1. Kaeja d’Dance

    Porch View Dances

  2. Sold Out A co-presentation of... ODD is OFF

    Ottawa Dance Directive

  3. Sold Out Frédérick Gravel

    Usually Beauty Fails

  4. Young Professionals

    Mixed Repertoire

  5. World Premiere JP Longboat and Byron Chief-Moon

    Greed, REsolve

  6. Free Enhance Your Dance

    Free pre- and…

  7. Sold Out Roundtable on Pluralism

  8. Sold Out Justine A. Chambers

    Family Dinner

  9. Free Cinema in a Box

  10. Sold Out World Premiere MAYDAY

    Animal Triste

  11. Dancers of Damelahamid


  12. Bageshree Vaze & Mocean Dance

    Mixed Repertoire

  13. Free Beau’s Festival Bar

  14. Free Collective Historical Acts of Social...

    Discussion /…

  15. Ballet BC

    16 + a room,…

  16. Sold Out Freya Björg Olafson


  17. Free CDF in the ByWard Market

  18. Company 605

    Vital Few

  19. Sold Out DORSALE Danse

    douce tourmente

  20. Sold Out Ame Henderson & Matija Ferlin...

    Out of Season

  21. Free Frame Lines


  22. Justine A. Chambers


  23. Moving Stories

    Schooled in…

  24. Sold Out La 2e Porte à Gauche

    Rendez-vous à…

  25. 50 Dancer Project


  26. La Grande Fente

    Sans Lactose

  27. Free Day Party with DJ Pedro...

  28. Interactive Video Workshop

    with Freya…

  29. Sold Out World Premiere Tedd Robinson | 10 Gates...


  30. Marta Marta Productions

    Speaking in Ligeti

  31. Sold Out MOonhORsE dance theatre

    Older & Reckless

CDF 2016 will set the nation’s capital alight with challenging new ideas showcased through powerful movement and beautiful movers – all telling uniquely Canadian stories through dance.

Jeanne Holmes © David Hou © David Hou

Welcome to the 2016 Canada Dance Festival.

CDF 2016 showcases an amazing array of talented artists who hail from coast to coast. The works that you will see at this year’s festival are original, compelling, inspirational, provocative and virtuosic, celebrating the amazing physicality of the body moving through space.

There are extraordinary talents in Canada: emerging in a new generation of dancers and dancemakers; celebrated in the longevity and commitment of the established and influential creators of our time; and energized by the creative spirit of the contemporary artists who call this country home.

We welcome you to meet them all in Ottawa this June.
See you there!

Jeanne Holmes

Artistic Director