Sew & Tell

Premiere DateNov 25, 2011
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: She's Dancing Away Eddy Current Suppression Ring)
03:48 Interview with Candice Thompson
10:31 DJ Marie
11:20 Breakin' The Chains of Love Fitz and the Tantrums
14:08 Breaker Breaker Peter Bjorn & John
15:43 I Am My Body Motopony
18:23 DJ Marie
19:07 Interview with Candice Thompson
24:35 DJ Marie
25:21 Tonight Koudlam
28:41 Sunlight (feat. Dan Black) Bag Raiders
32:40 You Can Dance (Walter Sobcek Remix) Chilly Gonzales
37:20 DJ Marie
38:10 Interview with Candice Thompson
44:50 DJ Marie
47:05 Que Veux Tu (Kap10Kurt Remix) - Yelle
53:47 Finish

Happy Thanksgiving! Well, sure, it’s a day late, but the holiday season is officially underway, and to celebrate, we here at BTR are throwing a dance party! We’ve got great articles on dance, awesome dance play lists and more this week, including the perfect guest for Sew & Tell. Candice Thompson is an incredibly multi-talented young artist, dancer, and designer, who began dancing at the age of five. She studied ballet at NYU, and was a member of the Milwaukee Ballet company for five years. During her time in Milwaukee, Candice began designing dancewear; when she moved back to New York, she turned her focus to costumes. Now that she’s built an impressive resume of costuming experience for a variety of dance, theatre, and live performance events, Candice has focused her stitching talents on visual art as a resident at Brooklyn’s Textile Arts Center. On today’s show, Candice will talk about how and when she began designing dancewear, her current work as a costumer, dancer, and artist, and a few of her favorite dance tracks!

Plus, your very own private dance party play list, with songs from Fitz and the Tantrums, Peter Bjorn & John, Bag Raiders, Yelle and more. Get ready to dance off all remaining evidence of pumpkin pie, right here on Sew & Tell!

Candice Thompson Design
(All designs by Candice Thompson*)

Ghostly Knight costume for NYC’s Nightmare: Fairytales
(Chainmail made from crocheted jute)

Elizabeth Brown in Little Bird by Miro Magloire, director of New Chamber Ballet
(Premiered as part of the SONiC Festival)

Designs for Laura Peterson Choreography’s Wooden at HERE Arts
(Photo by Steven Schreiber)

Designs for Galactic Girl at Comic Con
(Premiered at the Brick Theatre)

Detail shot of button made from Candice’s grandfather’s pants, currently being used to create an 8′ x 6′ portrait.
(Show opens at the Brooklyn location of Textile Arts Center on January 13)

Fitz and the Tantrums
(Photo by Chapman Baehler)
Nov 30 – Balboa Theatre – San Diego, CA
Dec 4 – William H. Hammond Stadium – Fort Meyers, FL
Dec 6 – Bluebird Nightclub – Bloomington, IN
Dec 30 – The Music Box – Atlantic City, NJ
Dec 31 – Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
Jan 15 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
Jan 17 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
Jan 19 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, British Columbia
Jan 20 & 21 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
Jan 24 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
Jan 26 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

Bag Raiders
(Photo courtesy of Nylon Magazine)
Nov 26 – Stereosonic – Sydney, Australia
Nov 27 – Stereosonic – Perth, Australia
Dec 3 – Stereosonic – Melbourne, Australia
Dec 4 – Stereosonic – Brisbane, Australia
Jan 21 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

(Photo by Gregoire Alexandre)
Nov 25 – Moinho – Curitiba, Brazil
Nov 26 – Blondie – Santiago, Chile
Nov 27 – El Teatro Colegiales – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dec 2 – The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theater – Miami Beach, FL
Dec 3 – The Social – Orlando, FL
Dec 4 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
Dec 5 – The Loft – Atlanta, GA
Dec 7 – Club Stage at Sonar – Baltimore, MD
Dec 8 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
Dec 9 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Dec 10 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Dec 13 – Alhambra – Paris, France

Host Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…