January 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
Body Beats © Antoine Saito
Body Beats © Antoine Saito
Family programming Music World music Workshops Children

This workshop is the first in a series of five musical creation workshops in a virtual format that prepare audiences for the concerts Giggle and Stomp! (ages 4-6) and The Beginnings of Bing Bang (ages 7-12).

Natural Pulses - Discover parts of our body that make rhythm like a drum: the heart, the breath, the steps...


Virtual Musical Adventures for Young Audiences: BODY BEATS

The NAC Orchestra is pleased to offer a series of virtual workshops and concerts that will allow your child to discover the exciting world of percussion.

The entire body is a musical instrument! Through the sheer pleasure of movement, your child will discover the rich world of body percussion and the various associated musical styles. Their introduction to flamenco, Irish dancing, beat boxing, and gumboot will be filled with energy and fun.

You can choose to join a workshop, a series of workshops, a concert or a little of everything! Note that the workshops and concert are offered English or French and also offered for the 4-6 age range or the 7-12 age range.

Presented in association with Jeunesses Musicales Canada

Approximately 30 minutes long

Activity hours

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Body Beats © Antoine Saito


  • Gabriela Iznardo ©Jeunesses Musicales Canada
    Host (English) Gabriela Iznardo
  • Aurélie Négrier ©Jeunesses Musicales Canada
    Host (French) Aurélie Négrier
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  • Creation and Concept Aurélie Négrier
  • Original idea Catherine Messier
  • Musician contributors Gabriela Iznardo, Marton Maderspach, Aurélie Négrier, Bruno Roy