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Philip Szporer


Philip Szporer is a Montréal-based freelance writer, filmmaker and lecturer. Recipient of the 2010 Jacqueline Lemieux Prize, Scholar-in-Residence at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and a former Pew Fellow at UCLA, Philip contributes to Tanz. Media productions include Byron Chief-Moon: Grey Horse Rider, Quarantaine, and the stereoscopic film, Lost Action: Trace

Philip Szporer's Work


Bodies: Concrete, Multiple and Diffuse - Part 1 

By Megan Andrews, Philip Szporer, Marie Claire Forté Festival TransAmériques 2009  Festival TransAmériques

For the 2009 edition of the Festival TransAmérique in Montréal, Philip Szporer, Marie Claire Forté and I each contributed impressions and reflections. Here’s Part 1. 


Moving Through Time and Technology 

By Philip Szporer Cibler & Passage Kondition Pluriel, Danse K par K/Karine Ledoyen

Karine Ledoyen’s “Cibler” reveals itself like a visual diary of private allusions, and this group work gives us a sense of why people have been talking up this next-generation choreographer.  


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.  


A Unique Whimsy 

By Philip Szporer “Ôs” Krea Movo, Lucie Carmen Grégoire

Lucie Carmen Grégoire is finding her voice. This fresh choreographer, who is establishing herself within the ranks of Montreal’s dance community, recently presented the local premiere of her latest work, “Ôs”.  


How do you critique a dying man’s art? 

By Philip Szporer “Over My Dead Body” Dave St-Pierre

Dave St-Pierre is dying. It’s not a secret. Over the last many years, he’s been up-front about it in interviews and on stage.

Beneath the gesture, under our skin

By Philip Szporer

La Chambre Blanche by O Vertigo: Montréal: February 12-14, 18-21 and 25-28, 2009

Two plus four (excerpt)

By Philip Szporer

Murugesan and Wadge at the Festival Transatlantique Montréal: Montréal: October 1-4, 2008; Aval by Meena Murugesan; One Hundred Returnings by Chanti Wadge

How do you critique a dying man’s art?

By Philip Szporer

Over my Dead Body by Dave St-Pierre: Montréal: January 20-25, 2009


Character, comedy, video, wigs … oh, and some dancing 

By Philip Szporer “Dulcinea’s Lament”, “Çaturn” Dulcinea Langfelder & Co., Naomi Stikeman

Dulcinea Langfelder loves to tell stories, and she loves to make people laugh. She does both in spades in her new fusion of theatre, movement, song and multimedia, “Dulcinea’s Lament”.


Two plus Four 

By Philip Szporer Patterson and Ward with Trosztmer and Juteau at Studio 303 & Murugesan and Wadge at the Festival Transatlantique Montréal   Peter Trosztmer, Audrée Juteau, Thea Patterson, Katie Ward, Festival Transatlantique Montréal, Meena Murugesan, Chanti Wadge  

A combo of two intriguing solo works, presented at the Festival Transatlantique Montréal, jumpstarted the new season.

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