• New artistic director is communing with the artistic spirit of Pina Bausch

  • Beijing Dance Theatre brings a contemporary Chinese take on performance to town

  • Ottawa native Hannah Moscovitch on shortlist for Siminovitch prize

  • Review: Bruce Cockburn’s flame burns undimmed in masterful performance at NAC

  • Ottawa author offers a new YA book about understanding the issues facing the transgendered

  • Ottawa Animation Festival puts The Breadwinner on the red carpet

  • Setting the table: Wakefield Doc Fest weekend features film about food and friendship

  • Living a musical life: Hope renewed for Ottawa composer Kelly-Marie Murphy

  • Shortlist for 2017 City of Ottawa book awards revealed

  • Ottawa animation festival celebrates the work of Evelyn Lambart

Adolphe Binder has a daunting task. She has assumed the role of artistic director of a world famous dance company

The Beijing Dance Theatre is a leading exponent of contemporary dance in China. The troupe is making its first visit

This year's Siminovitch Prize will be awarded to one of four playwrights. The list of 2017 nominees was announced in a

The back is slightly bent and the hair has been bleached by time but Bruce Cockburn, that musical lion, doesn't

A perplexing image of a young teenaged boy kept popping into Sonia Tilson’s mind. The boy was alone. His head

The story of The Breadwinner by Canadian author Deborah Ellis has captured imaginations and hearts around the world. Now the

The Czech-born, Montreal raised film-maker Peter Svatek is known for making documentaries with a strong social focus. His latest film,

When the Toronto Symphony Orchestra takes the stage Friday night, it will be a very public acknowledgement of Ottawa composer

The finalists for the City of Ottawa book awards includes a talented mystery writer, a novelist and professor at Carleton

In the history of film animation in Canada, the name of Norman McLaren is remembered and celebrated. But there are

Peter Herrndorf will step down as the head of the National Arts Centre on June 2, 2018, after leading the

The album Ingénue was released 25 years ago. The artist whose vision created the record, kd lang, emerged onto the

The story of The Breadwinner by Canadian author Deborah Ellis has captured imaginations and hearts around the world. Now the

The Czech-born, Montreal raised film-maker Peter Svatek is known for making documentaries with a strong social focus. His latest film,

In the history of film animation in Canada, the name of Norman McLaren is remembered and celebrated. But there are

While for some hockey fans, it might be hard to imagine anything about the Toronto Maple Leafs being historically significant,

Three exhibitions of photography show the Ottawa area as it once was, as it has become and, finally, how a

The late 1960s were perilous days. It was the height of the Cold War, as the Soviet Union and the

Pierre Théberge is back under the spotlight after leaving the public stage in 2009 when he retired, amid considerable controversy,

You can now see the (blank) of new Canadian painting at the National Gallery, and there you can decide how

Before judging the art to be installed in the stations of Ottawa’s light-rail Confederation Line, consider this question: what is

Can a cake be a piece of art? The Enriched Bread Artists certainly think so and they are determined to

In this age of broadcast lives, when newborns may later look back and find their every moment shared and chronicled

Anyone who was in the lobby of the National Arts Centre in after June 15 has experienced the CLOUD. The interactive

A perplexing image of a young teenaged boy kept popping into Sonia Tilson’s mind. The boy was alone. His head

The finalists for the City of Ottawa book awards includes a talented mystery writer, a novelist and professor at Carleton

Pierre Théberge is back under the spotlight after leaving the public stage in 2009 when he retired, amid considerable controversy,

In Wayne Johnston’s world the novels are mythic and the characters come back. His latest novel is just that. First Snow,

Twenty years ago, Sean Wilson was a 22 year old graphic designer working in a struggling business when his father

Canada’s storytelling community has lost one of its leading figures with the death of Lanark County’s Jan Andrews. In a Facebook

Nina Berkhout is an Ottawa novelist and poet. Her second novel, The Mosaic, has just been published in Canada by

A fiction writer's journey can be lonely and frustrating. Just ask Ottawa writer Kate Heartfield, who after 20 years of

Fans of Ottawa author Frances Itani may remember how her last book, Tell, ended with the adoption of a baby

When she was young, Joanne Proulx had a brush with danger. A young man threw her over his shoulder at

Ottawa writer Kate Jaimet has learned a lesson or two as she has advanced her career as a children's author. Lesson

“From the very first pages of our art history books,” writes National Gallery director Marc Mayer on the very first

Adolphe Binder has a daunting task. She has assumed the role of artistic director of a world famous dance company

The Beijing Dance Theatre is a leading exponent of contemporary dance in China. The troupe is making its first visit

If you look above the stage in Southam Hall this month, you just might see the spirit of Pina Bausch. The

