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MJ Thompson

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MJ Thompson writes about dance, visual art and politics. Her work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Dance Magazine, Border Crossings, Canadian Art, The Drama Review, Women and Performance, and other publications. She was a Lillian S. Robinson Fellow at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute in Montréal in 2010. She currently teaches art history and performance studies in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montréal. A generalist by nature, MJ continues to write about dance. She says, “Dance has always seemed like a very particular window onto all the things I care most about: beauty, work, failure, love, the endless stuff that people do and get up to. Dance asks us to look at bodies, openly, amid a political context that increasingly would rather control, contain, ignore or imprison them.” 

MJ Thompson's Work

Everyday Moves

By MJ Thompson

Street Ballet

Everyday Moves

By MJ Thompson

Back to the Gridiron, dancing in the end zone

Everyday Moves

By MJ Thompson

Rebel Steps: Spinning Loose of Imperialism

Everyday Moves

By MJ Thompson

All work, mo’ play

The Extraordinary Presence of Louise Lecavalier

By MJ Thompson

Former La La La Human Steps principal dancer Louise Lecavalier is currently on tour with two new works that will play Toronto and Montréal in April. Here, she talks process in an interview with writer MJ Thompson.

Everyday Moves

By MJ Thompson

A New Car!

Everyday Moves

By MJ Thompson

Dance Snacks, Elder Grooves

 

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.

Everyday Moves

By MJ Thompson

Meditated Presence

Everyday Moves

By MJ Thompson

Roma in Motion

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