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  1. Play Margaret Grenier  © Chris Randle, Artistic Treatment  Aura

    Dancers of Damelahamid


    September 26 - 28, 2019

    Azrieli Studio

    The Dancers of Damelahamid are an Indigenous dance company from the Northwest coast of British Columbia. Their rich history of masked dance celebrates the diversity of the many Indigenous cultures of Canada.

  2. The New Zealand Dance Company

    The Geography of an Archipelago • Sigan • In Transit

    October 8 - 9, 2019

    Babs Asper Theatre

    For its inaugural North American tour, this remarkable young company directed by Arts Laureate Shona McCullagh offers up a program as rich and diverse as its South Pacific homeland.

  3. Play  ©  Gregory Lorenzutti



    October 24 - 26, 2019

    Azrieli Studio

    Lucy Guerin heads one of Australia’s most fearless dance companies, and her award-winning duet SPLIT is one of her most celebrated; a sharp and elegant work that is at once abstract and dramatic. 

  4. Play  ©  Marie-Laure Briane

    TEAĊ DAṀSA | Michael Keegan-Dolan

    Swan Lake/Loch na hEala

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 7:30 pm

    Babs Asper Theatre

    Swan Lake/Loch na hEala by Irish writer, director and choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan, is a unique and transcending interpretation of one of the most famous classical ballets. The familiar fairy tale is startlingly reimagined and set in present day Ireland, full of clamour and drama.

  5. Play Isaac Akiba, Patrick Palkens and Paul Craig in Fancy Free © Rosalie O'Connor

    Boston Ballet

    Blake Works I • ELA, Rhapsody in Blue • Fancy Free

    November 7 - 9, 2019

    Southam Hall

    One of North America’s top ballet companies, Boston Ballet mesmerizes audiences with their sweeping repertoire that showcases the highest caliber of international talent.

  6. Play  © Vishal Pandey

    Bangarra Dance Theatre

    Spirit • Nyapanyapa

    November 15 - 16, 2019

    Southam Hall

    Bangarra Dance Theatre is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance companies, admired worldwide for their moving performances, distinctive voice, visually arresting productions, and authentic story-telling.

  7. Play Dancers: Alanna McAdie, Yosuke Mino, RWB School Recreational Division Students © Samanta Katz

    Join young Clara in her fairytale reverie through glittering winter landscapes where an enchanted nutcracker becomes a valiant soldier, the mischievous Mouse King wreaks havoc, and the dazzling Sugar Plum Fairy holds court in an exotic land. 

  8. Play Dancers: Louise Lecavalier, Robert Abubo ©  André Cornellier

    Fou glorieux | Louise Lecavalier

    Mille batailles / Battleground

    January 15 - 16, 2020

    Babs Asper Theatre

    Louise Lecavalier—Canada’s daring heroine of dance— explores the antihero in Battleground, a breathlessly physical duet that is part marathon and part surrealist quest. 

  9. Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet

    The Wizard of Oz

    January 23 - 25, 2020

    Southam Hall

    L. Frank Baum’s cherished tale The Wizard of Oz, is vividly brought to life by choreographer Septime Webre in this new story ballet. Audiences can expect the classic plotline they know and love, from an on-stage twister in Kansas to the explosion of colour and fantastical costumes in Oz. 

  10. Play  © Diane Smithers

    Che Malambo

    Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8:00 pm

    Southam Hall

    Fresh from Argentina and making its NAC debut, Che Malambo has been exciting audiences worldwide with its spectacular take on the traditional South American dance that grew out of the vast lands of the Pampas. 

  11. Play Robert Abubo, Stacey Desilier, Paige Culley, Sovann Prom Tep © Adrián Morillo

    Dana Gingras’s choreography is a highly visceral, sensually-charged physical language fueled by a sense of urgency. For her ambitious new work FRONTERA, her legendary spirit of collaboration brings together famed Montreal band Fly Pan Am to create an original score—and play live—and the UK-based United Visual Artists (UVA) whose light-based scenography articulates the dialogue between choreography, architecture and music

  12. Play Jungle Blues ©  Dana Lynn Pleasant

    Dorrance Dance

    Jungle Blues • Three to One • Myelination

    Saturday, February 29, 2020, 8:00 pm

    Southam Hall

    Michelle Dorrance is one of the tap world’s luminaries. With her award-winning New York-based company she at once honours tap dance’s history while also pushing the art form rhythmically, technically and conceptually. 

  13. Play Singulière Odyssée © Rahi Rezvani

    Nederlands Dans Theater

    The Statement • VLADIMIR • Singulière Odyssée

    March 17 - 18, 2020

    Southam Hall

    Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) is one of the world’s preeminent dance companies, and its long-awaited return to Ottawa is a highlight of the NAC Dance season. The company’s dancers are renowned for their technical brilliance and versatility who exquisitely embody a wide range of styles.

  14. Play Guillaume Côté and Elena Lobsanova © Bruce Zinger

    The National Ballet of Canada

    Romeo and Juliet

    April 2 - 4, 2020

    Southam Hall

    Few of Shakespeare’s works have translated so well to the beautiful language of ballet as Romeo and Juliet. Choreographed by celebrated Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, this particular version was commissioned by The National Ballet of Canada’s Artistic Director Karen Kain in 2011 to celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary.

  15. Play Drive © Steven Schreiber


    state • INDY • The Quiet Dance • Drive

    April 7 - 8, 2020

    Babs Asper Theatre

    Kyle Abraham has been wowing the New York and international dance scene for years with his highly physical, sensual movement style that blends hip-hop, classical technique and urban dance. His diverse artistic background (classical cello, visual arts, dance) inspires the creation of interdisciplinary work that delves deep into personal identity.

  16. Play  © Nina Konjini

    Compagnie Flak | José Navas


    April 30 - May 2, 2020

    Azrieli Studio

    To see a solo performance by José Navas is to experience just how far dance can go to stir your spirit and soothe your soul. For his new creation, he was captivated by the desire to translate Schubert’s beloved song cycle into movement.

  17. Play  © Adolfo Izquierdo

    Danza Contemporánea de Cuba

    Coil • La Ecuación • Cénit • Mambo 3XXI

    Saturday, May 9, 2020, 8:00 pm

    Southam Hall

    Danza Contemporánea de Cuba has become internationally recognized for their electrifying style that blends Afro-Caribbean rhythms with contemporary dance influences.

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