Thursday, August 23, 2012

Josée Gagnon and Andrew Skeels

Dear Montréal,

Today was double Interview day on Movement Museum.  We broke the episode into two separate half hour interviews, each with a unique flavor.

In the first half hour Jenn introduces us to Josée Gagnon, a movement and vocal artist.  This multi-talented artist shares some of her experiences and insights with us, and promotes her upcoming show.  You can catch her show, Entre Flamme et Fumée, at Yoga de l’Éveil from August 29th, 30th and the 31st at 8:30pm.  We followed the interview with one of Josée’s tracks, Mois d'août.

Josée Gagnon and Jenn Doan

In the second half of the show J.D. interviews Andrew Skeels, a dancer for Les Grands Ballets de Montréal and one of the choreographers of the Atelier chorégraphiques des Grands Ballets.  Andrew talks about the project, which is an opportunity for the company’s performers to explore their own choreographic process as well as different aspects of producing a show.  The performance is free, and runs next weekend, check it out!  We also talk to Andrew about his experience with Les Grands Ballets, and his career in general.

Andrew Skeels and J.D. Papillon

Our show from AUGUST 23rd, 2012


Until next week dance enthusiasts!

Take care,

Allison Burns, Jenn Doan and J.D. Papillon

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Calgary Connection

Dear Montréal, Calgary and beyond,

This week we spoke with three artists representing a sample of the migration of dancers from Calgary to Montreal.  We had Christie Cunningham, Caroline Lady C Fraser and Melina Stinson in studio with us.  Our very own Jenn Doan hails from Calgary herself and led a discussion about this popular movement, the contrast and comparison of the two dance scenes in these two cities, and our guests’ personal journeys and projects.

Our show from AUGUST 16th, 2012


We'll be talking at you next week,

Jenn Doan, Allison Burns and J.D. Papillon

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Queer artist episode!

Dear Montréal,

August is Pride Month here in Montréal, and this week we had our much-anticipated queer artist round-table discussion.  We had four wonderful dance artists talk about their views and experiences identifying as a queer artist and/or a queer-identified artist.  This eloquent group composed of George Stamos, Gabrielle Coulter, Phil Fortin and Simon Vermeulen joined us in studio.  It was a unique collection of individuals, and an endlessly interesting discussion.

Allison, George, J.D., Simon, Gabrielle and Phil 
(Jenn's the photographer)

Our show from AUGUST 9th, 2012


Wear your rainbows with pride!

J.D. Papillon, Allison Burns and Jenn Doan

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Quartier Latin, Dance Your PhD and more!

Dear Montréal,

This week on the radio show we explore some new territory by having professional Latin dancer Alina Litvak on the show.  We talk to her about the Latin & ballroom dance studio she started with her partner Maxim Fomin, Quartier Latin.  We also quiz her about the different dance styles they deal with, and the life of a competitive dancer.

In the second half hour Jenn tells us about an amazing contest inviting scholars to create a dance video representation of their doctoral thesis.  J.D. chimes in that you can see great Ted talk titled Dance vs. powerpoint, a modest proposal by the very same John Bohannon who organizes the Dance Your PhD contest.

We then move into some heavier news about the Canadian Conference of the Arts funding loss, and a general discussion about the future of arts funding.

Before we sign off, Jenn takes the opportunity to plug her upcoming show as a part of Studio Fleur D’asphalte’s Les Performance de la mi-lune on August 4th.  Look out for her company, Woo Me Myth.

J.D. also has a performance coming up with Glam Glam Productions as a part of Diver/cité.  On that note, tune in next week for our roundtable discussion with some wonderful queer artists!

Our show from AUGUST 2nd, 2012


Until next week,

Allison Burns, Jenn Doan and J.D. Papillon