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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.

Powwow Workout Class with Josée Bourgeois

National Arts Centre

(Old) Ottawa, ON

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Livestream Powwow Workout Class – A “Powwow” is a First Nations celebration of dance, songs, and food. This high-intensity workout will introduce traditional powwow dancing by incorporating moves from all styles of powwow dance with the sounds of traditional powwow music. Join us Thursday at 12:00 pm EDT for this week’s Powwow Workout, led by Josée Bourgeois! An Algonquin First Nations multi-disciplinary artist, Josée has collaborated with artists like DJ Shub, DJ Classic Roots, and DJ Rise Ashen. She also danced in the National Arts Centre’s Wild West Show - Gabriel Dumont Story, and performed in the opening act for the Backstreet Boys at Ottawa’s Bluesfest 2019. Josée is committed to continuing trailblazing and reclaiming space as an Algonquin Artist all over Turtle Island and across the world. This Powwow Workout​ event will be available to watch on Indigenous Theatre's Facebook page. The video will be available for only 24 hours. Indigenous Theatre’s vision for connecting with our audience includes creating space for Indigenous arts and bringing a range of rich perspectives to our audience. By inviting the dancers whose work inspires us to lead us in a dance exercise, we extend our family and provide a shared experience and connection. Indigenous Theatre commits to opening the doors of the NAC to all with free Indigenous programming. Powwow Workout honours the power of dance and invites the community to be in their bodies as part of the holistic care of body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Thu 15 Oct
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Free livestream performance

This event is free.

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National Arts Centre

The National Arts Centre raised its curtains for the first time in 1969. A bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for Canada’s most creative artists, the NAC strives to be artistically adventurous in each of its programming streams — the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre and NAC Presents. The Centre’s national role is reflected in its motto: “Canada is our Stage.” The NAC collaborates with artists and arts organizations across the country, acts as a catalyst for performance; invests in ambitious new works by artists and arts organizations nation-wide; and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada. Situated on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe nation, the NAC is accessible and welcoming to all, and offers a variety of free programming and events.


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(Old) Ottawa, ON

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