Propeller Dance New

Propeller Dance creates, performs and teaches integrated dance (in person and online) that showcases the power and beauty of diverse voices, bodies and minds through its innovative, inclusive artistry. Propeller is recognized as an exceptional art-based community-builder that accelerates societal change through art. We create non-normative art where the presence of disability is an asset that expands creative possibilities and propels the dance world forward. At the core of our work is the belief that dance is for all people, and a diversity of expression is of value. Since 2007 Propeller has been reaching people with and without disability, showing that we are all able 

Performances and workshops are available within the Cities of Ottawa and Gatineau (Hull).

Curriculum Links

Character development: empathy, equity, inclusion, respect for diversity, anti-bullying, self-development, social interaction Elements of Dance: space, shape, time, energy, relationships, self-expression.

Additional Information

Schools must be wheelchair accessible, with accessible bathrooms.


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New Artist
New Program
Program Type
Residency
Residency
Indigenous
Indigenous
Performance
Performance
Workshop
Workshop
Senior
Seniors
Language
English
French
French Immersion

School Performance: The Land of Dreams/The Cats Have an Adventure! (Available: April 26 - June, 2021)

Residency Performance English

This is a place where magical things happen! We see characters struggle with inclusivity, rejection, cowardice, fear, and hurtfulness. Through two engaging pieces, each character learns acceptance, courage, kindness, love, and cooperation. Physical and heartfelt, this performance experience provides opportunities to engage with disability and difference. This performance includes interactive components for students of all abilities.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Maximum:
200
Discipline:
Dance
Time and Price:
In person only:
One performance: 50 minutes $570 + HST
Two performances: same school, one day $855 + HST
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School Performances: Dream A Little Dream (Available: April 26 - June, 2021)

New Program Residency Performance English

Inspired by the euphoria one might feel through exercise such as running or dancing, this piece indulges in the physicality and joy of dancing to music. You will notice everyday gestures (a hand wave, a high five, a shaking head) in layered and echoing patterns being deployed and explored. Social dances (the twist and various partner dances) filter through the non-linear meanderings in playful movement. The piece experiments with the use of voice by using words randomly, without their normal meaning, to become a sound element along with the music; leaving interpretation open to the audience members.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maximum:
200
Discipline:
Dance
Time and Price:
In person only:
One performance: 45 minutes $555 + HST

This show can be offered on the same day as either a workshop, or the Land of Dreams performance.
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School Workshop: Wheels & Feet Dance

Residency Workshop English

(2 - 3 artists) Students experience the joy of movement, accompanied by live music. They express themselves creatively through dance, in a non-judgemental setting and demonstrate that everyone can dance; if you can breathe, you can dance!

Participants:
Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Dance
Time and Price:
In person only:
One workshop: 1 hour $255 + HST
Two workshops: $400 + HST
Four workshops: $670 + HST
Request a Booking