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Fringe Review: raw footage

By Alex Katayama 40 minutes | Dance, Solo | PG When I was first assigned to review raw footage, the first thing I did was look up “contemporary dance” on Wikipedia and then desperately searched Youtube for “contemporary dance examples” — I figured a basic education couldn’t hurt. Then Friday night rolled around, I took my seat in […]

“If you can breathe, you can dance”

This Friday and Saturday, the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) is presenting ROAR, a collection of three new dance pieces by Propeller Dance that challenge some common assumptions about dance. Since their founding in 2007, Propeller Dance has been striking back at conceptions of what it means for a body to be able, of the types of […]

Weekend roundup: not Bluesfest yet edition

The headline says it all folks. Yesterday’s lineup announcement for Ottawa’s largest blues festival that also features electro, hip hop and prog rock sparked a flurry of online discussion and excitement. But if this weekend is any indication, we don’t need to wait until July to take in some wicked-ass music. The organizers of the […]

Still Standing You? A relationship in dance

The National Arts Center launched an engaging new dance series this week called Face 2 Face, featuring work of four international companies presented at three venues in Ottawa (NAC Studio, ArtsCourt Theatre and ArtsCourt studio). Face 2 Face presents duets as the thematic focus to tie the series together. The duet provides a perfect idiom […]