Ancillary Activities

The Canada Dance Festival is about so much more than just amazing dance performances.  This year’s festival will feature the CDF’s fundraising gala A Moveable Feast, panel discussions with artists, additional dance spectacles as well as networking opportunities at the festival bar. Stay tuned for more updates!



ODD is OFF :

ODD image- by Ben Welland






Photo by Ben Welland

ODD presents a world premier by Andrew Turner on a mixed program with works by Yvonne Coutts and Tedd Robinson.  Click here for a link to ODD’s events calendar.

The ODD Box studio theatre is located on the second floor of the Arts Court at the corner of Daly Avenue and Nicolas Street in downtown Ottawa (behind the Rideau Center).

Performances: June 12 – 5pm, June 13 – 9pm and June 14 – 3pm.


Jane Mappin Danse – Lewis & Lucie

Jane Mapping- Lewis and Lucie







Photo by Michael Slobodian

A man sits alone on a park bench, talking to passersby’s, hoping for a moment of society. Speaking in stilted phrases, he offers fragments of his personal history, impressions, and obsessions. The outline of his story emerges – a small, sad story, repeated every day on park benches the world over, of an existence that never quite took full shape. Lewis & Lucie is a poetic evocation of marginality, solitude, and the tiny, crushing burdens of the past.

The FREE performances will take place outdoors on the Plaza on the grounds between the Canadian Museum of History’s two buildings, close to the Ottawa River.

*****In case of rain the performance will take place in the David M. Stewart Salon.
Performance dates and times:  June 12, 13, 14 at 11a.m. and 1 p.m.

Watch a video of Lewis & Lucie
Cast: Daniel Firth and Jane Mappin

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Pre & Post Show Conversations – details TBC


Public Panels & Round Table Discussions

Sunday June 8, 2014   3:00 – 5:00 pm
Art as a Catalyst for Dialogue

Round table discussion with Michael Greyeyes and members of the cast of A Soldier’s Tale.
Open to the public by registration. Please contact:
Location: Wabano Centre |299 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, ON K1L 6B8

Friday 13, 2014 –  12 noon – 1:30pm
Capturing the Moving Image presented in partnership with School of Photographic Arts, Ottawa- [SPAO])
Location: SPAO – 168 Dalhousie Street (corner of Bruyère)

Saturday, June 14 – 12 noon – 2:00pm
Art and Activism
Moderated by Marie Wilson (from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Residential Schools), with choreographer Lara Kramer and others.
Location:  NAC Fountain Room, 53 Elgin St.





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The Festival Bar

Festival bar- ruby credit cropped and lightened







Photo by Ruby Clifford

There’s never a dull moment at the CDF Festival Bar.  The easygoing atmosphere provides a great place for presenters, artists and audience members to freely exchange ideas and concepts.  In fact, many partnerships have been formed at the festival bar over the years; some of which can be seen in this year’s event.  The festival bar will be open from 10 p.m. -1:00 a.m. starting on Tuesday, June 10th to Saturday, June 14th.

The festival bar will be located at ODD on the second floor of ArtsCourt. (See above map for Arts Court location details).