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Remembering Perreault

By Marc Boivin

It was ten years ago, on December 4th 2002 that Jean-Pierre Perreault passed away. The man, our friend and the artist left us all too soon.

Les Grands Ballets makes history in Oman

On November 12th and 13th, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal was the first Canadian company to perform at Oman's Royal Oper...

 

Turning Japanese 

By Kathleen Smith Kaguyahime Jirí Kylián / Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

A recent revival and North American premiere of Jirí Kylián’s Kaguyahime, Princess of the Moon by Montreal’s Les Grands Ballets.

CINARS press launch

On October 23rd, CINARS announced the lineup for the 15th Biennale of the International Exchange of the Performing Arts during a press conference at the Monument-National theatre in Montréal.

 

One Way Trip 

By Philip Szporer Colonial Alvin Erasga Tolentino

Colonial is an utterly commanding and complex work steeped in concerns of foreignness tied to minority consciousness. It takes courage to go to the heart of identity onstage, but Alvin Erasga Tolentino, founder and director of the Vancouver-based CO.ERASGA Dance, does just that in this new, nuanced solo work.  

EESTI: Myths and Machines

Peter Trosztmer of The Choreographers, a contemporary based dance collective, is presenting his work EESTI: Myths and Machines from November 15th…

Frédérick Gravel: Usually Beauty Fails

Running November 7th through 17th, Danse Danse in Montréal presents Frédérick Gravel’s new work Usually Beauty Fails. The stage is shared by a c…

 

Body Mechanics 

By Philip Szporer Solitudes Solo, Ne meurs pas tout de suite, on nous regarde Daniel Léveillé Danse / Manuel Roque

Daniel Léveillé’s Solitudes Solo and Manuel Roque, who performed in Solitudes Solo, presents his own work, Ne meurs pas tout de suite, on nous regarde, co-presented by Tangente and the Festival Quartiers Danse.

Dancefilm rising

A crowded fall festival season didn’t deter Cinédanse Montréal from muscling its way into the field with a four-day run in Septemb…

 

Sylvain Emard's Le Grand Continental tours three US cities

This summer Sylvain Émard’s Le Grand Continental wil…

 

Collaborate or Perish 

By Kathleen Smith, Philip Szporer, Megan Andrews, Kaija Pepper Festival TransAmériques 2012 ROSAS, Anne-Teresa de Keersmaeker, Clara Furey & Benoît Lachambre, Animals of Distinction, Le Carré des Lombes, Mélanie Demers

Against a backdrop of daily student protests and nightly casseroles gatherings, the sixth edition of the Festival TransAmériques (FTA) unfurled recently at various downtown Montréal venues.

 

Merry Age  

By Philip Szporer Virtuo Danse / Ghislaine Doté 

A staple in performance is the capacity to engage, and even if the observer is coolly distant from the proceedings, it’s all about pulling the audience into the rigorous discourse set forth by the choreographer. 

 

Ken Roy (1963-2012)

On January 28th, 2012, Canada lost one of its premier contemporary dancers, Ken Roy, after a year-long battle with cancer. The for...

 

Calling All Angels 

By Philip Szporer Les Angèles: ces derniers bleus C'est juste lundi

Whatever drew the young Montréal-based C’est juste lundi collective to the iconic 1970s Charlie’s Angels TV series is an unstated mystery.

 

Remembrance of Things Past 

By Philip Szporer EESTI: Myths and Machines / Of Good Moral Character Peter Trosztmer / Lara Kramer

There are those rare performances that fill you up so that you’re brimming, stoked by the integrity of the work, or perhaps elated with a feeling of reflection. Such is the case with Peter Trosztmer’s EESTI: Myths and Machines (Eesti is the Estonian for Estonia).

 

Beautiful Fools 

By Lucy M. May Som Faves Ivo Dimchev

Ivo Dimchev’s solo show Som Faves (2009) is deceiving all over. I might have avoided his Montréal premiere during the ARTDANTHÉ mini-festival if I hadn’t known better.  

 

Candace Loubert (1947-2011)

Candace Loubert, co-founder of Les Ateliers de danse moderne de Montréal Inc. (LADMMI), died on October 28th, 2011. Loubert co-fou...

 

Welcome to The Kingdom Gentlemen’s Club 

By Philip Szporer Danse à 10 La 2e Porte à Gauche

The 2e Porte à Gauche group’s got a knack for getting dance out of traditional theatres and reinventing strategies in unusual places.

 

Until Silence 

By Philip Szporer Jusqu’au silence Sophie Corriveau

If you like your dance presented in a mixed media production, then Sophie’s Corriveau’s Jusqu’au silence is just for you.  

 

Patterns and Collisions 

By Philip Szporer Complexe des genres Virginie Brunelle

The cheeky opening to Virginie Brunelle’s Complexe des genres is a keeper: three oddly disjointed bodies, wearing white tutus, are seated, nude backs to the audience.

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