Podcast 119 - Princess Lockerooo on How To Create an Alterego, Singing on Subways and Why Waackin is Empowering... also... Madonna
Welcome to episode 119 of the DanceSpeak podcast with Samara "Princess Lockerooo" Cohen. You may have seen her audition on SYTYCD, parading (literally) in NYC, DJing in Thailand, or one of many clips where she CRUSHES it with her waackin performances (and battles... and when she holds events).
We go through Samara's journey from training as a vocal major in New York's 'FAME' school (aka LaGuardia, aka, the same high school I went to, whaaa?!) to finding dance and training her way to be the best in her lane. We discuss oh so many things, including: working on a project for Madonna, how to take control of your own career, why Waackin is empowering, how she built her brand (hint: it involves clubbing), and how to hone in on what makes YOU... YOU (my favorite topic, always).
In 2020 we lost Tyrone Proctor as he departed for his eternal dance party. In memory and honor of Tyrone's epic journey and impact on the dance world as we know it, we are re-releasing this interview.
Tyrone 'the Bone' Proctor claimed his career on Soul Train after flying from Philly to LA with a declaration that he would make it. This episode of DanceSpeak takes a look at one of the most prominent Soul Train dancers and what happened behind the scenes of this iconic show.
Find out how Tyrone defines Waackin and the social climate that influenced the movement and the dancers of the time. Tyrone draws parallels between society, dance, and music in a way that will expand your knowledge and understanding of dance.
Welcome to episode 117 of DanceSpeak, oh how timely this is! On July 14, Doctors for Dancers put together a panel of medical professionals to answer burning questions around returning to dance as safely as possible during Covid-19.
The Panel Consists of:
Host: Galit (durrr)
Co-Host: Matty Googs (10 years old and he has a podcast on IG)
Dr. Iafrate, DO
Dr. Bluestein, MD
Dr. Meier, MD
Mr. Hyde, MA MBACP
Please note that this is a recording with the best information each medical professional could provide at the time AND that the information on Covid-19 is constantly changing. DanceSpeak itself does not provide medical advice and we encourage staying as physically distanced as possible at this time.
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.