Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dirty Feet • No More Radio

Dear dedicated Movement Museum fans,

Our new podcast is up and running, so if you would like to continue to hear great weekly, audio episodes dedicated to dialogue about dance, you need to check out the brand new Dirty Feet podcast as a part of the No More Radio network.

We already have two episodes posted, one on Dance Journalism, and the second on Short&Sweet #9. Don't miss out!

See you on our other site!

Take care,

Allison Burns, J.D. Papillon and Jenn Doan

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Final Episode

Dear Montréal,

The Movement Museum team has been busy bees preparing for the transition from CKUT radio to our brand new podcast, Dirty Feet! However, we haven’t been too busy to bring you a stellar last episode of Movement Museum.

We invite dance artist Thea Patterson into the studio. She is an assistant to the creation of Peter Trosztmer’s EESTI: Myths and Machines. The show is being presented as a part of the Tangente season this weekend. She tells us about the creative process of the show, what it is like to work with Peter, and her own creative path.

Next up J.D. and Allison run through some reviews from the week before starting with Trois Romances (Grand Singe, Belle Manière and Mygale) a retrospective of Nicolas Cantin’s work presented at Usine C. The show was chilling, and difficult to describe, however I think we did a pretty good job! You can also read Allison’s review of the show on Bloody Underrated.

Next up Allison reviews Diptych by José Navas/Compagnie Flak, which was presented as a part of the Danse Danse season. Then Allison also reviews Fente-toi! by Isabelle Boulanger & Dans le cercle by Sarah-Ève Grant. This was a Tangente presentation. You may remember Sarah-Ève Grant from two weeks ago when she visited Movement Museum for an interview.

Diptych, photo credit: Valerie Simmons

As we mention at the end of the show, and the beginning of this post, this was our last live broadcast with CKUT. Starting next week the whole current Movement Museum team will be participating in a new, independent dance podcast, Dirty Feet, with the all-new No More Radio network. Don’t miss a week of dance discourse – when you are hungry for some good dance conversation next week, we’ll have our very first Dirty Feet podcast ready for your listening pleasure on November 21st. Until the new website goes officially goes live, you can keep in touch with us via our Dirty Feet facebook page.

Our show from NOVEMBER 15th, 2012


Until next week… on Dirty Feet!

Allison Burns, J.D. Papillon and Jenn Doan

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dirty Feet Podcast

Attention Montréal!

The team of co-hosts here at Movement Museum, whom you know and love, are making some big moves. Allison Burns, Jenn Doan and J.D. Papillon are spreading our wings and launching a new dance podcast called Dirty Feet. We will be hosted by the all new No More Radio podcast network.

Stay tuned for more information, and look out for our very first episode on the topic of Dance Journalism being released on Wednesday, November 21st. In the meantime, check out our Dirty Feet facebook page.

Much Love,

Allison Burns, Jenn Doan, and J.D. Papillon

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Big News

We are announcing some BIG NEWS on the show this week. It has something to do with Dirty Feet... podcasting and shaking things up!

Allison Burns, J.D. Papillon, Jenn Doan and new contributor Joannie Pharand 
speak about the new project with organizer Paul Aflalo

Also, we will be interviewing Peter Trosztmer about the work he is remounting at Tangente, EESTI : Myths and Machines so tune in at CKUT 90.3FM or download the podcast from iTunes or right here at

Until tomorrow,

Allison Burns, Jenn Doan, and J.D. Papillon

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Angelique A'llure & Reviews

Dear Montréal,

The Movement Museum team has been busy running around to see dance shows, and as a result we have plenty of reviews for your listening pleasure this week. We start with Les mêmes yeux que toi by Anne Plamondon, which was presented by Agora this weekend. J.D. and Allison talk about their perspectives on the show, and we play a snippet of the sound track from the production.

Anne Plamondon, photo credit: Michael Slobodian

Next Karen gives us a detailed review of Usually Beauty Fails by Frédérick Gravel / GAG presented by Danse Danse. We also talk about Frédérick Gravel’s work in general, and what kind of artist he is.

In the second half of the show we spoke on the phone with Angelique A'llure, a performer with Acme Burlesque. She is a singer and burlesque performer who recently traveled to Montréal all the way from Australia.

Seska Lee presents Acme Burlesque 

After our interview we have time for one more review. J.D. and Allison talk about the rock and roll contemporary dance show, Political Mother by the Hofesh Shecter Company. The show was also a Danse Danse production. You can see Allison’s written review of the piece on the Bloody Underrated website.

Political Mother by the Hofesh Shechter Company - Danse Dance

Stay tuned for next week’s show, we have some pretty big news to announce!

Our show from NOVEMBER 8th, 2012


Bye for now,

Allison Burns, J.D. Papillon, Jenn Doan and Karen Fennell

Friday, November 2, 2012

Sarah-Ève Grant & Cirquantique

Dear Montréal,

This week J.D leads an interview with Sarah-Ève Grant, en Français. Sarah-Ève is the choreographer and performer of Dans le cercle, a contemporary dance piece being presented by Tangente next week in a double bill along side Isabelle Boulanger’s Fente toi!

Danse le cercle, photo credit: Maxime Pronovost

Next, Allison leads an interview with a pair of guests from Cirquantique’s production of Bang! Bang! We welcome in studio, co-producer and performer Esmeralda, along with another performer in the show, David Louch. Their production combines circus, burlesque, and by the sounds of it, a whole lot more.

Colonial, photo credit: Jerome Bonto

Before we say goodbye J.D. and Allison do a team review Colonial by Filipino-Canadian artist, Alvin Erasga Tolentino. The show played at the MAI last weekend.

