Art Talks MTL Monthly conversations with contemporary artists, dealers, collectors, critics and curators based in Montreal, Canada.

Dana Michel is a choreographer and performer based in Montreal.  Before obtaining a BFA in Contemporary Dance at Concordia University in her late twenties, she was a marketing executive, competitive runner and football player. She is a 2011 danceWEB scholar (Vienna, Austria) and is currently an artist-in-residence at DanceMakers (Toronto) and at Usine C (Montreal).

 Michel’s newest solo, Yellow Towel, was featured on the “Top Five” and the “Top Ten” 2013 dance moments in the Voir newspaper (Montreal) and Dance Current Magazine (Canada) respectively.  In 2014, she was awarded the newly created Impulstanz Award in recognition for outstanding artistic accomplishments and was highlighted amongst notable female choreographers of the year by the New York Times. The year concluded with Yellow Towel appearing on the Time Out Magazine (New York City) “Top Ten Performances” list. 

In this episode, Dana talks about dance as a space of exploration; hair; motherhood; her love of objects; defensive reactions to her work; and the influence of the local dance community. 

This episode was hosted and produced bYaniya Lee

Podcast logo by Naomi Cook

"The Sun Roars Into View" by Sarah Neufeld and Colin Stetson from their 2015 album Never Were the Way She Was, released on Constellation Records.

"5FT7" by Tonstartssbandht  from their 2009 album An When. 

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