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Yasmina Ramzy
Part of the Series: Freedom
Yasmina Ramzy, has the distinction of being Canada's top Belly Dance choreographer. Her dance company, Arabesque, has toured extensively across Canada and internationally. She has managed to fuse the ancient dance art with contemporary esthetics, all the while re- shaping…
Art Deco / Art Moderne
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1998
Art Deco and Moderne originated in Europe and were marked by stylized ornamental detailing. We will visit homes that stand as works of art, featuring mosaics, detailed metalworks magnificent stained glass. Only a few homes in Canada including Ottawa's French…
Link
Part of the Series: Freedom
Link is the brainchild of Gail Lotenberg - a transplanted big city artist who found herself and her voice in the wild northern frontier of the Yukon. Based in Whitehorse, Gail has translated her perceptions about man and nature into…
Snapshot: Rob Macinnis
Rob is a Halifax-bred artist-photographer, who has turned his lens and talents to shooting barnyard animals. He explores the exploitation of fashion models' by re-creating the drama, angles and lighting, using the barn as his runway. His models range from…
House And Garden
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2007
The garden is resurging as an essential component to making a home complete. The Grey Walls in East Lothian Scotland, by architect Edward Luytens and gardens by Gertrude Jeckle, is a traditional garden house transformed into a luxury hotel. Architect…
Snapshot: Eamon Mac Mahon
Eamon is a gypsy at heart, armed with a camera in his hand. Eamon has gained a reputation as an aerial photographer, but the plane he shares with his best friend Steve is merely a means to an end, helping…
Kokoro
Part of the Series: Freedom
Partners Jay Hirabayashi, and Barbara Bourget have spent twenty-five years building a company whose works mesmerize audiences. Based on the Japanese performance art of Bhuto, Kokoro has succeeded in blending Asian esthetic and western sensibilities with incredible results.
Arts & Crafts
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1998
We look at the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and the imprint he left on residential architecture in North America. We consider why he is one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, and visit one of the…
Artfully Crafted
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2004
An inspired look at the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements. #1. Architect Steve Carruther's historic renovation in Calgary, Alberta. #2. An original Arts & Crafts home from Hampstead, England. #3. Paterson House is one of Ottawa's finest old…
Kidd Pivot
Part of the Series: Freedom
Crystal Pite is the one-woman dynamo behind Vancouver-based dance company, Kidd Pivot. She has taken the art of dance into the realm of theatre with dramatic and comedic twists and turns. A very accomplished dancer in her own right, Crystal…
Rubberbandance
Part of the Series: Freedom
This innovative company is the brainchild of choreographer/dancer Victor Quijada, who has successfully melded his love of hip hop with classical ballet to create a dance form that is as much at home on the street as it is on…
Sasha Ivanochko
Part of the Series: Freedom
Sasha Ivanochko landed in dance after successfully representing Canada on the international stage in gymnastics. In a recent Globe and Mail article celebrating the "Top 133 Young Canadians" of the new millennium, she was described as "one of the powerhouses…
Victorian Era
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1998
The last half of the nineteenth century was rich in decorative architectural styles, originating in Britain. We trace the roots of the Queen Anne, Italianate and Gothic Revival styles in Britain and visit a historic home built during the time…
The Holy Body Tattoo
Part of the Series: Freedom
Based on the West Coast, this internationally acclaimed company is comprised of two dynamic choreographer/performers - Dana Gingras and Noam Gagnon. The imagery they cast is gothic, mixed with classical dance choreography against a multi-media backdrop. Their performances are highly…
The New Suburbia
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1999
The spread of suburban housing has given rise to a new approach to architecture called neo- traditionalism. It's an attempt to capture the look and feel of a small town in a suburban environment. We'll visit Prince Charles' project in…
International Style
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1998
In the latter part of this century, steel, re-inforced concrete and glass were used to create designs that turned their backs on historical traditions and developed a new aesthetic. The style's basic building block is a square or rectangular module,…
Minimal To The Max
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2004
A look at several minimalist designs executed with extraordinary results. #1. John Patkau's award-winning Barnes residence in Nanaimo, British Columbia. #2. Spanish Architect Carlos Ferrater's modern minimalist gem in Madrid. #3. Architect Ignacio Vicens award-winning minimalist geometric design in Madrid.…
French Flavour - Acadian To New Orleans
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2004
French inspired homes in New Orleans and Acadia. #1. Frank Masson takes us on a tour of Creole Cottage in the French Quarter of New Orleans. #2. Architect Ron Blitch's Acadian-inspired home outside New Orleans. #3. An Acadian homestead in…
Post-Modernism
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1998
An eclectic assortment without formal rules, post modernism allows for a look backward while taking a giant step forward. Designers return to some traditional elements that were thrown out by modernists, but they inject individuality and even humour into their…
Anne Troake
Part of the Series: Freedom
Anne Troake uses her home in Newfoundland as inspiration for her highly original works. Her short dance film Pretty Big Dig is classic Troake, featuring a dance company made up of steam shovels! Her keen sense of humor is evident…