In today’s episode we sit down with multi-faced and extremely talented Mitch Villareal. We jump right in and talk about the origins of Mitch’s dance career and he shares his latest endeavors with Floor Movement and the launch of his self-produced album, Dystopia- Side A. We discuss what it feels like to be the “black sheep” or an outcast and dissect the idea of creators as “neurotics”. Mitch shares what a day in his life is like and gives sound advice for forming good habits by implementing a morning routine. Mitch also shares his list of things to avoid while trying to form sustainable habits. He reflects on how life as a creator is during COVID and the challenges he faced trying to find himself during trying times. We talk about Mitch’s unique dance style which is very intentional and he provides insights on how upcoming dancers can find their own identity through dance. Mitch opens up about his dance goals and we get an exclusive from Mitch on a future album. We transition into a round of Rapid Fire questions, Mitch gives us another exclusive, talks about what age he’d love to be the rest of his life and shares the intimate details of what he likes on his bagels. We wrap the episode with Mitch’s goals for 2021, his take on what’s good in the dance community, and challenge our listeners to reach out to someone (anyone) just to say hello and check in.
In this episode, we explore:
02:54 The origins of Mitch’s dance career
07:14 Dystopia- Side A by Mitch Villareal
09:38 First Floor, a movement coaching program
11:47 Feeling like a “black sheep”
12:49 Creating “neurotically”
15:28 A day in the life of Mitch Villareal
21:34 Mitch’s advice on forming good habits
28:47 Living as a creator during COVID
36:34 Mitch’s unique dance style
42:45 Mitch’s dance goals
47:54 Dystopia- Side B, coming soon!
53:06 Rapid Fire
55:55 How do you write a book about movement?
1:00:39 Goals for 2021
1:02:48 What’s good in the dance community?
1:05:32 Closing remarks
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Listen to Dystopia- Side A by Mitch Villareal
Follow First Floor Movement on Instagram: a Movement and Presence Coaching program founded by Mitch Villareal
Special thanks to:
-Jane Banares for creating our Co-Lab Podcast artwork
Music by Sam Stan - Das Boo - https://thmatc.co/?l=997FC418
Music by SkeetOnTheBeat - Late Night - https://thmatc.co/?l=E76B5749
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