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​48 | #JenniferWeber

On our first episode of Dance Trends month, your co-hosts Martheya and Azaria interview (pre-Covid) Lucille Lortel and Bessie-Award nominated choreographer, Jennifer Weber. In this episode, we go behind the screen and talk about Jennifer’s career as a physical storyteller, how to plug into the commercial dance world, rehearsal environments, female voices in hip hop, and her experiences creating for The Hip Hop Nutcracker, the new West End Musical &Juliet, and Disney’s Zombies 2 movie. Special thanks to LSG Public Relations for connecting us for this interview.



This week on DANCE BEHIND THE SCREEN PODCAST…

[0:28] Azaria and Martheya introduce Jennifer Weber


QUESTIONS WITH JENNIFER WEBER

[1:22] Martheya asks: “In your Instagram bio it says you are a ‘Physical Storyteller’. Can you tell us more about what this means and how it relates to your career path?”

[2:05] Martheya asks: “How do you see this different than a choreographer?”

[4:14] Martheya asks: “Do you mean control of the movement or schedule?”

[5:06] Azaria asks: “Why Decadance? Why female and dance together?”

[6:12] Martheya asks: “Why do you think that is?”

[6:41] Azaria asks: “Are you interested in all style of hip-hop?”

[7:35] Martheya asks: “How do you find the people you want to work with for your company?”

[8:20] Azaria asks: “How does this transcribe over to working with &Juliet?”

[9:51] Martheya asks: “How do you find out what their strength are?”

[11:04] Azaria asks: “How do you highlight the individual?”

[12:41] Azaria asks: “Do you do the same type of process for Zombie’s 2?”

[14:22] Martheya asks: “What would you advice people who want to create a rehearsal environment?”

[15:30] Martheya asks: “What are ways you do this in real time?”

[17:08] Azaria asks: “What was your favorite experience for Zombie’s 2?”

[18:48] Azaria asks: “What about &Juliet? Was there another moment or aspect of creative different movement and styles that was intri