News Releases

  1. The National Ballet of Canada presents The Seagull at the NAC from April 12 to 14, 2012

    March 29, 2012

    Celebrating their 60th anniversary season, The National Ballet of Canada presents choreographer John Neumeier’s critically acclaimed narrative ballet The Seagull, in NAC’s Southam Hall from April 12 to 14, 2012. An adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s brilliant play by the same name, the Russian writer’s classic work lends itself to the language of dance – the world of... Read more

  2. José Navas/Compagnie Flak presents the new solo work Personæ at the NAC from March 8 to 10, 2012

    February 27, 2012

    Celebrated choreographer and magnificent dancer José Navas of Compagnie Flak brings his daring and authentic Personæ to the NAC Studio from March 8 to 10, 2012. Danced by Navas alone on a bare stage, the piece is a sublime fusion of movement, music, and space that seeks out connections between divinity and desire. In ancient Latin, persona means mask. Today, it usually refers to the... Read more

  3. The Joffrey Ballet presents an evening of mixed repertoire from William Forsythe, Christopher Wheeldon, & Edwaard Liang on March 3, 2012 at the NAC

    February 22, 2012

    Chicago’s internationally acclaimed Joffrey Ballet presents a superb evening of mixed repertoire from three distinct and ground-breaking choreographers – William Forsythe, Christopher Wheeldon, and Edwaard Liang, on March 3, 2012 in the NAC’s Southam Hall. The performance is sold out, but those still interested should check for last minute returns.The dynamism and luxurious style... Read more

  4. Tango Pasión brings the precision and intensity of authentic Argentine tango to the NAC on February 21, 2012

    February 14, 2012

    Tango Pasión, a larger than life production celebrating the incendiary art of tango, fills the NAC’s Southam Hall on February 21, 2012. The internationally acclaimed Argentine company showcases sensational dancers from among Buenos Aires’ best and explores the ever-evolving dance form through 30 distinct scenes. To create the visually spectacular production, Artistic Directors... Read more

  5. Akram Khan Company’s Vertical Road at the NAC February 2 to 4, 2012

    January 20, 2012

    NAC Dance presents the latest ground-breaking ensemble work, Vertical Road, by the UK’s arresting and inimitable artist, Akram Khan. This NAC Dance co-production will run February 2, 3 and 4, 2012 in the NAC Theatre. A chorographer with a rare, narrative vision, Khan’s stunning piece, Vertical Road, draws inspiration from the Sufi tradition and the Persian poet and philosopher Rumi.... Read more

  6. Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents Svengali The mesmerizing new ballet of seduction and control at the NAC January 26 to 28, 2012

    January 13, 2012

    Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet will take audiences on a mesmerizing journey into the realm of the original master of mind control with the Ottawa premiere of Svengali - the stunning new ballet of seduction and control, presented in Southam Hall from January 26 to 28, 2012.  All performances are accompanied by the National Arts Centre Orchestra, under the baton of Tadeusz Biernacki.... Read more

  7. February 1 and 2 performances of Gnosis by Akram Khan Company at the National Arts Centre cancelled

    January 5, 2012

    Regrettably, Akram Khan Company’s performances of Gnosis at the NAC on February 1 and 2 have been cancelled due to injury. Khan has injured his Achilles tendon but is expected to make a full recovery. The production, choreographed and performed by Akram Khan with five musicians, was scheduled to be a special presentation in the NAC Theatre. Akram Khan Company’s performance of Vertical... Read more

  8. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch exclusive Canadian engagement ofDanzónat the NAC on November 25 and 26, 2011

    November 10, 2011

    In this exclusive Canadian engagement, the internationally celebrated Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch performs Danzón in the NAC’s Southam Hall on November 25 and 26, 2011. Choreographed by the late avant-garde icon Pina Bausch, Danzón explores the trajectory of life, at its best and worst, from carefree childhood through playful sexual awakening, from the inevitable... Read more

  9. Compagnie Marie Chouinard THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE) November 9, 2011

    October 28, 2011

    Marie Chouinard, Canada’s insatiably curious Queen of contemporary dance, presents her latest choreographic achievement, THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE), in the NAC Theatre – for one-night only – on November 9, 2011. The performance is sold out, but those still interested should check for last minute returns. An NAC co-production, this intensely absorbing, humorous and deeply human work... Read more

  10. Colin Dunne presents the provocative moving memoir Out of Time at the NAC on October 27 to 29, 2011

    October 17, 2011

    Ireland’s acclaimed practitioner of Irish step dance, Colin Dunne, presents his first full-length solo production, Out of Time, in the intimate space of the NAC Studio from October 27 to 29, 2011. This exclusive Canadian engagement is an extraordinary moving memoir integrating contemporary movement, text, film, and sound design with Irish dance to create a provocative dialogue between... Read more