The Company leads the Canadian movement to modernize this Scottish dance form, while honouring its historic integrity.
Caithream Celtic Dance Fusion was founded in 2002, by Ottawa dancers Andrée Charlebois and Jenn Macquarrie, as a professional not-for-profit performance company. The Company’s members, coming from a variety of artistic backgrounds, are selected from several of Ottawa’s top dance schools.
The Company’s goal is to lead a revolution in the dance world by defying conventional categorizations. Through the fusing of styles such as highland, jazz, contemporary dance, and traditional dances of many cultures, we are creating a new form of dance that is uniquely Canadian; we want to express both our contemporary position as multicultural Canadians in a global community, as well as our roots as immigrants.
Through our choreography, we hope to communicate both the strength in sharing a common background and the beauty of diversity.
“A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas” puts a Celtic twist on Dickens’ classic holiday tale! Rediscover the joy of Ebeneezer Scrooge as he learns the importance of love, friends, and family, told through dance. Caithream Celtic Dance Fusion takes the traditional story and showcases the powerful and moving themes of redemption through highland dance fused with more modern styles. Caithream performs “gorgeous choreography and innovative dancing” (The Visitorium, 2012). This production will make you laugh one minute and get ghostly chills the next, as their beautiful dancers bring this heart-warming tale to life.
“A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas” will be performed at the Richcraft Theatre, at the Shenkman Arts Centre on December 7th, at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are available through Shenkman’s box office ($25/$20 for children). For more information on the show, including press passes, please contact 613-796-2075.