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.
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.
Rhonda Doxtator is a pow wow dancer from the turtle clan of Oneida nation. Here, Rhonda talks about working with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, finding cause for celebration beyond Canada’s devastating history of colonization, and art as medicine.
Skeleton Key Theatre produces original Canadian work that creates an immersive theatrical experience outside of traditional theatre spaces. Artistic Director Kate Smith shares her love of imaginary worlds and the “limitless” potential for creative collaboration during COVID-19.
Jamaal Jackson Rogers (AKA Just Jamaal the Poet) is well-known as a driving force for good in Ottawa’s spoken-word and literary scene, as well as a member of the MASC community. He talks about working with youth, being inspired by his family, and how he’s managing to stay creative in our COVID-19 world.
Odyssey Theatre returns to Strathcona Park for another season of theatre under the stars.
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.”
By Jessica Ruano 60 minutes | Comedy, Drama, Cabaret | Mature What I gathered from this play based mainly on the title: when we watch the news, we’re confronted by human tragedy, and also by cheery announcements about how sunny it is going to be this week. This can be jarring. So can a pop […]
By Jessica Ruano 60 minutes | Clown, Physical | G Even though I’d read the show description for Cardinal in advance, I had totally forgotten this clown show was about Alzheimer’s. As soon as I remembered that important detail five or ten minutes into the show, everything made a lot more sense. But before that, […]
By Jessica Ruano 60 minutes | Spoken Word, Drama |PG Oh, Dwayne Morgan, you heartwarmer. For years I’ve known you as the guy who almost single-handedly made the Canadian spoken word scene flourish, most notably with your slam-tastic When Brothers Speak / When Sisters Speak showcases. But now I’m acquainted with you under a different […]