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Arohafest Navarati Edition (For the whole family!)


Dance History & heritage Intercultural Music Performance
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Peter A. Herrndorf Place

1 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1

Ottawa, ON



Offered in English and French.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


ArohaFest Navaratri Edition is the only fully bilingual festival showcasing the arts and culture of India in Canada while highlighting the rich tradition of Navaratri, a celebration of feminine power and energy.

On October 14th, this festival will bring a family themed afternoon to NAC public spaces, and outdoor settings with a variety of pop-up performances and workshops which will showcase the classical, folk, and popular (Bollywood) dances as well as the semi-classical music of India. Additionally, the festival will feature henna painting, a Rangoli community mural, a visual arts exhibit, as well as a Garba dance party! Come enjoy Navaratri festivities with us!



National Arts Centre

The National Arts Centre (NAC) is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams—the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety—and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada.

The NAC is located in the National Capital Region on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation.


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