41 minutes | Dec 8th 2019

Melissa Toogood on Dancing Through Pain

In this episode of Still Spinning, dancer Melissa Toogood talks about what Merce Cunningham taught her, how she learned to move through physical pain, and her experience performing in Pam Tanowitz's "New Work for Goldberg Variations," which you can see at The Joyce Dec 10-15.  Melissa Toogood's 2016 Dance Magazine article, mentioned in the episode, can be read here.   *** More Info About The Joyce.  Tickets Facebook Instagram Thanks to Simon Kafka, the composer of our theme music, and the East West Quintet, who performed it. If you like it, you can purchase the song here.  Thank you to photographer Carrie Schneider and choreographer Kyle Abraham for providing the photograph for our show image. The photo features dancer Tamisha Guy in Abraham's Dearest Home. 
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