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  1. China’s award-winning Guangzhou Ballet performs Return on a Snowy Night at the NAC on October 15, 2011

    October 4, 2011

    China’s Guangzhou Ballet presents the provocative four-act ballet Return on a Snowy Night in the NAC’s Southam Hall on October 15, 2011. The performance is sold out, but those still interested should check for last minute returns. The award-winning company brings this innovative and exploratory cultural masterpiece to Western audiences, integrating traditional Chinese dance, opera,... Read more

  2. NAC Dance opens the 2011-2012 season with Babel (words) by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet – the anticipated conclusion to the epic three-part projectOctober 5 and 6, 2011

    September 21, 2011

    The NAC Dance season opens with Babel (words), on October 5 and 6, 2011 in the NAC Theatre with the anticipated conclusion to an epic trilogy that began with Foi in 2003, followed by Myth in 2007. Babel (words) honours a decade of collaboration with co-choreographer Damien Jalet, while reuniting Cherkaoui with UK visual artist Antony Gormley. With a cast that is a veritable chorus of nations and... Read more

  3. La La La Human Steps performs New Work by Edouard Lock at the NAC on May 18 and 19, 2011

    May 10, 2011

    La La La Human Steps performs New Work by Edouard Lock in the NAC’s Southam Hall on May 18 and 19, 2011. This NAC co-production is the final dance presentation of the 2010-2012 NAC Dance season and features international star Diana Vishneva of the Mariinsky Ballet. The bold kinetic style and physical complexity of Edouard Lock’s creations have made La La La Human Steps one of the most... Read more

  4. Alice like you’ve never seen her before! Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet performs Wonderland at the NAC April 28-30, 2011

    April 15, 2011

    NAC Dance presents the much anticipated new full-length story ballet from Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Following the world premiere in March 2011, RWB has toured Wonderland through Western Canada, it reaches the Southam Hall stage on April 28-30, 2011. Wonderland is presented as part of the NAC Prairie Scene Festival and all performances feature the renowned National Arts Centre... Read more

  5. Canada’s National Arts Centre announces extraordinary 2011/2012 Dance Season A world of dance in Ottawa

    April 6, 2011

    Cathy Levy, Dance Producer at Canada’s National Arts Centre, today announced the exceptional line up of acclaimed choreographers, dance artists and companies as part of the 2011/2012 Dance Season. Subscriptions are now available at the NAC Box Office. Season highlights include: The Bolshoi Ballet in Don Quixote, making their NAC debut The exclusive Canadian engagement of Tanztheater... Read more

  6. BeijingDance | LDTX performs exclusively at the National Arts Centre in their Canadian debut on April 9, 2011  

    April 4, 2011

    BeijingDance | LDTX presents works by Ma Bo, Li Han-zhong, Sang Jijia, Liu Bin and Song Tingting in the NAC Theatre April 9, 2011. The performance is sold out, but obstructed view seating has been released for sale. The birth of BeijingDance | LDTX (Lei Dong Tian Xia, literally translated as Thunder Rumbles Under Heaven) in September of 2005 not only caught widespread international attention, but... Read more

  7. NAC Dance presents Southern Bound Comfort March 24 to 26, 2011

    March 18, 2011

    Three immensely talented dance artists come together for Southern Bound Comfort - a program of duets presented March 24th to 26th in the NAC Studio. The evening features two duets performed by Shanell Winlock and Gregory Maqoma: Bound, created by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in 2010, and Southern Comfort, choreographed by Gregory Maqoma in 2001 and revived in 2008. The concept for the evening grew out of... Read more

  8. MOMIX performs their smash hit Botanica at the NAC on March 19, 2011

    March 11, 2011

    MOMIX performs Botanica in an exclusive Canadian engagement at the NAC’s Southam Hall on March 19, 2011. The performance is sold out, but those still interested should check for last minute returns. Defying categorization just as its dancers defy gravity, Moses Pendleton’s company of dancer-illusionists is celebrated around the world for its ability to conjure enthralling chimeras... Read more

  9. Laureates of the 2011 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards announced

    March 3, 2011

    TORONTO, March 3, 2011 – Yvon Deschamps, Margie Gillis, William Shatner, Howard Shore, Leslee Silverman and Paul Thompson have been named the 2011 laureates of the prestigious Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, the ultimate recognition in Canada’s performing arts.These individuals are being recognized... Read more

  10. Evelyn Hart to mentor Heather Ogden as part of the 2011 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program

    March 3, 2011

    Toronto (Canada) –The National Arts Centre (NAC) is delighted to announce that Canadian dance legend Evelyn Hart has chosen to mentor National Ballet of Canada principal dancer Heather Ogden through the 2011 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program.  The Program allows past recipients of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, this... Read more