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Philip Szporer

Editorial Advisory Committee, Contributor

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

 

Creative Convergence 

By Philip Szporer “Lifelines” Gioconda Barbuto, Emily Molnar, Michael Slobodian

Expectations were high. Gioconda Barbuto and Emily Molnar are both celebrated dancers and have the kinds of credentials most artists dream about.  

A Portrait: the artist in his forties

By Philip Szporer

Quarantaine 4x4 by Charmaine LeBlanc: Montréal: March 18-22, 2008

M.Talk.2

By Philip Szporer, Kaija Pepper

M.Body.7 by Margie Gillis: Montréal: February 29-March 1, 2008 and Vancouver: March 14-15, 2008

 

An Intuitive Connection 

By Philip Szporer “Confort à retardement” John Ottman, France Geoffroy, Corpuscule Danse

“Confort à retardement” is John Ottman’s choreography created for France Geoffroy, a dancer and choreographer gaining recognition in Canada and abroad. The fact that Geoffroy is paraplegic defines the production, produced by her company Corpuscule Danse.  

 

A Missed Opportunity 

By Philip Szporer “Décompte” Zab Maboungou, Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata

It’s not surprising to report that Zab Maboungou, the Congo-raised Montréal-based dancer-choreographer and philosopher, has devotees who speak about the transformative effects of her dance.  

 

A Certain Selection of Dance 

By Philip Szporer, Marie Claire Forté Festival TransAmériques  Festival TransAmériques 

This May marked the inaugural program of the Montréal-based dance and theatre event, Festival TransAmériques. To cover the dance programming at this year’s premiere event, The Dance Current invited writers Marie Claire Forté (Ottawa) and Philip Szporer (Montréal) to exchange their views in an e-mail conversation. Here are their evocative and emphatic impressions.  

 

Dance As a Metre of the Times 

By Philip Szporer "Amjad" Édouard Lock

Édouard Lock’s new revisionist ballet, Amjad, has a way of messing with our heads. Those who mistakenly expect that Lock’s current choreography draws on the signature barrel turns and the sexual ambiguity of his work in the 1980s will be sorely disappointed. And for those interested to see how he has continued his exploration of the classics of the ballet repertoire, there will be expectation. 

 

Reconnections 

By Philip Szporer A mixed progam by Gaétan Gingras  Gaétan Gingras

Iroquois-Mohawk by ancestry, but cut off from his roots for most of his life, at fourteen Gaétan Gingras learned that his maternal grandparents were aboriginal. The truth had been hidden for many years.  

Artist and Critic in Virtual Dialogue

By Philip Szporer, Pamela Newell

Being Susan Sontag by Pamela Newell: Montréal: November 16-19, 2006

Reconnections

By Philip Szporer

A mixed program by Gaétan Gingras: Montréal: March 7-10, 2007 – Manitowapan; Mon Père M’a Raconté/My Father Told Me

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