Philip Szporer

Editorial Advisory Committee, Contributor

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Philip Szporer is a Montréal-based freelance writer, filmmaker and lecturer. Recipient of the 2010 Jacqueline Lemieux Prize, Scholar-in-Residence at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and a former Pew Fellow at UCLA, Philip contributes to Tanz. Media productions include Byron Chief-Moon: Grey Horse Rider, Quarantaine, and the stereoscopic film, Lost Action: Trace

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Philip Szporer

Confession Publique Asks Whether We Can Choose Not to Look

Angélique Willkie centres humanity in Mélanie Demers’s interrogating performance

Review

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal Celebrates 50 Years With a Mural in the Heart of the City

Painted by Franco Égalité, the public artwork transforms an otherwise nondescript parking lot

News

Arts to Politics and Back Again

A Q & A with Nadine Medawar, the new executive director of the Regroupement québécois de la danse

Article Interview

Andrea Peña’s 6.58: Manifesto Examines The Body As a Site Through Which Societies Create an Oppressive System

Set in a post-industrial reality, the piece conveys a darkly dystopian universe, where dread is omnipresent and free will has faded away

Review

Remembering Pierre-Paul Savoie, Founding Artistic Director of PPS Danse

A look back at an electric, bright and graceful career

News

When Dancing Is a Total Nightmare

Fear of Dancing follows filmmaker Michael Allcock, whose fear of dancing keeps him on the sidelines

Review

Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur to Produce Ten Dancefilms Over Two Weeks

The hefty undertaking will replace the live summer festival, in response to COVID-19

News

Extricating Liveness During COVID-19

Thea Patterson’s Silvering in Confinement

Review

Dystopian Impressions

Marie Béland’s Beside

Review

A Quizzical Assortment

Three choreographers remix Melanie Demers’ Cantique

Review

Slicing Through Identities

Q & A with Dana Michel

Article Column

An Electric Bolt of Messy

Helen Simard’s Requiem Pop

Review

Gogol’s Glitch

Kidd Pivot’s Revisor

Review

Lonely Elegy

Akram Khan’s XENOS

Review

Phosphorescent Figures Rattle

Priscilla Guy and Sébastien Provencher’s Deux squelettes

Review

Navigating the Voyage

Lucie Grégoire’s Territoires

Review

Songs for a Nervous System

Jean-Sébastien Lourdais’ Bleu

Review

Blurry Reverie, Retinal Rivalry

Dana Gingras’s anOther, in collaboration with Sonya Stefan and Group A

Review

Provocative Impressions

Skeels Danse’s Rose of Jericho

Review

Sizing Up a Double Dose of Summer Dance

Skeels Danse and Tentacle Tribe in Saint-Sauveur

Review

Impressions from Montréal’s Festival TransAmériques – Part I

Three works from Frédérick Gravel, Manuel Roque and Eszter Salamon

Review

Digging the New Digs

Wilder Espace Danse opens in Montréal

News

Call of the Wild

Review

Ted Shawn’s Dream: Redux

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

Article Column

Haunted by the Real in Dana Michel’s Mercurial George

Festival TransAmériques 2016

Review

Mille batailles

Festival TransAmériques 2016

Review

Never Stop!

Festival TransAmériques 2016

Review

Border Crossings

Canadians at the the 2016 edition of the Red Noroeste de Festivales de Danza

Article Column

Existential Reflections

Review

Going Dutch

Canadian Dance Filmmakers at Cinedans

Article Column

Skating on the (B)rink

Article Feature

Van Grimde Corps Secrets

Symphonie 5.1

Review

Regrets, I’ve had a Few

Review

Pluton

La 2e Porte à Gauche, Danse-Cité and Agora de la danse

Review

A Meeting of Minds

Merce Cunningham archivist David Vaughan and Pepper Fajans at Montréal’s Fringe Festival

Article Feature

An FTA Round Up

Review

A Moving Sound Amidst the Hedgerow: Choeur Maha at the Reford Gardens

Article Column

Breaking Out

Article Column
The Dance Current

Sia, Shia, and Maddie: The Elastic Heart

Article Column

Reflections on 2014

Article Column

CINARS: Convergence and Discovery

Article Column

Le délire domestique

Review

Soif

O Vertigo

Review

Dancing Through Words with Wendy Perron

Article Column

Dancing the Rite of Spring Today: Bodies, Particles, Technologies and Affects

CODA Premieres at TIFF

Article Column

A Tangled Obsession

Article Column

Room with Sticks

Tedd Robinson, Ame Henderson and Charles Quevillon

Review

Transcending Cultures

Article Column

Antigone Sr.

