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Villa Albertine Podcast

States is a platform for artists and thinkers from around the world to grapple with today’s biggest questions. The title pays homage to the American cultural landscape–the podcast’s primary analytical focus–and to the many "states" of contemporary thought and creation that come into play in each discussion.

States is a podcast from Villa Albertine, a cultural institution that builds news kinds of exchange between the US and the French-speaking world. Each episode in the first series, “Coast to Coast” is a conversation with a different creator at the end of their Villa Albertine residency. Designing video games with the queer community in Atlanta, capturing the changing colors and cultures of the Mississippi River, sketching the mythic prom queen from New York to San Francisco… each project is an unexpected, nomadic exploration.

States is also an online and print magazine, presenting fiction, criticism, visual art, and comics alongside interviews and long-form journalism. In all its forms States covers issues as diverse as the American landscape, offering new global perspectives on the future of art and culture.

States is produced with Paradiso Media.



Coast to Coast - Danse Season


These 4 special episodes delve into the rich history of international dance collaboration between France and the United States. Mutual artistic influences have not only shaped the dance landscape but have also given rise to a new generation of innovative artists and choreographers. Discover the transformative power of cross-cultural collaboration, resulting in a more inclusive and diverse dance scene, with choreographers and dancers Noé Soulier, Ashley Chen, Wanjiru Kamuyu and Emmanuelle Huynh.


The Host - Roslyn Sulkas is a prominent dance critic and culture writer for The New York Times. After studying English literature and earning post-graduate degrees from the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and University of Jussieu (Paris, France), she immersed herself in the Parisian arts scene, becoming the Paris correspondent for Dance Magazine, Dance & Dancers and Dance International, as well as writing for magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and Britain. In 1996, Sulcas relocated to New York, balancing roles as an editor for publications like Saveur and House & Garden while contributing dance reviews to The New York Times. In 2011, she moved to London, expanding her coverage to film, theatre, and cultural news.


The 2023 Albertine Dance Season program is available here: https://villa-albertine.org/events/albertine-dance-season/


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Season 4

Donut Day - Epsode 1: The Landing
27-02-2024
Donut Day - Epsode 1: The Landing
Welcome to a world where architecture meets innovation and sustainability! I am Mathilde Billet, an architect by training, and a passionate French expert dedicated to the transformative practice of reusing construction materials. For over eight thrilling years, I've been at the forefront of a movement, collaborating with like-minded professionals across France and Europe. Our mission? To revolutionize architectural practices and drive a meaningful change in the construction industry. Remember, reusing is an art distinctly different from recycling: it's about giving materials a new life, not just processing them.In 2023, I embarked on an exciting new chapter: a residency in the United States under the auspices of Villa Albertine. My chosen destination? The vibrant city of Portland, Oregon—a beacon of Circular Economy and a trailblazer in reusing construction materials. This city didn't just catch my eye; it captured my imagination.Join me in this podcast as I take you on an insightful journey through my experiences. You'll hear about the fascinating people I've met, the groundbreaking discoveries I've made, and the profound reflections I've gathered along the way. "Le Jour du donut" (The Day of the Donut) might seem like a quirky nod to American culture, but for me, it resonates deeply with Kate Raworth's donut theory. This innovative economic and social model is not just a theory for me; it's a practical guide to balancing human essentials with the planet's environmental limits, where material reuse plays a pivotal role.So, tune in, get inspired, and join the conversation!EPISODE 1: The LandingIn this episode, I give you a raw look at my arrival in San Francisco—what I do over a few days while introducing who I am and what I've come to do here. You'll notice I'm also figuring out how I'm going to make it all happen. This first episode shines a spotlight on Christopher Rendro, who also sees the city in a unique way."When I look at this place, this urban farm on a vacant lot, I can easily picture it in Golden Gate Park, for instance, where a small section could be dedicated to cultivation..." - C. RendroThanks to: Christopher Rendro (The Two Eighty Project)Music: The Secret Beach (Spotify) If you like this podcast, subscribe, leave a comment, share it, and give us a maximum of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!And to learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media: IInstagram | Twitter | FacebookWriting, Production: Mathilde BilletDirector: Pierre HouléBroadcasting: States PodcastSupport: Villa Albertine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Donut Day - Epsode 2: The Activists
