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Still Spinning: On Dance and the Creative Process

Apr 3, 2018

The South African choreographer Dada Masilo sits down with us to discuss her life and work in our very first episode of Still Spinning, The Joyce Theater's podcast on dance and the creative process.

Dada Masilo has taken the world by storm with her reimagined versions of classic ballets, which she imbues with a characteristic blend of ballet, contemporary dance and traditional African styles. She made a version of Romeo and Juliet in 2008, then came Carmen, and then her breakout success, Swan Lake, which hit the stage in South Africa in 2010, and then toured around the world. Recently, she’s taken on Giselle, which is making its NY premiere at The Joyce Theater.

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Thanks to Simon Kafka, the composer of our theme music, and the East West Quintet, who performed it. If you like it, you can purchase the song here. 

Thank you to photographer Carrie Schneider and choreographer Kyle Abraham for providing the photograph for our show image. The photo features dancer Tamisha Guy in Abraham's Dearest Home.