The 2018–19 season is an intriguing program of dance, theatre, and music, and will mark the National Arts Centre’s 50th anniversary.
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exVVKUpgoGw[/youtube] Some of Ottawa’s leading theatres recently announced their lineup for the 2015-16 season. Over the next few days, Apartment613 will preview what local audiences can expect in the near future. Today we review the upcoming dance season at the National Arts Centre. Whenever someone complains that Ottawa is not a world-class city when it […]
“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” – George Orwell Sometimes people insist on repeating a myth. Case in point: Ottawa is regularly mocked as the city that fun forgot and where creativity goes to die. There is just one problem with this critique: It is a massive pile of bollocks. […]
Following last year’s smashing success, the Face 2 Face dance series is coming back to Ottawa with a roster full of first-rate performances. Programmed by the National Arts Centre, the 2014 series brings together the work of four solo artists from Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. “We wanted to have an addition in our […]
Awesome. Spellbinding. Breathtakingly beautiful. Akram Khan’s opening day performance of DESH at the National Arts Centre on Thursday, November 14, mesmerised an awe struck audience with a brilliant, brilliant show. After watching this wonderful work, I understand why some critics have called it a masterpiece. The semi-biographical performance tells the story of a British-born man […]
When British-born dancer Akram Khan started working on DESH, his new solo show, he thought it was going to be about his mother. As he started putting together the innovative piece, however, he discovered that it was really a celebration of his father, who had told him numerous stories when he was a child that […]