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British Columbia’s Best To Dance during BC Scene

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

(OTTAWA - Tuesday, April 15, 2008) The National Arts Centre unveiled next season’s dynamic dance line-up at an event held earlier today. Cathy Levy, Dance Producer, chose to include three of British Columbia’s leading companies in next season’s programming, and all three will perform during BC Scene.

Ballet British Columbia will perform A Streetcar Named Desire on April 28, 2009. Artistic Director John Alleyne’s vigorous choreography gives dramatic dance physicality to the torrid, sexually charged tension of the classic play by Tennessee Williams. Recognized as one of Canada’s most exciting dancer-choreographers, Crystal Pite and her company Kidd Pivot will present the world premiere of a new work on April 24 and 25, 2009. Pite, an NAC Associate Dance Artist, has a distinctive style that fuses classical elements, the complexity and freedom of structured improvisation and a strong theatrical sensibility. Her performances are sure to be one of the highlights of BC Scene. From April 30 to May 2, 2009, dancer-choreographer Wen Wei Wang, with his company Wen Wei Dance, will also present a new work. One female and five male dancers, using dialogue and song, will explore violence, masculine insecurities, male bonding, and tangled emotional relationships.

More information on these three performances, as well as the other dance programming scheduled for next season, can be found here http://nac-cna.ca/en/dance/index.cfm.

Tickets are available now as part of Dance subscription packages and single tickets will go on sale in September. Additional artists and programming in music, theatre, literature, visual arts, and culinary arts will be announced soon.

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