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Ryan Heffington

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How dance can unleash your inner joy | Ryan Heffington

TED Talks Daily (SD video)

"We all have our own beautiful ways of moving, and this is worth celebrating," says dancer and choreographer Ryan Heffington. Inviting you to reconsider your connection to dance, he shows how even everyday experiences -- tying your shoes, rocking a baby, whisking up some mac and cheese -- can offer choreographic inspiration and help you find joy and release when you need it most. After the talk, dancers Nico Lonetree and Ryan Spencer perform a dazzling routine infused with the humor and beauty of daily movements.

8mins

16 Sep 2022

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How dance can unleash your inner joy | Ryan Heffington

TED Talks Daily

"We all have our own beautiful ways of moving, and this is worth celebrating," says dancer and choreographer Ryan Heffington. Inviting you to reconsider your connection to dance, he shows how even everyday experiences -- tying your shoes, rocking a baby, whisking up some mac and cheese -- can offer choreographic inspiration and help you find joy and release when you need it most. After the talk, dancers Nico Lonetree and Ryan Spencer perform a dazzling routine infused with the humor and beauty of daily movements.

8mins

16 Sep 2022

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How dance can unleash your inner joy | Ryan Heffington

TED Talks Daily (HD video)

"We all have our own beautiful ways of moving, and this is worth celebrating," says dancer and choreographer Ryan Heffington. Inviting you to reconsider your connection to dance, he shows how even everyday experiences -- tying your shoes, rocking a baby, whisking up some mac and cheese -- can offer choreographic inspiration and help you find joy and release when you need it most. After the talk, dancers Nico Lonetree and Ryan Spencer perform a dazzling routine infused with the humor and beauty of daily movements.

8mins

16 Sep 2022

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Feeling Safe to Express Yourself with Ryan Heffington and Kara Hoppe

Healer Dealer®

In This Episode We Talk About: bringing dance to the community, reexamining what provides us meaning in life, knowing when to ask for help, the joy we need as adults, honoring your limitations, not being perfect to be lovable, saying yes and showing up, healing through celebration, expression and friendship Resources: Ryan's Instagram  @ryan.heffington Kara Instagram: @karahoppe https://www.ryanheffington.com https://karahoppe.com Guest Bio:  Ryan Heffington is a choreographer, director, performance artist and the owner of The Sweat Spot dance space in Los Angeles. Awarded Performing Arts Innovator of the Year (2017) by the Wall Street Journal, Ryan Heffington continues to be a leading voice in contemporary movement. Ryan’s choreography became a worldwide sensation with the debut of Sia’s music video, “Chandelier” with 2 billion plus views. In television and film, Heffington’s work can be seen in Mascots, Baby Driver, Netflix’s The OA, HBO’s Euphoria, and Amazon’s Transparent. In addition, Heffington has received many accolades for his collaboration with Spike Jonze on KENZO World perfume commercial which received the highest honor at the 2017 Cannes Lions Festival. He has worked with dozens of music artists such as Arcade Fire, Paul McCartney, Florence + The Machine, Christine & The Queens, Billy Idol, FKA Twigs, Lykke Li, Chet Faker, Massive Attack, Years & Years and many more. The list of commercial clients include: Target, Evian, Chanel, Acura, Under Occasionally, Stella Artois, Apple, Nike amongst others.  Kara Hoppe, MA, MFT, is a mother, psychotherapist, teacher, artist, and storyteller. She has spent the last decade working with individuals and couples toward healing and growing, and toward becoming grounded, integrated people with better access to their own instincts, wisdom, and creativity. Kara currently sees clients in private practice in Pasadena, CA and virtually.  Thank you to Gwella and Source Point Wellness for sponsoring this episode! Source Point Wellness: Kind, Compassionate and Mindful Medicine. Source Point Wellness is an integrative healing oasis located in Los Angeles that combines Chinese, functional and spiritual medicine, along with a bit of magic. Their team of experts offer virtual healing services to anyone in the world, including integrative telemedicine, herbal medicine, distance acupuncture and reiki, goddess acupuncture, Akashic readings, chakra balancing, healing energy work, EFT, and customized breathwork.  Please follow @sourcepointwellness or email Dr.Cohen directly at Gwella is an app that was created by three siblings who believe in the power of self healing and working with amazing healers along the path to wellness. Follow us @getgwella on IG to learn more about connecting healers and explorers! Gwella so excited to be creating community and connecting healers with explorers through an app. Gwella was born out of frustration in finding healers when one founder moved to a new city and traveled to multiple cities for work, but wanted to continue her growth. We hope that others will find healers through gwella with a few clicks on their devices. We are so excited to have you on this journey with us! download now from the apple store download now from google play https://www.getgwella.com 

58mins

31 Aug 2020

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Ryan Heffington, Choreographer & Director, “Don’t Care & Don’t Stop”

HOW DID YOU GET HERE

My guest on this week’s podcast is a choreographer and art director, and he and I lived together for a 9-week stint in New York City, where we were both cast in an off Broadway show with our friend Margaret (Cho). Even though that was 2007, it feels like more than a lifetime ago - so much has changed for the both of us. In particular, he has expanded and exploded, and is in high demand for his unique and visionary style of movement direction. I can guarantee everyone listening has seen his work, maybe without realizing it, because his work circulated literally, BILLIONS of times. Heres a hint: #chandelier.  He has the gift and ability to make absolutely anyone to feel good about moving their body as art and expression, IF you’re willing. I loved catching up with my old friend Ryan Heffington, hope you enjoy our chat.

1hr 7mins

15 Apr 2019