A collaborative performance series incorporating music, movement, and visual projections.
March 5, March 26, April 16, May 14
at Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W)
Projections by Pansee Atta
Sounds by Wellington Sanipe (March 5, April 16) and Pama (March 26, May 14)
Choreography by Yvonne Coutts
Movement by Myrielle Bernier-Acuna, Amanda Bon, Jacqueline Ethier, Alya Graham, Sarah Hopkin, Mary Catherine Jack, Gabrielle Rousseau, Robin Treleaven
Presented by Debaser, SAW Video, Ottawa Dance Directive, and City of Ottawa Community Arts & Social Engagement.
-- ABOUT THE ARTISTS --
Pansee Atta is an Egyptian-Canadian artist whose practice considers themes of colonization, resistance, and identity, as well as the role of cultural institutions in legacies of epistemic violence. Previous exhibitions have taken place at La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Z Art Space in Montreal, MSVU Art Gallery and others. Previous residencies include the Impressions Residency at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the SparkBox Studio Award, and at the Atelier of Alexandria. She is a doctoral candidate in Cultural Mediations at Carleton University, on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabe nation.
Yvonne Coutts is the Artistic Director and resident choreographer of ODD/CDC. Her
work for Compagnie ODD has been featured in many national festivals over the past
decade and also in Europe, Asia, and the USA as an independent choreographer.
Yvonne was a company member and associate director of Le Groupe Dance Lab where
she danced with and for wondrously talented artists. She has received commissions
from dancers across Canada and has been a guest artist in residence at many nationally
recognized professional programs. She is a faculty member of The School of Dance
Professional Contemporary Programme and was the 2015 recipient of the Ottawa Arts
Council Mid-Career Artist Award.
Wellington Sanipe is an experimental ambient musician, creating lush, eerie and blissful synth loops
Pama is an experimental music duo that creates evocative atmospheres through improvisation with analog and digital instruments. Ellen Waterman (flutes/voice) and Michael Waterman (theremin, homemade and hacked instruments, processing) have long histories of sonic exploration whether in the context of Ellen’s contemporary music performance or Michael’s work with improvised audio collage band Mannlicher Carcano. As Pama, they create sonic dazzle vector patterns that scramble time, space and place.