April 8, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
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Trespassers Waltz

Curtain Razors (Regina, SK)

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Indigenous arts Theatre

A series of site-specific vignettes performed in the prairie landscape, Trespassers Waltz evokes tensions of isolation and trespass prevalent to this moment in time.

Through place-making action and solitary and collective movement on the land, the artists tell a tale of what it is to be lost in one’s own home - a home where, especially in recent years, the nuances of settler/Indigenous relationship are confronted at every turn. As audiences experience humorous, poignant, and tender conciliations with land, acts of leading and following will become reciprocal ways to reckon with our own trespasses.

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. Twelve 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.

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  • Artist Leads Kris Alvarez, Johanna Bundon, Terri Fidelak, Jayden Pfeifer and Joey Tremblay
  • Production Management Andrew Manera, Zoe Barclay-Wright
  • Participating Artists Iftu Ahmed, Rania Al-Harthi, Skyler Anderson, Julianna Barclay, Sarah Bergbusch, Teddy Bison, Belle Brown-McEwen, Heather Cameron, Elizabeth Curry, Raphaële Frigon
  • Participating Artists Fran Gilboy, Benjamin Ironstand, Zoë James, Kendra Kembel, Jay Kimball, Night Kinistino, Pete Kytwayhat, Barbara Meneley, Aren Okemaysim, Orion Paradis, Karley Parovsky
  • Participating Artists Janelle Pewapsconias, Jessie Ray Short, Ben Schneider, Zenaya Semple, Krista Solheim, Judy Wensel, Misty Wensel, Isabella Wishlow, I-Ying Wu
  • Bell Dreams Jeff Morton and Edith Skeard
  • Listen to Dis' Traci Foster, John Loeppky, Emil Schmuck, Natasha Urkow, Ammanda Zelinski
  • Truly Unruly Olive Crozier, Ray Crozier, Iris James, Zoë James, Lazlo Wensel Paradis, Lilla Fayant