27-02-2024
Donut Day - Epsode 2: The Activists
Welcome to a world where architecture meets innovation and sustainability! I am Mathilde Billet, an architect by training, and a passionate French expert dedicated to the transformative practice of reusing construction materials. With like-minded professionals across France and Europe, we revolutionize architectural practices and drive meaningful change in the construction industry. Remember, reusing is an art distinctly different from recycling: it's about giving materials a new life, not just processing them.In 2023, I embarked on an exciting new chapter: a residency in the United States with Villa Albertine. My chosen destination? The vibrant city of Portland, Oregon—a beacon of Circular Economy and a trailblazer in reusing construction materials. Join me in this podcast as I take you on an insightful journey through my experiences.The title of this podcast, "Donut Day," is not only a nod to American culture, but it resonates deeply with Kate Raworth's economic and social donut theory, a practical guide to balancing human essentials with the planet's environmental limits.So, tune in, get inspired, and join the conversation!EPISODE 2: The ActivistsI'm feeling my way, searching, trying to grasp where I've landed and how the United States operates in terms of urban life, environmental innovations, and funding for alternative projects. In this episode, three people are interviewed, discussing various urban, community, and environmental themes: Shawn Wood, Mark Lakeman, and Arthur Perez."This culture of activism started expressing itself in public spaces that were developed in this city" - Mark LakemanThanks to: Shawn Wood, Mark Lakeman (Communitecture), Arthur Perez (et + SITELAB urban studio),Music: Bevelers (Spotify) , ShaneLoung aka ma chère amie shannon, TISPUR (Spotify) If you like this podcast, subscribe, leave a comment, share it, and give us a maximum of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!And to learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media: Instagram | Twitter | FacebookWriting, Production: Mathilde BilletDirector: Pierre HouléBroadcasting: States PodcastSupport: Villa Albertine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Donut Day - Epsode 3: The Store
27-02-2024
Donut Day - Epsode 3: The Store
Welcome to a world where architecture meets innovation and sustainability! I am Mathilde Billet, an architect by training, and a passionate French expert dedicated to the transformative practice of reusing construction materials. With like-minded professionals across France and Europe, we revolutionize architectural practices and drive meaningful change in the construction industry. Remember, reusing is an art distinctly different from recycling: it's about giving materials a new life, not just processing them. In 2023, I embarked on an exciting new chapter: a residency in the United States with Villa Albertine. My chosen destination? The vibrant city of Portland, Oregon—a beacon of Circular Economy and a trailblazer in reusing construction materials. Join me in this podcast as I take you on an insightful journey through my experiences. The title of this podcast, "Donut Day," is not only a nod to American culture, but it resonates deeply with Kate Raworth's economic and social donut theory, a practical guide to balancing human essentials with the planet's environmental limits.So, tune in, get inspired, and join the conversation!EPISODE 3: The StoreA deep dive into reuse stores, snippets from my visits, and impressions. Here, material reuse is part of the culture!"You know, the ordinance started here, but we had begun deconstruction well before it was implemented. People were choosing to deconstruct because... it just made sense to them..." - Tracy, Reclaim NNW And to learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media: Instagram | Twitter | FacebookThanks to: Bring’s manager (Insta), the seller at GoodWood (Insta), Tracy from Reclaim NW (Insta), Jackie Kirouac from Rebuilding Center (Insta)Music: Dumb Balloon, Galen Ballinger & Bad Liars (Spotify), and TISPUR (Spotify)Writing, Production: Mathilde BilletDirector: Pierre HouléBroadcasting: States PodcastSupport: Villa Albertine If you like this podcast, subscribe, leave a comment, share it, and give us a maximum of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!And to learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media: Instagram | Twitter | FacebookWriting, Production: Mathilde BilletDirector: Pierre HouléBroadcasting: States PodcastSupport: Villa Albertine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Donut Day - Epsode 4: The Public Policy
