The Good Foot Podcast
Raw and Real Conversation for the Communal Ideal
On this episode of The Good Foot Podcast, co-hosts Jazelynn "Jaz" Goudy and Quilan "Cue" Arnold interview Lorena "LorenaV" Valenzuela-- a practitioner and teacher of the dance form, Whacking/Waacking.
We explore the work it takes for a dancer to genuinely showcase their soul through movement, and how Waacking's story provides some key blueprints for that work.
Taking the Raw and Real to the Page
Street dancers are more than dancers; we are multi-faceted and versatile artists. If you didn't know now you know! At #TGFPODCAST we work hard to keep our listeners informed about practitioners who are using street dances to elevate the communities to exciting new places! Check out our blog and gain insight to who these people are and what work that they are doing!
November 5, 2019- November 7, 2019
Street/club dancers speaking about performance work from artists within their community! Terry 'Cebo' Carr provides a review of "Odeon" by Ephrat Asherie Dance, which was presented at the Joyce Theater in early November 2019.
Choreographer: Ephrat 'Bounce' Asherie
EPHRAT “BOUNCE” ASHERIE, MANON BAL, TEENA MARIE CUSTER, VAL “MS. VEE” HO, LINDA “LANAIJA” MADUEME, MATTHEW “MEGAWATT” WEST, OMARI WILES
November 14, 2019- November 16, 2019
Show: "What Time Is It?"
Venue: Abrons Arts Center
Choreographer: Adesola Osakalumi in collaboration w/It's Showtime NYC
Dancers: SHANGO “JUNGLE” BARTLEY CHRISTOPHER “VENXM” BRATHWAITE QUINN “QU” BROWN JOSEPH “KLASSIC” CARELLA KESTER “FLEXX” ESTEPHANE CHRISTIAN “VOLTAGE” GOODMAN ANTHONY “LAIDEN” JOHN MARLON “QWESCHUN” JONES ISRYEL “TALES” JULES JONATHAN “SOHO” MACDONALD NAZIER “BLESS” MORALES RHEANNA “WIILDKARD” NANCE AUBREY “SKI” PRIMUS LETWAN “SMOOTH” RICKS D’AMANI “MANO” SEALY LUKE “ISO” VALLE IBSAM “LOHSO” VELASQUEZ DANA “LIONESS” WIENER
July 24, 2019- August 17, 2019
Venue: The Shed
Co-Directors: Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray and Kaneza Schaal
Dancers: The D.R.E.A.M Ring and the FlexNYC program
Critic: Quilan “Cue” Arnold
Who Are We?
"The Good Foot Podcast is an educational platform for individuals motivated by the artists who pave their path through the street dance community. It serves as a hub for honest conversation about the diverse perspectives on the origins, dissemination, current state, and future of the culture."
Jazelynn Goudy, Dancer Educator Veteran Artist and Homie, from Milwaukee, WI.
She received her MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University. There she dove head deep into technology, pedagogy, and Afro-Diasporic Contemporary / Social dance practice and research. As a budding performing artist scholar, her work focuses on black women and girls' social and contemporary dance on the concert, internet, and social spaces.
She is currently Assistant Professor of Dance at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Social Media Manager, and a new Steering Committee member of Coalition of Diasporan Scholars Moving.