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Jenn Abrams, Amelia Griffin, Rob Chartier, Bella Bowes, Renata Soutter, and Sylvain Bouchard in ROAR.  All photos by jamiekronick.com.

“If you can breathe, you can dance”

This Friday and Saturday, the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) is presenting ROAR, a collection of three new dance pieces by Propeller Dance that challenge some common assumptions about dance. Since their founding in 2007, Propeller Dance has been striking back at conceptions of what it means for a body to be able, of the types of […]

Photo from the Kubb Canada Facebook page.

Weekend Roundup: What to do?

After last weekend’s heat wave, I think it’s safe to say summer has arrived in our fair city. And with it comes a slew of festivals and other fun events. Enjoy! One of my favourite events takes place this weekend: Doors Open Ottawa gives you the chance to take a look inside some of the […]

Photo by Gordon Wong.

The Sleeping Beauty was beautiful, graceful and exact

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of a headlining show on the Southam Stage. People flood into the National Art Center from all doors, and you’re excited about this process that, as a lucky Ottawa native, you may have experienced a few times since your childhood. The hum of voices discussing the show you’re about […]

Photo by Gordon Wong.

Win tickets to The Sleeping Beauty at the NAC

Apt613 has two tickets to the Saturday night (March 5) performance of The Sleeping Beauty to give away. To enter, send an email to apartment613@gmail.com with the subject header “Fairy Tale”. We’ll pick a winner by random draw at 9am on Friday, March 4. Good Luck! The Hong Kong Ballet Company’s Mixed Rep was an […]

Idan Sharabi. Photo by Tami Weiss.

Face 2 Face: Ours explores significance of home

Last week the National Art Centre hosted its fourth edition of Face 2 Face, a series that offers up-and-coming stars the opportunity to demonstrate their skill and talent in an intimate space. Hosted in the salon of the NAC and the ODD Box of the Ottawa Dance Directive, also known as the second floor of […]

Liang Xing and Sophia Lee in Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation, photo by Vince Pahkala

Choreographer Mark Godden of Going Home Star on telling residential school stories through dance

Written by Leah Geller Commissioned by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) with the support of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Going Home Star  explores the trauma and healing of Aboriginal residential school survivors. The story, written by novelist Joseph Boyden and staged by choreographer Mark Godden, revolves around a pair of contemporary First Nations young people coming […]

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