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