Friday, June 29, 2012

Tangente in 2012-2012

A brief hello to you Montréal,

As I have mentioned on air for the past few weeks, it is season launch time!  Tangente has released it's 2012-2013 season plans, and you can find them on their beautiful website.

You can also check out this cool blog that I write for called Bloody Underrated for my take on what to expect this upcoming season.  Enjoy!

Thanks for playing,

Allison Burns

Piss in the Pool and More Fringe 2012

Dear Montréal summer festival enthusiasts,

It’s a full time job keeping up with all the events that occur during the summer here in Montréal.  This week Movement Museum concentrates on a couple of dance-related ones.

Again this week we invited artists who are presenting dance, movement pieces, physical theater, clown shows etc. as a part of the St-Ambroise Montréal Fringe Festival.  For the first half hour Jenn and Karen discuss where our various guests come from, what was the inspiration for their show, and why we should be excited about seeing it.

  • From the epic ten-member cast belly dance production Ethereal Tribal, Susan Snyder and director Tanner Harvey join us. 
  • Johanne Gour introduces us to her duet Ensemble ou separes, je me souviendrais de toi! a 30min duet she has choreographed for the festival.
  • Erin Robinsong & Andréa de Keijzer from the company Gold Ink Mouth talk about their contemporary dance show, Wolves & Selves, playing at Bain St-Michel.
  • Divertimento associates, Émilie Barrette, Magaly Gates and Alessandra Rigano have collaborated on the production Sora.  Émilie and Magaly tell us all about it.
  • Choreographer Paige Krause and composer Philippe Landry come all the way from Louisiana to share their work with us, I'VE STOPPED HAVING THAT DREAM I'VE BEEN HAVING.
  • Last but not least, we are joined by the collaborators of  En Long & In Short, Anik Matern and Claire Jacques.  These ladies have created a bilingual play with an exciting dance finale!

In the second half hour this week we turned out attention to a different, much anticipated annual event.  Its time again for Piss in the Pool, created by Wants&Needs danse.  We are joined in studio with two of the 2012 edition’s choreographers, Dorion Nuskind-Odor and Leïla Gaudin (all the way from France).

Before saying goodbye Jenn implores artists and audience members alike to check out the new online listings resource, Where are the shows?

Our show from JUNE 21st, 2012


Until next time,

Jenn Doan and Karen Fennell

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Movement @ the 2012 Montréal Fringe Festival

Hello Montréal Dance Community!

It’s that time again for one of our favorite annual events, The St-Ambroise Montréal Fringe Festival!  It’s the 22nd edition of the ever growing, never pretentious, multi-disciplinary festival.  Although you can see theater, music and visual arts at the Fringe, we are concentrating on the dance and movement related shows here on Movement Museum.  This week and next the studio will be filled with artists who are presenting dance, movement pieces, physical theater, clown shows etc. as a part of the festival.

In this episode Jenn and Allison facilitate a conversation between fourteen of these artists.  We ask them why they chose to present their shows at Fringe, discover the inspiration behind each project and the allure of the end results.  The companies throw out their pitches, and their personal show recommendations.

  • We talk with Greg “Krypto” Selinger and two of his collaborators Travis and Vincent, from the multi-disciplinary show Body Slam.  This will be year two for Body Slam, which walked away with a couple of awards last Fringe.
  • Colin Munch and Caitlyn tell us about the comedy, Callaghan! by Sex T-Rex. This troupe of five performers incorporates physical theater and a dance scene choreographed by Robin Henderson into the show.
  • Choreographer Gelymar Sanchez talks about Mangeons Pierrot a work she co-created with fellow UQAM graduate Karine Theoret.
  • Next Christine Germain, Slater Penney and Maria Candelaria tell us the real life story behind Le Projet Migration.  It is sweet, political and intriguing.
  • Sebastien Heins tells us about his third of the show The UPSHOT, a unique “Hip Hopera.”
  • Jean-Daniel Papillon tells us about two shows he is involved in.  The first, Corps Chorus’ Keep the Car Running, was choreographed by Cassandre Lescarbeau, and had its fringe debut last year in Saguenay.
  • JD is also representing Eeny, Meeny, Miny, a co-production between (Correspondence) and Confabulation.  The show is a life-sized card game for a troupe of six dancers, and a new storyteller every night.  It revolves around childhood memories and behaviors and involves social drinking.  I should probably also mention that I - Allison Burns - happen to be dancing in the show.
  • Our friend Yanomi and her collaborators return from Japan to tell us about their new show, My Exploding Family.  The show promises comical movement theater, and bypasses any language barrier.

Tune in next week for more Fringe coverage.  Have a happy Fringe!

Our show from JUNE 14th, 2012

Take care,

Allison Burns and Jenn Doan