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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 […]

Photos from GLITTERBOMB 2014 by Viktor S. de Vice.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce long weekend?

This weekend begins the tours and outdoor events that will last the rest of the summer. Music in the park, tours around monuments and of course more music! All weekend long, Decipher is holding their Everyday is Halloween Pop-up Shop full of punk, derby and psychobilly gear. If you love Hot topic, make sure to […]

I bet you will love (or hate) FACETS at Ontario Scene

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScySXz_j6ME[/youtube] Let me come clean from the start: FACETS, the new work by Ottawa-born choreographer Tedd Robinson, is not for everyone.  Some people will hate this piece, which is running until Saturday at the National Arts Centre as part of Ontario Scene.  For others, however, this work will be seen as brilliant, with its fearless […]

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Ottawa’s Tedd Robinson presents new dance work + ticket giveaway

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see the Saturday, May 9 performance of Facets by choreographer Tedd Robinson at the National Arts Centre.  To enter, send an email to apartment613@gmail.com with the subject line “Tedd Robinson” by noon Thursday, May 7.  A winner will be picked by random draw and notified on Thursday […]

Photo by Chrystia Chudczak

The flesh and spokes of our common humanity

You probably have heard that a person who loses one sense, such as sight or hearing, can compensate by strengthening their other senses. Science supports this view – see, for instance, a study on how people who are born deaf use parts of their brain that normally processes sound to process touch and vision.  In other words, the loss […]

Photo by John Lauener, courtesy of The National Arts Centre.

Intermezzi: The Art of Time Ensemble proves dolls and dance don’t mix

Intermezzi: Art of Time Ensemble, enjoyed this past Wednesday at the National Arts Centre, marked both the commencement of this year’s Ontario Scene, the annual program celebrating provincial artists of all kinds, as well as International Dance Day. Fitting, as the presentation featured renowned Canadian contemporary choreographers, Peggy Baker and James Kudelka, and internationally celebrated […]

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