Here are some must-see shows in classical music and dance this fall. Classical: Sept. 6: Daniel Tselyakov is the son of the

When the creative originality of Quebec choreographer Marie Chouinard meets the eccentric genius of 15th-century Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch, the

The dance/sound creation called Dollhouse mixes the unique talents of choreographer/dancer Bill Coleman and the sonic skills of avant-garde composer

Marie Chouinard's choreography called Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights is a rarity in her career. That's because the world-renowned

For 10 years Propeller Dance has been showing how anyone can join in and dance. The celebrate the decade, ARTSFILE

One evening, six world premieres. It isn’t often I get to feel like my critic predecessors in 1880s Vienna or pre-First

Towards the end of work on a musical score for the ballet The Little Prince, Kevin Lau and Guillaume Côté

The National Arts Centre has commissioned three new dance works from three of the country's best choreographers and companies. In

The National Arts Centre has commissioned three new dance works from three of the country's best choreographers and companies. In

The back is slightly bent and the hair has been bleached by time but Bruce Cockburn, that musical lion, doesn't

When the Toronto Symphony Orchestra takes the stage Friday night, it will be a very public acknowledgement of Ottawa composer

The album Ingénue was released 25 years ago. The artist whose vision created the record, kd lang, emerged onto the

The Philosopher Kings were a seminal Canadian band in the 1990s but after a time, like many groups, the individual

At a certain point in his career, Bruce Cockburn decided that if he wanted to be a "serious" writer of

The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra has expanded their concert season from four to five, announce the winner of a new music

Alexander Shelley and the National Arts Centre Orchestra kicked off their 2017-18 season Wednesday evening with a potpourri of popular

The Ottawa Choral Society season for 2017-18 will feature a collaboration with the choir of Ecole Secondaire de la Salle,

Marc Djokic, a violinist well-known to Ottawa audiences, has won the $125,000 Goyer prize given to a collaborative emerging artist.

The musical duo of Canadian violinist Véronique Mathieu and pianist Stephanie Chua will open the 2017-18 Concerts by the Canal

Michigan Avenue runs right through the Motor City — a giant spoke on a giant wheel. Sixto Rodriguez knows all about

Here are some must-see shows in classical music and dance this fall. Classical: Sept. 6: Daniel Tselyakov is the son of the

This year's Siminovitch Prize will be awarded to one of four playwrights. The list of 2017 nominees was announced in a

Pity the rich boy with too much time on his hands. His heart entombed as though by a Russian winter,

If Amiel Gladstone had been otherwise engaged a few years back, Onegin, the hip musical opening the new theatre season

The Great Canadian Theatre Company is back to school with a new initiative to involve students and teachers in the

When Burn, a ghost-cum-mystery story by Ottawa playwright John Muggleton, opens at The Gladstone Aug. 24, a crucially important person

Making the grade in Canadian theatre isn't easy. But two independent companies based in Ottawa are starting to spread their

A word of advice: If your plans ever conflict with those of Corallina, you may as well just give way

Fifty-seven years ago a new sound started to percolate on radio stations across North America. It became known as the Motown

Accustomed as we are to reading faces for cues to character and intention, you’d think the fixed expression of masked

The story of Kiviuq Returns begins in Iqaluit in the office of the Qaggiavuut! Society. As Ellen Hamilton, the co-founder and executive

You may never look at a shipping container the same way after seeing Old Stock. Starring Halifax singer-songwriter-actor Ben Caplan,

Ben Caplan is known as an energetic singer-songwriter with a dynamic stage presence. Now he can also put actor on the

The story of The Breadwinner by Canadian author Deborah Ellis has captured imaginations and hearts around the world. Now the

The finalists for the City of Ottawa book awards includes a talented mystery writer, a novelist and professor at Carleton

Peter Herrndorf will step down as the head of the National Arts Centre on June 2, 2018, after leading the

While for some hockey fans, it might be hard to imagine anything about the Toronto Maple Leafs being historically significant,

Marc Djokic, a violinist well-known to Ottawa audiences, has won the $125,000 Goyer prize given to a collaborative emerging artist.

The late 1960s were perilous days. It was the height of the Cold War, as the Soviet Union and the

Canada’s storytelling community has lost one of its leading figures with the death of Lanark County’s Jan Andrews. In a Facebook

Carleton University is examining the feasibility of purchasing Dominion-Chalmers United Church, one of the most important buildings and popular performing

She might be 84 years old, but Carol Burnett is showing no signs of slowing down at all. The legendary comedian

As summer slows to the finish, the building of a city strategy for Ottawa's music industry is about to become

Harry Hyman (Hy) Bloom was the son of a tailor but he was much more interested in the sound a

When Ottawa photographer Fred Cattroll sold his house it meant he had to tell his exotic Italian "tenant," that it

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