Dancing for Joy

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Discover Dancing for Joy, a unique, in-person pop-up dance series as our way to say thank you to the front-line workers who have given so much of themselves to keep us safe, and to help local dance artists continue to showcase their incredible work.


Produced by Canada’s National Arts Centre Dance Department
Director of Photography: Mike Scherling
Editor: Mike Scherling
Video Coordinator: Geoffrey Dollar

National Arts Centre
Executive Producer: Cathy Levy
Project Managers: Sophie Anka, Siôned Watkins
Marketing and Communications: Livia Belcea
Translation: Caroline Prud’homme
Consultants: Tina Legari, Mireille Nicholas

Brian Britton
Sylvain Leblanc
IATSE Local 471

Master of Ceremony: Gabriel Toupin

“I Won’t Dance”
Choreographer and Performer: Chantal Carrillo
Performer: Shannon Slade

Choreographer and Performer: Josée Bourgeois

“Joyous Ninjutsu”
Choreographers and Performers: Rise Ashen, Sarah Lee

“IN MY HOUSE!!!” by Moov’Ottawa Dance
Choreographers and Performers: Arnaldo “Effect” Betancourt Silva, Alea "Didi" De Castro

“Ricocheted Light” by Propeller Dance
Choreographer: Shara Weaver
Performers: Sylvain Bouchard, Elizabeth Emond-Stevenson, Dylan Phillips
Musicians: Cobra du Mandingue

“Symbiose” by Dorsale Danse
Choreographer: Sylvie Desrosiers
Performers: Laurianne Forget, Frédérique Pelletier, Magdalena Shew