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The mesmerizing drums and dance of Kodo

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Photo by Takashi Okamoto courtesy of the NACPhoto by Takashi Okamoto courtesy of the NAC

For more than three decades, Japan’s performing arts ensemble Kodo have been captivating audiences around the world with their brilliant shows that combine taiko drumming, dance and theatre. No stranger to Canada’s capital city – previous performances in Ottawa have sold out – the internationally renowned group is now back to perform Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery at the National Arts Centre.  This one-night only show, which features a cast of 26 musicians and dancers, takes places on Monday, March 9 at 8 pm. For those not familiar with Kodo’s work, the popular group performs taiko drumming, an... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: Forget the cold edition + Les suggestions Basement819

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Photo from the Transmit event page on Facebook.Photo from the Transmit event page on Facebook.

The last weekend of this short (and frigid) month has arrived and, to make up for the month’s short length (and the cold), we’ve packed two weekends’ worth of great events into one! With the Ottawa Antique and Vintage Market Show happening at the end of next month, you can get a head start on your vintage clothing shopping at the HepKat Vintage Pop Sale. Not surprisingly, there are dance parties happening every night this weekend, with 4 to choose from on Friday night! Reggae Night at Oz Kafe turns... | Continue reading article

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Skating like you’ve never seen it before + ticket giveaway

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Photo by Rolline Laporte courtesy of the NACPhoto by Rolline Laporte courtesy of the NAC

We are giving away two pairs of tickets to the Saturday, February 28 matinee performance of Le Patin Libre at 2 pm.  To enter send an email to apartment613@gmail.com with the subject line”Patin Libre – Contest” by noon Thursday, February 26.  The winners will be notified on Thursday afternoon. When the 2014-15  National Arts Centre dance season was first announced a few shows caught the attention of Apartment613.  Among those on top of the list is the upcoming performance this week by Le Patin Libre, a five-member collective of performers who specialize in contemporary... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

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Moonfruits perform at Lowertown Brewery tonight. Photo from their website, moonfruitsmusic.ca.Moonfruits perform at Lowertown Brewery tonight. Photo from their website, moonfruitsmusic.ca.

We’ve got a well rounded weekend ahead of us complete with art shows, killer music and SNL veteran cast members coming to town to entertain. Support artistic representation, local music and laugh yourself into good health all weekend long! This Friday in art we have Sacred Defiance at PDA projects. Aydin Matlabi commemorative exhibition pays respects to the fallen soldiers from the Iranian war. The portraits represent what the soldiers might have looked like in various calm, composed, and faithful poses in a bold contrast to the violence and needless... | Continue reading article

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Get down and dance for a local fundraiser!

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Photo courtesy of the Ottawa Dance DirectivePhoto courtesy of the Ottawa Dance Directive

Legendary soul singer James Brown knew how to put life in perspective.  ”The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing,” the father of funk once said. With this lovely thought in mind, let’s cue next week’s innovative fundraiser by the Ottawa Dance Directive that is scheduled for Saturday, February 21.  Taking place between 11 am to 5 pm, the charity event will consist of a day-long series of dance lessons. “You can buy a day pass for a flat fee of $45 and join any class during the day,... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: Le weekend de la Saint-Valentin + Winter Brewfest giveaway

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Love. Photo by Trevor Pritchard from the Apt613 Flickr pool.Love. Photo by Trevor Pritchard from the Apt613 Flickr pool.

Welcome to the  weekend of love (and dance parties). We’ve got at least one, if not many, happening tonight through Sunday! DJ Jas Nasty and Friends, will be taking you back to the Seedy Seventies tonight, at Oz Kafe. They will be playing all the best rock, punk, and funk from the decade. If jazz is more your style, the Lunenburg has you covered with Jazz Thursdays. And, if jazz is your thing, be sure to check out the Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival this weekend too! There’s a Kitchen Party... | Continue reading article

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Seductive tango set to alight the NAC stage

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Photo by Tristram Kenton courtesy of the NACPhoto by Tristram Kenton courtesy of the NAC

The word “tango” evokes images of sensuality and eroticism, with a dash of menace that can be traced to its shady routes. Originating in the 1890s in the border area between Argentina and Uruguay, this passionate dance soon spread around the world, despite its early links to a risque underworld. (Some early forms of tango were forbidden having arisen out of the brothels in Buenos Aires). With this history filled with menacing charm and seductive power, one can be forgiven for linking forever this art form to the allure of South America.  But... | Continue reading article

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Live! on Elgin: Theatre and music in the heart of Ottawa

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Ottawa singer/songwriter/recording artist, Danielle Allard, lends her beautiful
voice and melodies during Sunday afternoon's event. All photos by Terry Steeves.Ottawa singer/songwriter/recording artist, Danielle Allard, lends her beautiful voice and melodies during Sunday afternoon's event. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Lawrence and Jon Evenchick, the father and son team behind the anticipated Live! on Elgin, invited media this Sunday to show what they have in store for their local arts venue set to open on May 1st. Surrounded by Confederation Park, Parliament, and the hub of shops and restaurants on Elgin St, the location is ideal for this unique and welcomed establishment. Mayor Jim Watson was in attendance, donning the hard hat and sledgehammer to christen the ensuing demolition by driving the first hole in the wall. He also presented... | Continue reading article

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The cutting-edge art of Propeller Dance

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Photo of Rob Chartier, Julia Gutsik, Moni Hoffman, Jessie Huggett and Liz Winkelaar by Erika Ferrarin (courtesy of Propeller Dance)Photo of Rob Chartier, Julia Gutsik, Moni Hoffman, Jessie Huggett and Liz Winkelaar by Erika Ferrarin (courtesy of Propeller Dance)

What is a disability?  Is it something to be fixed and rehabilitated, or can it open up artistic possibilities that would otherwise not be available? For Ottawa-based Propeller Dance, the art of human movement can be found in all kinds of bodies. Co-Founded by Shara Weaver, Renata Soutter and Alan Shain, it is the only dance company in Ontario with the sole mandate of promoting integrated dance between able-bodied dancers and those who are “disabled.” Dividing the company’s members into two categories, however, would miss the entire point of the... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

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Bank Street Bridge in Winter. Photo by Kym Shumsky from the Apt613 Flickr pool.Bank Street Bridge in Winter. Photo by Kym Shumsky from the Apt613 Flickr pool.

The snow just keeps coming down, and the temperature refuses to rise – even though many Ottawa residents are fed up with wet feet and cold noses. This has been a huge week for events like Megaphono, and the events just keep on coming as we look to distract ourselves until spring arrives. All weekend long at the Shaw centre Sexapalooza is happening. Indulge your dirtiest desires and take in the novelty of this annual convention for sex seminars, shopping and workshops. Adult film star Tori Black will make an... | Continue reading article

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