Welcome to the 2017 Canada Dance Festival

New Dance from Canada’s best

The Canada Dance Festival in partnership with the National Arts Centre’s Canada Scene celebrates 2017 with a diverse program of new Canadian Dance. Following the successful CDF 2016 and building toward our next full festival in 2018, this year’s edition will showcase powerful movement and beautiful movers – all telling uniquely Canadian stories through dance.

From July 2nd to 16th, the CDF, with Canada Scene, will present a series of contemporary dance works in unique spaces and non-traditional venues. Our 2017 activities will once again be taking dance off of the stage and into the outpouring of arts activities throughout our nation’s capital during this summer’s Canada 150 celebrations.

There are extraordinary and distinctly Canadian talents exploring new ideas and influences in movement: intimate works from influential and established creators; challenging perspectives from emerging voices; and inspiring community dance projects reflecting the world in which they are performed. All infused with the creative spirit of the contemporary artists who call this country home.

We welcome you to meet them all in Ottawa this July.
 See you there!

JULY 2 Paul-André Fortier / Naishi Wang │ 15 X AT NIGHT 22:00
JULY 3 Paul-André Fortier / Naishi Wang │ 15 X AT NIGHT 22:00
JULY 4 Paul-André Fortier / Naishi Wang │ 15 X AT NIGHT 22:00
JULY 5 Paul-André Fortier / Naishi Wang │ 15 X AT NIGHT 22:00
JULY 6 Paul-André Fortier / Naishi Wang │ 15 X AT NIGHT 22:00
JULY 7 Paul-André Fortier / Naishi Wang │ 15 X AT NIGHT 22:00
JULY 8 Sinha Danse │ OttaW(olly)Wood 14:00
Paul-André Fortier / Naishi Wang │ 15 X AT NIGHT 22:00
JULY 9 Sinha Danse │ OttaW(olly)Wood 14:00
Paul-André Fortier / Naishi Wang │ 15 X AT NIGHT 22:00
JULY 10 Paul-André Fortier / Naishi Wang │ 15 X AT NIGHT 22:00
JULY 11 Paul-André Fortier / Naishi Wang │ 15 X AT NIGHT 22:00
JULY 12 BoucharDanse │ La gigue en souvenir 11:00
Lee Su-Feh / battery opera performance │ Dance Machine 17:30
Robin Poitras │ END OF WINTER 20:00
Paul-André Fortier / Naishi Wang │ 15 X AT NIGHT 22:00
JULY 13 BoucharDanse │ La gigue en souvenir 11:00
Peggy Baker Dance Projects │ land|body|breath 14:30
Aurélie Pedron │ ENTRE 16:30
Lee Su-Feh / battery opera performance │ Dance Machine 17:00
Peggy Baker Dance Projects │ land|body|breath 18:00
If a Place Could Be Made | The Daly Family Collective (Diana Daly, Louise Moyes, Anne Troake) 20:00
Lee Su-Feh / battery opera performance │ Dance Machine 20:30
Paul-André Fortier / Naishi Wang │ 15 X AT NIGHT 22:00
JULY 14 BoucharDanse │ La gigue en souvenir 11:00
Dance Machine 17:00
Aurélie Pedron │ ENTRE 17:30
Compagnie Marie Chouinard │ Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights 20:00
Paul-André Fortier / Naishi Wang │ 15 X AT NIGHT 22:00
JULY 15 BoucharDanse │ La gigue en souvenir 11:00
Aurélie Pedron │ ENTRE 11:00
Compagnie Marie Chouinard │ In Museum 14:00
Anne Troake │ OutSideIn (3D film screening) 16:00
Dance Machine 17:30
Bill Coleman & Gordon Monahan │ Dollhouse 20:00
Dance Machine 20:30
Paul-André Fortier / Naishi Wang │ 15 X AT NIGHT 22:00
JULY 16 Anne Troake │ OutSideIn (3D film screening) 16:30
Paul-André Fortier / Naishi Wang │ 15 X AT NIGHT 22:00