Colin Noden: “It was emotional. And thought provoking… That is the artists’ job. And that is why you must go see this dance performance.”
With the heat wave behind us, it’s time to embrace fall and enjoy the first weekend of October with trips to Gatineau Park, street parties, and more!
The 2017–18 National Arts Centre season is an exciting lineup of dance, theatre, and music, and will feature the NAC’s new performance spaces being unveiled this year.
This weekend, NAC Dance presents a favourite of Ottawa audiences, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, for the exclusive Canadian performance of Fractus V.
The word “tango” evokes images of sensuality and eroticism, with a dash of menace that can be traced to its shady routes. Originating in the 1890s in the border area between Argentina and Uruguay, this passionate dance soon spread around the world, despite its early links to a risque underworld. (Some early forms of tango were forbidden having […]
We are giving away a pair of tickets to the matinee performance of Coppélia by the Pennsylvania Ballet on Saturday, May 3, at 2 pm. To enter, email email@example.com with the subject line “NAC Coppélia Contest” by noon Tuesday, April 29. The winner will be notified on Tuesday afternoon. Ever since it first premiered in 1870, Coppélia has warmed […]
“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” – George Orwell Sometimes people insist on repeating a myth. Case in point: Ottawa is regularly mocked as the city that fun forgot and where creativity goes to die. There is just one problem with this critique: It is a massive pile of bollocks. […]
The tango has always had a special place in my heart. When I was a young boy, I was enthralled by family stories about how my grandfather in Chile danced this passionate baile, whose eroticism and sense of danger was intoxicating. Years later as a young man, I traveled to Argentina where I watched in awe […]
We are giving away two pairs of tickets to the Friday, April 4, performance by la compagnie Virginie Brunelle. To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 pm today, April 1, with the subject line “Virginie Brunelle NAC Contest”. We will randomly pick both winners after the 4 pm deadline. Many human relationships radiate with sexual energy. How we face such […]
If you love ballet, then please do yourself a favour and go see Rodin/Claudel that is playing at the National Arts Centre until Friday, March 29. Performed by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, this neoclassical ballet tells the story of the turbulent romance between famous French sculptors Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel. After attending the opening day performance yesterday, I fell […]
We are giving away two pair of tickets to the opening night of Rodin/Claudel on Thursday, March 27. To enter email email@example.com with the subject line “NAC Ballet Contest” by noon Monday, March 24. The two winners will be contacted on Monday afternoon. Auguste Rodin is one of the most famous sculptors of all time. […]
Spanish flamenco artist Israel Galván has been called a genius and revolutionary choreographer. Known for mixing rapid-fire steps, intricate movements and stillness in his performances, the Seville-born dancer has been hailed the world over for his work. Local audiences now have a chance to see him first-hand when he performs at the National Arts Centre on Tuesday, March […]
Dance choreographer Kyle Abraham has been hailed as “one of the brightest creative talents to emerge in New York City” in the last four years. The Pittsburgh-raised artist is now bringing his Bessie Award winning The Radio Show to Ottawa, which will be performed tomorrow at the NAC at 7:30 pm. With seven dancers, The Radio Show combines the freedom of street dance […]
The Face 2 Face dance festival opened last night at Arts Court with two fantastic shows. If you are a dance lover and don’t have tickets yet, rush out and get them as this series is shaping up to be a wonderful event. Canadian Anne Plamondon began opening night with her brilliant performance Les mêmes yeux que toi, […]
Following last year’s smashing success, the Face 2 Face dance series is coming back to Ottawa with a roster full of first-rate performances. Programmed by the National Arts Centre, the 2014 series brings together the work of four solo artists from Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. “We wanted to have an addition in our […]