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A Scattered Resistance 

By Philip Szporer, MJ Thompson Festival TransAmériques 2010  Festival TransAmériques

At the outset of FTA 2010, I dream that it’s a gathering, in the sense of strangers meeting across vast fields of difference, hell bent on seeing action in light of none.

O Vertigo: Onde de choc

Montréal’s Festival TransAmériques kicks off this week featuring twenty-five works by artists from twelve different countries.

 

Beneath the Gesture, Under Our Skin 

By Philip Szporer “La Chambre Blanche” O Vertigo

With the recreation of “La Chambre Blanche”, O Vertigo celebrates twenty-five years of making dance.  

 

Poetic Craftsmanship 

By Kathleen Smith "Passare"  O Vertigo, Ginette Laurin

Believe it or not, there are some perks to getting older. For most of us, achieving a semblance of peace of mind finally seems possible after the sometimes-inappropriate mania of youth has passed. For artists, continuous creation over a long period results in work that can’t help having depth; the palette is at its broadest, the decision-making process is at its most refined. Confidence rather than cockiness prevails. 

 

Patchwork but Persistent 

By Philip Szporer, Kaija Pepper, Kate Cornell, Bridget Cauthery, Marie Claire Forté Canada Dance Festival 2004  Canada Dance Festival

It’s been a rough road for the Canada Dance Festival this year, first facing funding shortfalls, and subsequently narrowing the programming to fourteen performances, down from thirty-one two years ago. Organizers of the tenth edition, not willing to relinquish much else, splashed the slogan “Dare to turn up the heat” in riposte. 

Luna: She, He, All 

By Lindsay Zier-Vogel Luna O Vertigo

A response in poetry to O Vertigo’s “Luna”.

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