27-02-2024
Donut Day - Epsode 4: The Public Policy
Welcome to a world where architecture meets innovation and sustainability! I am Mathilde Billet, an architect by training, and a passionate French expert dedicated to the transformative practice of reusing construction materials. With like-minded professionals across France and Europe, we revolutionize architectural practices and drive meaningful change in the construction industry. Remember, reusing is an art distinctly different from recycling: it's about giving materials a new life, not just processing them. In 2023, I embarked on an exciting new chapter: a residency in the United States with Villa Albertine. My chosen destination? The vibrant city of Portland, Oregon—a beacon of Circular Economy and a trailblazer in reusing construction materials. Join me in this podcast as I take you on an insightful journey through my experiences. The title of this podcast, "Donut Day," is not only a nod to American culture, but it resonates deeply with Kate Raworth's economic and social donut theory, a practical guide to balancing human essentials with the planet's environmental limits.So, tune in, get inspired, and join the conversation! EPISODE 4: The Public PolicyA focus on the deconstruction ordinance that made its American debut in Portland. I'm trying to understand what motivated the city to implement it in the absence of any national policy."Alongside this, we saw more and more signs in Portland neighborhoods saying 'stop demolishing Portland,' a kind of movement strongly supported by the communities..." - Shawn WoodThanks to: Shawn WoodMusic: TISPUR (Spotify), Galen Ballinger (Spotify) If you like this podcast, subscribe, leave a comment, share it, and give us a maximum of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!And to learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media: Instagram | Twitter | FacebookWriting, Production: Mathilde BilletDirector: Pierre HouléBroadcasting: States PodcastSupport: Villa Albertine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Donut Day - Epsode 5: The Community
27-02-2024
Donut Day - Epsode 5: The Community
Welcome to a world where architecture meets innovation and sustainability! I am Mathilde Billet, an architect by training, and a passionate French expert dedicated to the transformative practice of reusing construction materials. With like-minded professionals across France and Europe, we revolutionize architectural practices and drive meaningful change in the construction industry. Remember, reusing is an art distinctly different from recycling: it's about giving materials a new life, not just processing them. In 2023, I embarked on an exciting new chapter: a residency in the United States with Villa Albertine. My chosen destination? The vibrant city of Portland, Oregon—a beacon of Circular Economy and a trailblazer in reusing construction materials. Join me in this podcast as I take you on an insightful journey through my experiences. The title of this podcast, "Donut Day," is not only a nod to American culture, but it resonates deeply with Kate Raworth's economic and social donut theory, a practical guide to balancing human essentials with the planet's environmental limits.So, tune in, get inspired, and join the conversation! EPISODE 5: The CommunityChange sometimes starts with just a handful of individuals who want the best for their community. The story of Rebuilding Center is told by the fabulous Shane Endicott. "...because my experience has taught me that the foundation of social change is built through relationships: once you have connections among people, you can build anything..." - Shane EndicottThanks to: Shan EndicottMusic: WEEZY ford (Spotify)If you like this podcast, subscribe, leave a comment, share it, and give us a maximum of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!And to learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook Writing, Production: Mathilde BilletDirector: Pierre HouléBroadcasting: States PodcastSupport: Villa Albertine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Donut Day - Episode 6: The House
27-02-2024
Donut Day - Episode 6: The House
