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Stepping into the Twilight of the Sacred

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents Vespers at the National Arts Centre By Sheenagh Pietrobruno

James Kudelka transforms the religious evocation of this 1610 choral masterpiece into a contemporary spiritual testament to the union between animals, humans and nature.


Canadian Dance Goes Audio

Radio and Podcasts Take the Stage By Rachel Silver Maddock

Did you know that Canada produces a number of rich listening resources for dancers? Here are some Canadian dance audio highlights for you to tune into.

Paradoxe Mélodie

This May, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal has invited Danièle Desnoyers to create a choreographic work for its program, pairing six dancers from her company, with the music of the new organ played by OSM’s organist-in-residence Jean-Willy Kunz.

2015/2016 Season Picks

Summer is the season of outdoor festivals and a time spent close to nature’s elements, but it is also a time for thinking ahead and planning for the fall. At The Dance Current we’re already looking forward to the autumn and thought you might like a glance at what’s coming up across the country.

Louise Lecavalier: Body Speech

A short film produced by the National Film Board in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation profiling Louise Lecavalier, 2014 recipient of the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award.


Facing African Dance Creation

By Lys Stevens Series C + Face 2 Face

For this third edition of the Face 2 Face series, Cathy Levy, National Arts Centre executive producer of dance, chose to highlight artists “whose lives and stories are rooted in Africa.”

Ballet BC

Mixed Program by Ballet BC

Performance | Spectacle

Ottawa ON
March 23 mars 2019
8:00 | 20:00
Ballet, Contemporary

Nicola Monaco / Photo by Matteo Carratoni
Nicola Monaco

Contemporary Masterclass with Nicola Monaco

Workshop | Classe

Ottawa ON
October 13 octobre 2018

Photo by RJ Muna
Alonzo King LINES Ballet


Performance | Spectacle

Ottawa ON
November 16-17 novembre 2018
Fri-Sat @ 8:00 | vendredi-samedi @ 20:00

Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet


Performance | Spectacle

Ottawa ON
November 1-3 novembre 2018
8:00 | 20:00

Akram Khan Company


Performance | Spectacle

Ottawa ON
October 11-13 octobre 2018
7:30 | 19:00

Areli Moran and Paige Culley in Unrelated / Photo by Daina Ashbee
Daina Ashbee


Performance | Spectacle

Ottawa ON
October 27-28 octobre 2017
7:00 | 19:00

Joshua Beamish in his work Concerto / Photo by Daniel Robinson
Josh Beamish, Belinda McGuire, Cie Mossoux-Bonté

Joshua Beamish + Belinda McGuire + Cie Mossoux-Bonté

Performance | Spectacle

Ottawa ON
October 26-28 octobre 2017
8:30 | 20:30

Laurie Young in her work How is Now / Photo by Guntar Kravis
Laurie Young

How is Now

Performance | Spectacle

Ottawa ON
October 25-28 octobre 2017
25 @ 8:00 | 20:00, 26 @ 7:30 | 19:30, 28 @ 5:30 | 17:30. No performance on October 27 | Il n'y a pas de spectacle le 27 octobre



Performance | Spectacle

Ottawa ON
May 5 mai 2018

Shay Kuebler Radical System Art


Performance | Spectacle

Ottawa ON
April 26-28 avril 2018
Contemporary, Swing

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