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.
Sights & Sounds
It’s raining and grey outside, and the forecast says winter (or at least early spring) is about to make a comeback. Never fear: Suburban Ottawa 3-piece dad sports is here to put a little more spring in your step. Their new video for peppy track “Many Faces” just dropped and it’s a great reflection of their sound.
Founded by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and supported by Canadian Heritage, the first Ottawa Black Film Festival just announced its official online program and events lineup, which runs from March 25–28, 2021, and includes 30 films and a variety of panels.
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into Ottawa’s theatre scene—what it’s like now and where it’s headed. Read on for a guest post from Jacqui Du Toit on the future of storytelling in Ottawa.
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we are taking a look at theatre, with a guest post from Pierre Antoine Lafon Simard on French theatre. Simard is the Artistic Director of Théâtre du Trillium.
This week in the Future of Ottawa series we are looking at theatre, with a guest post by Cameron Bishop of Kanata Theatre. Bishop is an actor and the Director of Publicity with Kanata Theatre.
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into Ottawa’s theatre scene—what it’s like now and where it’s headed. Read on for a guest post from Bronwyn Steinberg on the future of indie theatre in Ottawa.
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If you didn’t catch the sold-out-run at the Ottawa Fringe Festival in 2015, you’ve finally got another chance!
Broadway Friends Forever: “Through laughs and raps No More Mr. Rice Guy is able to delve into issues of race and what it’s like to manoeuvre through a world where you never quite feel accepted. More than finding himself as a rapper, Rice Guy starts to discover who he wants to be as a human being.”
Livia Belcea: “The full-length world premiere of No More Mr. Rice Guy integrates all the ingredients that worked so well for its shorter format: the humorous references to Asian culture are innocent, the dialogue is original and quirky, and Franco is as skilled and exceptional as ever in his performance, even from what is presumably his bedroom in Richmond Hill.”
Do you miss walking through small art galleries to check out the latest exhibitions, but don’t feel comfortable venturing into one right now? Thankfully, Studio Sixty Six understands, and has created a walk-through virtual tour of their latest exhibition Liquid Pixel, featuring new work by Alex Sutcliffe and Brendan A. de Montigny.
This week in the Future of Ottawa, we are shining a light on film. Read on for Tom McSorley’s take on the present and future of film festivals. Tom McSorley is the Executive Director of the Canadian Film Institute and teaches film studies at Carleton University.
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we are looking at film, with a guest post from Stephanie Davy on the present and future of the film industry. Stephanie Davy has held several roles at the Ottawa Film Office; she’s currently the Marketing and Communications Officer.
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re looking at film, with a focus on indie cinemas in this post. Bruce White is an alumnus of CKCU-FM, where he learned that everyone’s interests are equally interesting. He has lived in Ottawa for 48 years.