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June 21, 2022 - June 28, 2022

Propeller Dance Presents: Reasons To Be Cheerful

Hosted by Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC), Propeller Dance

Join Propeller Dance and GCTC in a joyful celebration of Ian Dury’s birthday, of his riotous disability anthem, “Spasticus Autisticus,” and of the disability justice movement.

Propeller Dance Company and the Great Canadian Theatre Company are thrilled to present Reasons to be Cheerful, 60 minutes of video fun, featuring:  

  • Ed Hanley’s film montage of four incarnations of Propeller’s ever-evolving Spasticus  
  • framed by two performances of Ian Dury’s “Spasticus Autisticus”
  • one a madcap, energetic, gleeful video from Graeae Dance Theatre of Great Britain  
  • the other, a wonderful, mesmerizing one-woman “dance translation” by Dutch sign-dancer, Mirjam Stolk

Buy your ticket now and get access to the show on June 21st, and it will be available to you until June 28th.

This presentation is made possible by TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment and the CCA Digital Now fund.


ASL and audio description of the video content is included with the ticket.

More accessibility information

Please contact Drea, Access Coordinator, at drea@gctc.ca if you have any questions.


Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC)

300-1227 Wellington St. W., Ottawa, ON, K1Y 0G7, Canada

Phone number: (613) 236-5196

Email: info@gctc.ca

Propeller Dance

421 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON, K2A 4E4, Canada

Phone number: 613-236-5192

Email: info@propellerdance.com

Propeller Dance has been an innovator in the field of contemporary integrated dance and diverse performance practices in Canada since 2007. Propeller Dance is committed to excellence — creating, teaching, performing, presenting integrated dance and more recently, inter-arts performance. At the core of our work is the belief that dance is for all people, and as wide a breadth of expression as possible is of value. We are recognized as a leader in Canada for our innovative, inclusive creations and teaching practices.