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Photo courtesy of Venus Envy.

Venus Envy wants you to come… to their 15th anniversary party!

Find Sheri Levine on Twitter at @sherlevine. Venus Envy, Ottawa’s education-oriented sex shop, is celebrating the Big One on January 30th, marking 15 successful years in O-town. It’s easy to escape Ottawa’s bitter winter chill by hibernating your weekends away, but attending Venus Envy’s big bash is the perfect way to add some much needed heat to […]

Swan Lake
by Dada Masilo.
The Dance Factory, Newtown, Johannesburg
06Sep2012

Photograph:John Hogg

Review: Reimagined Swan Lake wows NAC audience

I have a soft spot for artists who break the rules, which likely explains why I fell in love this week with South African choreographer Dada Masilo. During a one-night only performance at the National Arts Centre on Tuesday, January 12, Masilo’s captivating re-telling of the famous ballet Swan Lake enthralled the audience. In this […]

Photo by Keith Pattison.

Welcome the new year with the magic of Oz

In the spirit of this holiday season let me begin with some well deserved applause. I want to tell Broadway Across Canada that their latest musical is awesome, and that any past bad blood between us is water under the bridge. You see, this past spring I attended the fiasco that was Dirty Dancing. This performance […]

From L-R: Émélie Garneau, Hanna Toll and Benjamin Craig-Browne. Photo by Alexandra Campeau.

Ballet stars of the future + Nutcracker ticket giveaway

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker on Thursday, December 3 at 7 pm at the National Arts Centre. To enter this contest email apartment613@gmail.com by 4 pm Wednesday, November 25, with the subject line “Contest – Nutcracker.” A winner will be picked by random […]

Photo from U-Theatre's Facebook page.

U-theatre offers a sensory explosion + ticket giveaway

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the November 24 show of Taiwan’s U-Theatre. To enter send an email to apartment613@gmail.com by 4 pm today with the subject live “Contest: U-Theatre”. The winner will be picked by random draw and notified after 4 p.m. Taiwan’s U-Theatre is a delight to watch. With hypnotic […]

Photo by Jake Walters

Inventive dance trilogy comes to NAC + ticket giveaway

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the Wednesday, October 11 performance of Barbarians by the Hofesh Shechter Company at the NAC. To enter, send an email with the subject line “Contest – Barbarians” to apartment613@gmail.com by 4 pm Monday, November 9. A winner will be picked and notified on Monday evening. Israeli-born dancer […]

every one everyone. Photo from shannoncooney.org.

every one everyone an all-encompassing, craniospacial experience

For enlightened types, every one everyone, co-presented by the Ottawa Dance Directive as part of Canada Dance Festival, could be awe-inspiring, and uniting, allowing one to connect on a deeper level with other people. For me, it was a panic attack. every one everyone, masterpiece of Berlin-based choreographer, dancer, and dance educator, Shannon Cooney, is […]

Photo by Cameron MacLennan courtesy of Canada Dance Festival

Wonderful outdoor dance show is pure artistic gold

This past Saturday I got a glimpse into the future of dance and oh boy is it ever good. For one brilliant hour in the afternoon, only a few blocks away from the bustling crowds at Westfest, the normally quiet residential streets of Westboro turned into a dance playground.  Porch View Dances, which took place on […]

Photo of dancer Kaitlin Standeven by Ömer Yükseker (courtesy of CDF)

Review: How to improve a dance show by failing better

Failure is considered by many as a badge of honour in Silicon Valley.  “Fail fast, fail often,” is the supposed motto of this technological superhub. While this mantra is largely overblown, it does contain an important lesson: Don’t be afraid of failing because it’s through your errors that you will improve. Which brings me to Voyager, […]

Photo by Rosalie O'Connor

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet to perform at NAC + tix giveaway

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the performance this Saturday, May 23, by the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at the National Arts Centre.  To enter, email apartment613@gmail.com by noon Thursday, May 21, with the subject line “Aspen Santa Fe Ballet – Contest”.  A winner will be picked by random draw and notified […]

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