Thursday, September 29, 2011

Minority Report

You may remember the conversation we had on Movement Museum during our September 15 show about the English Language Arts Network (ELAN). I mentioned ELAN's RAEV Project (Recognizing Artists: Enfin Visibles!) which profiles noteworthy "anglophone" Quebecois artists. ELAN has dedicated a section of their website to this project, which features artist's profiles, videos, and histories of every artistic discipline. Now these histories have been published by Guernica Press as a book titled Minority Report - An Alternative History of English-Language Arts in Quebec.

The reason I'm mentioning this book is because of its fascinating and educational section on dance in Quebec, written by Tao Fei. In "The Un-Solitary Worlds of Montreal Dance" Fei takes us from the city's early dance history to a round-up of dance in 2011. Did you know that the "point of origin" of Montreal's dance scene is McGill University, where in 1929 the Physical Education Department began offering credited dance courses? Or that in the 1950s Les Grands Ballets Canadiens were one of only three companies who offered their dancers regular salaries?

If you're interested in learning about the history of Montreal's dance community and get a feel for the cultural landscape in Quebec over the last 60 years, get yourselves a copy of the Minority Report. It's available on the ELAN website here.

Ame Henderson talks about her work; relay

Hello all!

This week, for our September 29th episode we had a full house in the studio with co-hosts Jenn Doan, Bettina Forget, Allison Elizabeth Burns and Kati Belanger. Plus, back on the scene from a two year break, Karen Fennell will be joining us as another brilliant voice on Movement Museum.

We had the opportunity to interview Ame Henderson about her new work being presented at Agora, relay. Brendan Jensen, one of the performers in the work was also in the studio to give us another perspective of the process and run of the work.

The dance history segment was dedicated to little known Tanaquil LeClercq. (more info)

You can also hear reviews of:
Avril est le mois le plus cruel by Jocelyne Montpetit
L'Echo des Iles by Bande Interdite
Dance a 10 by La 2e Porte à Gauche

Our show from SEPTEMBER 29, 2011


We'll talk at you next week!

Allison Burns, Jenn Doan, Bettina Forget, Kati Belanger and Karen Fennell

Monday, September 19, 2011

September 15th, 2011 Episode

Hello dance enthusiasts!

Our long awaited latest post; including the show from September 15th, 2011


Movement Museum is a weekly CKUT radio production dedicated to Dance in Montreal. In this episode Allison Elizabeth Burns, Jenn Doan and Bettina Forget discuss ELAN (Quebec's English Language Arts Network). Bettina reviews Les Escale Improbables.

Until next week!

Jenn Doan, Bettina Forget and Allison Elizabeth Burns