May 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Okinum

Podcast series

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Francophone Theatre Storytelling

NAC Co-production

In the Anishnabemowin language, Okinum means dam or barrier. Inspired by the recurring dream of a giant beaver, Okinum is an intimate reflection on the notion of inner barriers, an ode to the power of dreams and intuition. Speech is liberated in order to go up the river of the ancestors' memory and to come to terms, above all, with the different facets of a multiple identity.

Multidisciplinary artist Émilie Monnet continues her residency at Centre du théâtre d'aujourd'hui in Tiohtià:ke / Mooniyaang / Montréal with an immersive experience in three languages (French, Anishnabemowin, English). She combines theater, sound and video in a unique, circular and spellbinding dramaturgy. A series of dreamlike tableaux are woven together, where space and time are not conceived in a linear way, a true testimony of an inspiring filiation.

*In French only*

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Artists

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  • With the voices of: Véronique Thusky, Thérèse ‘Thelesh’ Bégin, Craig Commanda, Amanda Roy and Alexandre Nequado
  • Sound design: Jackie Gallant
  • Produced by: National Sound Stage
  • Executive Producer: Stéphanie Laurin
  • A co-production of National Sound Scene, Onishka and the National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre. In collaboration with La Fabrique culturelle of Télé-Québec.
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