Mouvement Perpétuel is an award-winning Montreal-based independent film, video, and new media production company specializing in arts programming.
Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer met in 1986 dancing in the work of New York choreographer Charles Dennis. Subsequently a friendship developed and their professional talents merged once more ten years later when they embarked on the first sketch of what was later to become the video series Moments in Motion/Au fil du mouvement. They shared a Fellowship for the Dance/Media Project at the University of California, Los Angeles, developing new ideas, and producing work in the United States. Their return to Canada saw the creation of Mouvement Perpétuel in 2001.
Both have been immersed in the arts, whether in performance, journalism, or filmmaking, and are deeply committed to promoting the arts and engaging new audiences through their blend of documentary and art filmmaking, as well as exploring emerging technologies.
Mouvement Perpétuel has produced a diverse body of films broadcast on Bravo!, ARTV, APTN, CBC, and Canal 33 in Spain. Their productions have received numerous honours and have been seen at over 100 festivals and events world-wide including at the Canadian Pavilion, Expo 2010 Shanghai, the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, UNESCO Cámaras de la Diversidad, and festivals worldwide.
Sharing their expertise, Marlene and Philip have conducted master classes and workshops, as well as presentations, at Lisbon’s InShadow International Festival of Video, Performance and Technology, Dance Camera West (Los Angeles), Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Becket, Massachusetts), Loikka (Helsinki), the Affective Experience conference (London, UK), le Regroupement québecois de la danse (Montréal), and most recently at the Malakta Art Factory (Malax, Finland). They have been artists-in-residence at the Banff Centre (Alberta), UCLA (Los Angeles), and Malakta.