Feb 2, 2015
Guest: Dax Valdes
0:01:30 Our guest is actor, choreographer, teaching artist Dax Valdes, a man who's name implies impending world domination
0:04:25 Dax is another actor who began performing at an early age, but began as a vocalist
0:09:25 When he arrived in New York, Dax's aunt, Ching Valdes-Aran gave him an insiders look. She does tons of theatre and lots of TV guest spots. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0883602/
0:14:24 To support himself Dax, has managed to have completely arts-related survival jobs
0:19:40 One of the organizations he works with is Career Transistion For Dancers http://www.careertransition.org/
0:23:45 And through Only Make Believe (http://onlymakebelieve.org/) he got to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, which thematically ties in to the last show he did with Kristin Marting Trade Practices http://goo.gl/0bn9PY
0:31:00 Dax has been choreographing kids shows and figured out that 45 minutes is the approximate attention limit for kids.
0:37:05 Nilsa (with an assist from Bryn) prompts Dax to go into his teaching artist and choreography stylistic leanings
0:45:04 In December he directed a song-cycle for the Asian-American Composer and Lyricists Project that played at Symphony Space: http://www.symphonyspace.org/home
0:48:45 Dax has navigated his career by finding like-minded people that he enjoys working with
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Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?"
Written and Performed by Laura Scruggs
Outro Music: The Devil Is In The Beats
Performed By: The Chemical Brothers