Welcome to a world where architecture meets innovation and sustainability! I am Mathilde Billet, an architect by training, and a passionate French expert dedicated to the transformative practice of reusing construction materials. With like-minded professionals across France and Europe, we revolutionize architectural practices and drive meaningful change in the construction industry. Remember, reusing is an art distinctly different from recycling: it's about giving materials a new life, not just processing them. In 2023, I embarked on an exciting new chapter: a residency in the United States with Villa Albertine. My chosen destination? The vibrant city of Portland, Oregon—a beacon of Circular Economy and a trailblazer in reusing construction materials. Join me in this podcast as I take you on an insightful journey through my experiences. The title of this podcast, "Donut Day," is not only a nod to American culture, but it resonates deeply with Kate Raworth's economic and social donut theory, a practical guide to balancing human essentials with the planet's environmental limits.So, tune in, get inspired, and join the conversation! EPISODE 6: The HouseA small immersion, or perhaps digression, into the place where I lived for over two months. A place that speaks volumes about the city..."I moved in here in 2009, there were no walls, no heating, just a few electrical outlets, a makeshift bathroom, and people lived here, there were performances, always music everywhere..." - Evan CaileThanks to: Evan Caile and his alter ego Jonathan LeconteMusic: Star Parks (Spotify) If you like this podcast, subscribe, leave a comment, share it, and give us a maximum of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!And to learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook Writing, Production: Mathilde BilletDirector: Pierre HouléBroadcasting: States PodcastSupport: Villa Albertine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Donut Day - Epsode 7: The Mentor
27-02-2024
Donut Day - Epsode 7: The Mentor
Welcome to a world where architecture meets innovation and sustainability! I am Mathilde Billet, an architect by training, and a passionate French expert dedicated to the transformative practice of reusing construction materials. With like-minded professionals across France and Europe, we revolutionize architectural practices and drive meaningful change in the construction industry. Remember, reusing is an art distinctly different from recycling: it's about giving materials a new life, not just processing them. In 2023, I embarked on an exciting new chapter: a residency in the United States with Villa Albertine. My chosen destination? The vibrant city of Portland, Oregon—a beacon of Circular Economy and a trailblazer in reusing construction materials. Join me in this podcast as I take you on an insightful journey through my experiences. The title of this podcast, "Donut Day," is not only a nod to American culture, but it resonates deeply with Kate Raworth's economic and social donut theory, a practical guide to balancing human essentials with the planet's environmental limits.So, tune in, get inspired, and join the conversation! EPISODE 7: The MentorEnding on a high note with Dave Bennink, the man I contacted before deciding to move to Portland based on his advice. His vision and commitment are unwavering, and he's a beacon of hope for the USA in terms of material reuse in construction."Time and again, even today, we never stop experimenting. The first house we deconstructed took us three and a half weeks; if I did that house today, it would take three and a half days," - Dave BenninkThanks to: Dave Bennink (Link) and his alter ego Guillaume Nicol,Music : Marissa Anderson (Spotify) If you like this podcast, subscribe, leave a comment, share it, and give us a maximum of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!And to learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook Writing, Production: Mathilde BilletDirector: Pierre HouléBroadcasting: States PodcastSupport: Villa Albertine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Season 3

Season 2

Coast to Coast - Noé Soulier on his Artistic Odyssey with Trisha Brown
10-10-2023
Coast to Coast - Noé Soulier on his Artistic Odyssey with Trisha Brown
Welcome to Dance Season!In this first episode, delve into the unique artistic journey of choreographer Noé Soulier, director of Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers. Soulier stands out from his peers for his profound interest in pure movement. During his residency with Villa Albertine in New York City, he explored the technique of Trisha Brown to create a piece inspired by the late American choreographer's approach, set to premiere in November. In this exclusive interview, Soulier talks about his residency experience, the fusion of different movement languages, and the fascinating interplay of forces in his next piece.Explore the intersection of philosophy and dance in Soulier's creative process as he shares insights into his unique approach to movement, drawing from his diverse training background in both ballet and contemporary dance, and the pragmatic dynamism of the New York dance culture.Tune in!If you like this podcast, subscribe, leave a comment, share it and leave us a maximum of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!The 2023 Albertine Dance Season program is available here: https://villa-albertine.org/events/albertine-dance-season/To learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media :Instagram | Twitter | FacebookCoast to Coast is hosted by Roslyn Sulcas and produced by Paradiso Media for Villa Albertine.Journalist : Roslyn SulcasProject editor : Raphaël Bourgois, Nicole Birmann Blum and Diane JosseJunior Producer : Aimie FaconnierExecutive producers : Lorenzo Benedetti, Louis Daboussy et Benoit DunaigreRecording : Théo Albaric, Marec Panchot et Marin GrizeaudSound editing, sound-design, mix : Marin GrizeaudProduction manager : Sandrine VendelArt cover : Des SignesSpecial thanks to Noé Soulier. