October 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.


Performance/Workshop (in schoolyards!)
Preschool to Grade 3 (also suitable for Grades 4 & 5) Special Events Francophone Theatre Dance Workshops Children

Ages 4-10

*Presented from October 12 to 15, 2021*

Things are happening on the playground! 

It’s recess time with the Bouge de là company, which offers a lively dance-theatre show specially designed for the school playground. Four performers in crazy stretchy costumes invade the space and form a kaleidoscope of colours and movements. Scattered, hatted, clustered together, the joyful quartet explores the geometry of bodies, moving from the “very symmetrical” to hilariously chaotic gestures. 

After that breathtaking performance, choreographer Hélène Langevin invites all the students onto the open-air dance floor to awaken their inner dancer ... or simply to have fun to the rhythm of her inventive suggestions. 

An event that runs on the joy of being together! 


Concept and choreography: Hélène Langevin // Performers: Marie-Eve Carrière, Emmanuelle Martin, Myriam Tremblay and Julie Tymchuk // Music: Bernard Falaise and André Gagnon // Costumes: Marilène Bastien // Produced by Bouge de là 


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Founded in 2000, Bouge de là is one of the few professional dance companies in Quebec devoted exclusively to dance for young audiences. Its mission is to create and present high-quality dance works for audiences ages 3 to 10 and to develop various cultural mediation activities to promote dance. The company places children at the heart of its approach by offering them a positive and joyful dance experience that challenges their senses and encourages them to get moving. 

Learn more about the artists

Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.