It’s not often women have the license to talk about their vaginas and share their thoughts with the wider community. But that is what's happening this weekend when The Vagina Monologues opens at the Bronson Centre.
André Lewis is a legend. As a young dancer Lewis trained in Ottawa, but after being discovered by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) he packed up his bags and with little adieu moved to find his new home on the prairie [photo credit: David Cooper].
Billy Elliot opened to two standing ovations at the National Art Centre (NAC) Tuesday Dec 31 st.
Set in the backdrop of the 1980s United Kingdom’s miners strike, it follows the story of Billy Elliot a 12-year-old boy who is looking to find himself.
Meet the Sexual Overtones: they are a funny, quirky and sex positive vaudeville troupe whose shows rock the crowd with wild and sometimes outrageous acts. After a two year hiatus the troupe is back and will be performing in Winternude, on Saturday January 19th, at St Brigids Centre for the Arts.
Inside Out festival is back and for queer movie buffs it's the only time of the year when sitting in front of a movie screen for four days is considered acceptable behaviour.
This year the festival reels off on Thursday Nov 15 and runs to Sunday Nov 18 at the National Gallery of Canada with a few select films being screened at the SAW Gallery. Friday's film kicks off with a free student matinee of Masquita Y Mari, a film about young love.
In France during the late 1700s, rumours of Marie Antoinette’s lesbian relationships first circulated in detailed pornographic pamphlets handed out by anti-royalists.
Although sometimes doubted, her ‘sisterly’ relationship with the Princesse de Lamballe and other women of court was greatly romanticized after execution.
There is something very Sapphically tragic about Marie Antoinette’s life, a martyrdom that seems to lead to her appeal – although the shoes and outfits don’t hurt.
Ottawa’s Galerie SAW Gallery is known for its fringe performances, edgy art shows and audiovisual presentations. Until he stepped down in 2011 Stefan St-Laurent was the curator of SAW for nine years. Under his guidance, the gallery led the way in bringing local and unknown artists to the foreground, while pushing the boundaries of alternative art.
typeQ sat down with St-Laurent, a multidisciplinary artist, to chat about his years as SAW’s curator, art in Ottawa, being queer and his plans for the future.
“As much as we are queer, we are humans first. Though I like to think that being queer and being human are one in the same,” says Cara Tierney, one of Ottawa’s most active queer artists.
Tierney, 34, is a performance artist, photographer and printmaker whose work is mostly autobiographical. By sharing their individual story and past experiences, Tierney hopes to stimulate others to question their own reality.