May 20, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
School and Home Learning

Theatre

  • AMAZI'YA – Bringing characters to life!

    Virtual workshop with...

      Grades 4-8 Ages 8+

    This 60-minute workshop is completely dedicated to bringing out the laughter, the silly, the fun and the Amazing creation in developing characters for the stage, narrative or even film. We will dive into the art and … read more

  • Career Exploration in Arts Administration

    virtual workshop

      High school-Cégep/University

    Are your high school students considering a career in Arts Administration? Participants will meet a group of arts administrators from the National Arts Centre’s Music, Theatre and/or Dance departments in a casual … read more

  • Creating a Theatrical Time Capsule

    virtual workshop with Kristina Watt

      Grade 4–10

    In this interactive workshop, students will apply a blend of imagination and current life experience to write and perform one collective story: the story of youth, living now. Curriculum connections: language arts, … read more

  • Faire danser les mots, faire parler les corps!

    with Petit Théâtre de Sherbrooke

      Grade 1–6

    Available from January 2021 Duration: about 1 hour Maximum number of participants: 25-30 students Offered to students in class only  (Teacher must be present) Offered in French only How can theatre and dance … read more

  • Hip Hop Theatre: Unlocking your creative mind through beats...

    virtual workshop with Omari Newton

      Grade 5 to adult Ages 10+

    Artist and educator Omari Newton will teach students how to find their authentic voice and tell stories through an exploration of Hip Hop theatre. Combining elements of spoken word poetry, contemporary theatre, and … read more

  • In Orbit in the Philosphere

    with Stéphanie Boyer

      Grade 4–6

    Duration: about 1 hour Maximum number of participants: 25-30 students Offered to students in class only (Teacher must be present) Offered in French only Take the leap into philosophical discussion. With … read more

  • Introduction to Acting and Performance

    virtual workshop with Kate Smith

      Grades 7–12 Ages 12+

    This workshop introduces participants to the most important tools an actor has at their disposal: their voice, their body – and their creativity. Learn the basics of how to make simple physical and vocal … read more

  • Je danse mon alphabet

    with Bouge de là

      Preschool–Grade 1

    Available from January 2021 Duration: 45-60 minutes Maximum number of participants: 15-20 in preschool // 25-30 children in elementary school Offered to students in class only (Teacher must be present) Offered in … read more

  • La marionnette - transformer le quotidien

    with Les Blettes

      Grade 5–9

    Duration: about 1 hour Maximum number of participants: 25-30 students Offered to students in class only (teacher must be present) Offered in French only Part 1 – Theory Exploring different practices in the … read more

  • L’école à l’œuvre

    with Marie-Ève Fontaine

      Grade 3–6

    Duration: Six (6) virtual workshops to be scheduled between March and May (1 hour per workshop) Maximum number of participants: 25-30 students Offered to students in class only (teacher must be present) Offered in … read more

  • The Medicine of Hoop Dance

    virtual workshops with Alex Wells

     

    Alex Wells is an internationally award-winning Hoop Dance Champion from Mount Currie, British Columbia. Alex is a member of the St'át'imc Lil’Wat tribe, and was brought up through cultural … read more

  • Ubu sur la table

    with La Pire Espèce

      Secondary and post-secondary

    Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes (possibility of adapting the workshop to 60 minutes) Maximum number of participants: 25-30 students Offered to students in class only (teacher must be present) Offered in French only A … read more

Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.

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