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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE SHARING THE BEST OF THE PERFORMING ARTS WITH CANADIANS IN 2017 Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday with Cross-country Orchestra and Theatre Tours, a Major Canada Scene Festival in the Nation’s Capital, and More!

    November 23, 2016

    OTTAWA (Canada) – At the National Arts Centre (NAC), Canada is our stage. That will be truer than ever in 2017 as the NAC celebrates our country’s 150th birthday by presenting a number of ambitious projects to mark Canada’s milestone year. The NAC’s plans include orchestra and theatre tours, a massive arts festival, and a Canada Day weekend extravaganza featuring the 25th... Read more

  6. MICHELLE DORRANCE TAPS HER WAY TO THE TOP AND ONTO THE NAC THEATRE STAGE

    September 29, 2016

    “One of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” according to The New Yorker, will step onto the NAC Theatre stage with her piece ETM: Double Down on October 14 and 15. Michelle Dorrance will treat the audience to a modern take on one of the oldest dance forms in America. The performance will feature seven astounding tap dancers, three musicians and one B-girl (2016... Read more

  7. National Arts Centre Extends Until 2020 the Contract of Cathy Levy, Executive Producer of Dance

    August 30, 2016

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) announced today that Cathy Levy, Executive Producer, Dance, has agreed to extend her contract for four years, from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2020. Cathy Levy, who joined Canada’s National Arts Centre in the fall of 2000, has acquired an enviable reputation throughout the Canadian dance community. Over the years Cathy Levy and her NAC Dance team... Read more

  8. FACE 2 FACE 2016: MANY VOICES TO DISCOVER, MANY IDEAS TO EXPLORE

    February 15, 2016

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is proud to be presenting its fourth edition of Face 2 Face, a series that puts the spotlight on rising stars of the contemporary dance world. From February 24 to 27, brilliant artists from various countries will share some of their best work in an intimate setting, either at the NAC Studio or at the Ottawa Dance Directive’s ODD BOX. “This year’s... Read more

  9. DANCE AND THEATRE COLLIDE IN A STRIKING PRODUCTION BY TWO OF CANADA’S MOST CELEBRATED ARTISTS: CRYSTAL PITE AND JONATHON YOUNG

    February 1, 2016

    The National Arts Centre is very proud to present the critically acclaimed Betroffenheit, an innovative, boundary-stretching hybrid of theatre and dance by renowned Vancouver-based artists, choreographer Crystal Pite (Kidd Pivot) and actor/playwright Jonathon Young (Electric Company Theatre). Simply translated, betroffenheit is the German word for extreme shock or distress. Powerful themes of... Read more

  10. ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET PERFORMS A POIGNANT BALLET ABOUT CANADA’S RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SYSTEM

    January 18, 2016

    Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) delves into one of the darkest chapters in Canadian history in its heart-rending Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation. Commissioned by RWB Artistic Director André Lewis with the support of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the ballet will be performed at the National Arts Centre on January 28, 29 and 30. Based on... Read more

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