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The World of Dance Shakes Up the Kapital

Ottawa, it’s time to let loose! Shake your hips! Flare your hands! Stomp and kick your feet! The sensual sights and sounds of world dance are coming to Ottawa this weekend for the Dans/ce Kapital Festival. Organizer Saveeta Sharma’s infectious love of dance and desire to share its beauty are apparent “When I came to […]

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Timekode makes moves

It was on an unusually warm, sunny day in January when Zattar, one of Timekode’s DJs, received word that the Eri was closing. The abnormally nice weather for this abysmal winter helped to ease the blow, but as the sun set and the weather changed, so did Zattar’s mood. An extraordinary sense of nostalgia took […]

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Israel Galván’s dance show La Edad de Oro brings golden flamenco to the NAC stage

Spanish flamenco artist Israel Galván has been called a genius and revolutionary choreographer. Known for mixing rapid-fire steps, intricate movements and stillness in his performances, the Seville-born dancer has been hailed the world over for his work. Local audiences now have a chance to see him first-hand when he performs at the National Arts Centre on Tuesday, March […]

Weekend roundup: Giveaway to NAC’s Casual Friday

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] So it’s true: you have one less hour to have fun this weekend. But that’s really just an excuse to pack as many adventures into the rest of the time as you possibly can. Plus, throw your hat in the ring for four tickets to the NAC! Thursday night is heavy with […]

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Ottawa’s top young dancers get ready to perform in charity fundraiser

Some of Ottawa’s most talented young dancers will perform this Friday to raise money for children’s cancer support programs. A joint collaboration between 11 local amateur studios, three professional companies and special guest dancers, Dancers Give Back Ottawa is part of a growing movement to foster social change through dance. Interestingly, the inspiration to help the wider community stems […]

Turbulences by Lana Morton.  Photo of Marc-André Charette and Lana Morton by Michel Dozois.

Ottawa Dance Directive set to perform three varied works in Gatineau

Since opening its doors at Arts Court in September 2010, the Ottawa Dance Directive (ODD) has been an important local force for modern dance. Founded by four local artists, the not-for-profit organization acts on numerous fronts, including performing contemporary dance shows, offering residency programs, providing professional development, and allowing its downtown space to be rented by the community. “The […]

Weekend roundup: Bridal Show Giveaway & Winter Jazz!

[youtube][/youtube] This weekend is dusted in snow, ice and romance with both Winterlude and Valentines Day and its  jam packed with activities once again for singles and couples alike. It’s also an extended weekend for some with Family Day Monday. On Thursday, if you are in the mood to treat yourself or buy your sweetheart […]

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Win a pair of tickets for Thursday’s dance performance by Kyle Abraham at the NAC

Dance choreographer Kyle Abraham has been hailed as “one of the brightest creative talents to emerge in New York City” in the last four years.  The Pittsburgh-raised artist is now bringing his Bessie Award winning The Radio Show to Ottawa, which will be performed tomorrow at the NAC at 7:30 pm. With seven dancers, The Radio Show combines the freedom of street dance […]


Height-of-the-party vibe before the sun goes down

Every year, restaurants, galleries and clubs sprout up around the city, offering new and undiscovered spaces for artistic and culinary talent, cultural and social activities, and opportunities to meet new people. Sometimes though, places that have been in the scene for what seems like ages change how they do things and offer up a traditional […]

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Basement 819 du 5 février 2014 :: Éric, nouveau collaborateur à la langue déliée, The Yips, Antoni Gilbert, Cinéma : Pumped Up Flix

Basement 819 du 5 février 2014 Voici notre quatrième et fière édition! Occupé, le duo de BMT 819, avec tous ces shows le samedi 8 février! Mais avant tout, ce mercredi 5 février a marqué l’entrée en ondes de notre collaborateur Éric! Bienvenue Éric! Qui nous a apporté une belle chronique sur Philémon Cimon et […]

Photo of Anne Plamondon by Michael Slobodian

Review: In a word, Face 2 Face is “Awesome”

The Face 2 Face dance festival opened last night at Arts Court with two fantastic shows.  If you are a dance lover and don’t have tickets yet, rush out and get them as this series is shaping up to be a wonderful event. Canadian Anne Plamondon began opening night with her brilliant performance Les mêmes yeux que toi, […]

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

2014: the Year of the Horse! Yup, it’s Chinese New Year this weekend – celebrate down in Chinatown at Shanghai or party with jazz group Bamboo Groove Saturday night. At Babylon Thursday night, it’s another edition of “I can’t believe it’s not“, with Nirvana’s Nevermind being played full-out with more than a dozen local musicians. In other […]