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Sara Porter

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Sara Porter is a freelance writer, choreographer, performer and teacher. Her writings on dance have been published over the past fifteen years in various books, magazines and journals in Canada and the UK. She has written a book about Peter Boneham and Le Groupe Dance Lab/Lab de Danse. 

Sara Porter's Work

Choreography

the art and the craft By Sara Porter

Are we making good art, or just well crafted dances? Some might wonder if we’re even doing that. Where and how do choreographers learn to choreograph? It’s a question that bears consideration if the art form is to thrive, and when we start to ponder, more questions arise.

 

between and beyond 

By Sara Porter invisible borders Louise Bédard, Doug Varone, Michael Trent, the empty collective

“invisible borders”, presented by the empty collective and Danceworks, ran November 4th through 6th at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre Theatre (formerly duMaurier Theatre Centre). The show was envisioned by dancer/choreographer Michael Trent as an exploration of a “multiplicity of viewpoints” and manifested as a mixed repertory program by choreographers with three contrasting aesthetics and from three different cities: Louise Bédard from Montréal, Doug Varone from New York, and Trent from Toronto - who was also the show’s producer and featured performer.

Canada Dance Festival

By Sara Porter

Ottawa: June 7-15 2002, Impressions and Imprints by Sara Porter (The Satie Project by Serge Bennathan for Dancemakers, June 7; Volio by Lola MacLaughlin for Lola Dance, June 8; Étude #1 and Des feux dans la nuit by Marie Chouinard for Compagnie Marie Chouinard, June 8; Xdance by Martha Carter for marta marta HoP, June 8; If you go down to the woods today by Hélène Blackburn for Cas Public, June 9; Full Tilt mixed program by Tedd Robinson, Karen Kuzac, Deborah Lundmark, Lesandra Dodson, Belinda Mcguire for Tilt Sound + Motion Lab, June 9; Scènes d’intérieur by Slvain Émard for Sylvain Émard Danse, June 10; Elsinore by Carol Anderson and Beauty by Julia Sasso for Julia Sasso dances, June 11; Tensions by Paul-André Fortier for Fortier Danse-Création, June 11; Nomadic Strategies by AH HA productions, Concept/Direction by Andrew de L. Harwood, June 11, Metamorphine by Nova Bhattacharya, June 12; nil admirari by Sarah Williams, June 12; Fever Dreams … Perfect Silence of Glass by Anne Troake, June 12; Field: Fiction by Crystal Pite, June 12)

Canada Dance Festival: Five Perspectives from the field

By Sara Porter

Sara P goes to the festival

Perspectives

By Sara Porter

On Reviewing, “…simply ‘knowing much about dance’ does not a good critic make”

Perspectives

By Sara Porter

Five on Find: Festival International de Nouvelle Danse—Montréal, Québec, Sept. 28 Oct. 9 1999

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