Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Yemayo and Herencias

Hello movement driven world,

This week on the show, Karen and Allison interview Farah Fancy, the production director of the show Yemayo, created by Julio Hong.  The show ran at the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), in collaboration with Festival Accès Asie, from May 3-5th.

Farah and Julio also have a relatively new company together, Le Groupe Herencias.  The discussion spans many different topics including the production, dance classes, youth workshops, dance therapy etc.  At the moment, the best way to contact either of them about their endeavors and projects if either to send an email through Julio’s website, or give Farah a call (she mentions the number in the episode, so you’ll have to listen to get it!)

We also build on what we started last week when we talked about International Dance Day (April 29th) and the premiere of Québec Danse Week (April 23rd-29th).  Celebrate with us, and dance like nobody’s watching!

Our show from APRIL 26th, 2012


Until next week,

Allison Burns and Karen Fennell

Thursday, May 3, 2012

UQÀM Student choreographic creation

Hello dance enthusiasts,

This week on the show the young Zoe Martine Olivier joined us.  Zoe is finishing up her third and final year in the choreography division of the UQÀM Danse Department.  This week the department is presenting three works created by graduating choreography students in a showcase being presented at Agora.

Seeing as UQÀM is a French university the majority of our interview is conducted in French, stretching Karen and Allison’s capacity in the language, but making for some eloquent responses from our guest.  Being Concordia Dance graduates, we grill Zoe about the inner workings of the UQÀM Danse Department, and her experiences leading up to the show (running from April 18th-21st.)  She was working in collaboration with two other students, Karine Théorêt and Marie-Ève Tremblay on a 25 minute work titled, Tant que la tête reste sur le corps.

We also let you know a bit about what is happening this week in the dance world in Montreal.  International Dance Day is officially recognized as April 29th, and this year is the first ever Québec Danse week (running from April 23rd-29th).  We go over in broad terms what that means to dance enthusiasts and the general public alike, so check it out next year if you missed it this go-around.

Our show from APRIL 19th, 2012


Take care,
Allison Burns and Karen Fennell