Performing Arts Documentary Workshop with Mouvement Perpétuel (Montreal)
Presented by ReFrame Film Festival and Public Energy Performing Arts
Peterborough Public Library (345 Aylmer St N, Peterboroug)
January 27th, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Filmmakers Philip Szporer and Marlene Millar (Mouvement Perpétuel), creators of MABOUNGOU: Being in the World , host this workshop for anyone interested in the intricacies of the creative process. This full day workshop will Illustrate a variety of approaches, cover interview techniques and research strategies, and invite exploration into alternative ways of revealing documentary ideas. Don’t miss this chance to share your creativity. Bring your camera or your smartphone. Notebooks are always handy. Limited spaces available, no experience required. MABOUNGOU: Being in the World will be presented with Public Energy’s support at ReFrame’s 2024 festival.
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. Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer met in 1986 dancing in the work of New York choreographer Charles Dennis. Subsequently a friendship developed and their professional talents merged once more ten years later when they embarked on the first sketch of what was later to become the video series Moments in Motion/Au fil du mouvement. They shared a Fellowship for the Dance/Media Project at the University of California, Los Angeles, developing new ideas, and producing work in the United States. Their return to Canada saw the creation of Mouvement Perpétuel in 2001.
Find out more about Philip, Marlene and Mouvement Perpétuel here: mouvementperpetuel.net