Dance And Stuff

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Best friends from high school and mavens of the dance and performance world, Reid Bartelme and Jack Ferver host this award winning podcast with fascinating guests. Topics include dance and stuff.

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86 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

Episode 83: With Martha Nichols

January 18th, 2019

1:28:07

Jack and Reid have closed Everything Is Imaginable and their bodies are feeling it. That doesn't stop Reid from learning his Cunningham choreo and …

Episode 82: With 26 Guests

January 11th, 2019

52:05

Reid has just returned from Justin Peck and Patricia Delgado's wedding ceremony in Miami and brings us interviews with guests from the reception. But first, Jack uses Chance to ask "First Date Questions" of James …

Episode 81: Tidying Up with Dance Criticism and Horror Stories.

January 8th, 2019

1:07:44

Jack hosted a New Years party and Reid loves Marie Kondo. They discuss Alastair Macaulay's departure from The New York Times chief dance critic …

Episode 80: With The Best of 2018

December 28th, 2018

53:37

After catching up about their respective Christmases (Jack wants T and Reid is allergic to pineapple) the queens do their tops of 2018. Find out what they loved this year in dance, TV, and film.


 

Dance:

Singlet. Erin …

Episode 79: With Jordan Geiger

December 21st, 2018

1:03:47
Jordan Geiger comes over to photograph Reid and Jack. They end up chatting about acting, aging, desiring, and the romance that never was between Jordan and Reid. Get some hot tips on living life and surviving the …

Episode 78: Happy Birthday Reid!

December 14th, 2018

1:23:39
This week Jack and Reid go guest-less in celebration of Reid’s birthday and try to list every movie they can remember. They also discuss some dance Reid saw and Jack gets shy about his life in the 90s.

Episode 77: With Phil Chan & Georgina Pazcoguin

December 7th, 2018

1:28:42
The queens chat about "The Favourite" before being joined by the queens, Georgina Pazcoguin and Phil Chan. Hear how this fierce duo is drawing attention to the complexity of Asian stereotypes in classical ballet.

Episode 76: Chitty Chat Kitty Cat

November 30th, 2018

1:11:34
The queen's still aren't in the same place so it's chit chat kitty cat by phone. They go off on modern dance's birth in America and "what movie would …

Episode 75: Thanksgiving With Friends

November 23rd, 2018

1:16:04
Jack cuddles up on the couch with Broadway star Garen Scribner and they talk about Broadway and stuff. Meanwhile Reid talks German and stuff with fave ex-pats Breanna O'Mara and Doug Leatherman of Pina Bausch. How was …

Episode 74: At The Movies with Isabella & Harriet

November 16th, 2018

1:25:14
It's a four queen movie review as Isabella Boylston and Harriet Jung join to discuss Suspiria and The Kindergarten Teacher. Also, Reid talks to a goose and we get a special recap of Black Swan. Maggie Gyllenhaal please …

Episode 73: With Cassandra Trenary

November 9th, 2018

1:11:39
Truly fierce ABT Soloist Cassandra Trenary joins the queens this week. They really laugh it up on this one. Find out who will play Cassie’s Mom and …

Bonus: Vote Or Die

November 6th, 2018

10:23
This bonus Tuesday episode is just for those of you who are going to vote today. Thank you for voting!

Episode 72: With Joseph Walsh

November 2nd, 2018

38:02

The Queens are busy so Jack does a quick visit to the Reid and Harriet Design Dungeon at Abrons Arts Center. Its a real Pee Wee's Playhouse moment with surprise guest Joseph Walsh! Other friends stop by to say hello as …

Episode 71: With Wendy Whelan

October 26th, 2018

1:16:13
The Queens go to legendary NYCB ballerina turned contemporary dance collaborator extraordinaire Wendy Whelan’s apartment to discuss dance and stuff.

Episode 70: With Ashley R.T. Yergens

October 19th, 2018

1:32:29
Just for the taste of it Reid and Jack talk about shows they’d most like to be able to re-view. Then, Ash Yergens joins the queens to get into everything from social media to creating your own funeral.

