Ep. 24 Priscilla Spangler – Ballet
Welcome back to the Schooling Noah Podcast with Aaron Maslow and a Special Guest. Today, Noah gets his learn on with special guest and former ballerina, Priscilla Spangler. Priscilla spent the majority of her youth (14 years worth of youth) dutifully practicing and learning the craft of ballet. She is on the program today to share the technical details and elements of ballet and to pick apart the flaws in the ballet culture.
Priscilla delves into the history of Ballet, revealing its roots in France, Italy and Russia. There are key players in ballet (bet you didn’t know that) like Catherine de’ Medici who danced like everyone was watching and then invented the damn thing. Ballet has been transforming for many centuries but still holds cultural relevance today with many vehicles to experience it; from performance venues like the Colorado Ballet in Denver and the Bolshoi Theater in the former USSR to the big screen with movies like Black Swan and Save the Last Dance. Priscilla dives into the star players of ballet today and of yesteryear. There is a great overview of the clothing, nomenclature and organization of the ballet. And as if that wasn’t enough, Priscilla then shows off with some of her own moves.
This episode really gets silly early with lots of new sponsors, talking pigeons, people on the street that you really get to meet when you’re beating off the heat, Olive Garden’s new dish, the cream-o ballerino, who has the best butts, ASMR, BDSM, duck boats in Boston, ghost ducks and Noah’s 1st ballet. This is a lot of fun. Learning is fun. Enjoy!
In addition to being a ballerina, Priscilla is also a stand up comedian (ballet laughs) and can be found performing all over Colorado. Follow her on Twitter: @PriscillaSusan