News Releases

  1. LES GRANDS BALLETS CANADIENS RETURNS TO NAC DANCE TO PRESENT THE NUTCRACKER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 16 YEARS

    November 23, 2022

    A holiday classic, The Nutcracker is a magical and heartwarming production November 23, 2022 – OTTAWA, Canada – From December 1-4, NAC Dance is pleased to welcome Les Grands Ballets Canadiens with its famous production The Nutcracker by Fernand Nault. It’s almost that wonderful time of the year when the young (and not so young!) rediscover this magical ballet inspired by... Read more

  2. THIS NOVEMBER, NAC DANCE HONOURS THE INGENUITY AND SIGNATURE STYLES OF THREE CELEBRATED CHOREOGRAPHERS

    October 31, 2022

    Isolation, hope and playfulness take us on a journey of emotions, reflections and inspiration October 31, 2022 – OTTAWA, Canada – This November, male choreographers take the stage of the Babs Asper Theatre with two very powerful performances: Momentum of Isolation by the strong and iconic voice from Vancouver’s Shay Kuebler, and Double Murder by celebrated UK-based choreographer... Read more

  3. CANADA’S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET BRINGS THE HANDMAID’S TALE: BASED ON THE NOVEL BY MARGARET ATWOOD TO NAC SOUTHAM HALL

    October 20, 2022

    An episodic dance-drama on pointe that shines a different light on the current global conversation about women rights. October 20, 2022 – OTTAWA, Canada – From October 27-29, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) returns to NAC’s Southam Hall for three performances of The Handmaid’s Tale, a contemporary ballet on pointe that boldly retells the story of Canadian author... Read more

  4. BALLET HISPÁNICO’S DOÑA PERÓN OPENS THE 2022-2023 NAC DANCE SEASON

    October 5, 2022

    A contemporary ballet about the Argentine icon who had a great impact on her people and the world   October 5, 2022 – OTTAWA, Canada – On October 14 and 15, Ballet Hispánico will make its Southam Hall debut with its contemporary ballet Doña Perón. Choreographed by internationally acclaimed artist Annabelle Lopez Ochoa... Read more

  5. MORE PROGRAMMING DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S 2022-2023 SEASON

    October 4, 2022

    NEWS RELEASE    MORE PROGRAMMING DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S 2022-2023 SEASON   Extraordinary and diverse offerings in theatre, music and dance is now available for all audiences to enjoy    OCTOBER 4, 2022 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre today announced additional programming in music, theatre and dance for the... Read more

  6. STATEMENT: NAC Flags Fly at Half-Mast in Honour of Renowned Choreographer, performer and Mentor Tedd Robinson

    August 31, 2022

    It was with great sadness that the National Arts Centre (NAC) learned of the death of Tedd Robinson, a beloved figure in Canada's dance community, creative innovator in the performing arts, treasured mentor, and artistic consultant to innumerable dance artists in Canada and abroad.  A MAVERICK Tedd Robinson’s enduring legacy is the extraordinary body of work he created over his... Read more

  7. THE STAGE IS SET FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S 2022-2023 SEASON

    May 17, 2022

    News Release THE STAGE IS SET FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S 2022-2023 SEASON    Experience the excitement as music, dance and theatre fill all four stages MAY 17, 2022 – OTTAWA, CANADA – As audiences return to the National Arts Centre’s performance halls, and with the ever-growing buzz around live performances, the NAC’s programming departments are... Read more

  8. CELEBRATION AND REJUVENATION: NAC DANCE INTRODUCES THE 2022-2023 SEASON

    May 17, 2022

    Expect a season of new experiences and familiar favourites for all audiences, which kicks off with Ballet Hispánico in October 2022 May 17, 2022 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Today, NAC Dance unveils a selection of its exceptional and diverse 2022-2023 programming that includes Canadian and international talents, and features both established and well-known dance artists mixed with new... Read more

  9. News Release: The National Arts Centre Offers more Music, Dance and Theatre to Live Audiences in 2022

    February 1, 2022

    THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE OFFERS MORE MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATRE TO LIVE AUDIENCES IN 2022 The NAC continues to safely reawaken its halls and welcome back audiences amid evolving pandemic restrictions   February 1, 2022 – OTTAWA, CANADA – As ongoing restrictions in Ontario are updated to allow more in-person activities, the National Arts Centre (NAC) is preparing to... Read more

  10. Cathy Levy's Tenure as NAC Dance Executive Producer to End December 31, 2022

    November 30, 2021

    Exceptional Artistic Leader Has Had Enormous Influence on Dance in Canada The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced that Cathy Levy has chosen to end her tenure as Executive Producer of NAC Dance on December 31, 2022. Ms. Levy will program the 2022–2023 and 2023-2024 Dance seasons, and she will stay on in a temporary position until Spring 2023 to oversee the completion of select dance... Read more

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