Welcome teachers and students! Welcome to those who are devotees and those who are new to the art form.
Each season, we are thrilled to offer an open dress rehearsal of the holiday favourite The Nutcracker especially for a student audience. This year, The Nutcracker is performed by Alberta Ballet and—as always—accompanied by the wonderful National Arts Centre Orchestra! The dress rehearsal is open to all ages. And then, in May, Montreal’s Le Patin Libre, whose members are all highly trained skaters, have been causing a sensation in Canada and abroad with their revolutionary revision of what an ice show can be. Open to students in Grade 5 and higher.
Experience the richness of Life in Motion. A world of Dance in Ottawa.
Danse Danse (Montréal), National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts (Ottawa), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Dance Umbrella (London), Les Nuits de Fourvière (Lyon).
Alexandre Hamel, Pascale Jodoin, Samory Ba, Jasmin Boivin andTaylor Dilley
SHOW TIME: 1:00 p.m.
Montreal’s Le Patin Libre, whose members are all highly trained skaters, have been causing a sensation in Canada and abroad with their revolutionary revision of what an ice show can be. After their 2015 Ottawa debut, the same artistic team – Pascale Jodoin, Jasmin Boivin, Taylor Dilley, Samory Ba and Alexandre Hamel, joined by dramaturg Ruth Little – return with their latest creation Threshold. The troupe has created a new kind of ice dancing far beyond the confines of traditional figure skating. An exciting new perspective for lovers of dance and skating alike. Bring your sweater! Seating is located on the ice.