ART PLACE 2015-2016 The Ottawa Stilt Union – Theatre, performance

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

The Ottawa Stilt Union is a bilingual group of artists, committed to bringing the magical and the unexpected into the daily lives of people in the National Capital Region and beyond by creating and performing original theatre works that celebrate spectacular physical modes of expression. We strive to make our work accessible to the public physically, financially and linguistically.

The OSU was founded in 2007.  Since then we have created 10 original theatre works as well as a series of participatory performance events collectively known as the Youppi Club.  Our focus has gradually shifted from pure performance to more audience engagement.  We have a particular interest in bringing our events into unconventional performance spaces, with an emphasis on collectively devised, site-specific creation.

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2015
ABOUT THE PROJECT

Participants: Working with seniors
Language: English
Category: Theatre, performance
Project description:

To work with seniors at Carleton Lodge in creating an original performance that reflects their personality as individuals and as a group.

PROJECT UPDATES

APR 20.16 Lost in language, finding memory: concluding thoughts with Ottawa Stilt Union

APR 18.16 Ottawa Stilt Union’s Art Place Retrospective

APR 6.16 Another viewpoint on our project

APR 4.16 La musique permet un accès à la mémoire

MAR 31.2016 Project Check in with Ottawa Stilt Union

MAR 19.16 Mise à jour après 4 semaines au Carleton Lodge, par Élise Gauthier

MAR 8.16 Second Post from Carleton Lodge, by Laura Astwood

FEB 29.16 First Report from Carleton Lodge

FEB 2.16 Entretien avec Laura Astwoord – Ottawa Stilt Union

JAN 21.16 Interview with Laura Astwood – Ottawa Stilt Union

NOV 18.15 Community Embraces Year Two of Art Place Artist-in-residence Program for its Positive Impact

PARTNER SITE

Spectacular river views and a beautiful garden setting are just some of the many features that compliment the excellent facilities, expert staff, and responsive services provided by Carleton Lodge.

Situated on a picturesque, 12-hectare waterfront property, the Lodge overlooks the Rideau River in South Ottawa.

The original Lodge was opened in 1960, and was the first municipal Long Term Care Home in Ottawa-Carleton. A new facility was reconstructed, and opened its doors on April 8, 1989.

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