Episode 16: Hear the Dance: Episodes

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In this week’s installment of Hear the Dance, Silas Farley is joined by the two dancers who will perform the solo in Balanchine’s Episodes choreographed on Paul Taylor in 1959, NYCB Soloist Jovani Furlan and guest artist and former Paul Taylor company member Michael Trusnovec. Jovani, who performed the solo as a dancer at Miami City Ballet, shares his experience of learning the solo from former NYCB dancer Peter Frame, who’d learned it from Taylor in 1986 – and then teaching it to Michael in turn. Together they reflect on the special intimacy and historical excavation intrinsic to the oral tradition that has kept this special solo alive through the decades. (50:46)

Reading List For Episodes Private Domain by Paul Taylor Anton Webern: A Chronicle of His Life and Work by Hans Moldenhauer in Collaboration with Rosaleen Moldenhuaer Deep Song: The Dance Story of Martha Graham by Ernestine Stodelle Once a Dancer: An Autobiography by Allegra Kent Thirty Years: Lincoln Kirstein’s The New York City Ballet by Lincoln Kirstein

MusicConcerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major (1931) by Igor Stravinsky

Variations, Op. 30 by Anton Webern (1940) by Anton Webern

Ricercata in 6 Voices from Musical Offering (1935) by Johann Sebastian Bach

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