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New dance season at the NAC looks fantastic

[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 […]

How dance proves that Ottawa is cool

“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. […]

Review: Akram Khan’s performance of DESH is a gorgeous masterpiece

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 […]