The Stage Rightside with James Whiteside

By James Whiteside, Premier Dance Network

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American Ballet Theatre's Principal Dancer James Whiteside takes you backstage for ABT's 8 week performance season at the Metropolitan Theatre, providing an exclusive peek into his world as he brings us interviews directly from his dressing room. On this 8 week series,expect the unexpected as you never know who James will be chatting with next. From dancers, to choreographers to wardrobe, theatre crew and anyone who makes the production a success. Tune in each Thursday....Stage Rightside.

Episode Date
Mark Morris Makes Dances
29:51

James grills dance maker Mark Morris on music, nail clippings, New York City, queer life, and more on The Stage Rightside. Prepare to be entertained by Mark's wit and stunned by his obvious, logical genius.

Jun 08, 2018
Kevin McKenzie on Directing
57:57
James kicks off Season 3 of the Stage Rightside with ABT's Artistic Director of 25 years, Kevin McKenzie. They chat training, directorship, and having the hard conversations. This is Kevin as you've never known him. What a way to start Season 3!
May 18, 2018
7- Hip Hip Hoorayvid Hallberg!
48:28

James chats with fellow ABT principal dancer, David Hallberg. They babble on about Arizona iced tea, returning from injury, mild insanity, and Dear Evan Hansen. C'mon week 7!

Jul 07, 2017
6 - Executive Realness
31:22

James gets the T from ABT Executive Director Kara Medoff Barnett. They chat about feminism, ABT in the digital age, the Tonys, and the future of American Ballet Theatre.

Jun 30, 2017
5 ~ The Cat Wranglers
44:59

Kyle Pickles and Ashley Baer are ABT's Company Managers. They have the difficult task of wrangling these cats! They chat with James about touring the world, their favorite TV shows, and staying safe in cities with vastly differing cultures. Get into it!

Jun 23, 2017
4 - Susan for a Bruisin
29:45

James kikis with Principal Ballet Mistress, Susan Jones. They chat about the ideal corps de ballet woman, her favorite ballets to stage, working with every director of ABT, and becoming an airline pilot.

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Jun 16, 2017
3 - Jamar You or Jamaren't You?
39:19

James sits down with Alvin Ailey's Jamar Roberts. They discuss Mariah Carey, being a competition kid, Revelations, and protein powder. Not to mention "Hidge or not hidge"!

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Jun 02, 2017
2 - Trockadero Gigglefest
28:17
James sits down with longtime friend, Matthew Poppe of les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the drag ballet company. They dish on pointe shoes, technique vs. comedy, and homosexuality. There's another guest appearance by (you guessed it) Isabella and a mysterious dairy queen. 
 
 

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May 26, 2017
1 ~ The CocoMotion
36:21
 
James returns to the Stage Rightside in the first episode of Season 2. He interviews fellow ABT principal dancer, Cory Stearns on Youth America Grand Prix, girlfriends, Cheez Doodles, and more! The only side you'll want to be on is the Stage Rightside with James Whiteside!
May 19, 2017
11 ~ Truly Julie
26:29
James sits down with American prima ballerina-turned-directress, Julie Kent. They wax poetic about humble beginnings, the future, Mikhail Baryshnikov, & Kevin McKenzie. Don't miss it!
 
Jul 08, 2016
10 ~ Female CORPSeographer
21:38

James speaks with ABT Corps de Ballet member, Gemma Bond about the Corps, choreography, coasters, and girls vs. women.

 

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Jun 24, 2016
09 ~ Rena is the Most
28:25
James speaks with ABT's head of wigs and makeup department, Rena Most. They dish on theater makeup, haunted houses, and their makeup/hair pet peeves. 
 

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Jun 17, 2016
08 ~ Etoiles of ABT: Gillian & Marcelo
26:29

James speaks with ABT Principals Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes about humble beginnings, keeping it fresh, and their Summer plans.

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Jun 10, 2016
07 ~ Uptown, Meet Jack Ferver
29:11
James speaks with downtown show-maker Jack Ferver about his new show, "I Want You To Want Me", among other things, like Return to Oz, Madonna, and seances.
 

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Jun 03, 2016
06 ~ The Ratmansky is the Limit
22:18
James talks to ABT artist in residence, Alexei Ratmansky (who inexplicably calls him "Jim") about Russia, Britney Spears, and roles he missed out on. It's an illuminating chat with a prolific choreographer.
 

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May 27, 2016
05 ~ Reid & Harriet
50:54

James speaks with fashion/costume designers Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung about fashion, AOL screen names, off brand Italian hairspray, and queer politics. 

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May 20, 2016
04 ~ The Ellas
29:17

James conducts his first dressing room interview with fellow ABT principal dancers Isabella Boylston and Stella Abrera.

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May 13, 2016
03 ~ James provides a sneak peek int ABT's Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House
06:27

James dishes the dirt on what roles he'll be dancing, and with whom, this Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House with ABT. Next episode, James' very first interview! Stay tuned!

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May 11, 2016
02 ~ James dives into the purpose of the podcast.
05:10

James discusses what to expect during the first season of The Stage Rightside. You'll hear about upcoming guests and get a humorous look at the world of ballet, according to Mr. Whiteside. 

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May 10, 2016
01 ~ Getting to know James
06:01

James discusses what to expect during the first season of The Stage Rightside. You'll hear about upcoming guests and get a humorous look at the world of ballet, according to Mr. Whiteside. 

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May 09, 2016