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!
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’sEESTI: 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.
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.
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 movementmuseum.com.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 www.zoharmelinek.com.
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 2012with 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!