May 20, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
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L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres (Quebec City, QC)

This event has passed
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Francophone Theatre

This event will be rescheduled to a later date, to be announced.

Fifty walkers make their way single file through the city, their faces covered by mismatched oddments and ordinary scraps. Here and there one can make out a mouth or an expression. Their progress is slow, erratic. Music is what binds this motley crew together. Slowly, they tramp through both inhabited and fallow landscapes, along a river, on various byways. How long have they been walking?

As the performing arts sector continues to face unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Arts Centre has responded with Grand Acts of Theatre, an initiative to bring Canadian artists and audiences together. Eleven of Canada’s most innovative theatre companies have been engaged to create and perform large-scale, new works in response to these times, which will be performed outdoors in front of live audiences in various Canadian locations, filmed, and later shared online.

This event will be photographed and recorded, with excerpts being presented online at a later date, so we are advising all attendees that by attending the event, individuals are deemed to consent to the recording of their image and use of their image in connection with recordings and photographs of the event, which may be published. All video recordings and images of the event captured by the organizers shall be the sole property of organizers and all rights of personality, publicity, privacy, or other rights of participants in recordings or photographs shall be deemed to have been waived.

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  • Conception, Music L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres
  • Design Assistant Danielle Boutin
  • Performers Bruno Bouchard, Gabrielle Bouthillier, Jasmin Cloutier, Simon Elmaleh, Danya Ortmann, Nadine Lizotte and many other guests