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Upcoming events in the arts world.

Hitting the imaginary

The fight, first short film from the director of the franco-ontarian Léa Pascal, will open the first year of the Festival Visual of Ottawa. The owner of a production box and a documentary filmmaker is preparing a series on the world of amateur wrestling when her path has crossed that of the wrestler Marie-Eve Charest (photo). The meeting has inspired a short film in which the director wanted to strike the imagination : “The world of the fight is perfect, because there are characters inspired from mythology with a battle between the forces of good and evil. I wanted to push further this concept and to identify with our own inner struggle. “The fight will be screened on Friday, October 12, at 19: 30, at la Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins. Leah Pascal will be present during the viewing session. The Festival’s Visual will be held from 12 to 14 October.

Information : visuellesfilmfestival.com

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The colors of a drama

To commemorate the centenary of the end of the First world War, the Museum of fine arts of Canada offers a special exhibition on the port of Halifax. In 1917, two ships, including one laden with explosives, collided. The explosion killed about 2000 people and injured thousands of others. The port of Halifax, 1918 explores the challenges Harold Gilman and Arthur Lismer, both painters became artists of war, have faced the aftermath of the detonation. The exhibition includes 35 works, including drawings, paintings, sketches, prints, and photographs, as well as the two jewels of the collection, the paintings, The port of Halifax and Camouflage of winter. Organized in partnership with the Museum of fine arts Nova Scotia, The port of Halifax 1918 will be presented from October 11, 2018 march 17, 2019.

Information : fine arts.ca

The oboe festival

The chamber orchestra Thirteen Strings launches its season with a tribute to the oboe, Friday, October 12, at the church Dominion-Chalmers of Ottawa. The soloist Anna Peterson will play the Concerto for oboe in d minor by Alessandro Marcello. The canadian composer Jocelyn Morlock, Vivaldi, and Bach complement the repertoire of the show, in addition to Tchaikovsky, the Serenade for strings will be interpreted with the violinist invited Manuela Milani.

Information : thirteenstrings.ca

To the West, as the new

The specialist in canadian history Hugues Théorêt (photo) will launch Tuesday, October 2, her new book, The canadian Press-French and the extreme european right. In this essay, the researcher and professor at the University of Ottawa provides a profile of the media French-speaking canadians of the 1920 to 1940 and their coverage on the rise of the extreme right in Europe. What kinds of editorials and propaganda newspapers were publishing-they at this time, knowing that most had a bias for or against Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Francisco Franco or António de Oliveira Salazar ? The author is interested in this chapter of history which should be of interest to enthusiasts of the Second world War. Hugues Théorêt received the Prix du Canada en sciences sociales 2014 for his book The blue shirts : Adrian Arcand, a journalist with anti-semitic French-canadian. The launch of The canadian Press-French and europe’s far right will take place at the Library of the Sun in Ottawa, Thursday, October 11, to 17 h.

Information : north.qc.ca

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Dance to the rhythm of the Sticks

Tara Luz Danse will transform the Shenkman arts Centre in the world in parallel with the show The sticks, Saturday, October 13. The simple sticks are the sources of inspiration of four characters, who explore various scenes in creating shapes and images using objects. The choreographer Anik Bouvrette is beating The sticks to the rhythm of the music and sounds and moves the bodies of the dancers in a fantastic trip. The show had been presented to sold-out in 2016. Tara Luz Danse is a contemporary dance company in residence at the Shenkman arts Centre.

Information : taraluzdanse.ca ; shenkmanarts.ca

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The light in the forest

The Gatineau Marie-Jeanne Musiol explores the fields of light surrounding the plants in The Forest radiant : energy herbarium, published in April last. His book offers 350 boards photographs that show the luminous phenomenon generated by the process of electromagnetic it employs. Wednesday, October 10, the library Bouquinart Aylmer offers a lecture of the artist in which she will discuss her experiences from her garden and the surrounding forest. The evening will include a video projection and a discussion with the public.

Information : Event Facebook Encounter with Marie-Jeanne Musiol

Lhasa to Ottawa

The artist-monks from India, Tibet and the United States will create a mandala sand at the Ottawa city hall, from 11 to 13 October. The three days of construction will be complemented by activities. A tibet bazaar will welcome visitors from Thursday to Saturday. On Friday, a concert will feature musical instruments tibetan, as well as dances of the lamas as sacred, and Saturday, a “transmission of healing based on energy of the medicine buddha” will be held. The same evening, as is the tradition of the mandala, the work will be destroyed to remember that the whole thing is ephemeral. It is considered a blessing to witness the creation of a mandala. The activities are free, with the exception of the spectacle and the ritual of the medicine buddha.

Information : Page Facebook Updated Info-Sand Mandala 2018-Echoes of the Sacred; tickets available on evenbrite.com in Echoes of the Sacred

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