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  1. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

    Café Müller  and The Rite of Spring

    NAC Southam Hall

    Working in an intimate and truly collaborative partnership with her dancers, Bausch created works that speak to her fascination with primitive human experiences. Café Müller  and The Rite of Spring  are two of her most important, and NAC Dance is thrilled to offer audiences a rare chance to discover these landmark creations in an exclusive evening of superb artistry.

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    Tero Saarinen Company

    Morphed

    NAC Theatre

    What makes a man, a man? That is the question Finnish dance prodigy Tero Saarinen investigates in a muscular new work with seven male dancers. A reflective, unfettered enquiry into the essence of maleness, Morphed  embraces the kinetic volatility of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s music as a soundscape for movement that is raw, multi-layered and expressive, seeming to rise from primal wellsprings.

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    Joshua Beamish
    radios (choreography Ame Henderson)
    Concerto (choreography Josh Beamish)

    Belinda McGuire
    Til 120, Again (choreography Idan Sharabi)
    The Eight Propositions (co-choreography Belinda McGuire, Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten)

    Cie Mossoux-Bonté
    Vice Versa (choreography Nicole Mossoux)

  4. Semperoper Ballett Dresden

    Swan Lake

    NAC Southam Hall

    The majesty of the royal court, eerie moonlight on a mist-shrouded lake, a mysterious swan princess, a handsome prince, an evil sorcerer, and a curse that can only be broken by the power of true love. Swan Lake is lyrical, romantic and breathtakingly beautiful. 

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    L-E-V

    OCD Love

    NAC Theatre

    Highly original, L-E-V’s inventive duo Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar team up with techno trailblazer DJ Ori Lichtik to create a raw, visceral new work inspired by slam poet Neil Hilborn’s sensational text OCD.  Harking back to the 90s club scene with its pulsing, rhythmic groove and striking contrasts in light and shadow, this hypnotic, obsessive compulsive piece looks at love and the emotional black holes that lurk in its shadows. 

    • L-E-V

    • Choreography

      Sharon Eyal Gai Behar

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    Legend Lin Dance Theatre

    The Eternal Tides

    NAC Southam Hall

    Lee-Chen Lin’s masterful, large-scale works are visually stunning, drawing us into a realm of ethereal beauty and timeless sensuality. In this highly anticipated new work, the oceans serve as muse for a sumptuous and profoundly moving exploration of the never-ending, interdependent cycles of water and life. 

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    National Ballet of Canada

    Nijinsky - A Ballet by John Neumeier

    NAC Southam Hall

    John Neumeier’s dazzling ballet is theatrical and unflinching, paying reverent, astute tribute to a tortured genius. In this exhilarating production, the entire company draws on its extraordinary heart and stamina to bring to dramatic life a provocative and fascinating exploration of the artist’s complex inner journey. Nijinsky is an unforgettable, balletic tour de force of artistry, narrative and spectacle. 

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    La Veronal

    Siena

    NAC Theatre

    La Veronal’s signature dance pieces are sophisticated and slyly humorous. Siena serves as a geographical point of reference for a provocative, abstract reflection on the concept of the human body in art and time. The dancers use their bodies as malleable maps to meaning in a meticulously reproduced gallery space dominated by a giant blow up of Titian’s luxuriously sensuous Venus of Urbino.

    • La Veronal

    • Choreography

      Marcos Morau

    • in collaboration with the dancers

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    Daniel Léveillé Danse

    Solitudes duo

    NAC Studio

    In a sequence of physically demanding duos, couples connect in a white space that both limits and liberates them, a metaphor for the emotional paradoxes in human relationships. Modesty, passion, indifference, affection and lust are all discovered in movement that is potent, pared down, guileless, and surprisingly tender.  

  10. Music by Leonard Cohen 
    A Canadian literary giant, Leonard Cohen’s songs are poetic evocations of the songwriter’s unerring insights into the human experience. Inspired by his inimitable music, and using a selection of his most beloved songs, choreographers
    Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Andonis Foniadakis and Ihsan Rustem create a spectacular new multimedia work.

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    Yoann Bourgeois

    He Who Falls

    NAC Theatre

    Suspended in air, a platform begins to move, slowly, then faster, spinning, tilting, pivoting, swinging. Six dancers seem to defy gravity, hanging on to the platform, leaning into the spin, climbing, falling, tripping, running with incredible agility, grace and skill. Uplifting and awe-inspiring, acrobat, actor, juggler and dancer Yoann Bourgeois’s beautiful, playful movement expresses an ongoing fascination with the idea of weightlessness, and leaves us breathless.

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    MOMIX

    Opus Cactus

    NAC Southam Hall

    Celebrating the wonders and beauty of the American southwest, Opus Cactus is a gorgeously coloured, richly inventive work of dance fantasy. Graceful and athletic, the dancers dazzle us with their technique, versatility and artistry, as they morph effortlessly before our eyes into luminous, exotic, many-limbed creatures of the desert, soaring outlandish birds, and skittering insect collectives. 

    • MOMIX

    • Choreography

      Moses Pendleton

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    Atmospheric and brooding, Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s deliciously gothic Dracula lives up to the rich history of its famous source material with its smouldering eroticism, mysterious transformations, dancing gargoyles, and flying bats. Performed to the lush, evocative music of Gustav Mahler, Mark Godden’s inventive and sensual choreography breathes dramatic new life into the macabre yet irresistible tale of the immortal vampire and his dark passions. 

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    Frédérick Gravel

    Some Hope for the Bastards

    NAC Theatre

    Text, live music, and movement – these are the three elements with which Frédérick Gravel performs a kind of creative alchemy. Gravel’s vigorous, uncensored, brutally honest collaborations reflect the gutsy curiosity and quirky intelligence that push him constantly to interrogate the state of being human. Seeking beauty in the cracks between what we show and what we live, Gravel electrifies audiences with dance that is rock ‘n’ roll sexy and in the moment.

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    Singing the body electric! A convulsive synchronicity of bebop, swing, and contemporary dance—and featuring Canadian tap virtuoso Danny Nielsen—Telemetry  tunes in to radio sciences and systems to generate a magnetically charged performance from its seemingly indefatigable, hugely versatile company of seven dancers.

  16. Circa

    Opus

    NAC Southam Hall

    Testing the limits of their art form, internationally acclaimed Australian innovators Circa blur the lines between circus, dance, movement and theatre in works that are visually and emotionally arresting. In Opus, 14 astonishingly acrobatic dancers move from dislocated stillness to violent explosions, morphing into fantastic geometries of bodies soaring through space. 

    • Circa

    • Choregraphy

      Yaron Lifschitz

    • with the Circa Ensemble and the Debussy Quartet

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