, they have seen this before."   What happens when you fall into the grey area of being injured over and over again? You figure out new ways to move and become a master of your craft! That is exactly what happened with Maleek Washington ,who experienced a series of unique and terrifying injuries as a young dancer - all while making history! He talks about his unusual approach to overcoming a toe stress fracture that traditional methods failed to heal, and begins his narrative into a staph infection that completely sidelined him and threatened not only his dance career, but his life.

  • Dancing Around Elephants: Episode #11: Katherine Horrigan

    Dancing Around Elephants: Episode #11: Katherine Horrigan

    01/11/2019 Duração: 34min

    Your technique is your dance vocabulary and it has to be versatile to succeed!   We go into the 2nd episode where Katherine talked about her knee surgeries and important nuggets to pass that time, and keep you mentally engaged. She also goes thru dance essentials for success, and why a ballet dancer needs more skills than just ballet to present a relatable conversation to the audience. She gives some valuable info for dance teachers and students in recognizing injury and how to put together a successful career!   https://www.companydanzante.org Instagram: @danzante

  • Dancing Around Elephants - Episode #10: Katherine Horrigan

    Dancing Around Elephants - Episode #10: Katherine Horrigan

    25/10/2019 Duração: 33min

    In this episode we get introduced to Katherine Horrigan, dancer, teacher, choreographer.. She walked us through the start of her professional career, and gives her sage advice on getting  your foot in the door for professional dance companies. She talks about the resilience, mental toughness and strategy necessary to succeed, and touches on her memories of her major knee  meniscus injury that required a temporary departure from dance.

  • Dancing Around Elephants: Episode #9: Danelle Dickson PT, DPT, OCS

    Dancing Around Elephants: Episode #9: Danelle Dickson PT, DPT, OCS

    18/10/2019 Duração: 13min

    What happens when you have a  fear based culture that promotes staying silent? That’s what we have in  both the dance and medicine worlds, and dancers are usually stuck in the middle, feeling isolated and trying to figure out things on their own. In this episode I talk about why dancers need o speak up and foster better relationships with their medical providers and teachers. Placing these professionals on your team will only help to give you a career that has longevity and success!

  • Dancing Around Elephants: Episode #8

    Dancing Around Elephants: Episode #8

    11/10/2019 Duração: 30min

    When we talk about life after dance, the world is your oyster! The last of this series, Zara expands on what her life looks life with a Pulmonary Sarcoidosis diagnosis and how her talents as a dancer has transferred to her life in the med tech world and startup world and served her well. We cover contract negotiations, job opportunities and the hidden talents that dancers have that makes them a key asset to others. 

  • Dancing Around Elephants: Episode #7 Zara Bartels

    Dancing Around Elephants: Episode #7 Zara Bartels

    04/10/2019 Duração: 35min

    Zara Bartels retired from professional dancing with the Lion King in 2013. Just when she thought that well deserved relaxation from the onslaught of stress on her body was done, she had a new battle to face: being diagnosed with Pulmonary Sarcoidosis. In this episode, we talk bout her gems about retirement and quality of life, and the way she has dealt with her new diagnosis.

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