Publications

Sara Porter writes about contemporary dance, its artists, history and issues. Her work has been published the past 25 years across Canada and in Scotland in books, magazines, journals and online.

 

DANCING INTO MY FUTURE

 
“How I learned to embrace

becoming an
'older' dancer.”

CBC Arts Online

Year in Review  2019

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"Essential reading for Canadian dance scholars."

Philip Szporer, Hour, Montreal.

Review of Peter in Process

“Porter’s keen mind and rich research capture the gift and grit of Peter Boneham’s 60 years in dance, as founding member of the Groupe de la Place Royale and founding artistic director of Groupe Dance Lab. Porter coaxes stories from the caustic Boneham, connecting the dots from his beginnings in ballet and Broadway to his life-changing meeting with Place Royale founder Jeanne Renaud and her creative coterie, and later his indelible work as dance mentor and teacher."   Philip Szporer (Hour, Montreal)

 

Published by Dance Collection Danse, 2010

Available for purchase here and in select bookstores.

 

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THE RESPONSIVE BODY

“Digging into Dance: how passion works for Serge Bennathan”

(chapter by Sara Porter)

 

Ed. Brian Webb,

Banff Press, 2002

PURCHASE

 

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RENEGADE BODIES

“From Calamity to Choreography: Dance and Rising Separatist Sentiment in 1970s Quebec”

(chapter by Sara Porter)

Eds. A Lindgren & K Pepper,

Dance Collection Danse, 2012

PURCHASE

ESTIVALE 2000 

 

“Bridging theory and practice:

Being a dance writer and dancer in the community at the same time”

Ed. Iro Tembeck, 

Dance Collection Danse, 2000

PURCHASE

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"I've finally figured out what I am: a blend of fact and fiction, a moving, howling, contemporary-stand-up-dance-comedian with no secrets.
I've also come to realize that I am as good a candidate as any for 
False Memory Syndrome."
- Sara Porter

Photography by Jay Tse