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  1. THE BELOVED TALE OF THE NUTCRACKER COMES TO LIFE AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE, AND IS ALMOST SOLD-OUT!

    November 21, 2018

    This cherished NAC tradition is back by popular demand, and there are very few tickets available! November 28 to December 2, the Alberta Ballet performs its sumptuous production of The Nutcracker, marking the 10th anniversary of Edmund Stripe’s choreography. The Nutcracker transports us to a dazzling fairytale world with breathtaking dancing, fantastic costumes, extravagant sets and the... Read more

  2. ALONZO KING LINES BALLET RETURNS TO THE NAC WITH NEW CREATION, IN CELEBRATION OF THE COMPANY’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY

    November 8, 2018

    NAC Dance is thrilled to welcome once again the San Francisco-based company Alonzo King LINES Ballet, led by the world-renowned dancer and choreographer Alonzo King. In honour of the company’s 35th anniversary, Alonzo collaborated with the classical tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and composer Sabir Khan on a dynamic fusion of rhythm and movement to showcase the company’s brilliant... Read more

  3. ICONIC BALLERINA EVELYN HART RETURNS TO THE STAGE IN ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET’S CONTEMPORARY BALLET VESPERS

    October 18, 2018

    The Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) brings renowned Canadian choreographer James Kudelka’s Vespers to life from November 1 to 3 at the National Arts Centre. Kudelka has created a role especially for iconic ballerina Evelyn Hart that showcases her dramatic qualities and wealth of talent. This new creation, which premiered in May 2017 in Winnipeg, is based on the music of Claudio... Read more

  4. CANADIAN DANCE LEGEND PAUL-ANDRÉ FORTIER PERFORMS SOLO 70, OCTOBER 25 & 26 IN THE AZRIELI STUDIO

    October 17, 2018

    Solo 70, Paul-André Fortier's final piece, will be performed at the National Arts Centre on November 25 and 26, 2018. “To mark 40 years of choreography and to celebrate my 70th birthday, I have decided to create and perform a final solo under my company’s banner,” says Paul-André Fortier. Solo 70, Fortier's latest piece, will be the last one produced by the... Read more

  5. AKRAM KHAN OPENS THE NAC DANCE 2018/19 SEASON WITH XENOS, HIS LAST FULL-LENGTH CONTEMPORARY SOLO

    September 27, 2018

    NAC Dance is thrilled to open its 2018/19 season on October 11th with the North American premiere of XENOS by British dancer and choreographer Akram Khan. Undoubtedly one of the most celebrated and respected dance artists today, Akram’s much anticipated piece marks his last performance as a dancer in a full-length solo piece. Akram is delighted to begin his North American tour in Ottawa,... Read more

  6. BARCELONA-BASED COMPANY LA VERONAL PERFORMS A PIECE ON THE CONCEPT OF THE HUMAN BODY IN ART AND TIME

    January 23, 2018

    NAC Dance is happy to welcome the Barcelona-based company La Veronal, founded by internationally renowned choreographer Marcos Morau, with their piece Siena. Over the years, the company has created a series of works, using a country or city as a starting point to create an analogy between dance and geography. This piece dives into the history of Italian art, a journey that begins in the... Read more

  7. CELEBRATED TAIWANESE CHOREOGRAPHER LIN LEE-CHEN PRESENTS THE ETERNAL TIDES, ONE NIGHT ONLY ON JANUARY 20.

    January 8, 2018

     NAC Dance is pleased to start the new year with the calm and meditative production by Taiwan’s Legend Lin Dance Theatre – The Eternal Tides – on Saturday, January 20. Artistic Director and choreographer, Lin Lee-Chen, who founded the company in 1995, takes inspiration from the elements of dance and music in the traditional religious rituals and ceremonial rites of her... Read more

  8. Highlights of an Extraordinary and Historic Year at Canada's National Arts Centre

    December 27, 2017

    In the midst of Canada’s 150th year, the National Arts Centre had one of the most successful years in its 48-year history. Here are some of the highlights of 2017: 1) The appointment of Kevin Loring as the NAC’s first-ever Artistic Director of Indigenous Theatre Kevin Loring is a Nlaka’pamux from the Lytton First Nation in B.C., a Governor General’s Award-winning... Read more

  9. L-E-V / OCD Love

    November 15, 2017

    NAC Dance is proud to welcome back L-E-V Dance Company with their new creation OCD Love. For this highly original piece, L-E-V’s co-artistic directors, Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, teamed up with techno trailblazer DJ Ori Lichtik to create a raw, visceral new work inspired by slam poet Neil Hilborn’s sensational text “OCD”. Harking back to the 90s club scene with its pulsing,... Read more

  10. The National Arts Centre's Ideas of North Festival: October 3 to 14

    September 26, 2017

    The National Arts Centre celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and Finland’s centennial year by presenting the Ideas of North Festival from October 3 to 14. Audiences are invited to see and hear the North through a five-part program featuring seven concerts and a series of free events – including noon-hour concerts and pre-concerts chats on music and Nordic... Read more

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