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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

 

Introspective Expressions 

By Philip Szporer Sa Geste: Sasha Ivanochko and Audrey Lehouillier  Sasha Ivanochko, Audrey Lehouillier

Sasha Ivanochko and Audrey Lehouillier are a study in contrasts. Together on the same bill, they explore the inner lives of women, but also show their differences to good measure. On a triple bill, along with Japanese-based dancer-choreographer Kunie Suzuki, they performed their own solo works at Tangente’s annual celebration of women in dance, SaGeste, a program that coincides with International Women’s Week.  

 

Sharing Time 

By Philip Szporer "Lwáza" Zab Maboungou, Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata

In Lwáza (“chatting” in the language of the Kongo people) dancer-choreographer-philosopher Zab Maboungou has created a terrific piece. It’s a mesmerizing work for three dancers and two musicians that challenges the notion of gesture and the meaning of origin and raises the question of accessibility.

Sharing Time

By Philip Szporer

Lwaza by Zab Maboungou, Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata: Montréal: February 17-25

Introspective Expressions

By Philip Szporer

Sa Geste: a program including works by Sasha Ivanochko and Audrey Lehouillier: Montréal: March 10-13, 2005

Three Women’s Voices

By Philip Szporer, Kate Cornell

Excerpts from the Canada Dance Festival: Ottawa: June 2004 (Chrysalis by Chick Snipper for Danstabat by Philip Szporer; The Stolen Show by Crystal Pite for Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal: by Philip Szporer; Lustrale by Anik Bouvrette by Katherine Cornell)

Perspectives

By Philip Szporer

Written in the Sand: Issues in Dance Legacy and Preservation

Perspectives

Precipitating Events: The Closing of Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault By Philip Szporer

Perspectives

By Philip Szporer

Stranded on tour: thirty-two Joes and the closing of the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault

 

Apricot Trees Exist  

By Philip Szporer "Apricot Trees Exist" Roger Sinha

Roger Sinha’s new work for six dancers, “Apricot Trees Exist”, which opened at the Agora de la danse, is reflective, but nonetheless removed from the personal. Now more than ever, the Montréal-based choreographer seems concerned with breaking away from the labels that may have described his work in the past.  

 

Elastic Charisma 

By Philip Szporer "Slicing Static" Victor Quijada, Rubberbandance Group

Rubberbandance Group’s “Slicing Static” explores dance and theatre, working thematically with the insecurity and the uncertainty of our lives. Choreographer Victor Quijada warms up the audience members as soon as they enter the big open theatre space of Usine C, a former jam factory in the city’s east end that is home to the dance-theatre company Carbone 14.

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