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Photo of Rob Chartier, Julia Gutsik, Moni Hoffman, Jessie Huggett and Liz Winkelaar by Erika Ferrarin (courtesy of Propeller Dance)

The cutting-edge art of Propeller Dance

What is a disability?  Is it something to be fixed and rehabilitated, or can it open up artistic possibilities that would otherwise not be available? For Ottawa-based Propeller Dance, the art of human movement can be found in all kinds of bodies. Co-Founded by Shara Weaver, Renata Soutter and Alan Shain, it is the only […]

L-R Christopher Morris as Tony Blair and Stuart Hughes as George W. Bush (Photo by Andree Lanthier courtesy of the NAC)

The ghosts of Iraq haunt us still + ticket giveaway

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the evening show of Stuff Happens on Saturday, February 14. To enter email by 2 pm Tuesday, February 10 with the subject line “Stuff Happens – Contest”.  The winner of the random draw will be notified on Tuesday afternoon. Why did the United States invade […]


Write On Ottawa: Frances Boyle’s sound and light show

It’s called chiaroscuro — contrasting light and dark for dramatic effect — and it is old school.  Picture Rembrandt’s face peeking out of the darkness like that macadamia nut in your double chocolate cookie. It evokes some traditional associations as well.  Light equals truth. Darkness surrounds us and feeds on our fear, ignorance and/or inattention. […]

Still from the Hilotrons video for "Real Game Changer".

Hilotrons drop new album February 24

Vanessa Rotondo is an Ottawa-based freelance writer, national spoken word artist and youth outreach coordinator/arts educator. If you’re looking for an upbeat, electro-punk meets funk fusion album with built-in underlying smart commentary, you can’t do better than To Trip with Terpischore, Hilotrons’ newest release. After ten years of making music and serious moves in the Canadian […]

Photo : Kristina Corre

Basement 819 du 4 février 2015 :: LIVE Session au Château Cyr avec IKENNA! On célèbre la multiplication des nouveautés musicales!

Basement 819 est aux aguets et respire calmement devant le feu roulant artistique qui se déroule sous son oeil de lynx. Avez-vous consulté le Weekend Roundup? On vous y encourage fortement! Notre collaborateur Jo Chapeau, instigateur du projet Le Château Cyr à Vanier, nous a offert l’un des meilleurs LIVE Session de sa carrière (!). […]

Bank Street Bridge in Winter. Photo by Kym Shumsky from the Apt613 Flickr pool.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

The snow just keeps coming down, and the temperature refuses to rise – even though many Ottawa residents are fed up with wet feet and cold noses. This has been a huge week for events like Megaphono, and the events just keep on coming as we look to distract ourselves until spring arrives. All weekend […]

Still from The Excursionist.

The Excursionist at the Bright Nights Film Festival

The Canadian Film Institute brings international contemporary cinema to town in partnership with Winterlude and the Baltic and Nordic countries. This year marks the 5th Baltic-Nordic Film Festival. Eight countries will be showcasing their best features from Friday, February 6 to Saturday, February 14 at Carleton University’s River Building. One movie per night will play […]