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  • Ottawa Dance Directive / Centre de danse contemporaine (ODD) is a centre for professional dance. ODD creates a space in Ottawa for contemporary minded artists to investigate dance making, performance and collaboration.

    SERIES DANCE 10 in partnership with #DanceForth / NAC DANCE presents


    Andrea Peña & Artists

    FREE livestream performance / Thursday November 5th, 7pm EST


    Indoor & Outdoor Classes for the Ottawa-Gatineau Dance Community half in half out is an initiative to provide safe & accessible dance classes in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, born out of a need to sustain the arts and our small dance community during the pandamic.

    October 5 to October 28 / 10:15 to 11:30 am / (4 weeks)

    Information and registration



    Compagnie ODD / Livestream on YouTube / June 25, 2 pm

    Myrielle Bernier-Acuna, Amanda Bon, Yvonne Coutts, Charles-Alexis Desgagnés, Jacqueline Ethier, Alya Graham, Sarah Hopkin, Mary Catherine Jack, Kay Kenney, Etienne Lambert, Jessie Lhôte, Lana Morton, Gabrielle Rousseau, Jocelyn Todd, Robin Treleaven.

    Black Lives Matter

    Ottawa Dance Directive stands in solidarity with all those working for justice and protesting against racism, intolerance and other forms of oppression. It is imperative that we forge new pathways for discussion with open and compassionate hearts and minds so that change is finally realized. ODD is committed to having these discussions and creating space for the important work ahead. Diversity of expression is vital in the arts and in every sector of society and with it brings the greatest potential for our joint humanity.

    Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
    Barack Obama

    For the safety of our artists, patrons, staff, students, teachers and our local community, which may be particularly affected by the evolving COVID-19 situation, OTTAWA DANCE DIRECTIVE’s events and programming activities are all postponed until further notice.

    We are grateful to the health workers and essential staff who are saving lives and protecting all of us.  ODD’s board and artistic staff stand with all of the artists, technicians, designers, and collaborators who are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Stay strong and well.

    We feel it is our responsibility with the City of Ottawa to take care of our community, which includes many vulnerable populations, and this decision will allow us to continue to act calmly and communicate clearly with all individuals who use our facility.

    ODD Staff and Management
    Yvonne Coutts, Lana Morton, Sylvie Desrosiers, Kateri Khoury, Susan Sinclair, Mary Catherine Jack, Amy Siu, and Moira Johnson