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Jan 11-15 Sasha will be in New York for the APAP conference. APAP is the world's largest networking platform for performing arts professionals. She's representing the company as a curator and will be attending workshops and showcases all weekend. We're curious to see what she discovers...

Feb 4-10 Andrew will be at the BANFF center as part of the Interarrium project. The project selects artists to work and discuss interdisciplinary approaches to performance. This year the project is mentored by Dan Canham (DV8) and Victoria Melody from the UK.

April 26-May 5 Andrew will be in Hamburg at the K3 choreography centre with the Serial Lovers Network. The Network was born from DanceWeb 2012 and includes artists from all over the world. They are meeting to continue their dialogue and exchange dance ideas.

April 18 - 21 The world premier of Sasha's new work Chorus II at the M.A.I in Montreal.

May/June New editions of Short&Sweet for the week of Quebec Danse and also the Festival FTA .Piss in the Pool too!

Currently Andrew is back in Vienna working with choreographer Doris Ulhich on her new piece "More then Naked" which premiers August 5th at the ImpulsTanz festival.

August 10 -18 Andrew will be in Vancouver participating in the 8 days project -an initiative by Ame Henderson and Public recordings. An amazing group of 15 Canadian choreographers of all generations will come together and share their practices and ideas over the course of the project.

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Apr
4th
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Short & Sweet #14 Curation Edition

Avec: Mélanie Demers, Raphaëlle Perrault,Karen Fennell
Priscilla Guy, Georges-Nicolas Tremblay, Philippe Dandonneau, Genevieve C.Ferron, Catherine Lavoie Marcus, Maria Kefirova, Noémie Solomon & Adam Kinner, Andrew Tay, Helen SImard, John Hunting, Peter Trosztmer, Joanie Douville & Julie Tymchuk Julie-Anne Coté, Cara Spooner, Joy Mariama Smith, Emma Waltraud Howes, SALTA, Zoja Smutny, Jon Cleveland, Stéphanie Tremblay Abubo

Curation has become a buzz word not just in the visual art world but in programming, merchandising, scholarly circles, and, of course, within dance. We encourage artists to co-opt manipulate, and critique the idea of curation in whatever way excites them.

This Short&Sweet will take place at the same time as the Art Curator’s Association of Quebec’s “Envisioning the Practice” conference, which looks at Performing Arts Curation. We’ve got a great line up of artist / curators and surprises from out of town who are here for the symposium. We’re excited about this one!

Apr
3rd
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More than Naked

Andrew is continuing to perform in More than Naked by choreographer Doris Ulhich….An amazing project bringing together 20 artists from all over the world, the piece attempts to bring to the stage nakedness free of ideology and provocation.  The work was recently performed to enthousiatic audience and critical response in Vienna and Frankfurt with more International dates to be announced soon.

Jul
19th
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Great photos of our last Piss in the Pool event by Valerie Sangin. And check out this great review of the work from:

The Dance Current :

"PitP is a constant star in the reeling galaxy of festival offerings that light up Montreal’s summers: it’s a show that faithfully combines light-hearted accessibility with contemporary performance values.”

Jul
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Sasha and Andrew recently choreographed a piece for the amazing new permanent installation at LAX airport.  They choreographed the “Dance Time” clip which plays on a seven story LED tower and continues onto screens throughout the new Tom Bradley International Terminal.  “Dance Time”  is a trompe l’oeil feature that animates constantly, appearing to open up on the hour to reveal Busby Berkeley-style dancers operating the clockwork inside. They were so happy to be a part of this project, and to have worked with Moment factory, directors Melissa Weigel and Ben Steiger-Levine and the cast of ten girls for this project.  If you’re ever flying through LAX be sure to check it out.  In the clip above you can catch Andrew directing the dancers for a second and get some glimpses of their work.

Jul
13th
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Artistic director Sasha Kleinplatz talks to wherearetheshows.com about our inititives and the Montreal dance scene.  Check it out after the jump:
http://montreal.wherearetheshows.com/why-montreal-loves-dance-qa-with-sasha-kleinplatz/

Artistic director Sasha Kleinplatz talks to wherearetheshows.com about our inititives and the Montreal dance scene.  Check it out after the jump:

http://montreal.wherearetheshows.com/why-montreal-loves-dance-qa-with-sasha-kleinplatz/

Jun
16th
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We’re back in the Bain St. Michel!!!
5300 rue St. Dominique
Le 26-29  juin     /   8:30pm
$12
Chorégraphes in-situ par: Genevieve C. Ferron, Audree Juteau, Benjamin Kamino, Andreane Leclerc, Simon Portigal, Jessica Serli, Helen Simard, Andrew Tay  
Piss in the Pool donne la chance à des chorégraphes innovatrices de créer et de présenter une oeuvre in situ. Cet événement excitant sort la danse expérimentale des salles classiques pour la placer dans le Bain Saint-Michel : une piscine intérieure vide située au coeur du Plateau Mont-Royal. D’été en été, le spectacle a atteint la reconnaissance pour son contenu à la fois audacieux et divertissant. 
Piss in the Pool is a project that gives innovative choreographers and performance artists the opportunity to create site specific work in the Bain St. Michel - an empty public bath in the heart of the Plateau. Over the past 9 years the show has steadily won a cult like summer following, and earned a reputation for presenting work which challenges as well as entertains.

