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


The World Before Them

By Philip Szporer Collective Individual Zohar Melinek / Mary St-Amand Williamson

The work of Montréal-based interdisciplinary artists Mary St-Amand Williamson and Zohar Melinek explores art and activism, protest and ethnographic exploration.

Khaos & Delirium

Images of O Vertigo By Philip Szporer

A selection of glorious images from Ginette Laurin’s KHAOS, which receives its Canadian premiere at the Festival TransAmériques in June.


Walk This Way

By Philip Szporer Corps de Walk Carte Blanche

Philip Szporer reviews Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar’s “roaringly good” Corps de Walk presented by the Norwegian company Carte Blanche.


The Projected Body

41st Dance on Camera Festival in New York By Philip Szporer

When the Dance on Camera Festival (DCF) beckons with its annual call for submissions, there’s generally a current of excitement that ripples through the dance-film community. Report by Philip Szporer.


Beyond Black and White

By Philip Szporer Bleu-Vert-Rouge Marie Béland (Maribé – sors ce corps)

In Marie Béland’s Bleu-Vert-Rouge, the choreographer uses the blue, green and red primary colors of light employed in colour TVs and computer monitors as the conceit of her audacious new creation in three acts.

Ted Shawn’s Legacy

By Philip Szporer

On Men Dancing

By Philip Szporer

A Man’s World

The Singular Path of Hari Krishnan By Philip Szporer


One Way Trip 

By Philip Szporer Colonial Alvin Erasga Tolentino

Colonial is an utterly commanding and complex work steeped in concerns of foreignness tied to minority consciousness. It takes courage to go to the heart of identity onstage, but Alvin Erasga Tolentino, founder and director of the Vancouver-based CO.ERASGA Dance, does just that in this new, nuanced solo work.  


Body Mechanics 

By Philip Szporer Solitudes Solo, Ne meurs pas tout de suite, on nous regarde Daniel Léveillé Danse / Manuel Roque

Daniel Léveillé’s Solitudes Solo and Manuel Roque, who performed in Solitudes Solo, presents his own work, Ne meurs pas tout de suite, on nous regarde, co-presented by Tangente and the Festival Quartiers Danse.

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