September 2, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

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  1. SWEDEN’S METEORICALLY RISING DANCE STAR PONTUS LIDBERG MAKES HIS NAC DEBUT WITH THIS WAS WRITTEN ON WATER AND SNOW AT THE NAC ON APRIL 14

    April 10, 2015

    Sweden’s rising star choreographer Pontus Lidberg makes his NAC debut with a new creation, the breathtakingly poetic Written on Water, as well as his 2013 masterwork, Snow. This is a Canadian premiere and an exclusive Canadian engagement. Pontus Lidberg Dance performs in the Theatre of the National Arts Centre on Tuesday April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Set to an original score by Stefan Levin,... Read more

  2. Noeuds Papillon

    April 7, 2015

    Ottawa, 2 April 2015 - Marie-Eve Huot is a highly talented young artist, and in her play Nœuds papillon, the writing and staging are very personal, rich with the desire to evoke dreams, pluck and courage. All of these the young heroine at the heart of the tale will need as she copes with the absence of her father, who died too young. This is the small story of Amélie, age 11, plus the... Read more

  3. ALICE TUMBLES DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE IN 6 PERFORMANCES OF THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA’S EYE-POPPING ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ON APRIL 9-12

    March 30, 2015

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is wildly inventive and outrageously entertaining – an instant 21st-century ballet classic. The production enthralled audiences when it premiered in 2011 with its mind-boggling stagecraft, excellent choreography and perfect blend of classical dance and sheer entertainment. Having performed to sold-out houses in Toronto, London, New York City, Los... Read more

  4. BENJAMIN MILLEPIED’S L.A. DANCE PROJECT BRINGS A DAZZLING TRIPLE BILL TO THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ON MARCH 11

    March 5, 2015

    Canadian premiere of an exclusive Canadian engagement! Co-founded in 2012 by celebrated dancer-choreographer Benjamin Millepied (the new Director of the Paris Opera Ballet), the enormously successful L.A. Dance Project makes its Canadian premiere at the NAC. A highlight of the evening is two new works by Millepied: Moving Parts, a series of sharp, sophisticated scenes, and Hearts and Arrows, the... Read more

  5. JAPAN’S LEGENDARY KODO PERFORMS KODO ONE EARTH TOUR: MYSTERY AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ON MARCH 9

    March 2, 2015

    Discover why percussion is the primal source of all movement and rhythm as Japan’s Kodo returns with its most ambitious production yet! Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery, conceived by brilliant Artistic Director Tamasaburo Bando, creates onstage the mood of mystery and wonder common to sacred places everywhere. Known for power and precision, for discipline, endurance, and sheer spectacle, these... Read more

  6. NAC Presents The Once with Special Guest Sarah Mac Dougall - March 13 NAC Theatre

    February 26, 2015

    NAC Presents The Once with special guest Sarah MacDougall March 13, NAC Theatre February 26, 2015 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Just as the sea refuses no river, The Once turns back no listeners. These three Newfoundlanders gracefully and evocatively offer gem-like maritime music – foot-stomping shanties, heart-rendering ballads, salt-aired interpretations (of Tom Waits and Leonard... Read more

  7. NAC DANCE PRESENTS MONTREAL’S EXTRAORDINARY LE PATIN LIBRE IN VERTICAL INFLUENCES AT THE MINTO SKATING CENTRE ON FEBRUARY 27-28

    February 19, 2015

    NAC Dance moves from the centre stage to centre ice! Le Patin Libre, a Montreal-based collective of professional skaters, are breathing intoxicating new energy into contemporary skating with their urban street style and high-level artistic expression. Dance, skating, and hockey fans alike will not want to miss seeing them perform the Canadian premiere Vertical Influences, an NAC co-production,... Read more

  8. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE DANCE ADDS A NEW NAC CO-PRODUCTION TO THE 2014-15 SEASON! MONTREAL’S LE PATIN LIBRE PERFORMS VERTICAL INFLUENCES – ON ICE – ON FEBRUARY 27-28

    February 19, 2015

    Cathy Levy, Executive Producer of Dance at the National Arts Centre, announced today that a new show has been added to the stellar 2014-15 NAC Dance season. Le Patin Libre is a Canadian collective of professional skaters who are reinventing ice skating by bringing urban street dance and high-level artistic expression onto the ice. The iconoclastic Montreal-based troupe will perform Vertical... Read more

  9. Obaaberima Written and Performed by Tawiah M'Carty - NAC Studio March 3 - 14

    February 18, 2015

    NAC English Theatre presentation Obaaberima Written and Performed by 2014/15 Ensemble member Tawiah M’Carthy directed by evalyn parry a Buddies in Bad Times Theatre production (Toronto) March 3 - 14, NAC Studio February 18, 2015 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “As a performance it’s a tour de force and more than earned M’Carthy the raucous ovation it received. As a play... Read more

  10. L'histoire du grillon égaré dans un salon

    February 17, 2015

    A living room. A clock. A child seated in an oversize armchair. Time drags on, the seconds tick by, things come to a standstill. Then suddenly a sound, a tiny little sound, unusual and intriguing, comes from the lethargic child. Now the tableaux gradually spring to life, the mirror perks up, the books start to tell their stories, the closets and drawers become passageways to an imaginary world... Read more

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