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Montreal

September

The visceral contemporary dance of Sabor de mi Corazón, Chapter 1: Cumbia, by Vías and Nicholas Bellefleur’s idealistic A Safe(r) Space are in a ­double program. Sept. 8-11. www.tangentedanse.ca.

Zab Maboungou gathers 20 artists to think about the cultural industry and the wandering event Hâltérité. Sept. 21-23. www.agoradanse.com.

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In aWokening, Winnie Ho explores her distant relationship to Hong Kong. Sept. 21-25. www.danse-cite.org.

The butterfly effect theory inspires Papillon by Helen Simard. Sept. 22-24. www.mainlinetheatre.ca.

The double program of contemporary ballet The Four Seasons and Symphony No. 7 combines finesse and musicality. With the Grands Ballets Orchestra. Sept. 22-24. www.grandsballets.com.

Lucie Grégoire portrays an echo of a drifting humanity in Dérives—with Icelandic cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir. Sept. 28-Oct. 1. www.agoradanse.com.

Aisha Sasha John brings together five multidisciplinary performers in Diana Ross Dream. Sept. 29-Oct. 1. www.lachapelle.org.

October

Tanztheater Wuppertal brought the essence of Pina Bausch’s ­masterpiece The Rite of Spring to dancers from 14 African countries. Exceptional. Oct. 5-8. www.dansedanse.ca.

In The Three Graces, Silvia Gribaudi questions stereotypes of beauty. Oct. 11-15. www.dancesdance.ca.

Far from #BlackLivesMatter, Justine A. Chambers and Laurie Young claim small gestures of resistance in One hundred more. Oct. 19-22. www.agoradanse.com.

Crowd, by the brilliant Gisèle Vienne, re-enacts a techno party for 15 performers. Oct. 19-20. www.usine-c.com.

The triple Carmen program includes Waves, a piece inspired by ­Virginia Woolf, and The Rite of Spring. With orchestra. Oct. 20-23. www.grandsballets.com.

Sarah-Ève Grant presents Less About Me, a docu-drama about well-known dancer Marc Boivin. Oct. 21-23 and Nov. 18-20. www.danse-cite.org.

The Day the Wild Cried is a reflection on our environmental impact. Oct. 24, 25 and 28. www.lachapelle.org.

In Jezebel, Cherish Menzo deconstructs the stereotype of ­objectified femininity. Oct. 25-26. www.factory-c.com.

Forty people take turns weaving O, by Sarah Dell’Ava. Dawn Oct. 29 to dusk Oct. 30. www.tangentedanse.ca.

November

French artist Smaïl Kanouté echoes the #BlackLivesMatter ­movement in Never Twenty One. Nov. 1-2. www.usine-c.com.

David Albert-Toth’s At Arm’s Length explores the relationship to loneliness. Nov. 2-5. www.agoradanse.com.

Hofesh Shechter returns with Double Murder, a double work driven by the choreographer’s energy and his 10 dancers. Nov. 2-5. www.dansedanse.ca.

Catalan dancer Agnès Matheus resists ordinary machismo with ­Rebota rebota y en tu cara explota. Nov. 3-8. www.lachapelle.org.

If My Body had a Name by Syrian-born artist Hoor Malas navigates the pitfalls between mind and body. Nov.3-8. www.m-a-i.qc.ca.

Shay Kuebler and his seven dancers address the theme of loneliness in MOIMomentum of Isolation. Nov. 8-12. www.dansedanse.ca.

In Dog-rising, Clara Furey and her dancers explore kinesthetic sensations. J’ai pleuré avec les chiens (Time, Creation, Destruction) is the first group piece by the brilliant and prolific Daina Ashbee. Nov. 9-12. www.m-a-i.qc.ca.

Marie Chouinard’s phantasmagorical Hieronymus Bosch: The ­Garden of Delights is a must-see perfection. Nov. 17-19 and 23-25. www.usine-c.com.

Le sacre de Lila is Ismaël Mouaraki’s most personal work. Nov. 23-26. www.agoradanse.com.

Gabriel Léger-Savard and Marilyn Daoust deliver the ambitious L du Déluge, carried by 13 performers. Nov. 28-Dec. 6. www.lachapelle.org.

Virginie Brunelle delves into feminism in Fables, unleashing ­gigantic characters. Nov. 30-Dec. www.dansedanse.ca.

December

Sasha Kleinplatz presents the choreographic installation We Move ­Together or Not at All, and Miracle’ing/Close to Me/Close to You, ­performed by 12 dancers. Dec. 7-12. www.m-a-i.qc.ca.

Superheroes Cry Too is an examination of superheroes and their realistic counterparts. Dec. 8-11. www.danse-cite.org.

A holiday treat surely is Fernand Nault’s classic ballet The ­Nutcracker, with music by Tchaikovsky performed by the Grands ­Ballets Orchestra. Dec. 9-30. www.grandsballets.com.

Two women explore the fragility of relationships and perform Simon Renault’s La complainte du givre. Dec. 12-14. www.lachapelle.org.

Ottawa

September

In On air, three women explore the complexity of the state of being in between generations and human connections. Sept. 29-30. www.odd-cdc.org.

October

Ballet Hispánico presents Doña Perón, a portrait of Argentine feminist leader Eva Perón. Oct. 14-15. www.nac-cna.ca.

Silvia Gribaudi humorously questions beauty stereotypes in The Three Graces. Oct. 18-19. www.nac-cna.ca.

Far from #BlackLivesMatter, Justine A. Chambers and Laurie Young claim small acts of resistance in One hundred more.  Oct. 25-26. www.odd-cdc.org.

Lila York has adapted The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood into a contemporary ballet en pointe. A reworked version of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s ambitious production. Oct. 27-29. www.nac-cna.ca.

On Silver Knife Island, four Korean dancers embody the violent emotions suffocating them. Free performance and workshop. Oct. 28. www.odd-cdc.org.

November

Shay Kuebler and his seven dancers address the theme of loneliness in MOIMomentum of Isolation. Nov. 4-5. www.nac-cna.ca.

Hofesh Shechter returns with Double Murder, a double program driven by the energy of the choreographer and his 10 dancers. Nov. 9-10. www.nac-cna.ca.

Tentacle Tribe’s Ghost pays tribute to the creative spirit of ­Montreal’s dance community. Nov. 24-26. www.odd-cdc.org.

December

Fernand Nault’s great classical ballet The Nutcracker is a must-see for the holiday season. With the Grands Ballets Orchestra. Dec. 1-4. www.nac-cna.ca.

Toronto

September

Disko Piknik is a picnic celebrating food, dance and creative ­community exchange. Sept. 17. www.tdt.org.

From Canadian tap dance to jazz, Fall for Dance North Festival ­returns with unbeatable prices and outdoor performances. Sept. 17-Oct. 8. www.ffd-north.com.

Twenty performers evoke the social contracts necessary to live in harmony in The Collective Agreement by choreographer Alonzo King. Nov. 9-13. www.national.ballet.ca.

Margaret Atwood inspires Wayne McGregor to create MaddAddam, a triptych rooted in the Canadian landscape. World première. Nov. 23-30. www.national.ballet.ca.

James Kudelka’s The Nutcracker is one of the world’s most ­charming Nutcrackers, with a Slavic flair. Dec. 10-31. national.ballet.ca.

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