We’re back in the Bain St. Michel!!!

5300 rue St. Dominique

Le 26-29  juin     /   8:30pm

$12

Chorégraphes in-situ par: Genevieve C. Ferron, Audree Juteau, Benjamin Kamino, Andreane Leclerc, Simon Portigal, Jessica Serli, Helen Simard, Andrew Tay  

Piss in the Pool donne la chance à des chorégraphes innovatrices de créer et de présenter une oeuvre in situ. Cet événement excitant sort la danse expérimentale des salles classiques pour la placer dans le Bain Saint-Michel : une piscine intérieure vide située au coeur du Plateau Mont-Royal. D’été en été, le spectacle a atteint la reconnaissance pour son contenu à la fois audacieux et divertissant.


Piss in the Pool is a project that gives innovative choreographers and performance artists the opportunity to create site specific work in the Bain St. Michel - an empty public bath in the heart of the Plateau. Over the past 9 years the show has steadily won a cult like summer following, and earned a reputation for presenting work which challenges as well as entertains.

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Another great edition of Short & Sweet went down during the Festival TransAmériques.  Definitely THE party of the Festival.    Here’s a link to an overview of the night by Dances from the mat:
http://dancefromthemat.com/2013/06/13/short-sweet-11-festin-de-poche/

Another great edition of Short & Sweet went down during the Festival TransAmériques.  Definitely THE party of the Festival.    Here’s a link to an overview of the night by Dances from the mat:

http://dancefromthemat.com/2013/06/13/short-sweet-11-festin-de-poche/

May
29th
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Andrew & Sasha will present some short work as part of the pARTy presented by La 2e Porte à Gauche  and the festival OFF.T.A.   It’s going down at La Tulipe:  
May 30, 2013  9pm4530 av. Papineau, Montréal.

Andrew & Sasha will present some short work as part of the pARTy presented by La 2e Porte à Gauche  and the festival OFF.T.A.   It’s going down at La Tulipe: 

May 30, 2013 
9pm

4530 av. Papineau, Montréal.

May
13th
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Great review of Short & Sweet # 10: dancer’s choice
"If you’re not really sure what contemporary dance is, Short & Sweet is the perfect introduction. It’s the YouTube of the dance world: short, amateur clips of stuff you never knew existed but now urgently want to watch over and over again. Conversely, if you are familiar with Montreal’s contemporary dance scene, Short & Sweet offers a moment of respite from the usual venues and formal atmospheres. The moment may be short and sweet, but it’s one to remember."
Clink the photo to a link to the review from Montreal.wherearetheshows.com

Great review of Short & Sweet # 10: dancer’s choice

"If you’re not really sure what contemporary dance is, Short & Sweet is the perfect introduction. It’s the YouTube of the dance world: short, amateur clips of stuff you never knew existed but now urgently want to watch over and over again. Conversely, if you are familiar with Montreal’s contemporary dance scene, Short & Sweet offers a moment of respite from the usual venues and formal atmospheres. The moment may be short and sweet, but it’s one to remember."


Clink the photo to a link to the review from Montreal.wherearetheshows.com

Apr
18th
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CHORUS II
 
Sasha Kleinplatz - Wants & Needs Danse
Chorégraphe : Sasha Kleinplatz
Interprètes : Benjamin Kamino, Milan Panet-Gigon, Simon Portigal, Lael Stellick, Nathan Yaffe et Frédéric Wiper
Multi-instrumentiste : Radwan Ghazi Moumned

 


Jeudi 18 au samedi 20 avril - 20 h  

 

Dimanche 21 avril- 15 h

@ le MAI
3680, rue Jeanne-Mance  Montreal
Billetterie / Box Office: 514 982-3386
CHORUS II
 
Sasha Kleinplatz - Wants & Needs Danse

Chorégraphe : Sasha Kleinplatz
Interprètes : Benjamin Kamino, Milan Panet-Gigon, Simon Portigal, Lael Stellick, Nathan Yaffe et Frédéric Wiper
Multi-instrumentiste : Radwan Ghazi Moumned
 

Jeudi 18 au samedi 20 avril - 20 h  
 

Dimanche 21 avril- 15 h
@ le MAI
3680, rue Jeanne-Mance  Montreal
Billetterie / Box Office: 514 982-3386