Storytelling and Poetry
The National Arts Centre wants you to come on in and look around! And as a special treat, if you wander in this week you are going to find things going on from noon to night for the Ideas of the North Festival.
Arctic enthusiasts can enjoy a new special exhibit featuring glimpses of life in Nunavut as the Museum’s northern programming continues in the permanent Canada Goose Arctic Gallery. Voices from Nunavut is a video project featuring photos and videos taken by northern youth from each of Nunavut’s 25 communities using iPads that had been provided to the youth to help capture daily experiences in Canada’s Arctic territory.
Ottawa photographer Tony Fouhse’s exhibition SUBURB, the final part of his hometown trilogy, debuts at the Exposure Gallery September 8. His latest series of photographs feature scenes of everyday life in Barrhaven, where residents live, work and play.
La Machine kicks off on Thursday July 27 at 8pm with the awakening of Kumo near the National Gallery of Canada. Long Ma will awaken on Friday July 28 at 10am at Ottawa City Hall. The creatures, accompanied by a live orchestra, will then take over the streets of our beautiful city throughout the weekend, inviting us to follow them on their journey as they search for one another and fulfill their destiny.
On Saturday night, Canada Scene presents Anishinabekwe, a one-of-a-kind evening of music and storytelling showcasing some of the country’s best female Indigenous artists.
How things are made, shapes what it is made. This is the philosophy that Floral Theatre, a young Ottawa theatre troupe, practiced during their preparations for their first Ottawa Fringe Festival performance of Three to Leave and hopes to foster through all their future endeavours.
E T E R N I T Y : a theatre and production company at the crossroads of art, politics and social innovation
Through a multidisciplinary approach, Kelsey brings a holistic vision to her theatre and production company and created a unique artistic hub. The three pillars of the company, artistry, education and innovation, aim at connecting and highlighting literary work, artistic performances, self-expression and creating a dialogue to address modern-day issues such as oppression, violence and the environment.
His solo show Gerard Harris: Attention Seeker is playing at the Live! on Elgin (220 Elgin St) until Saturday June 18, 2017. Tickets cost $12 online and at the door.
Jessica Ruano: “For those of you who have experienced Dockery’s performances, all you need to know is that the quality of this show is perfectly consistent with his previous ones. In other words, engaging, invigorating, gripping, and life-affirming.”
Julia Bueneman: “Go see this absolute powerhouse of a man and show. You won’t regret it.”
Martin Dockery is performing Delirium at the Ottawa Fringe Festival from June 14–18, 2017.
To help you make your choices, Apt613 has assembled a crackerjack team of reviewers.
Brenda Dunn: “If there is such a thing as a Fringe award for best tech, I’d like to put this show forward.”
In the midst of all this excitement, the Ottawa premieres of two shows could go under the radar.
Nicholas McBurney: “The show makes for a fun, weird mixture of TV’s Sliders, David Bowie’s Space Odyssey, and Mystery Science Theatre 3000 special effects.”