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Cocktail on the theme DANCING PICNIC to support Tara Luz Danse

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Join us on Friday April 28th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Emmy & Victor Abboud Music Studio at the Shenkman Arts Centre for our annual fundraising cocktail. The theme of the evening will be DANCING PICNIC.

All proceeds will go towards Tara Luz Danse’s projects and towards offering inspiring artistic experiences in contemporary dance to the children and youth of Ottawa.

Cocktails and appertizers will be served at 7:30 pm, and will be followed by short performances inspired by the evening’s “picnic” theme. The event will conclude with a dance along with the company’s artists. A cash bar will be available during the evening.

For tickets and information, to donate or to become a sponsor, please contact:
Nadia Desrochers at or at 613-580-2424 ext. 27227

Early Bird: $40 until April 16th, 2017
Regular: $45 after April 16th, 2017
Group of 4: $140

Can’t come? You are invited to make a donation.

Jump with us – into a world of imagination.

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Dance, puppetry, music, and storytelling invite you into a world of imagination. Tara Luz Danse and Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre will present the event Step into the Studio on February 18th 2017 at 2 pm in the Ottawa Citizen Dance Studio at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

This Family Day celebration will show how simple objects can inspire the creative process. The event combines short performances with audience participation, so be ready to get up and move with us!

General Information:

  • All ages are welcome
  • Event hosted in English and in French
  • Pay-what-you-can
  • Wear clothing you can move in comfortably
Seating is limited, click here and register today 


A new performance for all ages

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Ottawa, September 28, 2016 – Tara Luz Danse presents its new creation, Les bâtons, from the imagination of choreographer Anik Bouvrette. This work will welcome children and adults alike into a playful universe where dancers move and transform colourful sticks in unexpected ways. This piece is one of the first opportunities for the company to combine the work of three dancers and a musician on stage. Les bâtons will be presented on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Richcraft Theatre at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

When choreographer Anik Bouvrette discovered these colorful objects in schools, known as “boomwhackers”, she immediately knew she wanted to integrate them in her new work. When she began the creative process in the winter of 2015, she was deeply surprised and inspired by the many ways to use these objects in the movement and in the music.

For Anik Bouvrette, the object is a point of entry for the audience, making the work more accessible. “We presented excerpts of the work on a few occasions and I noticed that people have an immediate connection with this object. Its first use is a musical instrument, but the creative process led us to go much further with this object. With Les bâtons, I want to engage children and adults through imagination and reflection.”

Step into the Studio

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We are currently creating our new work for all ages Les bâtons. The work will be premiered from October 20th to October 22nd at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

To celabrate Culture Days, the artists invite you to participate to the event Step into the Studio on October 1st at 2:00 pm in the Shenkman Arts Centre Dance Studio. You will be invited to see excerpts from the work and to move with the artists to the rythms of a live musician.

For this single event, you will have the opportunity to meet with the visual artist Karen Goetzinger, who is creating the set elements of the work.

Additional information:
-It is recommended that participants wear confortable clothing.
-Adminission is by donation, we recommend 10$ per person.

Spaces are limited, please reserves your places at: or CLICK HERE.