FTA names new co-executive and administrative director

Festival TransAmériques (FTA) recently announced the appointment of Christine Bouchard as co-executive and administrative director…

San Tropez: Shaking up Festivalissimo

Montréal’s San Tropez Dance Company was among the featured performers at the 2011 Festivalissimo film festival, presenting salsa, cha-cha and tango. The…

An Ambitious Course

Master Plan for Dance in Québec By Philip Szporer

In a policy document spanning 134 pages, Le Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) has launched its Master Plan for Professional Dance in Québec 2011-2021.


Festival TransAmériques 2011

By Philip Szporer, MJ Thompson Festival TransAmériques 2011

Montréal residents Philip Szporer and MJ Thompson engage in a dialoque around their Festival TransAmérique 2011 experiences.

Mihaela Coman: Shaking Up Walmart

Running with our belly dance schtick, here is Montréal-based belly dancer Mihaela Coman. One of her projects last year launched the site DanceThisWeek….


Cool Complexity 

By Kathleen Smith, Philip Szporer Untitled Édouard Lock, La La La Human Steps

Two reviewers argue about Untitled, the newest work by Édouard Lock and La La La Human Steps here in Toronto.

Margie Gillis object of on-air bullying

Montréal-based dance icon Margie Gillis was the object of on-air bullying when she appeared as a guest on SunTV's "Canada Live" on...

Tempest: Without a Body

Festival Transamériques continues this week in Montréal with shows June 10th and 11th by MAU, a company from Auckland, New Zealand. The company’s name m…

Aftermath Dancers: All-Female Hip Hop Crew

Check out this new demo reel from Aftermath dancers, an all-female dance crew from Montréal. Aftermath is managed by Ivana Junek, director of Studio A i…

Susie Burpee and Linnea Swan: Road Trip

The May 2011 issue of The Dance Current print magazine includes an item about Susie Burpee.”’[In Road Trip (je ne regrette rien) Linnea and I] …

Brian Brooks Moving Company: MOTOR

Running May 5th through 9th in Montréal, Tangente presents performances of Gently Crumbling by Jacques Poulin-Denis, as well as I’m going to e…

International Dance Day: Regroupement Québécois de la Danse

Happy International Dance Day!Among the variety of celebratory activities happening in cities around the world, Le Regroupement québécois de la danse i…


Charting His Course 

By Philip Szporer “Question de souffle et de vie” Roger Sinha

When it comes to celebrating a twentieth anniversary, what better way to usher in the milestone than a packed house of well-wishers?


Margie Gillis receives Governor General's Award

Dancer, choreographer and teacher Margie Gillis is among six recipients of the 2011 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGP…


One Miss, One Hit  

By Philip Szporer “Icônes, À VENDRE”, “Junkyard/Paradis” Manon Oligny, Mélanie Demers  

A sinking sensation set in as I watched Manon Oligny’s latest work, “Icônes, À VENDRE” (Icons, FOR SALE), part of the Danse-Cité-produced Traces Chorégraphes series.

Regroupement québécois de la danse: Making Space

The February 2011 issue of The Dance Current print magazine includes an item highlighting training resources and opportunities for professionals, such …

In the Studio | En Studio

Jacinte Giroux and Jo Leslie

By Megan Andrews, David Gaubiac

Jo Leslie works with Jacinte Giroux as choreographer and rehearsal director. They have a close working relationship and an intuitive way of communicating.

Mayday Danse: Junkyard/Paradis

This week in Montréal, Mayday Danse performs Junkyard/Paradis at Agora de la Danse January 26th through 29th. According to the company’s website…

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal: Zip Zap Zoom

Tonight through January 22nd Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (BJM Danse) presents three hot works at Place des Arts in Montréal: Rossini Cards, …


Confounding the Big Picture 

By Marie Claire Forté “Out of Grace” Lynda Gaudreau

Lynda Gaudreau’s five-week curatorial and choreographic occupation of the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery at Concordia University nudges at duration, audience presence and the choreographic progression of bodies and visual art works.  

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