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Ottawa Dance Directive / Centre de danse contemporaine (ODD) is a centre for professional dance. ODD creates a space in Ottawa for contemporary minded artists to investigate dance making, performance and collaboration.
ODD Statement of Support for Indigenous Peoples
Ottawa Dance Directive stands together with Indigenous peoples and our hearts are filled with sadness and compassion for the grieving families and communities of the children whose remains were found in unmarked burial sites near former residential schools. As settler allies, we commit to listening, learning, and adapting to better support reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. It is vital that we create new pathways for healing.full statement
A man from jambican’s third offering of poems in this series of monthly poetry offerings. Pause for a moment and soak in these thought provoking ideas by this insightful Ottawa artist.
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Black Lives Matter
Ottawa Dance Directive stands in solidarity with all those working for justice and protesting against racism, intolerance and other forms of oppression. It is imperative that we forge new pathways for discussion with open and compassionate hearts and minds so that change is finally realized. ODD is committed to having these discussions and creating space for the important work ahead. Diversity of expression is vital in the arts and in every sector of society and with it brings the greatest potential for our joint humanity.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
Ottawa Dance Directive acknowledges that its studios are located on traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin nation, as the traditional custodians of the land. We respect the land as the territory of the First Peoples. We are humbled to work in their community, and on their territory.
ODD acknowledges the generosity and support of its sponsors