October 2020 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
Stacey Désilier, Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep, Koliane Rochon-Prom Tep, Justin de Luna, Louise Michel Jackson,Lexi Vajda, Mark Medrano, Caroline Gravel, Robert Abubo, Léna Demnati. © Yannick Grandmont
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Stacey Désilier, Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep, Koliane Rochon-Prom Tep, Justin de Luna, Louise Michel Jackson,Lexi Vajda, Mark Medrano, Caroline Gravel, Robert Abubo, Léna Demnati. © Yannick Grandmont
Dance Cross-disciplinary
“Gingras has become known… for the sheer pummelling force of her choreography.” Janet Smith, THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, 2011

Frontera (border, frontier): a real or imaginary dividing line; the extreme limit of understanding in a particular area.

“I’m interested in seeing humans instead of dance culture on-stage, I never felt like I fit into dance culture... I want to see what moves people rather than making it beautiful.” –Dana Gingras

FRONTERA is a visually arresting total work of art, set to blur the lines between rock concert, dance and conceptual art.  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.  Performed by nine of Canada’s foremost dancers,  the work rigorously investigates the meaning of progress.

FRONTERA had its world premiere in Quebec City, and toured to Montreal and Vancouver before it arrives in Ottawa. The production also opened the Sydney Festival and Berlin’s CTM Festival in January 2020.

Buckle up and prepare to be consumed by an immersive work of pure energy!

Did you know?
The live band in this dance production, Fly Pan Am, went on an extended hiatus in 2005. The group only reunited last year and released their first album C’est ça in 14 years.

Developed with support from the National Arts Centre's National Creation Fund
 

Performance is approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

video: Frontera by Animals of Distinction & Dana Gingras
Frontera by Animals of Distinction & Dana Gingras
Stacey Désilier, Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep, Koliane Rochon-Prom Tep, Justin de Luna, Louise Michel Jackson,Lexi Vajda, Mark Medrano, Caroline Gravel, Robert Abubo, Léna Demnati. © Yannick Grandmont
Justin de Luna, Esther Rousseau-Morin © Adrián Morillo
Robert Abubo © Yannick Grandmont
Stacey Désilier, Mark Medrano, Lexi Vajda, Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep © Yannick Grandmont
Robert Abubo, Sovann Prom Tep © Adrián Morillo
© Adrián Morillo
Robert Abubo, Stacey Desilier, Paige Culley, Sovann Prom Tep © Adrián Morillo
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