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  1. Play  ©  Nicol Vizioli

    Akram Khan Company


    Babs Asper Theatre

    Akram Khan is irrefutably one of the most innovative dance artists in the world. His highly collaborative interdisciplinary works shift between classical kathak and contemporary dance. For his new solo, he tells the tale of an Indian colonial soldier in the First World War, expressing both the beauty and horror of the human condition.

  2. Play  © Sandrick Mathurin

    Fortier Danse-Création

    Solo 70


    Paul-André Fortier is a Canadian dance legend. For over 40 years his remarkable contribution as a pioneering creator has earned him multiple honours and the admiration of a whole generation of artists. A self-described “man who dances”, Fortier, at the age of 70, has a singular stage presence, and a depth of experience matched only by a relentless curiosity.

  3. As the curtain rises, and you hear the choir’s first notes of Claudio Monteverdi’s Baroque masterpiece Vespers, 1610, you will be mesmerized by this new full-length ballet.

  4. Play  © Frank Szafinski

    Company Wang Ramirez


    Babs Asper Theatre

    Those lucky enough to catch Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez’s NAC debut in 2016 will be particularly thrilled about this return engagement. In Borderline, the dynamo couple at the forefront of contemporary hip-hop have taken the art form to a whole new level.

  5. Alonzo King LINES Ballet

    New Creation

    Southam Hall

    Guided by the visionary creator Alonzo King, LINES Ballet was an instant sensation when it made its NAC debut in 2013.  King creates works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, infusing classical ballet technique with exuberant and expressive potential.

  6. Play Face the Torrent © David Altschul

    Malpaso Dance Company

    Ocaso, Tabula Rasa, Indomitable Waltz, Face the Torrent

    Babs Asper Theatre

    The Havana-based Malpaso—Cuba’s first independent dance company—has grown to become one of the most internationally sought-after in its short six-year history. For its NAC debut, it’s bringing a mix of the soulful, the sexy and the sensational. 

  7. The National Ballet of Canada

    Paz de la Jolla, Apollo, The Dream

    Southam Hall

    As a top international company, The National Ballet of Canada boasts an impressive repertoire of choreographic gems. Their NAC program will feature works by the illustrious George Balanchine and Frederick Ashton, principal architects of 20th century classical ballet, and trailblazer Justin Peck. 

  8. Grupo Corpo

    Bach, Gira

    Southam Hall

    No two words more perfectly encapsulate an evening of dazzling dance than Grupo Corpo. The contemporary Brazilian company is known for its polished and remarkably disciplined precision.

  9. Lara Kramer


    Arts Court - ODD Studio

    Indigenous dance artist Lara Kramer creates political, potent works that often examine issues surrounding Canada and First Nations Peoples. Inspired by her Oji-Cree ancestry, her works are firmly linked to her memory and lineage

  10. Victoria Hunt

    Copper Promises: Hinemihi Haka

    La Nouvelle Scène, Studio B

    Dance artist Victoria Hunt spent nearly 10 years researching her rich Maori heritage to prepare for Copper Promises. Her beautifully evocative solo explores the cultural and physical journey of Hinemihi—a female ancestor, and the name for a Maori ceremonial space—whose story is seamlessly interwoven with Hunt’s own journey of finding family and reconnecting with her culture.

  11. Play  © Dorine Blaise

    ILBIJERRI Theatre Company

    Blood on the Dance Floor

    La Nouvelle Scène, Studio A

    A choreographer, dancer and writer from the Narangga and Kaurna nations of South Australia, Jacob Boehme was diagnosed with HIV in 1998. In BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR  he searches for answers by exploring the legacies and memories of our bloodlines.

  12. Kidd Pivot


    Babs Asper Theatre

    Choreographer/director Crystal Pite and playwright/actor Jonathon Young have reinvented dance-theatre, and gained the unanimous admiration of both critics and the general public.

  13. Farruquito

    Southam Hall

    As the heir to the famous Farruco dynasty in Spain, Farruquito is hailed as nothing short of a superstar. Critics have found it impossible to describe his performances without resorting to multiple superlatives: Explosive! Fiery! 

  14. Play  © Cindi Wicklund

    Ballet BC

    BEGINNING AFTER, Enemy in the Figure, New Creation

    Southam Hall

    Under the artistic direction of Emily Molnar, Ballet BC is lauded for its outstanding versatility and technique wherever it performs. In this specially curated program, the company’s fearless dancers will lead you on an emotionally exhilarating ride.

  15. Giselle is one of the most beloved of the great ballets, and we are thrilled to present the Canadian premiere of this glorious interpretation by Les Grands Ballets’ recently appointed Artistic Director Ivan Cavallari.

  16. Peggy Baker Dance Projects

    who are we in the dark

    Babs Asper Theatre

    Choreographed by eminent Canadian dance artist Peggy Baker, who we are in the dark offers the immediacy of daring contemporary dance, supercharged live music, and exceptional visual design elements. 

  17. Play  © Rolline Laporte

    Le Patin Libre


    Minto Skating Centre

    Le Patin Libre, whose members are all highly trained skaters, caused a sensation with Vertical Influences, a revolutionary display of contemporary dance on ice, performed on our NAC Dance season in 2015.

  18. Alberta Ballet

    Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum

    Southam Hall

    Danced to the soulful music of treasured singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, The Fiddle and the Drum was the first in Alberta Ballet’s popular series of portrait ballets.

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