In our Season 3 finale, we sit down and have an intimate conversation with award winning choreographer and our brother, Dylan Banares. We seize the opportunity to talk with him about how he really feels about dance and he answers a question that’s been on our minds ever since he started dancing, “did you feel pressured by us to become a dancer?”. Dylan reflects on his time as the youngest dancer amidst a team of older, more experienced dancers and we examine the origin of the competitive spirit between two brothers and overcoming the shadows of older siblings. We reminisce on our encounter with Filipino comedian Jo Koy, the Jabbawockeez, and that “kendama life”. We take a “detour” from the episode and use the podcast as a chance to reflect (and cry a little) about the loss of our studio and the effect it had on our bond as siblings. Dylan talks candidly about how the pandemic has compromised his dance goals and how he used this time to get in touch with his body and mind. He also shares his predictions on how the current pandemic will change the way we move forward with dance training. Devin and Michelle share their proudest moments of Dylan’s accomplishments, we talk about making it into the top 10 wearing pajamas, and proclaim that you’re never too old for dance. Dylan demonstrates some of his signature dance moves and shares his impression of the “quiet storm”. We do a round of rapid fire (or as Dylan calls it “medium fire”), we put the pressure on Dylan to tell us who his favorite sister is and he reveals his opinion on who is the favorite Banares child. We wrap the episode with Dylan’s take on what’s good in the dance community and we gush about how “especially special” this episode is.
In this episode, we explore:
03:52 The truth comes out
05:43 A moment of realization
07:05 Bond as siblings
08:45 The serious side of Dylan
10:01 A competitive spirit among brothers
13:54 Shout out to Jo Koy and the Jabbawockeez
19:30 A moment to reflect (and cry)
29:40 Dancing during a pandemic
40:16 The definition of “stagger”
47:16 Proceed with caution
1:05:56 Making it into the finals wearing pajamas
1:10:34 Dylan’s signature dance moves
1:16:17 Rapid Fire
1:23:19 What’s good in the dance community?
1:26:05 Closing remarks
1:26:24 Season 4 Coming April 28th, 2021!
This episode’s guest:
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Mountains, by Dylan Banares
Sharpest Edges, by Dylan Banares
Freestyle, by Dylan Banares
Purity, by Dylan Banares
Got Muscle, by Dylan Banares
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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