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Coast to Coast - Ashley Chen on Forgotten Gestures and Dancing Through Diversity
11-10-2023
Coast to Coast - Ashley Chen on Forgotten Gestures and Dancing Through Diversity
In the podcast, French dancer and choreographer Ashley Chen discusses his multicultural background and its impact on his work. He delves into the collaborative project "Outside Flow," created with his filmmaker brother Peter Steven. This innovative venture explores the unnoticed gestures of outdoor labor, incorporating the movements of various workers into the choreography. Filming in diverse locations, from urban landscapes in Los Angeles and New York to natural settings, adds unique dimensions to the project. Chen highlights the importance of showcasing individuality within the group, fostering unity and appreciation for diversity. "Outside Flow" transcends traditional dance by providing an immersive experience, prompting audiences to acknowledge and respect the often-overlooked contributions of workers, ultimately promoting a message of tolerance and understanding.Tune in!If you like this podcast, subscribe, leave a comment, share it and leave us a maximum of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!The 2023 Albertine Dance Season program is available here: https://villa-albertine.org/events/albertine-dance-season/And to learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media :Instagram | Twitter | FacebookCoast to Coast is hosted by Roslyn Sulcas and produced by Paradiso Media for Villa Albertine.Journalist : Roslyn SulcasProject editor : Raphaël Bourgois, Nicole Birmann Blum and Diane JosseJunior Producer : Aimie FaconnierExecutive producers : Lorenzo Benedetti, Louis Daboussy et Benoit DunaigreRecording : Théo Albaric, Marec Panchot et Marin GrizeaudSound editing, sound-design, mix : Marin GrizeaudProduction manager : Sandrine VendelArt cover : Des SignesSpecial thanks to Ashley Chen. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Coast to Coast -  Emmanuelle Huynh on Dancing Cityscapes
18-10-2023
Coast to Coast - Emmanuelle Huynh on Dancing Cityscapes
In this third episode, our host Roslyn Sulcas engages in a captivating discussion with the dancer and choreographer Emmanuelle Huynh. The conversation delves into Huynh's journey through physical memory, intimate stories, and her extensive work in diverse spaces. Huynh's latest project, "Lands, Portrait of the City of Houston," created in collaboration with filmmaker-videomaker Jocelyn Cottencin, is set to premiere in November, and it promises to uncover the true essence of the Texan city with all its contradictions and harmonies. The rhythmic exploration, where cities become canvases and movement becomes the language that tells their stories, is an integral part of a larger project that began in 2016 with a New York City Portrait. Get ready to be drawn into the power of movement and its ability to narrate compelling stories of the cities we inhabit!Tune in!If you like this podcast, subscribe, leave a comment, share it and leave us a maximum of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!The 2023 Albertine Dance Season program is available here: https://villa-albertine.org/events/albertine-dance-season/And to learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media :Instagram | Twitter | FacebookCoast to Coast is hosted by Rachel Donadio and produced by Paradiso Media for Villa Albertine.Journalist : Rachel DonadioProject editor : Raphaël BourgoisProducer : Aimie FaconnierExecutive producers : Lorenzo Benedetti, Louis Daboussy et Benoit DunaigreRecording : Marec Panchot et Marin GrizeaudSound editing, sound-design, mix : Marin GrizeaudProduction manager : Sandrine VendelArt cover : Des Signes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Coast to Coast - Wanjiru Kamuyu on the Dance of Body Memories
25-10-2023
Coast to Coast - Wanjiru Kamuyu on the Dance of Body Memories