Episode 69: With Tere O'Connor

October 12th, 2018

1:34:24
Jack and Reid discuss garbage republicans, a bunch of dance, and Nina falling out of a Haagen Das. Then they interview the iconic choreographer who changed dance: Tere O'Connor. It's a fierce lesson, so have your pen …

Episode 68: With Harper Watters

October 5th, 2018

1:30:27
Reid gives an impassioned reading of the New York City Gala (including the work of former guest Kyle Abraham). Then the queens are joined by long anticipated guest Harper Watters. Reid guesses her life story and they …

Episode 67: With Ariel Freedman and Douglas Letheren

September 28th, 2018

1:05:07
Reid goes to Russia on his way to work and Jack breaks his foot. Then we travel back in time to a couple of weeks ago when Ariel Freedman and Douglas Letheren drove Reid to SFO. Correction: Aubrey Plaza is known for …

Episode 66: 1996 With Matthew Wilkas and Jenn Harris

September 21st, 2018

1:32:41
The Queens take a weekend trip with Matthew Wilkas and Jenn Harris to upstate New York. They chat over breakfast about what’s going on and stuff: coming out, shooting sex scenes, and playing sardines with celebrities.

Episode 65: Reid Goes West

September 14th, 2018

41:15
Reid returns from his adventures on the west coast and Jack has returned to teaching. They catch up on dancer weddings and beef jerky. Later the queens discuss the latest disturbing harassment revelations at New York …

Episode 64: Reid and Jack Talk Death

September 7th, 2018

34:39
Summer is over and the fall has descended. Reid is depressed; Jack is always depressed. The queens talk about dying and stuff.

Episode 63: With Liz Santoro

August 31st, 2018

48:50
Episode 63: With Liz Santoro While reminiscing over a high-school crush the queens accidentally take a trip into Reid's Filofax that he has had …

Episode 62: With Jean-Marc Puissant

August 24th, 2018

1:34:20
Episode 62: With Jean-Marc Puissant Will someone please tell Stormy Daniels we lover her and want her on the podcast? Meanwhile find out how Jean-Marc Puissant went from being a dancer to a designer just like Reid …

Episode 61: Play, Dance, and Tell Big Little Lies

August 17th, 2018

1:07:39
The queens discuss theater (Fairview at Soho Rep), dance (Mark Morris and Cunningham), and Big Little Lies (yes it took Jack a long time to watch that).

Episode 60: In New York in August

August 10th, 2018

1:10:10
Jack and Reid accidentally discuss dance, specifically taking a look at Reid's experiences dancing for Shen Wei. Also hear about the Queens' trip to Reid's mom's house and bursting into tears watching Wonder Woman. …

Episode 59: With Ryan Walker Page

August 3rd, 2018

1:27:21
Yesh it's Ryan Walker Page! This epic queen walks the queens through an epic coming out story. From sports to Shambala to chaînés to sha-na-na -- get …

Episode 58: With Winona and Winona

July 27th, 2018

1:04:16
Reid is somewhere in England, Jack is somewhere in his mind. Its a transatlantic situation. Jack saw Hereditary and Reid ate something that sounds like Huhha...ummm. Say Cornwall five times in a row.

Episode 57: With Peter Smith

July 20th, 2018

1:11:22
Jack talks with genderqueer matinee idol Peter Smith following their matinee of Peter Pan (which is still going on can you imagine?!) Sweaty and …

Episode 56: With Dylan, Melissa, and Merce

July 13th, 2018

40:38

Reid and Jack are still upstate. Backstage at Bard they chat with Melissa Toogood and Dylan Crossman before Four Quartets. They discuss stuff, but mainly one of our favorite queens of the dance: Merce Cunningham.

 

Episode 55: With Parker Posey

July 6th, 2018

1:19:38
Parker Posey joins Reid and Jack as they reminisce. From soap operas to horror movies to ballet class at NCSA, these three queens chat it out in the summer heat. Also, Parker has written a fierce book which you need to …

Episode 54: With Victor Lozano

June 29th, 2018

1:12:51
The Queens are joined by Baby Queen Val aka Victor Lozano. They get into what it is to be young, beautiful, underpaid dancer. Ah the glamour! Also …

Episode 53: With Reid and Jack (American Horror Story)

June 22nd, 2018

35:23
Buckle Up! Jack is driving Ms. Bartelme around Bard College this week. They go get groceries while discussing current events (American Horror Story), …

Episode 52: With Reid and Jack (Happy Anniversary)

June 15th, 2018

51:34
It's our One Year Anniversary! We loves you and thank you for listening. In person, by voice memo, or (as in this week's case) by phone call, the Queens have kept it up each and every week. This week, they review Erin …

