Since being founded in 2010, the Ottawa Dance Directive (ODD) has provided a vital space for local artists working in contemporary dance.
One of the key roles that ODD plays is providing a home to their resident dance company Compagnie ODD, which begins this evening a two-day run at Arts Court as part of Ontario Scene. (The second performance is scheduled for Saturday).
Directed by the company’s artistic director Yvonne Coutts, an award-winning choreographer from Ottawa, Compagnie ODD will be presenting three different works.
The programme includes the world debut of The Eventual De-Expression of Rgs2, a solo work by Coutts that was created in collaboration with Jesse Stewart, an award-winning musician and composer who teaches at Carleton University’s Faculty of Music.
After watching Stewart perform recently alongside Propeller Dance, I can vouch for his highly original and innovative work, and watching him play live alongside Coutts’ movements will be a treat.
Also on the programme is Mere Human by Mélanie Demers, the artistic director of Montreal’s MAYDAY, as well as Speeds and Slownesses 1a, a work by Andrew Turner.
Compagnie ODD perform at Arts Court on April 30 and May 2 as part of Ontario Scene. Showtime is 8 pm on both nights. Single tickets are $25 or you can purchase a pass for $99 that will allow you to enter into five different Ontario Scene events.