This week on States special Dance Season,In this fourth and final special episode, Wanjiru Kamuyu reflects on her artistic exploration during a Villa Albertine residency. Here, the dancer and choreographer delves into her "Fragments" project, which explores the body as a repository of lived and inherited experiences. Her artistic journey began with questions about how to translate research into movement that is both engaging and meaningful. Kamuyu grew up in Kenya, where she felt validated and affirmed, but moving to the U.S. exposed her to new concepts of migration, race, and identity, which have since become central to her work. Through extensive research and interviews with diverse individuals, including epigenetic scientists, scholars, and somatic practitioners Kamuyu explores how ancestral experiences influence our well-being and physicality. Her work bridges different cultures and perspectives, shedding light on the power of dance as a tool for healing and understanding the human experience.Tune in!If you like this podcast, subscribe, leave a comment, share it and leave us a maximum of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!The 2023 Albertine Dance Season program is available here: https://villa-albertine.org/events/albertine-dance-season/And to learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media :Instagram | Twitter | FacebookCoast to Coast is hosted by Rachel Donadio and produced by Paradiso Media for Villa Albertine.Journalist : Roslyn SulcasProject editor : Raphaël BourgoisProducer : Aimie FaconnierExecutive producers : Lorenzo Benedetti, Louis Daboussy et Benoit DunaigreRecording : Théo Albaric, Marec Panchot et Marin GrizeaudSound editing, sound-design, mix : Marin GrizeaudProduction manager : Sandrine VendelArt cover : Des Signes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Season 1

Coast to Coast - Anne Lafont in search of Creole princess Marie Laveau in Louisiana
31-05-2023
Coast to Coast - Anne Lafont in search of Creole princess Marie Laveau in Louisiana
Welcome to the first episode of States! Host Rachel Donadio, a Paris-based writer and culture journalist, is joined by Anne Lafont, art historian and Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. Anne’s research has greatly influenced the way that art history takes up the question of race and its representations. During her Villa Albertine residency, Anne embedded in New Orleans to study the material culture of the local Black experience, with a particular focus on the connection between Black history and the French-speaking Americas at the beginning of the 19th century. This research also led Anne to a study of Marie Laveau, a Creole princess and Vodou practitioner who became an iconic figure in the city, but who appears in very few images from the period.  Anne discusses her findings—and the differences between French and American conceptions of race—in this episode. Tune in!If you like this podcast, subscribe, leave a comment, share it and leave us a maximum of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!To learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media : Instagram | Twitter | FacebookCoast to Coast is hosted by Rachel Donadio and produced by Paradiso Media for Villa Albertine.Journalist : Rachel DonadioProject editor : Raphaël BourgoisProducer : Axelle GobertJunior Producer : Aimie FaconnierExecutive producers : Lorenzo Benedetti, Louis Daboussy et Benoit DunaigreRecording : Théo Albaric, Marec Panchot et Marin GrizeaudSound editing, sound-design, mix : Marin Grizeaud et Marec PanchotProduction manager : Oriane BettoniArt cover : Des SignesSpecial thanks to Stephanie Childress, Simon Bachelier, Miryam Houali, Diane Landais,Nicolas Floc’h, Anne Lafont, Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Quentin Zuttion, Claire Bardainne and Fatoumata Kebe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Coast to Coast - (LA)HORDE on post-internet dance in Los Angeles
31-05-2023
Coast to Coast - (LA)HORDE on post-internet dance in Los Angeles
This week on States, host Rachel Donadio speaks with Marine Brutti and Jonathan Debrouwer, co-directors with Arthur Harel of the Marseille-based dance collective, (LA)HORDE. Known for bringing viral dance sensations to performance halls around the world, Marine and Johnathan reflect on their Villa Albertine residency in Los Angeles, where they spent significant time with Jumpstyle dancers and seeded both a film collaboration with director Spike Jones and their latest work, on the use of technology and the Internet in contemporary society. (LA)HORDE also share their thoughts on their growing international recognition and the role of professional dancers and stages in today's world. Tune in!If you like this podcast, subscribe, leave a comment, share it and leave us a maximum of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!To learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media :Instagram | Twitter | FacebookCoast to Coast is hosted by Rachel Donadio and produced by Paradiso Media for Villa Albertine.Journalist : Rachel DonadioProject editor : Raphaël BourgoisProducer : Axelle GobertJunior Producer : Aimie FaconnierExecutive producers : Lorenzo Benedetti, Louis Daboussy et Benoit DunaigreRecording : Théo Albaric, Marec Panchot et Marin GrizeaudSound editing, sound-design, mix : Marin Grizeaud et Marec PanchotProduction manager : Oriane BettoniArt cover : Des SignesSpecial thanks to Stephanie Childress, Simon Bachelier, Miryam Houali, Diane Landais,Nicolas Floc’h, Anne Lafont, Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Quentin Zuttion, Claire Bardainne and Fatoumata Kebe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Coast to Coast - Nicolas Floc'h on changing cultures and colors along the Mississippi River
