180. The History of Dance in L.A. with Emily Wanserski

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180. The History of Dance in L.A. with Emily Wanserski
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This week on the podcast, the incredible Emily Wanserski (@wanswonders), cultural practitioner, producer, consultant, cultural doula, and so much more, joins me to give a crash course on dance history in Los Angeles. I am so envious and admire the knowledge Emily has accumulated on dance history in her decade of living in L.A. Thank you, Emily, for the work you have cultivated in the L.A. dance ecosystem, and thank you for being a wonderful guest and friend! Please enjoy this conversation with Emily Wanserski.

 

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Historical Mentions: 

LA Tribes/Nations:

 

Gabrieleño Nation

Tongva Nation

Chumash Nation

Kizh Nation

 

Dancers/Choreographers/Historical Figures

Lestor Horton 

Michio Itō

Doris Humphrey 

Ruth St. Denis

Ted Shawn 

Alvin Ailey 

Belly Lewitzky

Judy Garland 

Thomas Edison & Ruth St. Denis 

Fred Stone 

Busby Berkley

Fred Astaire 

Jack Cole

Ginger Rogers

Gene Kelly

Ester Williams

Julie McDonald 

Liz Lerman

Kevin Williamson

 

Companies/Entities:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 

La Ballet 

Joffrey Ballet 

MSA 

Dancers Alliance 

 

Universities:

UCLA

USC Kaufman 

 

Historical Places:

7566 Melrose Ave.

 

Performances:

Revelations

Vodoo Ceremonial @ Los Angeles Olympics

Judy Garland & Lestor Horton

 

Movies:

Fantasia 

Hello Dolly 

Saturday Night Fever

Grease 

Dirty Dancing 

Flashdance

Footloose

Save The Last Dance

You Got Served

Step Up

Pitch Perfect

Chicago 

Moulin Rouge 

 

Emily’s Colleagues:

Ben Johnson

Alex McDowell

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