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La Machine brings monsters to delight and amaze

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.

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.

Kontinuum dazzles from the unlikeliest of venues

Kontinuum, an underground sound and light experience inside the yet to be opened LRT station at Lyon and Sparks premiered over the weekend. Created and produced by the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Moment Factory, the studio responsible for lighting such events as the Sagrada familia in Barcelona, Madonna’s MDNA Tour and NFL Super Bowl halftime show, and most recently the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal.

Canada Scene: Dance Machine

In the National Arts Centre (NAC) Salon from July 12-15, you’ll find Dance Machine, battery opera performance’s interactive installation of 64 pieces of bamboo hung from a large copper disk. A brainchild of Malaysian-Canadian dancer and choreographer Lee Su-Feh, Dance Machine makes the case for dance as a collective act, to be created as well as experienced.

Projet 12-12-12 : L’audacieux voyage d’une artiste muraliste en Amérique latine

En décembre dernier, nous vous présentions le périple organisé par Maria-Rosa Szychowska, une artiste muraliste originaire de l’Outaouais et engagée dans une impressionnante course autour du monde afin de réaliser 12 murales dans 12 pays en 12 mois. Mari-Rosa nous a confié quelques minutes de son temps afin d’assouvir notre curiosité et offrir un compte-rendu des six premiers mois du Projet 12-12-12.

Juxtaposing Time, Art & Culture: Our Masterpieces, Our Stories at the National Gallery of Canada

Greeted by bright blue walls, visitors who enter Our Masterpieces, Our Stories, the exhibition opened this month as part of the new Canadian and Indigenous Galleries, are struck with three noticeable changes: the open-concept exhibition design, the bold juxtapositioning of cultures and timelines, and a clear new focus on showcasing Indigenous art.

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