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.
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into Ottawa’s dance scene—what it’s like now and where it’s headed. Read on for a guest post from Alea de Castro and Arnaldo Betancourt Silva on the future of street dance.
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into Ottawa’s dance scene—what it’s like now and where it’s headed. Read on for a guest post from Cathy Levy on the future of dance creators at the National Arts Centre.
Lola Ryan is one of Canada’s foremost practitioners of dance and movement improvisation. A former champion athlete, she began a career in dance in her twenties, founding and co-founding several dance/theatre companies and touring nationally. Her work with children and adults is an abiding interest, and encourages links between youthful play and the world of dance.
Interview: Through music and dance, Fana Soro wants to share the beauty of traditional African culture
Fana Soro hails from the Senoufo tribe in northern Cote d’Ivoire and spent nine years as a member of the prestigious Ballet National de Cote d’Ivoire. He also toured with the celebrated West African group Super Djembé Kan. Fana later moved to Canada and formed Masabo, a performance group specializing in traditional West African music, dance, and story.
Andrea Peña & Artists’s UNTITLED I comes to the National Arts Centre on Thursday, November 5th at 7pm. As part of NAC Dance’s #DanceForth programming, the performance will be live-streamed from the National Arts Centre.
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.
Indigenous Experiences offers a rare opportunity to experience the traditional culture, teachings, and history of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples from a First Nations perspective. Their program brings this rich history to life through authentic, fun, and interactive learning experiences.
Moov Ottawa Dance was founded by Alea de Castro and Arnaldo Betancourt Silva in 2018 with the intention of providing more opportunities for street dance to flourish in the city.
Mariah Miigwans Smith Chabot is a multitalented dance artist and creator based in the Ottawa-Gatineau area and is a member of the Algonquin First Nation from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg.
Saveeta Sharma is a powerful force in the Ottawa dance community.
Yvon Soglo has been dancing for over 10 years, during which time he has become known as one of Canada’s top street dancers.
This year marks Ottawa burlesque troupe Capital Tease’s 10th anniversary. Measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic have affected Capital Tease’s regular performances, but they quickly moved their performances online through Zoom.
Anyone can jump right into this 30-minute dance lesson “without stressing over fancy footwork.”
Up to 15 dancers will perform in the live stream event put on by Compagnie ODD (Ottawa Dance Directive).