Episode 51: With Isabella Boylston

June 8th, 2018

1:14:45
James Whiteside steps in for Jack who is upstate with Peter Pan. Reid and James have a curry and chill with the trina with it all: Isabella Boylston. The three get into rigor, humor, and kindness. Jacks still manages to …

Episode 50: With Reid and Jack (Men Don't Leave)

June 1st, 2018

58:27
Hear about the heartbreaking genius of MEN DON'T LEAVE. Reid has loved this movie for a long time and Jack finally watched it. Hopefully by now you …

Episode 49: With Erin Markey

May 25th, 2018

1:06:45
Jack and Erin Markey are in rehearsals for Peter Pan (can you imagine). They have a chat on a break about their upcoming 24 hour Phantom of the Opera performance they are also making and Erin's new show, Singlet. Reid …

Episode 48: With Robert Binet

May 18th, 2018

1:09:45
Jack and Reid catch up by phone. Are you coming to the drag party to benefit Callen-Lorde this Sunday? Reid also reviews City Ballet and interviews Robert Binet.

Episode 47: With Reid and Jack from Coffey Street

May 11th, 2018

48:58
Jack and Reid are at a photo shoot and talk about dance, Ansel Elgort, Audra McDonald, Carrie Fisher, and stuff.

Episode 46: With Kyle Abraham

May 4th, 2018

1:27:28
The Queens catch up with Kyle Abraham around his Joyce season. It's a sweet catch up between him and Reid, who have known each other for 20 years. Jack still has lots to add.

Episode 45: Ballet and Married with Joseph Walsh and Lauren Strongin

April 27th, 2018

1:07:26
Reid gets the T from Joseph Walsh and Lauren Strongin on San Francisco Ballet's Unbound festival and what its like to be ballet and married. Jack is …

Episode 44: Reid and Jack Go Bi-Coastal

April 20th, 2018

1:16:27
Episode 44: Reid and Jack (Go Bi-Coastal) From across this Wild Wild Country, Reid (in San Francisco) and Jack (in Annandale-on-Hudson) catch up by …

Episode 43: Reid and Jack Look For a Two Bedroom

April 13th, 2018

42:05
Jack and Reid are in post show depression but that doesn't stop them from dragging their corpses to work, and in Jack's case, looking for a new apartment.

Episode 42: Reid and Jack (Everything Is Imaginable)

April 6th, 2018

39:47
We're backstage at New York Live Arts for the opening night of Jack's "Everything Is Imaginable". The queens (Jack, Reid, James, Lloyd, Garen, Harriet) reveal their opening night rituals while getting ready for the show.

Episode 41: Reid and Jack from Gibney Dance

March 30th, 2018

45:27
Episode 41: Reid and Jack from Gibney Dance Jack and Reid are in post show depression from the Guggenheim while having pre show anxiety about New York Live Arts. So tired and so anxious. Work! Garen Scribner joins in.

Episode 40: Adrian with Reid & Harriet

March 23rd, 2018

41:03
Episode 40: Adrian with Reid & Harriet Adrian Danchig-Waring interviews Reid & Harriet in preparation for their upcoming show at the Guggenheim. Jack is hurt.

Episode 39: With Joanna Kotze and Jonathan Allen

March 16th, 2018

59:46
Reid and Jack interview fierce dancer/choreographer Joanna Kotze and her collaborator/artist/husband Jonathan Allen about their upcoming performance …

Episode 38: Reid and Jack Go To The Ballet

March 9th, 2018

42:51
Reid and Jack are walking thorough a world of balloons, armed with pins. They dig deep into their recent New York City Ballet experience. They also discuss movies and mothers. Natch.

Episode 37: Reid Sparrow

March 2nd, 2018

38:51
Reid gives and epic recap of Red Sparrow. Jack gags. Reid goes to Switzerland and has a moment in the sauna while Jack plays straight for money.

Episode 36: With Reid and Jack and Russell

February 23rd, 2018

38:21
Jack and Reid have just finished rehearsal with Russell Janzen. The three queens gab about quarries, muffins, and moving to Austin.

