Essays and poems

Café Réflexion #37 (2023)

Le Retour (2020)

Social softening (2020)

Articles and reviews

Bringing Hip Hop to Marsoui, Que., Population 275 (The Dance Current Magazine, 2022)

$1 Million Allocated to Sustainable Art in Montreal (The Dance Current Magazine, 2021)

Disrupting Zoom Protocol: Travelling inside and out with Alys Longley and lo bil (Milieux Institute, 2020)

Nous et la classe (Territoires Partagés, 2019)

Our Inevitable Fall – Festival Quartier Danse (The Dance Current Magazine, 2018)

Dignity, Duality, and Dialogue – Roger Sinha Featured Profile (The Dance Current Magazine, 2015)

For more work at The Dance Current Magazine, see my contributor page.

Grant writing

I am currently working as project coordinator with the new media/dance-film company Mouvement Perpétuel with co-directors Philip Szporer and Marlene Millar, researching and writing grants and other written materials, as well as coordinating distribution to potential venues and festivals.

Artists and cultural workers also regularly approach me for help with editing and writing a wide range of texts in both English and French. I tailor my approach to include a mix of independent writing and side-by-side editing, with the aim of sharing strategies that make the artist more confident and autonomous in their future work. Reach out if you are looking for help, be it for grants, project descriptions, bios, etc.

Arts advocacy

In 2019, I was coopted to the board of the Regroupement québecois de la danse, and in 2020 was elected by members to a two-year mandate. If you have things to share or suggest about the RQD’s relationship to Québec dance communities, I’m all ears!

I am also an organizer and founder of the arts non-profit Nous Sommes L’Été, which sets up research-focused creative laboratories and encounters for dance artists in Montreal and Québec to develop their voice and craft. Learn more at lete.ca.

NSL team 2019
L’Équipe de NSL: Miguel Fontaine, Stefania Skoryna, Alexis Trépanier, Lucy Fandel, Marie-Chantale Beland, Étienne Lambert