Supporting Canadian Choreographers and the Dance Community

CreativAction shares The National Ballet of Canada’s resources with the Canadian dance community and develops Canadian choreographic talent. Created by Artistic Director Emerita Karen Kain and led by Curator and Producer, CreativAction and Special Initiatives Robert Binet, CreativAction has three core activities:

Open Space

The National Ballet provides over 1,500 hours of free studio space each season at The Walter Carsen Centre to independent choreographers for one to two-week periods.

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Choreographic Workshop

The Choreographic Workshop is a platform that provides National Ballet dancers and independent choreographers the opportunity to create works in collaboration with the company’s artists, music and production staff, within the National Ballet’s facilities.

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Each season, the National Ballet will commission choreographers to create three new small scale, flexible and innovative dance works that can be presented in a wide variety of contexts.

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CreativAction is generously supported by The H. John McDonald Foundation, An Anonymous Donor and Lucille and Urban Joseph, O.C.