Tue 11 Jun, 2013 - Blog
Written by Dirty Feet podcast contributors Allison Burns & J.D. Papillon
Dance is a language of its own. However, practically speaking, it is necessary to have strong communication skills in some other languages, too, if you want succeed in the dance business, especially as an independent artist. One must utilize these skills to achieve exposure and to obtain grants and other opportunities. Building connections and meeting collaborators is also an essential aspect of the community.
The Montréal dance scene has the relatively unique characteristic of operating in two languages. Here, English survives. However, to take full advantage of the opportunities that exist in the city, more often than not Anglophones have to make the effort to learn the local language and integrate themselves into the French-speaking dance community.
Unlike with other performance arts (specifically theatre), the language used in administration and operation does not necessarily correlate to the language the work is produced in. This allows for a larger gap in fluency of language between artists. English speaking dancers may be cast in the work of Francophone choreographers, and vice versa.
Fri 31 May, 2013 - News
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Fri 31 May, 2013 - Director's Message
As announced last month, due to a short-term funding gap we have cut our major expense - salaries - by 40%. This stabilizes ELAN's cash flow, while destabilizing the lives and finances of ELAN staff. The first casualty of this measure is the departure of Crystal Chan, ELAN's Program Coordinator. During her eight months with ELAN Crystal revamped our communications, website, and membership services, as well as spearheading the development of Made au Québec and ELAN's Media Committee. On behalf of myself and ELAN's board of directors, I want to thank Crystal for her unstinting efforts and unfailing professionalism. Over the summer, day to day operations will be managed by two energetic summer students: Gabrielle Jacobs and Moudane Hassan.Read full...
Wed 15 May, 2013 - Blog
By Rob Lutes
Fri 03 May, 2013 - News
During the past two years ELAN has had the opportunity to bring more arts and culture to a multitude of communities throughout Quebec. As of March 31st our ACCORD pilot project has officially ended, but Project Manager Elsa Bolam has volunteered to stay on to provide ideas, and act as a matchmaker for future projects. Thanks, Elsa!Read full...
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