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The Compass

The Compass is a podcast that asks: What do artists do to keep themselves from going to the dark side? How do they find balance when they may be creating beautiful things, but not necessarily making their entire income from their art? Hosted by actress Leah Walsh.
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Now displaying: February, 2020
Feb 28, 2020

Dancer Brandon Cournay shares his experiences with the dark side and building a creative life in the New York dance world, from freelancing to becoming a company member, starting a business, and finding community. Check out what he's up to at http://www.brandoncournay.com and https://www.dancedevicelab.com

Feb 14, 2020

Dancer and performer Giselle O. Alvarez shares her experiences with the dark side, taking care of yourself and staying inspired during a long running show (she just hit her five year anniversary in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway), how being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis has affected her life as an artist, finding freedom in different styles of dance, and pushing yourself to always keep learning.

Feb 4, 2020

Actor, musician, and composter Manik Choksi shares his thoughts on the dark side, making your own work, growing in long-term collaborations, and how becoming a parent influences him as an artist. He also shares a song from his new song cycle based on the story of The Ramayan! This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at BroadwayCon, 2020. (@nickchoksi on Twitter)

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