Welcome to Episode 140 of the DanceSpeak podcast with Brian 'Footwork' Green. Brian is that teacher, that mentor, that dancer, that does not need an introduction within most dance spaces. He is the teacher to teachers, and the one that can back it up with a level of dancing that has most of us asking ourselves 'do I even know how to dance?'
Brian shares about civil rights and how it interweaves with dancer rights. How parenting and teaching had a shift in the 90's. We get a peek into Brian's early years as a dancer and how the landscape of New York influenced his movement. Brian shares about the dancers and teachers that he loves dancing with, the difference between mixing dance and fusion, the source of his confidence and so much more.
I recommend listening with open ears and an open heart. Brian is one of the most brilliant people I have met and I do not use this lightly. The episode is layered, is best accompanied with a paper and pen, and inspired me to re-ignite my own training in dance after interviewing Brian.
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TW: This episode deals with sensitive topics including references to drug use, violence, and pedophilia.
After 15 years of experience in the dance world, Galit has worked as Assistant Choreographer for Prince, danced in numerous music videos, including Pharrell Williams' "Happy", has been featured in two dance publications, and currently works as a dance instructor and conditioning specialist in Los Angeles and around the country.