September 21, 2019
Dancing Without Excuses or Limits!
Hosted by Cinédanse 2019
67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada
September 21 at 1:30 PM
Double program with Shara Weaver (Ottawa) and Lazylegz (Montréal).
On our stages and screens, in the city as in the countryside, professional dance is reinventing itself. More and more artists who practice the ritual of dance are giving it a new social significance. Some invite young people from diverse abilities and backgrounds to be part of dance companies, to present works that transcend their physical state, and help redefine expectations.
Discover, through the three films of this double-program, how Ottawa choreographer Shara Weaver and her company Propeller Dance, LazyLegz of Montreal and the French Virginie Combet breathe new life into dance.
A film by Propeller Dance (Ottawa)
Circuit explores societal and individual transformation, a journey through lands past and present. It is a call to get out of our heads and back to the heart of why we exist. Circuit is Propeller Dance’s premiere dance film, the result of a soulful collaboration with DRUMHAND.
Le pays où tout est à prendre au sérieux
A film by Virginie Combet
This film is the result of a year-long choreographic and cinematographic work with adolescents hospitalized in two psychiatric departments in France, Paris and Marseille. It is co-written and interpreted by them.
“Pas d’excuses, pas de limites” with Lazylegz (Montréal)
A film by Christian Lalumière
Lazylegz, a professional b-boy, has a condition that makes it almost impossible to use his legs. Pas d’excuses, pas de limites tells his incredible journey and his commitment to young people through his Project RAD, which trains urban-dance teachers how to work with children with physical and intellectual challenges. This film is in French only.
Wheelchair accessible venue. SAW Video is located on the main floor (one story above ground) of the Arts Court building. SAW Video’s main entrance is located closest to the 67 Nicholas St entrance which is not physically accessible at the present time due to construction. Alternate entry is available through 2 Daly Ave at the Arts Court main entrance or the Ottawa Art Gallery. All doors at SAW Video have accessibility buttons to press for automatic entry. Elevator access is available through the Ottawa Art Gallery main entrance @ 10 Daly Ave (take the elevator up to the 1st floor, turn left out of the elevator and access SAW Video through large white double doors at the end of the hall). Elevator access is available from 9AM – 11PM. SAW Video staff are available and willing to assist with all inquiries and requests regarding physical access during operating and event hours – call 613-238-7648 x4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.