Episode 35: With Patricia Delgado

February 16th, 2018

1:43:44
Has the city felt a little warmer this past year? Perhaps it is because belle ballerina Patricia Delgado has made the move to NYC. It's a real love fest between the queens and this major Miami transplant. They talk …

Episode 34: With Lindsay Mack

February 9th, 2018

1:14:13
Keeping it Witch-ay cuz it's Jack's Birthd-ay. Divine Tarot reader and intuitive, Lindsay Mack blesses the queens with a visit. While eating Jack's surprise from Paige Lipari of Archestratus Books, the witches get into …

Episode 33: With Tiffany Abban

February 2nd, 2018

1:00:28
Reid and Jack met Tiffany Abban when they went to school together. They knew then that she has a voice touched by the Gods. She has had an epic …

Episode 32: With Dan Donigan aka MILK

January 26th, 2018

1:16:23
Milk does a body good. Also minds and hearts. The queens are enthralled with the real life angel Dan Donigan/drag superstar Milk. Take a walk in the …

Episode 31: With Reid & Jack (APAP)

January 19th, 2018

35:32
Reid forgot he was going out of town, so Reid and Jack catch up quickly over Chinese food. Reid reviews Gregory Spears, Neal Medlyn, The New York Philharmonic, and Phantom Thread. Jack talks about his sinus infection.

Episode 30: With Change

January 12th, 2018

28:34

It's the bloodbath of APAP but the queens make time for a chat. Have you read Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend yet? Also hear Reid and Jack discuss leaving Brazil and the exit of Peter Martins at New York City Ballet. …

Episode 29: With Reid and Jack (Happy New Year)

January 5th, 2018

44:11
By raven, message in a bottle, or voice memo, the queens carry on and bring you a New Years episode. Jack is in São Paulo where he is speaking …

Episode 28: With Barton Cowperthwaite

December 29th, 2017

1:19:28
The queens catch up with their friend/leading man/dance partner/prince, Barton Cowperthwaite. Find out how he became a dancer who can do anything …

Episode 27: At Archestratus with Paige Lipari

December 22nd, 2017

1:08:24
Coughing, cookies, and crying. It must be Christmas! After a quick what's going on with movies and stuff, the queens chat and chew on the best cookies you'll ever taste from Paige Lipari. If you haven't gone to her …

Episode 26: With Teresa Reichlen

December 15th, 2017

32:04
This Sugar Plum takes no bullshit. The queens are joined by epic queen Teresa Reichlen. Hear about her remarkable career at the intense New York City …

Episode 25: With Larissa Velez-Jackson

December 8th, 2017

1:26:20
Larissa Velez-Jackson is major. Her blend of post modernism, hilarity, and healing is full on. Reid has to Skype in from LA, like Heidi Klum in this …

Episode 24: With Anthony Roth Costanzo

December 1st, 2017

1:23:18
Anthony Roth Constanzo is the most famous American countertenor and a survivor, like Reid. This is the episode where Reid reveals what health issue he has been eluding to; its a plea for you to get yourself signed up …

Episode 23: With Chase Brock

November 24th, 2017

1:24:12
Dynamo Chase Brock is about to celebrate his 10th anniversary of his company. To mark the event, he joins the queens during their breaks from rehearsals. He regales the queens with the story of his move to NYC to be on …

Bonus: On Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2017

58:20
The queens give you a special Thanksgiving episode! Cope with the the first part of the trilogy of terror that is the holidays by laughing along with …

Episode 22: With Jibz Cameron (Aka Dynasty Handbag)

November 17th, 2017

1:19:46
The genius Jibz Cameron aka Dynasty Handbag visits during Jack's residency (thanks Gibney!) They swap Martha Stewart stories, discuss Beyoncé and LA, and Jibz reveals a BIG SECRET. Earlier the boys have talked about …

Episode 21: With Lar Lubovitch

November 10th, 2017

1:38:54
Reid and Jack have an epic discussion with the epic Lar Lubavitch about his epic 50 year career. From Anthony Tudor to Bernadette Peters to being a go-go boy to choreographing figure skating, there is nothing he hasn't …

Episode 20: With Reid and Jack

November 3rd, 2017

1:26:30
It's our twentieth episode, which means: just the Queens. Jack explains Blade Runner to Reid and muses on Joan Didion. Reid explains why he'll have …

Episode 19: Conversations On Dance

October 27th, 2017

1:01:49
Podcasts collide as the queens host Conversations on Dance. It's a real bun head moment as they get into the hopes and perils of the ballet path. …

Episode 18: At Interlochen Arts Academy

October 20th, 2017

1:07:44
Reid and Jack's High School Reunion! It's a real journey as the queens return to Interlochen Arts Academy for Alumni week-end. Whilst there they meet …

Episode 17: With Pam Tanowitz

October 13th, 2017

1:24:13
We're at Reid's new apartment discussing K.I.D.S. Inc., doppelgängers and more! Later the queens are joined by choreographer Pam Tanowitz to talk blow jobs and making dance with intellect and heart.

