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


Electric Company Theatre (Vancouver, BC)

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Gathering dozens of performers in a natural environment, moving together in choreographed formations, Reframed gives poetic voice to online shorthand and emojis. 

In contrast to the isolation of reacting to information on a screen, the project aims to physically transform an escalating online discourse into a voiced expression of multiple perspectives.

As an examination of outrage and divisiveness, propelled and exacerbated by virtual algorithms, Reframed poses the question: “How do we engage?”

Produced in association with Vancouver New Music, Dance House and Vancouver Civic Theatres. Special Thanks to Bard on the Beach and BC Bike Fest.

Exact time and location of this event to be confirmed. Please check here for updates.
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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.


  • Conceived and created by The Core Artists of Electric Company Theatre: Carmen Aguirre, Kim Collier, Kevin Kerr and Jonathon Young
  • Directors Kim Collier and Carmen Aguirre
  • Choreographer Justine A. Chambers
  • Composer Joelysa Pankanea
  • Costumes Carmen Alatorre
  • Director of Photography Brian Johnson
  • Emerging Creative Associate Jimmy JinPyo Hong
  • Stage Manager Jan Hodgson
  • Technical Director Mark Eugster
  • Producers Clayton Baraniuk, Jennifer Swan
  • Editor Aram Coen
  • Sound Mark Barry, Dave Pullmer
  • Assistant Stage Manager Yvonne Yip
  • Production Advisor Adrian Muir
  • Featuring Ivy Charles, Cameron Peal, Jimmy JinPyo Hong, Elizabeth Barrett, Mariam Ingrid Barry, Scott Bellis, Raes Calvert, Alen Dominguez, Carlen Escarraga, Tasha Faye Evans, Julien Galipeau, Hiro Kanagawa, Alexandra Lainfiesta, Jennifer Lines, Lucy McNulty, Adrian Neblett, Melissa Oei, Dawn Petten, Amy Rutherford, Munish Sharma, Amanda Sum, Jonathon Young, Raugi Yu