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Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, & Anna Bass at Town Hall

Sitting in the dark on Thursday night at Town Hall, radio host Ira Glass and dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass can be heard debating how to start their show. Ira suggests a segment not unlike what listeners hear on … Continue reading

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Ira Glass & Monica Bill Barnes & Co. on Stage in NYC

I had the pleasure of seeing Monica Bill Barnes & Co. perform with Ira Glass, host of This American Life, at Carnegie Hall last year when they opened for comedian Mike Birbiglia. The combination of radio and dance – which “have no … Continue reading

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This American Life Comes to the Stage

How do you take a radio show – one filled with beloved storytellers and writers whose voices we know but whose faces we rarely see – and turn it into an exciting visual experience? Add aspects that you simply can’t … Continue reading

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Good Advice from Ira Glass

I came across the above video of This American Life‘s Ira Glass talking about what makes a good story. As I listened to him explain the common scenario where a budding report has “killer taste” but might be making work … Continue reading

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Ilana Webber Dance: The Furthermost Shake

It’s a tough time to be a young, budding choreographer. Obstacles are plentiful, such as finding affordable rehearsal space and a venue willing to present one’s work, along with coordinating rehearsal schedules for part-time dancers who will (hopefully) get paid. … Continue reading

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