We Are Al-Arz
Founded in 1976, the Al-Arz Lebanese Art Group is North America's leading Lebanese performing arts organization. The Group is committed to the creation, development and promotion of Canadian stage work, shining the light on rising and established artists of Lebanese background. It boasts over a quarter century of artistic achievements with a focus on theatre, music and dance.
Al-Arz, meaning the Cedar – Lebanon's national symbol, is Canada's ambassador of Lebanese culture. It brings together approximately 40 artists in a myriad of programs and events that celebrate the wealth and excellence of Lebanese performing artists in Canada.
The Al-Arz Lebanese Dance Group is devoted to the creation, advancement and dissemination of Lebanese dance in Canada and particularly in the National Capital Region. The dance section of Al-Arz is the pulse of the organization. It is recognized as North America's leading Lebanese dance group. [Read More...]
The Zaffé is a traditional wedding ceremony procession that adds that personal touch to a bride a groom's special day. We offer this service in a variety of tailor-made packages that include a saber performer, percussionists and dancers. We are able to adapt our zaffés to many Middle- Eastern traditions to offer you a unique procession.
School of Dance
The Canadian School of Lebanese Dance (CSLD) was founded in Ottawa in 1993 with a mandate to provide training in Lebanese dance (dabké) and baladi to students of all ages. The School teaches many styles of Lebanese dance and provides a learning environment that promotes enjoyment, artistic growth and personal development. [Read More...]
The theatre section of the organization is composed of a dynamic group of theatre artists of all ages who share their passion for Lebanese theatre through the presentation of annual multidisciplinary and full-length stage productions. [Read More...]