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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

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Banging on the Ceiling

By Philip Szporer

Dance’s increasingly precarious ecology is creating a scary time for young choreographers, especially those with great expectations.

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2013 Round-up

By Philip Szporer

Our online regional editor in Montréal shares his favourite dance performances in 2013.


NGS (“Native Girl Syndrome”)

Lara Kramer Danse By Philip Szporer

In Lara Kramer’s NGS (“Native Girl Syndrome”) topics of racism, intoxication and substance abuse among native women in Canada are front and centre.

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On Criticism

By Philip Szporer

Choreographers have been unburdening their anger at dance critics on social media, taking them to task for negative reviews and registering disdain for the scribes’ perceived lack of insight. Our Montréal regional online editor Philip Szporer weighs in.

Divertissements and Discontent

Labour Woes at Les Grands Ballets By Andrew Guilbert, Philip Szporer

Former members of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal speak out as the company tries to move on from labour woes.



By Philip Szporer PLOMB by Virginie Brunelle

Virginie Brunelle and company plumb the depths of sorrow in PLOMB.

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Charting Cultural Values

By Philip Szporer

Over the last few weeks, Québec has been rocked by the introduction of a proposed Charter of Québec Values – it’s a divisive and heated re-evaluation of the social fabric.


FTA Chief Stepping Down

Festival TransAmériques (FTA) artistic and general director Marie-Hélène Falcon is stepping down from her position in 2014.

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New Edifice Complex

By Philip Szporer

It’s positive news that Espace Danse Québec, the performing arts space planned for the heart of Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles, will be up and running by the summer of 2015.


Miryam Moutillet's New Dance Pavilion

Lock Danseurs founding member Miryam Moutillet inaugurates the state-of-the-art Henle Dance Pavilion, a new home for the Union College dance program in upstate New York.

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