Danced to the soulful music of treasured singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, The Fiddle and the Drum was the first in Alberta Ballet’s popular series of portrait ballets. For this beautiful contemporary ballet, Mitchell chose 14 of her more powerful songs to be illuminated by the captivating choreography of artistic director Jean Grand-Maître. With her celebrated imagery […]
Le Patin Libre, whose members are all highly trained skaters, caused a sensation with Vertical Influences, a revolutionary revision of what an ice show can be, performed on our NAC Dance season in 2015. The same artistic team – Pascale Jodoin, Jasmin Boivin, Taylor Dilley, Samory Ba and Alexandre Hamel, joined by dramaturg Ruth Little – […]
Choreographed by eminent Canadian dance artist Peggy Baker, who we are in the dark offers the immediacy of daring contemporary dance, supercharged live music, and exceptional visual design elements. With an original score composed and performed by Jeremy Gara and Sarah Neufeld, both members of Grammy Award-winning rock band Arcade Fire, and seven extraordinary dancers, […]
Under the artistic direction of Emily Molnar, Ballet BC is lauded for its outstanding versatility and technique wherever it performs. In this specially curated program, the company’s fearless dancers will lead you on an emotionally exhilarating ride. From Molnar’s highly anticipated new work, to the breathtaking BEGINNING AFTER by Cayetano Soto set to sacred music of the […]
As the heir to the famous Farruco dynasty in Spain, Farruquito is hailed as nothing short of a superstar. Critics have found it impossible to describe his performances without resorting to multiple superlatives: Explosive! Fiery! Astounding! A leading interpreter of “puro” Gypsy flamenco—a distinctive tradition that eschews more recent trends—he commands the stage with unparalleled […]
Choreographer/director Crystal Pite and playwright/actor Jonathon Young have reinvented dance theatre, and gained the unanimous admiration of both critics and the general public. Following their powerfully moving and highly successful piece Betroffenheit, this next collaboration is a contemporary adaptation of an archetypal comic plot that serves as the basis for stunning choreography. Featuring eight dancers in […]
Dance artist Victoria Hunt spent nearly 10 years researching her rich Maori heritage to prepare forCopper Promises. Her beautifully evocative solo explores the cultural and physical journey of Hinemihi – a female ancestor, and the name for a Maori ceremonial house – whose story is seamlessly interwoven with Hunt’s own journey of finding family and […]
Created and performed by Jacob Boehme, Blood on the Dance Floor is a search for answers, exploring the legacies and memories of our bloodlines. A choreographer, dancer and writer from the Narangga and Kaurna nations of South Australia, Boehme was diagnosed with HIV in 1998. Through a series of candid storytelling vignettes that range from black comedy […]
Indigenous dance artist Lara Kramer creates political, potent works that often examine issues surrounding Canada and First Nations Peoples. Inspired by her Oji-Cree ancestry, her works are firmly linked to her memory and lineage. In Windigo, we share an intimate space with two men—performers Peter James and Jassem Hindi—and witness the arc of their struggle with […]
No two words more perfectly encapsulate an evening of dazzling dance than Grupo Corpo. The contemporary Brazilian company is known for its polished and remarkably disciplined precision. Company choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras’s signature style combines undulating torsos, rhythmic stamping footwork, impressive leaps and incredible athleticism. This stunning two-part program features Bach, with composer Marco Antonio Guimarães’s take […]
The Havana-based Malpaso – Cuba’s first independent dance company – has grown to become one of the most internationally sought-after in its short five-year history. For its NAC debut, it’s bringing a mix of the soulful, the sexy and the sensational. The beautiful duet Ocaso by resident choreographer and Artistic Director Osnel Delgado and Ohad Naharin’s Tabula Rasa perfectly […]
As the lights dim and the familiar strains of Tchaikovsky’s enchanting music float up from the orchestra, you smile and remember why the holidays just wouldn’t be the holidays without The Nutcracker. Find yourself transported to a dazzling fairytale world where Klara and her beloved Nutcracker battle the Rat King, and where a sleigh ride through […]
American contemporary dance company MOMIX is performing Opus Cactus at the National Arts Centre from March 12–13.
The 2018–19 season is an intriguing program of dance, theatre, and music, and will mark the National Arts Centre’s 50th anniversary.
Colin Noden: “It was emotional. And thought provoking… That is the artists’ job. And that is why you must go see this dance performance.”