07-06-2023
Coast to Coast - Nicolas Floc'h on changing cultures and colors along the Mississippi River
In today’s episode of States, host Rachel Donadio speaks with photographer and artist Nicolas Floc'h, who photographed the changing color of the Mississippi River during his Villa Albertine residency. Learn how the River’s color––which varies shockingly from vivid green to rusty red and electric yellow––reveals both clues about a region’s historical underpinning and the anthropological, climatic, geopolitical, and cultural state of the lands it passes through. Discover the similarities and differences between the Mississippi Delta and the Rhone River in France, which are both situated in industrial areas and have been subject to pollution. Join us as we dive into the fascinating world of underwater landscapes with Nicolas Floc'h. Tune in!If you like this podcast, subscribe, leave a comment, share it and leave us a maximum of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!To learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media : Instagram | Twitter | FacebookCoast to Coast is hosted by Rachel Donadio and produced by Paradiso Media for Villa Albertine. Journalist : Rachel Donadio Project editor : Raphaël Bourgois Producer : Axelle Gobert Junior Producer : Aimie FaconnierExecutive producers : Lorenzo Benedetti, Louis Daboussy et Benoit DunaigreRecording : Théo Albaric, Marec Panchot et Marin GrizeaudSound editing, sound-design, mix : Marin Grizeaud et Marec Panchot Production manager : Oriane Bettoni Art cover : Des Signes Special thanks to Stephanie Childress, Simon Bachelier, Miryam Houali, Diane Landais, Nicolas Floc’h, Anne Lafont, Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Quentin Zuttion, Claire Bardainne and Fatoumata Kebe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Coast to Coast - Quentin Zuttion on the myth of the prom queen
14-06-2023
Coast to Coast - Quentin Zuttion on the myth of the prom queen
Join host Rachel Donadio on Coast to Coast as she explores the mythic archetype of the American prom queen with graphic novelist Quentin Zuttion. Travelling cross-country, Zuttion focuses on the pressures faced by teenage girls to conform to beauty standards and gender expectations. Through interviews in cities like Chicago, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City, he uncovers the impact of this gender pressure on young girls, shedding light on the cultural significance of the prom queen. Tune in to this insightful episode for a deeper understanding of the challenges young women encounter today and their lasting effects on American youth.If you like this podcast, subscribe, leave a comment, share it and leave us a maximum of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!To learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media :Instagram | Twitter | FacebookCoast to Coast is hosted by Rachel Donadio and produced by Paradiso Media for Villa Albertine.Journalist : Rachel DonadioProject editor : Raphaël BourgoisProducer : Axelle GobertJunior Producer : Aimie FaconnierExecutive producers : Lorenzo Benedetti, Louis Daboussy et Benoit DunaigreRecording : Théo Albaric, Marec Panchot et Marin GrizeaudSound editing, sound-design, mix : Marin Grizeaud et Marec PanchotProduction manager : Oriane BettoniArt cover : Des SignesSpecial thanks to Stephanie Childress, Simon Bachelier, Miryam Houali, Diane Landais,Nicolas Floc’h, Anne Lafont, Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Quentin Zuttion, Claire Bardainne and Fatoumata Kebe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Coast to Coast - Claire Bardainne on the poetics of technology in San Francisco
21-06-2023
Coast to Coast - Claire Bardainne on the poetics of technology in San Francisco
