Is it still funny when vicious and insulting tweets are leveled at those actively trying to champion feminist causes and awareness in their community?
Thirteen years in, House of PainT has become one of Ottawa’s staple summer festivals.
What are the first things that come to mind when you think of popular classical music? Waltzes. Epic movie scores. Broadway show-tunes. Circus acts. Wait, what? That was kinda my reaction when I found out about Cirque de la Symphonie, which opened last night at the National Arts Centre. According to the website: “Gasp at […]
Post by Nicole Irvine When it comes to searching out events in Ottawa, I find that I usually have a few major considerations in mind. I want something that gives me a little bit of knowledge, gets my toes tapping to music, leaves me with a happy feeling in my stomach (from all the delicious […]
Post by Geneviève Gazaille AVATAR fans, this one is for you! Six years after the release of James Cameron’s blockbuster AVATAR, Cirque du Soleil is coming to Ottawa with its 37th production, TORUK – The First Flight. Inspired by Cameron’s movie, TORUK is a live multimedia experience written and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor […]
Post by Melissa Poon. I hear waves crash and see the red curtain lift moments later. It’s dark inside the theatre so I find it a little hard to discern the performers at first. As my eyes adjust to the dim lighting, I begin to make out the figures on stage. Dressed in various ensembles […]
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 […]
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 […]
Local company Moon Ballad Circus opens The Red Shoes, a theatrical fire show, at the Ottawa Fringe Festival on June 18th. Brian Carroll interviewed performers Zoe Georgaras and Sarah Healy about the show. What is The Red Shoes? Healy: The Red Shoes – it’s an old story that we read in a book called Women […]
Ottawa, I know we’ve been suffering – every winter, it seems rougher than the year before. Now that it’s finally capri weather though, let’s celebrate summer with some good vibes… it’s festival season! My street has an awesome block party every summer and I’ve never been able to make it due to scheduling conflicts, so […]
Apartment 613 spoke with conductor and Night at the Cotton Club co-creator Jeff Tyzik at his home in New York. With Night at the Cotton Club, Jeff Tyzik promises to take Ottawa back in time to a Harlem sparkling with the top entertainers of the 1920s and 30s. The gifted guest conductor will take the […]
La Sylphide will be performed on the Southam Hall stage of the National Art Center April 7-9th, presented by the National Ballet of Canada. Restaged by Johan Kobborg, this timeless romantic ballet portrays the story of James, who is lured away from his betrothed by the mystical Sylphide. We spoke with principal dancer Sonia Rodriguez […]
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 […]
Apt613 has two tickets to the Saturday night (March 5) performance of The Sleeping Beauty to give away. To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
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 […]