NAC Dance

Dance with Live Orchestra

Dance Ballet with Orchestra

Svetlana Lunkina and Harrison James in The National Ballet of Canada’s Giselle © Aleksandar Antonijevic

It’s undeniable: dance and music are deeply interconnected, and when live orchestral music and dance come together, something magical happens! One becomes enraptured by the spectacle of the orchestra's rich, deep sound merging with the dancer's breathtaking movements.  

This season, indulge in five extraordinary performances accompanied by the remarkable musicians of the NAC Orchestra. Experience firsthand the virtuosity of the Orchestra, and the pulse of energy that fills the room in the company of both dancers and musicians  

The addition of live symphonic music elevates the already remarkable dance experience to new heights—a winning two-for-one combination that promises to leave a lasting impression.   

Ready to awaken your senses? Create your wishlist of dance performances today and save 15%* when you buy 3 or more shows.  
*The 15% discount is not applicable on the performance of The Nutcracker by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens 

Upcoming events

  1. In-person Video
     © Une photo prise par Jeanne Tétreault. Interprètes  (gauche à droite) Rebecca Margolick, Gabrielle Kachan, Jontae McCrory, Frédérique Rodier, François Richard
qui posent devant les images d'Edward Burtynsky.

    Juxtaposed with the breathtaking images of Edward Burtynsky, a multidisciplinary, multisensory NAC Dance and NACO commission.  

  2. In-person Video
    Artistes du Ballet BC et Arts Umbrella dans BOLERO X de Shahar Binyamini © Artistes du Ballet BC et Arts Umbrella dans <i>BOLERO X</i> de Shahar Binyamini

    The powerhouse dancers of Ballet BC fill the stage in this distinctive and innovative triple bill program featuring live orchestral music.

  3. In-person Video
    Quatre personnes se postent devant une toile de fond rouge. Les deux personnes situées à l'extérieur sont habillées en chefs et tiennent des cuillères en bois. La personne au centre droit porte une couronne et tient une sucette, et la personne au centre gauche est déguisée en Casse-Noisette et tient une épée. © Les Grands Ballets Canadiens Casse-Noisette

    Take a trip to fairyland with The Nutcracker—the perfect holiday treat! This magical show will enchant the whole family. 

  4. In-person Video
    Des danseuses de ballet en costumes blancs et voilées se produisent sur scène, posant avec une jambe et les deux bras tendus, dans des directions opposées.  © Artistes du Ballet national du Canada dans <i>Giselle</i>

    Giselle is the epitome of Romantic ballet, brought to life by an exceptional cast. 

  5. In-person Video
    Un danseur en costume d'époque tend son chpeau haut-de-forme en guise de salut. © L’interprète Cameron Thomas du Kansas City Ballet Company dans Jekyll & Hyde de Val Caniparoli Jekyll & Hyde

    Jekyll & Hyde is a ballet that explores the secret corners and eternal duality of the human psyche. Suspense is guaranteed!  

Past events

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