Founded in 2007, Propeller Dance is recognized as a leader in Canada for their innovative, inclusive creations and teaching practices, and for demonstrating that dreams can be achieved for people of all abilities. Artistic associate and company dancer Liz Winkelaar speaks about Propeller Dance as a role model for students and the community.
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Propeller Dance, Ottawa’s all abilities dance group, celebrates Ten Years of Triumph! with events including a Canada Day performance for royalty.
We are especially excited that the performance will offer new options to increase accessibility, including a limited number of sensory seats for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.
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 […]
After the massive success of our ballet ticket give away, we’re branching out to see if Ottawa will give other types of dance a try. Propeller Dance specializes in what it calls integrated dance, which combines contemporary dancers with and without disabilities in each performance. The style pushes boundaries by exploring new principals of movement […]
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into Ottawa’s dance communiter—what it’s like now and where it’s headed. Read on for a guest post by Yvonne Coutts on the future of professional dance in Ottawa.
Surraya Dawn Aziz is a gem. A beautiful mover who is simultaneously warm, engaging, and down to earth, Surraya has been contributing to the Ottawa dance scene as a dancer and educator for several years. We spoke virtually about her past, present, and hopes for the future within the realm of dance here in the capital.
Trained in jazz ballet at the Montreal Jazz Dance Academy and then at the West Can Folk Performing Company in Montreal, Suzan is an accomplished artist and a seasoned teacher and choreographer. She recently appeared on CTV News Ottawa and will be offering workshops through MASC’s online program and the National Arts Centre’s #CanadaPerforms.
This Friday and Saturday, the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) is presenting ROAR, a collection of three new dance pieces by Propeller Dance that challenge some common assumptions about dance. Since their founding in 2007, Propeller Dance has been striking back at conceptions of what it means for a body to be able, of the types of […]
This is the final part in our week-long series The Future of Ottawa (arts and culture edition). In this guest column, Julie Houle Cezer, the coordinator of the Dance Network from 1995-2006 and a longtime observer of Ottawa’s dance scene, offers her thoughts on the local dance community. Twitter users: use hashtag #futott if you want to discuss this series […]
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwKD-koPhD4[/youtube] Some of Ottawa’s leading theatres recently announced their lineup for the 2015-16 season. Over the next fews days, Apartment613 will highlight some of the great events that audiences can expect in the near future. Today we review what is coming up at the Great Canadian Theatre Company. For 40 years, the Great Canadian Theatre […]
Contemporary dance is both a combination of and separate from all other forms of dance. When watching a performance, the thoughts and emotions one has in response to what they see are their own, explored through the movement of the piece. Similar to abstract art, in that it isn’t clearly laid out in front of […]
Eric Coates: “The minute that GCTC welcomes people back inside, and everyone’s abuzz with excitement to be back and to meet the new artistic director, I will be there to celebrate and to say thank you one more time. In person.”
It has been a long winter and this weekend we celebrate the arrival of spring, sunny skies, and above-zero temperatures. Whether you’re eager to get outside or you’re keen to stay home, we’ve some fun ideas as to how to make the most of your time this weekend.
A multidisciplinary artist whose career spans theatre, dance, storytelling, and stand-up comedy, Alan Shain blends comedy with a strong flavour of honesty and truth while drawing from the lived experience of disability.