Episode 16: With Beth Gill

October 6th, 2017

1:44:37
Reid and Jack talk dance and dance makers PAST (yo ballet, what's good?), PRESENT (hello Contemporary, goodbye Modern), and FUTURE (yay Beth Gill is here). Beth has a pizza and a beer and gives extraordinary insight …

Episode 15: With Michelle Mola

September 29th, 2017

1:04:44
Reid makes Jack manic with a recap of Victoria and Abdul and then the queens swap notes on Pina. Later, they are visited by the kaleidoscopic …

Episode 14: With Bobbi Jene Smith

September 22nd, 2017

1:42:56
Bobbi Jene Smith is having a baby! You'll hear about it first on this week's episode. Also hear us get triggered by moving, opening mail, parents, and living in a woman's home.

Episode 13: With Breanna O'Mara

September 15th, 2017

1:28:45
Death, Ikea, and the glamorous life of Breanna O’Mara. Reid and Jack already feel fucked by the shift from summer to fall but the wonderful Bre …

Episode 12: With The Scribner Brothers

September 8th, 2017

1:13:15
Jack and Reid talk movies and flirt with the Scribner brothers (Garen and Justin). They talk being gay brothers, moving from ballet to broadway, notorious ballet teacher Melissa Hayden, entering the "white room", and …

Episode 11: With Jordan Isadore

September 1st, 2017

1:14:09
We ADORE Jordan Isadore. From jazztheaterdance in Cali to Shen Wei to dancing "like if Cunningham was a stripper", this Queen is giving it to us. Definitely discussed is the problem of when dance becomes an insider art …

Episode 10: With Reid & Jack

August 25th, 2017

45:23
It's just the TWO QUEENS this week. Reid and Jack really get into stuff from Leontyne Price to Madonna, Reid's memories of the recently closed …

Episode 9: With Anula Maiberg

August 18th, 2017

1:18:29
BODY-ODY-ODY!!! Famed Pilates instructor Anula Maiberg gives us courage as she laughs off body fascism and inspires us to move it or lose it. Find …

Episode 8: With Jenn Harris

August 11th, 2017

1:10:27
This week, Reid and Jack are joined by star of stage and screen, Jenn Harris, for a look at dance, theater, auditioning, and dreaming.

Episode 7: With Lloyd Knight

August 4th, 2017

1:17:11
As humans continue to destroy planet earth, Reid and Jack look to movies, musicals and movie musicals for a reason to persist. They are joined by the incomparable Lloyd Knight, principal dancer of the Martha Graham …

Episode 6: With Russell Janzen

July 28th, 2017

1:09:42
Emeralds and Rubies and Diamonds (Oh, My). Reid and Jack talk Jewels, Hayek, Kidman, and singing to a bicycle with New York City Ballet principal dancer Russell Janzen.

Episode 5: With Heather Lang

July 21st, 2017

1:25:44
Heather Lang joins Reid and Jack in this weeks epic kiki where we uncover the perfection of The Rockettes, Madonna, and a burning prom dress.

Episode 4: With Honey Wolters

July 14th, 2017

1:00:00
Travel the LIRR with Reid, Jack, Tchaikovsky and stuff. Its Honey's 70th birthday and we learn a lot of stuff about Reid, a very different New York City, drugs, god and dinosaurs.

Bonus: Whipped Cream

July 10th, 2017

35:11
In this bonus edition, Reid and Jack indulge in an extended look at Alexei Ratmansky's ballet "Whipped Cream".

Episode 3: With James Whiteside

July 7th, 2017

28:34
In this week's radio show Reid and Jack discuss getting sick from eating too much whipped cream. Then we go uptown to kiki with James Whiteside and discuss his new memoir: The Snake Wheel of the Ego Break. Finally, Jack …

Episode 2: With Harriet Jung

July 3rd, 2017

54:27
Reid and Jack are joined by dance costume and Costumes for Living designer, Harriet Jung. They discuss dance and stuff, the problem of getting anywhere in NYC, and suddenly last summertime sadness.

Episode 1: With Reid & Jack

June 30th, 2017

47:28
Welcome to What's Going On With Dance and Stuff! This week, Reid Bartelme and Jack Ferver discuss podcasting about dance and stuff, Beth Gill's Catacomb, and the problems and perks of waking up Jennifer Lawrence.
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