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

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