September 27, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
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White Out

2022-04-06 20:00 2022-04-09 21:15 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: White Out

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/25539

In-person event

Performed in French   In a hotel room by the sea, where stories and bodies intertwine, White Out navigates the fine line between reality and dream. Through an evocative blend of lighting, sounds and language, the company L’eau du bain creates an enveloping universe that probes the landscape of intimacy. The expression “white out” refers to the loss of reference points that occurs under certain atmospheric and climatic conditions—not unlike the way you...

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Azrieli Studio,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
April 6 - 9, 2022

April 2022

  1. Apr 6 2022
    Wednesday

    8:00pm

  2. Apr 7 2022
    Thursday

    8:00pm

  3. Apr 8 2022
    Friday

    8:00pm

  4. Apr 9 2022
    Saturday

    4:00pm

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© Jonathan Lorange
A landscape play in a white room

In-person event

Performed in French

In a hotel room by the sea, where stories and bodies intertwine, White Out navigates the fine line between reality and dream. Through an evocative blend of lighting, sounds and language, the company L’eau du bain creates an enveloping universe that probes the landscape of intimacy.

The expression “white out” refers to the loss of reference points that occurs under certain atmospheric and climatic conditions—not unlike the way you feel in the midst of heartbreak. In an installation inspired by the room overlooking the dark sea that is the setting for Marguerite Duras’ novel La maladie de la mort, a woman has taken refuge. The place has recorded all the dramas that have taken place there, and plays them back in random order. Through a storm that galvanizes the senses and mutates as the dialogue unfolds, we can make out a bed, sheets, silhouettes of children. A space between two worlds where the whiteness outside also evokes the emptiness inside.

The mixed-media works of L’eau du bain combine light, sound, text and performance to create universes that challenge the audience’s perceptions. Founded by Anne-Marie Ouellet, Thomas Sinou and Nancy Bussières, the company continues the exploration begun with Impatience, created with teenagers, and Nous voilà rendus, created with seniors. A version of White Out adapted for ages 6 to 11 is also offered in French Theatre’s season of plays for young audiences, under the title La chambre des enfants.

Performance is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes with no intermission.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Apr 4
Apr 5
Apr 6
  • 8:00pm
Apr 7
  • 8:00pm
Apr 8
  • 8:00pm
Apr 9
  • 4:00pm
Apr 10
© Jonathan Lorange
© Jonathan Lorange
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© Jonathan Lorange
  • Written and directed by Anne-Marie Ouellet
  • Sound Thomas Sinou
  • Lighting Nancy Bussières
  • With With Anne-Marie Ouellet and a cast of children
  • Sets Simon Guilbault
  • Props and costumes Karine Galarneau
  • Dramaturgs Émilie Martz-Kuhn
  • Assistant director Guillaume Saindon
  • Production director Cynthia Bouchard-Gosselin
  • Produced by L’eau du bain
  • Developed with support from NAC National Creation Fund, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the University of Ottawa Theatre Department, and Hexagram–UQAM
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