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Alan Shain

The flesh and spokes of our common humanity

You probably have heard that a person who loses one sense, such as sight or hearing, can compensate by strengthening their other senses. Science supports this view – see, for instance, a study on how people who are born deaf use parts of their brain that normally processes sound to process touch and vision.  In other words, the loss […]

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 […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHdpMVjtuOs[/youtube] Well, Ottawa, we’ve almost made it through to March. And there’s plenty going on to help celebrate those babysteps we’re taking towards spring… If the warm weather this week wasn’t enough to dispel those Suckuary vibes, Doldrums Winter Music Festival is for you. Raw Sugar, Cafe Dekcuf and the Rainbow have teamed […]