Sylvie Guillem,Robert Lepage and Russell Maliphant: Éonnagata

On November 12th and 13th at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Éonnagata takes the stage as the fruit of a collaboration between three outstan…


Multiple Perspectives

By Seika Boye, Julie Houle Cezer, Brittany Duggan, Kaija Pepper Canada Dance Festival  Canada Dance Festival

“Is You Me” (2007) by Benoît Lachambre,“Fragments – Volume 1” (Premiere) by Sylvain Émard Danse, Pre-Professional Culturally Diverse Training Program Showcase, Street/Stage, Q Dance/Quanz Danse and Guillaume Côté/Zdenek Konvalina, Dancemakers, Sinha Danse/Sampradaya, Naomi Stikeman, Robin Poitras, José Navas / Compagnie Flak “S” and “Villanelle”, Noam Gagnon / Compagnie Vision Selective “The Vision Impure”, Amber Funk/the response. “Status Quo”, “Cabinet”, “Valentina”, Ipsita Nova Dance Projects, Paul-André Fortier, Daniel Mroz, Les Ateliers du Corps, Coyote Arts Percussive Performance Association, Byron Chief Moon and COBA (Collective Of Black Artists) at the 2010 Canada Dance Festival.

Elizabeth Chitty: Drop

Last weekend in Ottawa, the Society for Canadian Dance Studies hosted their 2010 conference: “Renegade Bodies: Dance in Canada in the 1970s.


Lighted but Obscure  

By Elizabeth MacKinnon croisée...ÉPILOGUE Tara Luz Danse

In early May, Ottawa choreographer Anik Bouvrette’s Tara Luz Danse performed at the almost one-year-old Shenkman Arts Centre in the city’s east end.

Vincent Dance Theatre: Broken Chords

April 22nd through 24th, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa will feature Broken Chords by the United Kingdom company Vincent Dance Theatre.

Margie Gillis: Premiere of Thread

Tomorrow at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canadian modern dance icon Margie Gillis presents the premiere of Thread.

National Arts Centre presents: Morphoses / The Wheeldon Company

A one-night-only performance by Morphoses / The Wheeldon Company comes to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa February 2nd.

Jig on the Fly

Two weeks ago, Jig on the Fly appeared at the Canadian Aboriginal Festival in Hamilton.

RWB Nutcracker

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet is gearing up for The Nutcracker with a slew of roles for young children.

To Be Straight With You

Tomorrow and Friday, the UK’s DV8 Physical Theatre is at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, touring thereafter to Harbourfront Centre December 2nd to 5th.

The Demise of Le Groupe Dance Lab

The End of An Era, Part 2 By Michael Crabb

Ottawa's Le Groupe Dance Lab, for more than twenty years a vital incubator of dance creativity under the artistic direction of Peter Boneham, closed permanently last summer.

The Demise of Le Groupe Dance Lab

The End of An Era, Part 1 By Michael Crabb

For those not watchful of events at Ottawa's Le Groupe Dance Lab, the July 31st announcement that it would be closing its doors forever came as a stunning shock.

Hofesh Shechter Company

Last night at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the Hofesh Shechter Company made their Canadian premiere with Uprising and In Your Rooms.

Canada Council welcomes back Bernard Sauvé

In July, Bernard Sauvé returned to the Dance Section at the Canada Council for the Arts as a programs officer; he was previously a…

Le Groupe Dance Lab to close

After 43 years, one of Canada's oldest dance companies will close. The board of directors of Le Groupe Dance Lab in Ottawa announc...


Dancing in Solidarity, Alliance in Practice: Objectives Within Reach 

By Kevin A. Ormsby Canada Dance Festival 2009 Canada Dance Festival

The Canada Dance Festival (CDF) and the National Arts Centre were bustling once again between June 25th and 28th as the CDF hosted its annual festivities, focussing this year on “Dancing In, Through and Between Cultures towards a Space of Mutuality”.

CDA reports to Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) Executive Director Shannon Litzenberger made a presentation to the all-party federal Standing Commit…

Canada Dance Festival: The 2008 Collection 

By Bridget Cauthery Canada Dance Festival  Canada Dance Festival 

Red arrows fixed to the sidewalk led the audience from Elgin Street to the terraces atop the National Art Centre for the premiere of Ottawa-based performance artist Kenneth Emig’s site-specific work at the Canada Dance Festival 2008.


Spinning around art and outreach 

By Marie Claire Forté HIP HOP 360 at the Canada Dance Festival  Canada Dance Festival

There is something particular about this Canada Dance Festival (CDF) intermediate year programming, also the festival’s first thematic five-day event. Is it the YouTube trailer, the graffiti artists spraying large wood panels outside the National Arts Centre (NAC) box office, the abundance of youth sporting hoodies and baseball caps, the men outnumbering the women by a proportion of ten to one?  


Bubble-Wrap Reality Dance 

By Marie Claire Forté “Talk Show” Alexis Andrew, Elizabeth MacKinnon

Layers of subtext float around this performance called “Talk Show” by Ottawa’s collective (gulp). Independent dance artists are a rare and special breed in Ottawa – Alexis Kate Andrew and Elizabeth MacKinnon of collective (gulp) are no exception.