Dancing in the Streets. The Ottawa version.

by Brie On a hot Friday afternoon we headed to the National Gallery of Canada with friends. But instead of going into the Gallery we sat outside under some trees and watched some free modern dancing. It was a pretty perfect way to pass the time.

Dancing in the Street is a project from The School of Dance that has performers and musicians dancing in streets across Ottawa. In their bright yellow t-shirts, the dancers preform contemporary dances playing off of each other and the space that they are in.

My four year old loved watching the dancers. In fact she loved it so much she asked me if she could get up and dance.

I was thrilled to see her exposed to some contemporary dancing. I have always loved modern dance because of its freedom of movement. Watching the Dancing in the Street dancers and then watching my daughter I realized that she has been doing modern dance all along!

We saw Dancing in the Street in front of the National Art Gallery, but you can check out their schedule and find them at different locations throughout the summer.  

Have you watched a Dancing in the Streets performance?

Brie is the mom of a 4 year old daughter “the girl” and 2 old son “the boy”. You can read her blog at Capital Mom.