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!

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.

Piss in the Pool 2013

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.”

Wants&Needs work in permanent installation @ LAX Airport

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.

Piss in the Pool is back!!


Piss Poster 2013

Piss Poster 2013

We’re back in the Bain St. Michel!!!

5300 rue St. Dominique

Le 26-29  juin     /   8:30pm


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.

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

CHORUS II premiering @ the MAI

chorus 2CHORUS 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