Monday, April 30, 2012

Muriva Dance, Muriva chats


This week on the radio we have Gibson Muriva on to tell us about his show, Nyau.  Gibson runs the Muriva Dance Company here in Montreal. He teaches classes, dances and choreographs while blending, African, contemporary and classical dance forms into his own, unique style. Not only do we chat a bit about all of this, his creation process and his background, but Gibson also brought his thumb piano from Zimbabwe and plays a bit of music for us, live. The show he is presenting this week is a part of the Festival Vue sur la Relève.

Next, Allison reviews the triple bill, Yaado, Voodoo and Love, which was presented at Tangente in late February.  If you remember, we interviewed the artists who presented this trilogy of works, Nora Chipaumire and Souleymane Badolo, during our February 23rd episode.

Our show from APRIL 12th, 2012


Until next week!

Allison Burns and Jenn Doan

Friday, April 27, 2012

inLayers, ranting & upcoming shows

Hello Montréal,

You may have noticed that Jenn took a bit of a break from the show a little while ago.  Well she was off to Calgary to produce and perform in a project called inLayers.  This week we take a moment to talk to Jenn about her experience with this social media influenced creation process designed to bring a new, wider audience to the art of contemporary dance.

Kati will be the next one to take a break, but she unloads some important dance industry news on us before she goes.  She gave us a sneak peek at the OFFTA line up (to be released in full on May 3rd).   She gives us more to be excited about when she divulges some names of the Danse Danse artists in residence for 2012/13.  Then we discuss everyone’s favorite topic, the federal budget’s treatment towards art and dance.  Kati lets us in on some facts, but you’ll hear all three of us give our onions on the subject.

That’s one part of the “rant” mentioned in the title of this episode, the other is when Jenn and Allison tag team a review of Lucy lost her heart, created by last week’s guest Mark Lawes.  The show was presented March 28th-30th at Usine C.

Finally Allison ends the episode with a long overdue review of Dominique Porte’s JE, which was presented by Tangente back in early February.

Our show from APRIL 5th, 2012


Until we meet again,

Allison Burns, Jenn Doan and Kati Belanger

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mark Lawes talks about Lucy's Heart

Hello Montréal,

In this episode of Movement Museum, we talk to Mark Lawes, the founding artistic director of Theater Junction, a Calgary based theatrical and multi-disciplinary performance group.  We talk about the company; it’s history and the Theater Junction Grand building.  The discussion takes an Alberta perspective seeing as two of our hosts, Jenn and Kati harken from out west themselves.  Of course the reason we invited Mark on the show this week was to talk about his show, Lucy Lost her Heart, which Jenn and Allison saw the night before at Usine C.

After the interview, Kati tells us about the FTA line up, so that we can start saving up our pennies and booking our tickets nice and early to avoid missing out.

Then Allison reviews the Tangente double bill of Sliding by Lise Vachon and Acéphales by Catherine Lavoie-Marcus.  This production was shown mid March of this year.

Lastly, Kati takes the lead on a review of Trois peaux + Vers, choreographed by Jean-Sébastien Lourdais.  The show was at Agora back in early February. It was one of the Montréal Danse’s 25th anniversary productions.

Our show from MARCH 29th, 2012


We’ll talk to you soon!

Allison Burns, Jenn Doan and Kati Belanger