News & Updates

  • December 2018

  • December 4, 2018

    The Hockey Sweater: Building a better musical with a little help from the National Creation Fund

    What happens when an existing show suddenly gets $200,000 in funding for expansion and fine-tuning?

    If it’s The Hockey Sweater: A Musical, very good things occur, according to the show’s co-writers Emil Sher and Jonathan Munro.

    The musical is an adaptation of Roch Carrier’s beloved short story about young Roch, whose universe is knocked sideways when he mistakenly receives a Maple Leafs sweater from Eaton’s instead of a Habs No. 9 jersey, like Maurice Richard’s.

    The show is a Segal Centre production. It premiered in... Read more

  • November 2018

  • November 30, 2018

    NAC's Creation Fund: $2.9 million invested in 19 projects

    Nineteen performing arts projects have been funded to the tune of more than $2.9 million by the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund in its first year of operation.

    The fund was established by the NAC as a way to help promising performing arts projects get to a bigger stage be that a national or international one. In a media release, the NAC says the fund invests up to $3 million a year in 15 to 20 Canadian works in theatre, dance, music and inter-disciplinary arts to enhance research and development, workshopping... Read more

  • November 29, 2018

    First Year of the National Creation Fund and Investments in Five New Projects

    In its first year, the National Creation Fund, which helps Canadian artists and arts organizations create ambitious new work, has invested $2,962,000 in 19 projects being developed across the country by some of Canada’s top creators.

    ‘It’s been incredible to see the results from the National Creation Fund come to life over the past year,” said Heather Moore, the Fund’s Artistic Producer. “We are seeing the kind of excellence and innovation that can happen when Canadian artists and arts organizations have the time and... Read more

  • October 2018

  • October 20, 2018

    The Full Light of Day at the Banff Centre

    A performance about money, capitalism, and family; A hybrid of theatre and film; A technological feat. All of these elements come together as Electric Company Theatre’s newest production, The Full Light of Day, emerges from the shadows this winter for a production residency at Banff Centre before its premiere at the Vancouver Playhouse in January 2019 followed by a run at Toronto’s Luminato Festival in June.

    Source:  Banff Centre

  • September 2018

  • Isabelle van Grimde talks about Eve 2050 in The Dance Current

  • September 18, 2018

    Le reste vous le connaissez par le cinéma: Guerre absurde

    Article in French

    Après Olivier Choinière, qui y créait Manifeste de la Jeune-Fille en janvier 2017, un spectacle qui sera d’ailleurs présenté au théâtre Outremont le 5 octobre avant de partir en tournée dans plusieurs villes du Québec, c’est au tour de Christian Lapointe d’accéder enfin à l’Espace Go. Pour ce faire, le metteur en scène a choisi une relecture des Phéniciennes d’Euripide par Martin Crimp, Le reste vous le connaissez par le cinéma, une tragédie loufoque pour 14 interprètes.

    Source: Le devoir
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  • September 17, 2018

    Le reste vous le connaissez par le cinéma : Rires, rage, délire et sang attendent le spectateur

    Article in French

    Oubliez les textes en alexandrin, lourds et pompeux. Le reste vous le connaissez par le cinéma a beau tirer sa source d’une histoire écrite il y a plus de 2 500 ans, cette réécriture de Martin Crimp est résolument moderne.

    Et la traduction qu’en a fait Christian Lapointe est délicieusement québécoise.

    Source: Arp Media

  • September 15, 2018

    Les corps du futur d’Isabelle Van Grimde

    Article in French

    Auteure de la première série Web qui hybride danse et film de science-fiction, Isabelle Van Grimde est devenue une référence en matière d’intégration des technologies numériques dans le milieu de la danse au Québec. Après le lancement du premier volet d’Eve 2050 sur le Web, la chorégraphe invite le spectateur dans son univers utopique grâce à une installation et performance immersive à découvrir à L’Agora de la danse.

    Source: Le Devoir
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  • Rehearsal at the Banff Centre in March. September 11, 2018

    Peggy Baker Workshop at National Ballet School

    Peggy Baker has been working on who we are in the dark, her most ambitious work to date, for nearly two years now.  At the end of August, she again brought together her team of dancers and musicians Sarah Neufeld and Jeremy Gara from Arcade Fire for a week of workshops at the National Ballet School in Toronto.

    Having dedicated time together, far in advance of next February’s premiere, is incredibly valuable for all of the artists involved.  For example, while Sarah and Jeremy have worked with dancers before, this is the first... Read more

  • Eve 2050 2 September 11, 2018

    Upcoming Eve 2050 Installation + Performance

    Following the successful launch of the web series earlier this year, Isabelle van Grimde’s epic triptych Eve 2050 continues with the premiere of part two, an installation and performance that invites each visitor to become one of the many faces of Eve 2050.  Using infrared cameras and interactive panels, audience members will see their image recorded, transformed and broadcast live to all those present.

    Presented in Montreal by Agora de la danse from September 19 to 22, the installation can be viewed on its own, and there are... Read more

  • August workshop at ESPACE GO September 11, 2018

    Le reste vous le connaissez par le cinéma opening at ESPACE GO

    ESPACE GO in Montreal was packed on September 12 for the premiere of Le reste vous le connaissez par le cinéma, a compelling new production by writer and director Christian Lapointe.  With an elaborate set inspired by the conventions of a traditional classroom, and a chorus of young women who become trailblazers, Christian puts a decidedly Quebec contemporary spin on Martin Crimp’s version of the classic tale by Euripides. 

    To bring this large-scale production to the stage, Christian worked with the cast of 14 actors in the... Read more

  • June 2018

  • June 14, 2018

    National Arts Centre Announces First Projects to Receive National Creation Fund Investments

    The National Arts Centre today announced the first nine projects that will be receiving investments totaling $1.4 million from the National Creation Fund, a new initiative that supports the development of bold and ambitious Canadian work in music, theatre, dance and inter-disciplinary performing arts. Read more.

  • December 2016

  • December 1, 2016

    National Arts Centre Announces $25M National Creation Fund

    The National Arts Centre today announced the National Creation Fund, a $25 million fund that will support ambitious new Canadian work in theatre, dance and music by artists and arts organizations across Canada. The National Creation Fund will invest in research and development, workshopping and residencies of significant new works. It will also invest in new work that has had a first run, but that needs to go “back into the lab” before it can be remounted and showcased successfully.  Read more

  • September 2016

  • September 28, 2016

    NAC Unveils $25 Million Fundraising Campaign & $5 Million Gift by Gail Asper

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today launched a transformative $25 million fundraising campaign to support the creation of new works of Music, Theatre and Dance in collaboration with artists and arts organizations across the country. The campaign is the first-ever in the history of the 47 year-old institution.

     The goal of the NAC’s “Creation Campaign” is to provide a source of venture capital to give artists and arts organizations the time and resources that great work requires, and to help them achieve the kind of... Read more

  • September 19, 2018