VF016: Sarah Vogelsang-Card

Sarah Vogelsang-Card rebelled against a harrowing diagnosis as a child and used dance to quite literally save her own life. Her interest in movement also includes performing with Puppets in Education, an organization that uses puppetry to help children talk about difficult topics like bullying, drugs, and autism. She will be performing with The Accaliae at the 8th Annual Dance Showcase this month.

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VF012: Mark Stein

It is no coincidence that Mark Stein teaches children improv at an Aikido dojo. He has channeled his years of performing as a storyteller, comedian, actor, and magician into a martial arts-style approach to the classroom as a teaching artist at Tiger Monkey Dragon Performing Arts

Mark and I also talk about gender differences in the performing arts and in schooling. Then we invent a truly scary new type of improv theater. And since he’s from Milwaukee we’re going to find out who has better beer and cheese, Wisconsin or Vermont.

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VF009: Bob Gagnon

Bob Gagnon is an accomplished jazz guitarist who has been compared to George Benson and Pat Martino. You can hear him play with Tiny Montgomery (Bob Dylan tribute) and Small Change (Tom Waits jazz tribute). Not one to simply coast on his jazz street cred, he has picked up bass guitar and joined a progressive rock band. Which just happens to be my progressive rock band, Elephants of Scotland. But true to his Vermont roots he is equally skilled at raising goats and making cheese and soap.

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