Enhance Your Dance

Free pre- and post-show events

NAC Main Lobby (Foyer)

NAC Main Lobby (Foyer)

ENHANCE YOUR DANCE

Free pre- and post-show encounters with fascinating folks who live, breathe and eat Canadian dance.  Dig deeper, share more, enhance your dance!

Hosted by the Canadian Society for Dance Studies (CSDS).

2 PRE-SHOW EVENTS:

Open at 5pm, the Intermission Bar in the NAC Main Lobby is a place to meet and mingle with other CDF festival-goers and artists in an informal, relaxed setting.

Enhance your Dance with two fascinating pre-show chats beginning at 6:15pm and ending in time for you to make it to the performance in comfort. 

Light refreshments are available for purchase.

AMY BOWRING and GUEST HOST BRITTANY JOHNSTON
Before Dancers of Damelahamid, Flicker
June 7, 2016
Performance begins at 7pm, NAC Studio
Pre-show chat begins at 6:15pm, NAC Main Lobby Intermission Bar
Amy Bowring, founder of the Canadian Society for Dance Studies and Director of Collections and Research at Dance Collection Danse, and guest host Brittany Johnston, Canada Dance Festival Indigenous Programming Outreach Coordinator share their unique perspectives on Canadian contemporary dance, providing a compelling departure point for great discussion – a captivating way to preface an evening of superb dance.

AMY BOWRING with GUEST HOST LISA GELLEY
Before Company 605, Vital Few
June 9, 2016
Performance begins at 7pm, NAC Studio
Pre-show chat begins at 6:15pm, NAC Main Lobby Intermission Bar
Director of Collections and Research at Dance Collection Danse, founder of the Canadian Society for Dance Studies, intrepid dance historian and curator Amy Bowring is an outspoken advocate for Canadian dance.  In this fun and informal pre-show chat, Amy is joined by choreographer/teacher/performer Lisa Gelley of Vancouver’s remarkable Company 605 to talk Company 605 and more! 

 

2 POST-SHOW EVENTS:

LYS STEVENS
Following JP Longboat and Byron Chief-Moon, Greed & REsolve
June 5, 2016
Performance begins at 7:00pm, NAC Studio
Post-show chat begins immediately after the performance in the NAC Studio
Join Ottawa-based dance writer, arts administrator, researcher and consultant Lys Stevens for an informal and informative post-show chat.  Sharing her passion for and extensive knowledge of Canadian contemporary dance and artists, Lys enriches your CDF experience with new perspectives and insights. 

SORAYA PEERBAYE
Following MAYDAY, Animal Triste
June 6, 2016
Performance begins at 8:30pm, La Nouvelle Scène
Post-show chat begins immediately after the performance on stage at La Nouvelle Scène
Director of Development for adelheid dance company and producer of the inaugural Body Percussion Festival, Soraya Peerbaye is an arts consultant whose far-reaching creative collaborations include work with Dreamwalker Dance Company and Anandam Dance Theatre to name only two.  A committed advocate for disaporic artistic and cultural practices, Soraya is the perfect guide to enlightening post-show conversation.

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