BW – EP64: The Evolution Of A Dancer—Laura DeLaurentis

BW – EP64: The Evolution Of A Dancer—Laura DeLaurentis

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In episode 64 of Breaking Walls, we sit down with New York City-based professional ballet dance Laura DeLaurentis for a chat about her life, career, and lessons she’s learned along the way. in order to see what her experiences can help teach us about our own. Highlights • How being adopted and growing up in Connecticut influenced Laura • "There is only right now" • The importance of working hard and training hard • Finding out you're a leader • The Homo Veritas Dance Theatre & What's next for Laura Laura Links Homo Veritas Dance Theatre - http://www.hvdt.nyc WallBreakers Links Social Media - @TheWallBreakers URL - http://thewallbreakers.com Online Store - http://jamesthewallbreaker.com/shop/ Photo by @switchbladefilmz
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BW – EP63: Are You You? with Artist Shantell Martin

BW – EP63: Are You You? with Artist Shantell Martin

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On Breaking Walls Episode 63, we head to Mana Contemporary Studios in Jersey City, New Jersey for a chat with groundbreaking artist Shantell Martin. Shantell produces large scale murals and installations designed to invoke high vibrations from the audience, and get them asking more questions about life. If you haven’t seen Shantell’s creations and are now hearing this, I’d suggest you definitely go check to ShantellMartin.net. Seeing her work will absolutely give you larger context for who she is and why she approaches life the way she does. Highlights • Why Shantell was a morbid kid The importance of working on your weaknesses Why artists should treat themselves like business people How to get the confidence to put yourself out there How creating on the fly and trusting in one’s…
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BW – EP62: Life With Lucille Ball

BW – EP62: Life With Lucille Ball

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In episode 62 of Breaking Walls we profile Lucille Ball's life and career in honor of her upcoming 106th birthday. From chorus girl, to 1940s movie starlet, to radio comedian, to television star, to studio executive, to mother, to ambassador for women, we'll cover Lucy's career from her own mouth with tons of interviews and other multimedia clips. You'll hear what she was most proud of, what she feared, what she did when getting fired from her first job, her views on marriage, fading beauty, pornography, being typecast, and many other things. WallBreakers Links Unity T-shirt line - Jamesthewallbreaker.com/shop/ To subscribe on itunes search for Breaking Walls To subscribe on soundcloud follow @TheWallBreakers
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BW – EP61: Writing On It All At Governors Island with Artistic Director Alexandra Chasin

BW – EP61: Writing On It All At Governors Island with Artistic Director Alexandra Chasin

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In Breaking Walls Episode 61, we head to Governor's Island to explore the participatory art project Writing On It All, and speak with artistic director Alexandra Chasin. Highlights • An abridged history of Governor's Island • Audio from “Here,” by Ana-Maurine Lara and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs at the day of this event • Where Alexandra's inspiration for Writing on It All Comes From • Why it's so important to break free from these societal fears • Why the history of Governor's Island is so important in conjunction with this project • Why it's important to think of writing as a site-specific art • What's next for Writing on it All at Governor's Island and in General Links Web - http://writingonitall.com Social Media - @writingonitall WallBreakers Links Unity T-shirt line…
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BW – EP60: Home For The Fourth

BW – EP60: Home For The Fourth

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On episode 60 of Breaking Walls, we present a look at the history of audio in America on the fourth of July in honor of the 241st anniversary of America's Independence Day. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll get angry, and perhaps, we’ll all be able to answer what it means to be an American. Highlights: • Norman Corwin Presents: Home for the Fourth, which originally aired on July 4, 1944. • A little-known tale about how the American Revolution began from 1948 • Jean Sheppard tells Fourth of July fireworks stories from the Limelight in Greenwich Village, New York in 1964. • Bill Stern tells a tale about three founding fathers who all died on the Fourth of July from 1947 • The historical significance of the Liberty Bells' inscription,…
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