News Releases

  1. BENJAMIN MILLEPIED’S L.A. DANCE PROJECT BRINGS A DAZZLING TRIPLE BILL TO THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ON MARCH 11

    March 5, 2015

    Canadian premiere of an exclusive Canadian engagement! Co-founded in 2012 by celebrated dancer-choreographer Benjamin Millepied (the new Director of the Paris Opera Ballet), the enormously successful L.A. Dance Project makes its Canadian premiere at the NAC. A highlight of the evening is two new works by Millepied: Moving Parts, a series of sharp, sophisticated scenes, and Hearts and Arrows, the... Read more

  2. JAPAN’S LEGENDARY KODO PERFORMS KODO ONE EARTH TOUR: MYSTERY AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ON MARCH 9

    March 2, 2015

    Discover why percussion is the primal source of all movement and rhythm as Japan’s Kodo returns with its most ambitious production yet! Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery, conceived by brilliant Artistic Director Tamasaburo Bando, creates onstage the mood of mystery and wonder common to sacred places everywhere. Known for power and precision, for discipline, endurance, and sheer spectacle, these... Read more

  3. NAC DANCE PRESENTS MONTREAL’S EXTRAORDINARY LE PATIN LIBRE IN VERTICAL INFLUENCES AT THE MINTO SKATING CENTRE ON FEBRUARY 27-28

    February 19, 2015

    NAC Dance moves from the centre stage to centre ice! Le Patin Libre, a Montreal-based collective of professional skaters, are breathing intoxicating new energy into contemporary skating with their urban street style and high-level artistic expression. Dance, skating, and hockey fans alike will not want to miss seeing them perform the Canadian premiere Vertical Influences, an NAC co-production,... Read more

  4. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE DANCE ADDS A NEW NAC CO-PRODUCTION TO THE 2014-15 SEASON! MONTREAL’S LE PATIN LIBRE PERFORMS VERTICAL INFLUENCES – ON ICE – ON FEBRUARY 27-28

    February 19, 2015

    Cathy Levy, Executive Producer of Dance at the National Arts Centre, announced today that a new show has been added to the stellar 2014-15 NAC Dance season. Le Patin Libre is a Canadian collective of professional skaters who are reinventing ice skating by bringing urban street dance and high-level artistic expression onto the ice. The iconoclastic Montreal-based troupe will perform Vertical... Read more

  5. A sizzling hot show for Valentine’s Weekend!

    January 30, 2015

    Internationally acclaimed choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui reinvents the passion and virtuosity of tango in m¡longa, a Sadler’s Wells London production, featuring 12 superb dancers and 5 onstage musicians. Larbi captures the drama of a milonga (a Latin social dance), with stark staging and a subdued, seductive mood, emphasizing the dancers’ humanity amidst their swiveling... Read more

  6. THE NAC WINTER SALE IS BACK! TWO TICKETS FOR $45 ON 17 EXCITING PERFORMANCES!

    January 26, 2015

    January 26, 2015 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Just because the winter winds are pushing at the door is no reason to stay in – especially when the NAC Winter Sale is back! The sale that keeps everyone warm and entertained at the same time is back to brighten the winter days with sizzling deals on 17 performances at the National Arts Centre! From January 26 – February 15, patrons can... Read more

  7. NAC DANCE PRESENTS FACE 2 FACE: EXPERIENCES OF AFRICA FEBRUARY 4 – 7

    January 23, 2015

    5 choreographers + 3 intimate venues + 2 continents = 1 week of outstanding dance! The NAC’s Face 2 Face contemporary dance series returns for one sensational week of spectacular dance. This third edition of Face 2 Face brings you face to face with compelling personal performances created and inspired by experiences of Africa. Artists from South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the... Read more

  8. CANADA’S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET PERFORMS THE HANDMAID’S TALE – MARGARET ATWOOD’S AWARD-WINNING NOVEL TRANSFORMED INTO VIVID DANCE DRAMA – AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ON JANUARY 22-24

    January 8, 2015

    Margaret Atwood’s harrowing, award-winning novel of speculative fiction is boldly interpreted as contemporary ballet (performed on pointe) by New York-based choreographer Lila York. The Handmaid’s Tale is the gripping story of the desperate Offred, concubine (“handmaid”) to the Commander. York’s thrillingly theatrical dance drama – highlighting dark romanticism,... Read more

  9. ISRAEL’S L-E-V MAKES THEIR NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE DEBUT WITH HOUSE ON NOVEMBER 11

    October 29, 2014

    Headed by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, L-E-V is an audacious and provocative new Israeli company. L-E-V’s fiercely talented dancers (including Eyal) lure audiences into “a Hieronymous Bosch painting of an extraterrestrial rave.” House is an extreme close-up, a fragmented, cinematic collage of images of human relationships that flicker and vanish. It delves fearlessly into the... Read more

  10. THE EXTRAORDINARY TANZTHEATER WUPPERTAL PINA BAUSCH RETURNS TO THE NAC WITH VOLLMOND – A DAZZLING CANADIAN PREMIERE – ON NOVEMBER 7-8

    October 27, 2014

    Vollmond (Full Moon) is a masterstroke, one of the legendary Pina Bausch’s most celebrated works. A lush expression of the rapturous effects of the full moon, Vollmond dazzles with wit, humour, and lush, engaging songs. Casting a keen eye on love and lust, Pina Bausch’s ingenious choreography explores courtship and conflict, the eternal battle between the sexes, and simple humanity.... Read more