INAUGURAL SHOW:  Collected Soles – A rhythm tap and jazz music show

Sunday, June 2, 2013  Arts Court Theatre

Collected _Final2Concert Group 1 copy

Featuring:  The 2012/13 ORI Concert Group (photo above)

Back row, left to right:  Patrick Kidney, Marie Brislinger, Simon Young

Front row, left to right : Carmelle Cachero, Carole Anne Piccinin (ORI Artistic Producer), Lisa Kilner, Peggy Soria

Missing from photo:  Rebecca Giesbrecht (non-performing contributing member)

About the 2012/13 ORI Concert Group

The 2012/13 ORI Concert Group (ORICG), made up of eight Ottawa dancers, was formed in November 2012. The ORICG independently funded this professional performance opportunity. Collected Soles was created with the support and guidance of Tap Master and acclaimed Manhattan Tap Artistic Director Heather Cornell, whose rhythm tap and creative process workshops helped set the direction and intention for the show, and was the inspiration for ORICG’s own new collective and individual work. The ORICG also commissioned two rhythm tap artists and choreographers:  2012/13 ORI Artist-in-Residence Allison Toffan – Artistic Producer, Toronto Rhythm Initiative (TRI) – who created a new work on ORICG and participating TRI members; and Dianne Montgomery (independent artist/choreographer and Toronto Rhythm Initiative member) who recreated a selection from her repertoire on ORICG, which was also performed alongside participating TRI members.  Throughout this process, ORICG also worked collaboratively with Ottawa musicians Craig Pedersen (musical director/bass), Francois Gravel (piano), David Pontello (percussion), Alex Moxon (guitar) to inspire and create work for this show.

Guest rhythm tap artists:  

*Rhythm tap and body percussionist

Musical Direction:   Craig Pedersen 


  • Francois Gravel (Piano
  • Craig Pedersen (Bass)
  • David Pontello (Percussion)


Technical consultant:  Andrew Prashad


Victory Arts  – Video recording

Bridgehead – Event coffee supplier

Fiona Melko – Photographer (

Program: ORI Program Final Version

Show Order:

 Collected Soles Show Order


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