Trajal Harrell

Review

Klumzy

Nicolas Cantin with Ashlea Watkin

Review

The Wonder of Motion

Digital Dance Archives and the NYPL

Article Column

Living Breathing Dance

Margie Gillis Florilège

Article Column

Team Spirit

More Than a Medal

Article Column

Cracking Nuts

Review

Banging on the Ceiling

Article Column
The Dance Current

2013 Round-up

Article Column

NGS (“Native Girl Syndrome”)

Lara Kramer Danse

Review

On Criticism

Article Column

Weighted

Review

Charting Cultural Values

Article Column

FTA Chief Stepping Down

News

New Edifice Complex

Article Column

Miryam Moutillet’s New Dance Pavilion

News

Home and Away

The Summer Festival Experience

Article Column

Yellow Towel

Dana Michel / Band of Bless

Review

In Museum

Marie Chouinard/Compagnie Marie Chouinard

Review

The World Before Them

Review

Walk This Way

Review

The Projected Body

41st Dance on Camera Festival in New York

Article Feature

Beyond Black and White

Review

One Way Trip 

Review

Body Mechanics 

Review
The Dance Current

Dancefilm rising

News

Collaborate or Perish 

Review

Merry Age  

Review

Remembrance of Things Past 

Review

Welcome to The Kingdom Gentlemen’s Club 

Review

Until Silence 

Review

Patterns and Collisions 

Review
The Dance Current

An Ambitious Course

Master Plan for Dance in Québec

Article Feature

Festival TransAmériques 2011

Review

Cool Complexity 

Review

Charting His Course 

Review

One Miss, One Hit  

Review

Three by Two 

Review

Hi-Tech, Lo-Tech, No-Tech 

Review

A Passionate and Bumpy Flight 

Review

A Scattered Resistance 

Review
The Dance Current

Gradimir Pankov

On Choreographers, Dancers and Life Before Les Grands

Article Feature

Shifting Ground, Growing Concepts

Idea-Based Dances at Tangente

Review

Gauging Presence 

Review

New Creators on the Montréal Scene 

Review

Two Snaps from the Festival Transatlantique 

Review

The Little Big Festival 

Review

Bodies: Concrete, Multiple and Diffuse – Part 1 

Review

Moving Through Time and Technology 

Review

Beneath the Gesture, Under Our Skin 

Review

A Unique Whimsy 

Review

How do you critique a dying man’s art? 

Review

Character, comedy, video, wigs … oh, and some dancing 

Review

Two plus Four 

Review

In and Out of Frame 

Review

Remix, Mash-Up, Smash-Up, etc. 

Review

A Portrait: the artist in his forties 

Review

M.Talk.2: a conversation between critics 

Review

Choreographer returns to “adult” work 

Review

Creative Convergence 

Review

An Intuitive Connection 

Review

A Missed Opportunity 

Review

A Certain Selection of Dance 

Review

Reconnections 

Review

An Unwieldy Opus 

Review

Doubles territoires 2/Split Stage 2 

Review

Artist and Critic in [Virtual] Dialogue 

Review

Two Takes on the Same Show 

Review

A Flamenco Transposition 

Review

Intersections, Overcrossings 

Review

The Sight (Site) of Motion 

Review

Rhythmic Confrontation 

Review

Pushing Past the Comfort Zone 

Review

Moments Apart, Together 

Review

Physical Resonance 

Review

Dancing the Architecture 

Review
The Dance Current

An Act of the Heart 

Review

Festival de theatre des Amériques 

Review

A Quorum of Collaborators 

Review

Introspective Expressions 

Review

Sharing Time 

Review

Apricot Trees Exist  

Review

Elastic Charisma 

Review

Patchwork but Persistent 

Review

Deconstructing Hitchcock 

Review

Inscrutable Reflections 

Review

Expressive Geometry  

Review

Unplugged and Inside-Out 

Review

A New Contour 

Review

A Middle Eastern Take on “Le Sacre”  

Review

Motion in Motion 

Review

Searching for Dance: FIND-Lab Part 1 

Review

Faces of Memory 

Review

Blurred Bodies, Bionic Bodies 

Review