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  1. On its 50th Anniversary Thousands of Canadians made the NAC their stage

    June 3, 2019

    On Sunday, June 2, 2019 the National Arts Centre celebrated its 50th Anniversary by welcoming thousands of Canadians to its free 50th Anniversary open house. This momentous occasion provided a rare look at the magic of the backstage, lively workshops in theatre and dance, free performances by Canadian artists, and family activities throughout the NAC’s public spaces. This unique event was in... Read more

  2. NAC DANCE UNVEILS A THRILLING 2019-20 SEASON

    March 16, 2019

    March 16, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – NAC Dance is thrilled to announce the details of an extraordinary 2019-20 season, programmed by Executive Producer Cathy Levy. NAC Dance consistently celebrates a vast range of innovative voices by creators and dancers who brilliantly push the boundaries of physical excellence and virtuosity. This season includes some of the biggest names in dance... Read more

  3. BOUNDLESS RANGE OF MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATRE NAC Orchestra, Dance, NAC Presents, English Theatre and Théâtre français announce their 2019-2020 seasons

    March 16, 2019

    News Release   BOUNDLESS RANGE OF MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATRE NAC Orchestra, Dance, NAC Presents, English Theatre and Théâtre français announce their 2019-2020 seasons! March 16, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – As the National Arts Centre continues to celebrate 50 years of delivering the best in the performing arts in 2019, we look ahead to the excitement of the... Read more

  4. CORRUPTION, DECEPTION AND RAZOR-SHARP WIT ABOUND IN KIDD PIVOT’S REVISOR

    February 27, 2019

    Canadian heavyweights Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young use farce to explore themes of politics and moral bankruptcy in this innovative dance theatre hybrid   OTTAWA — The National Arts Centre (NAC) is thrilled to present Revisor, the highly anticipated new work by Kidd Pivot from February 28 – March 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Babs Asper Theatre. Choreographer Crystal Pite... Read more

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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