Interviews

Sit Down Series

Marlies Yearby sits down for a talk with the Artists of Color Coalition on March 13, 2021.

'Rent' The Musical

September 25, 2019

“Today, we live in a time where who we are and the differences between us are really being spoken about, and Rent celebrates who we are as individuals and as a collection of people. It exudes a message of love and that is needed more than ever today.” - Marlies Yearby

August 29, 2019

“What sealed the deal, thinks Yearby in retrospect, was her multi-disciplinary zest, and the non-prescriptive way she thought about choreography.” - Liz Nicholls

In this interview, Marlies Yearby discusses the early versions of the legendary musical and her collaboration with Jonathan Larson, Michael Grief and working with the legendary original cast.

 

This interview was originally recorded and uploaded by Showbiz Radio on May 10, 2019.

In this interview, Marlies Yearby discusses the early versions of the legendary musical and her collaboration with Jonathan Larson, Michael Grief and working with the legendary original cast.

 

This interview was originally recorded and uploaded by Showbiz Radio on May 10, 2019.

November 5, 2017

“I could hear the music in the words even before I heard the music, and I liked that.” - Marlies Yearby

September 19, 2016

“When I am with a cast, the first thing I start doing is just watching how they move naturally in a space... That journey has been really special to have… it felt like that freshness and that enthusiasm and newness of what we were creating in the moment, as opposed to regurgitating what's happening, in a really wonderful way.” - Marlies Yearby

April 6, 2004

“I needed some people who can really dance –– more than technicians, but performers who take the choreography and live inside it.” - Marlies Yearby

“I made choices that had to do with me.” - Marlies Yearby

'Salt City'

'Salt City'

June 12, 2019

"We are of value… We have a purpose beyond this moment. How do we take the legacy of who we are and move it forward to generation to generation and to the future? How do we still remain here? How do we still survive?" - Marlies Yearby

June 12, 2019

"We are of value… We have a purpose beyond this moment. How do we take the legacy of who we are and move it forward to generation to generation and to the future? How do we still remain here? How do we still survive?" - Marlies Yearby

June 11, 2019

“When you look at Africa, when they are telling a story in their culture, all of it embodies the music, the dance, the speaking, all at once… the body can contradict the words in the dance, the dance can be at harmony with the words and the dance can be in dialogue with the words.” - Marlies Yearby

June 11, 2019

“When you look at Africa, when they are telling a story in their culture, all of it embodies the music, the dance, the speaking, all at once… the body can contradict the words in the dance, the dance can be at harmony with the words and the dance can be in dialogue with the words.” - Marlies Yearby

Lectures

"The Embodied Process" with Camille Brown

Marlies Yearby is joined by facilitator Penelope McCourty, to share in a discussion about Yearby's creative practices and collaborative techniques used in the making of new works for the stage and beyond.

This talk originally aired live on March 19, 2021 over Zoom as a part of Camille A. Brown's "Social Dance for Social Change" virtual lecture series.

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