This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into Ottawa’s dance communiter—what it’s like now and where it’s headed. Read on for a guest post by Yvonne Coutts on the future of professional dance in Ottawa.
It has been a long winter and this weekend we celebrate the arrival of spring, sunny skies, and above-zero temperatures. Whether you’re eager to get outside or you’re keen to stay home, we’ve some fun ideas as to how to make the most of your time this weekend.
Founded in 2007, Propeller Dance is recognized as a leader in Canada for their innovative, inclusive creations and teaching practices, and for demonstrating that dreams can be achieved for people of all abilities. Artistic associate and company dancer Liz Winkelaar speaks about Propeller Dance as a role model for students and the community.
The days are warming up, the sun is setting later, and flowers are beginning to bloom. While things are a bit different this year, there are still ways to enjoy some classic Ottawa moments.
Haunted Houses and pumpkin carving parties may be at the very top of your to-do list this weekend, and if so, enjoy the heck out of that. If you’re still not sure what else there is to do, we’ve got your back. From a writing festival to choral music and an outdoor movie screening get out and about this weekend with your people and take in some of the nicer weather before the snow flies.
Six politically- and socially-charged plays are being presented on the GCTC’s main stage in the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre.
On Tuesday, December 5th, Synapcity hosted their Creative CityMakers event at General Assembly to ask: “Why Ottawa for arts and culture?”
Propeller Dance, Ottawa’s all abilities dance group, celebrates Ten Years of Triumph! with events including a Canada Day performance for royalty.
We are especially excited that the performance will offer new options to increase accessibility, including a limited number of sensory seats for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.
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 […]
You probably have heard that a person who loses one sense, such as sight or hearing, can compensate by strengthening their other senses. Science supports this view – see, for instance, a study on how people who are born deaf use parts of their brain that normally processes sound to process touch and vision. In other words, the loss […]
This is the final part in our week-long series The Future of Ottawa (arts and culture edition). In this guest column, Julie Houle Cezer, the coordinator of the Dance Network from 1995-2006 and a longtime observer of Ottawa’s dance scene, offers her thoughts on the local dance community. Twitter users: use hashtag #futott if you want to discuss this series […]
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwKD-koPhD4[/youtube] Some of Ottawa’s leading theatres recently announced their lineup for the 2015-16 season. Over the next fews days, Apartment613 will highlight some of the great events that audiences can expect in the near future. Today we review what is coming up at the Great Canadian Theatre Company. For 40 years, the Great Canadian Theatre […]
What is a disability? Is it something to be fixed and rehabilitated, or can it open up artistic possibilities that would otherwise not be available? For Ottawa-based Propeller Dance, the art of human movement can be found in all kinds of bodies. Co-Founded by Shara Weaver, Renata Soutter and Alan Shain, it is the only […]
After the massive success of our ballet ticket give away, we’re branching out to see if Ottawa will give other types of dance a try. Propeller Dance specializes in what it calls integrated dance, which combines contemporary dancers with and without disabilities in each performance. The style pushes boundaries by exploring new principals of movement […]