Marlene Millar
Philip Szporer

Filmmakers

CINEMA PROGRAM
RETROSPECTIVE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH 7:00PM

CINÉMA DU MUSÉE, MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
PAID ONLINE BROADCAST FROM SEPTEMBER 8

The greater the weight

Dana Michel

In THE GREATER THE WEIGHT, dancer/choreographer Dana Michel performs physically taxing movements—a leftover from her prior training in athletics and soccer—with almost mathematical precision, although the performance itself is an improvisation with poetic undertones. The result is an exploration of the body as an instrument in a symphony that both flows and fractures. It is a reflection on falling, accidentally or intentionally, and on recovery that can be as quick as it is laborious.

Biography

Mouvement Perpétuel is an award-winning Montreal-based independent film, video, and new media production company specializing in arts programming. Co-directors Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer create impressionistic dance-media films, arts documentaries and multi-channel video installations, feature expansive choreographies and portraits of some of Canada/Quebec’s leading contemporary dancers and choreographers and from across cultures within the Americas, Europe and Asia. Viewers are invited into a deeply intimate tracing of the curvatures of rich human experience.

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Photo credits Philip Szporer’s portrait: Christopher Duggan