“Everyone always says tap is coming back,” said Dorrance. What’s exciting about the show is that there aren’t many opportunities to see tap shows outside of some Broadway productions. “[The tap community] is insular, it’s a small community. It felt really exciting to be part of it, because it was a small community,” she said.
Madeline Paiva: “This Wizard of Oz is a welcome addition to the infamous story. The visual, choreographic, and orchestral choices really make this version familiar, but in an entirely new way.”
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet returns to the National Arts Centre for The Wizard of Oz January 23rd through 25th.
Canadian choreographer Louise Lecavalier created Battleground, a breathtaking fast-paced duet with live original music.
Unikkaaqtuat runs at the National Arts Centre’s from January 9–12 before embarking on a Canadian tour.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet brings an immersive and elegant Nutcracker steeped in Canadiana with Mounted Police, Parliament Hill, and Hudson’s Bay merchandise. Its Canadian roots are evident and make for an ever more sincere experience.
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is set to perform seven shows of Nutcracker at the National Arts Centre December 4th through 8th.
Livia Belcea: “Hands down the best performance I’ve seen in 2019. What a trip.”
The Aboriginal dance company, which hails from Australia, is performing for two nights at the NAC this weekend.
Madeline Paiva: “Boston Ballet performs this entire triple bill so perfectly in figure, form and technique. It would be shame to miss out!”
Boston Ballet performs their triple bill at the National Arts Centre November 7th-9th at 8pm on the Southam Hall Stage.
Under the direction of Michael Keegan-Dolan, TEAĊ DAṀSA is a company that hails from Ireland. Their highly anticipated, and sold out, show Swan Lake/Loch na hEala, played at the National Arts Centre on October 30th.
Madeline Paiva: Split provides a space for interpretation, and I think that is the point. There is no one message to obtain from the show—a lot of it has to do with personal experience and interpretation, which is why I think they show is superbly important to see.
Lucy Guerin Inc. brings Split to the National Arts Centre October 24th through 26th.
The show is an artful combination of dance and story, with keen attention paid to its visual aspects.