Our show from NOVEMBER 1st, 2012


Bye for now,

Allison Burns, J.D. Papillon and Karen Fennell

Thursday, October 25, 2012

CKUT Funding Drive

CKUT - the radio station that hosts Movement Museum is having its annual Funding Drive. The Funding Drive is a 10-day telethon, taking place from Oct. 25th to Nov. 4th.  For more information, check it out the CKUT website!

Ashlea Watkin interview & reviews

Dear Montréal,

Ashlea Watkin is performing in two out of three of Nicolas Cantin’s Trois Romance pieces next month at Usine C.  We have a little chat with her about the project, and her career as a dance artist here in Montréal.

Trois Romance, photo credit: Nicolas Cantin

After the interview, Jenn rants about the White Wave Dance Festival in NYC. She just came back from New York after participating specifically in the Wave Rising Series, and shares her experience with us.

Allison and J.D. do a team review the still running Une idée sinon vraie… by Marc Boivin in collaboration with composer Ana Sokolović and the musicians of the Quatuor Bozzini.  The show is playing at Agora this weekend.

 Une idée sinon vraie… photo credit: Michael Slobodian

J.D. then puts Snakeskins by Benoit Lachambre to rest with a final, full review. I get the impression that he really liked this show.  It was presented at Usine C earlier in October, and since then, he hasn’t stopped talking about it!

Snakeskins, photo credit: Christine Rose Divito

To finish off this episode, Allison does a review of Tête à tête by Stéphane Gladyszewki.  The work was presented as a part of the Festival du nouveau cinéma last weekend.

Our show from OCTOBER 25th, 2012


Until next time,

J.D. Papillon, Jenn Doan and Allison Burns

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Andrew Tay, Gabrielle Coulter & Reviews

During the first half of the show we spoke with Andrew Tay, who has been very busy this past summer. Andrew spent time in Europe with DanceWeb as a part of the Impulstanz Festival in Vienna. Next he was off to Berlin for the Tanz im festival. After giving us the inside scoop on these experiences, he tells us about another project he managed to fit in this summer. He co-choreographed chapter 4 of Les Chemins Invisibles, the Cirque du Soleil event presented in Quebec City. For the event he worked alongside his long-time collaborator Sasha Kleinplatz.

Gabrielle Coulter chimes in after the break to introduce herself as an artist to the listening audience (the last time we had her in studio was during our Queer Artists Episode back in August).  Then she tells us about a few events coming up that she is involved in.  We are grateful for her coming in an expanding our horizons.  She promises to post all that info on our facebook page, so check it out.

Quiet - photo by: Gadi Dagan

Next J.D reviews Quiet (2009), choreographed by Arkadi Zaides.  The show was presented at the MAI last weekend.

To finish up, J.D. & Allison talk about The Tempest Replica in a little more detail.  This was the show that Crystal Pite choreographed, and her company, Kidd Pivot present at Agora last weekend to a sold out audience.

Our show from OCTOBER 18th, 2012


Take care,

J.D. Papillon and Allison Burns

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Israeli Episode: Arkadi Zaides, Zohar Melinek & Mary St-Amand Williamson

Dear Montréal,

This week we had a happy accident in programing and had two different guests from Israel in for interviews.  The first was Arkadi Zaides, the choreographer of Quiet (2009).  The show, which is on a world tour, is touching down in Montréal at the MAI for two nights only.  You can catch the show this weekend on October 12th and 13th at 8pm.  We host a sweet interview with a generous guest.

Jenn Doan & Arkadi Zaides

Next we just had to plug two great shows happening in the city this weekend.  First Jenn and Allison gush about Crystal Pite’s company Kidd Pivot presenting The Tempest Replica.  The show is playing at Agora, but we will spare you the details since the show is already sold out for the weekend.  So you lucky ducks who already have tickets, enjoy!  You can read Allison’s review of the show at Bloody Underrated.

The Tempest Replica - Photo: Jorg Baumann

J.D. then urges us to see Benoît Lachambre’s faux-solo, Snakeskins.  You can catch the show at Usine C at 8pm on the evenings of the 11th and the 12th.  He’ll be giving us a more in-depth review next week.

Zohar Melinek, Mary St-Amand Williamson & J.D. Papillon

The second interview during today’s episode was with a duo of multi-talented, interdisciplinary artists, Zohar Melinek and Mary St-Amand Williamson.  They are funny, heavy, political and intelligent.  It is a very full twenty-minute discussion.  You can learn more about their projects at

Our show from OCTOBER 11th, 2012


Take care,

J.D. Papillon, Jenn Doan and Allison Burns

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Adam Kinner & Roque review

Dear Montréal,

We spoke with the inspirational Adam Kinner today on Movement Museum.  Adam is a musician who has discovered dance and is running wild with this new passion of his.  He is currently working on his graduate degree at Concordia, he is participating in the Danses Buissonnières - Classe 2012 with his piece I’m faking it, and has plenty of other projects on the go.  He also shares with us a couple of his great music tracks.

We let the interview run long since Adam was such a pleasure to talk to, and then turned out attention to a team review/debate of Manuel Roque’s Ne meurs pas tout de suite, on nous regarde.  The show was presented at Tangente on the weekend of September 20th.  You can catch our interview with Manuel during our episode from that week.  Allison and J.D. have very different tastes in dance, and it’s always fun to discuss a show we’ve both seen!

Our show from OCTOBER 4th, 2012


Until next week,

J.D. Papillon and Allison Burns