On today’s episode of Coast to Coast, host Rachel Donadio welcomes visual artist Claire Bardainne. Reflecting on her residency in Silicon Valley, Claire discusses the evolving role of technology in art. In particular, she explores whether technology can be used to access new kinds of poetic freedom in artistic expression – or whether it is too deeply tied to its socio-political context and consequences. Claire also discusses her experience in San Francisco, a city that, perhaps paradoxically, embodies both technological advancement and a deep connection to nature, drawing out points on eco-feminism, AI, and imagination. Tune in!If you like this podcast, subscribe, leave a comment, share it and leave us a maximum of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!To learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media :Instagram | Twitter | FacebookCoast to Coast is hosted by Rachel Donadio and produced by Paradiso Media for Villa Albertine.Journalist : Rachel DonadioProject editor : Raphaël BourgoisProducer : Axelle GobertJunior Producer : Aimie FaconnierExecutive producers : Lorenzo Benedetti, Louis Daboussy et Benoit DunaigreRecording : Théo Albaric, Marec Panchot et Marin GrizeaudSound editing, sound-design, mix : Marin Grizeaud et Marec PanchotProduction manager : Oriane BettoniArt cover : Des SignesSpecial thanks to Stephanie Childress, Simon Bachelier, Miryam Houali, Diane Landais,Nicolas Floc’h, Anne Lafont, Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Quentin Zuttion, Claire Bardainne and Fatoumata Kebe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Coast to Coast - Fatoumata Kebe on the imaginary of outer space in Houston
28-06-2023
Coast to Coast - Fatoumata Kebe on the imaginary of outer space in Houston
In the latest episode of Coast to Coast, join host Rachel Donadio as she engages in a fascinating conversation with astrophysicist and author Fatoumata Kebe. Kebe shares her insights on space science and her recent visit to the United States, specifically the Lunar Planetary Institute and the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston. As a professor at the Sorbonne University in Paris, and an expert on space junk pollution, Kebe raises concerns about the race to colonize the moon and Mars, highlighting the potential replicating of detrimental colonization effects. She also advocates for inclusivity in the field of space science. Discover the wonders of the moon and the importance of responsible space exploration as Kebe takes us through her book, La Lune, which aims to introduce readers to the wonders of the moon and dispel common conspiracy theories. Tune in!If you like this podcast, subscribe, leave a comment, share it and leave us a maximum of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!To learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media :Instagram | Twitter | FacebookCoast to Coast is hosted by Rachel Donadio and produced by Paradiso Media for Villa Albertine.Journalist : Rachel DonadioProject editor : Raphaël BourgoisProducer : Axelle GobertJunior Producer : Aimie FaconnierExecutive producers : Lorenzo Benedetti, Louis Daboussy et Benoit DunaigreRecording : Théo Albaric, Marec Panchot et Marin GrizeaudSound editing, sound-design, mix : Marin Grizeaud et Marec PanchotProduction manager : Oriane BettoniArt cover : Des SignesSpecial thanks to Stephanie Childress, Simon Bachelier, Miryam Houali, Diane Landais,Nicolas Floc’h, Anne Lafont, Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Quentin Zuttion, Claire Bardainne and Fatoumata Kebe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Coast to Coast - Stephanie Childress on what makes American orchestras sound so American
05-07-2023
Coast to Coast - Stephanie Childress on what makes American orchestras sound so American
In this episode of Coast to Coast, host Rachel Donadio engages in an enlightening conversation with young Orchestra Conductor Stephanie Childress. As the Assistant Director of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and 2nd prize winner of the prestigious La Maestra competition, Childress shares her insightful perspectives on the state of orchestras in the United States and Europe. Explore the significance of education, inclusivity, and contemporary programming in classical music as Childress reflects on her residency experience. From the unique sound profiles of American orchestras to the challenges faced by the industry, she offers a thought-provoking examination of the field. Join us as Coast to Coast delves into the future of orchestras and the transformative power of Stephanie Childress' artistic vision.If you like this podcast, subscribe, leave a comment, share it and leave us a maximum of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!To learn more about Villa Albertine, follow us on social media :Instagram | Twitter | FacebookCoast to Coast is hosted by Rachel Donadio and produced by Paradiso Media for Villa Albertine.Journalist : Rachel DonadioProject editor : Raphaël BourgoisProducer : Axelle GobertJunior Producer : Aimie FaconnierExecutive producers : Lorenzo Benedetti, Louis Daboussy et Benoit DunaigreRecording : Théo Albaric, Marec Panchot et Marin GrizeaudSound editing, sound-design, mix : Marin Grizeaud et Marec PanchotProduction manager : Oriane BettoniArt cover : Des SignesSpecial thanks to Stephanie Childress, Simon Bachelier, Miryam Houali, Diane Landais,Nicolas Floc’h, Anne Lafont, Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Quentin Zuttion, Claire Bardainne and Fatoumata Kebe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.