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  1. NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF UNIKKAAQTUAT (THE OLD STORIES)

    January 6, 2020

    Inuit storytelling inspiration for new high-energy circus arts performance  OTTAWA (Canada) – NAC Indigenous Theatre’s landmark inaugural season continues in the new year with the world premiere of Unikkaaqtuat (January 9 to 12, 2020), a major multidisciplinary production that blends circus arts, music, theatre, and video projection. Created by the internationally renowned Inuit... Read more

  2. CATHY LEVY, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF DANCE AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE, APPOINTED MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF CANADA

    December 28, 2019

    December 28, 2019 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre (NAC) is delighted that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, has appointed Cathy Levy, Executive Producer of NAC Dance, as a Member of the Order of Canada for her distinguished contribution to dance in Canada. The Order of Canada, one of the highest civilian honours, recognizes... Read more

  3. The 12 Highlights of the National Arts Centre's 50th Anniversary Year

    December 17, 2019

    The National Arts Centre enjoyed an extraordinary 50th anniversary year in 2019. It included exquisite performances by The National Ballet of Canada; the highly successful North American premiere of the popular BIG BANG festival; the landmark programming announcement for the inaugural season of Indigenous Theatre; a triumphant 50th Anniversary European Tour by the NAC Orchestra; a celebratory Open... Read more

  4. WORLD RENOWNED COMPOSER PHILIP GLASS TO CREATE NEW WORK FOR THE NAC ORCHESTRA IN MEMORY OF PETER JENNINGS

    December 12, 2019

    The newly commissioned work will be themed on truth in our times to honour the memory of Canadian-born and US-based news anchor and television journalist Peter Jennings. DECEMBER 12, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre (NAC) and the NAC Orchestra are honoured to announce a new commissioned work from Philip Glass, one of the most acclaimed and renowned classical composers... Read more

  5. French Theatre presents Le problème avec le rose (Dec. 14-15)

    November 28, 2019

    December 14 and 15 at 3p.m. at NAC Azrieli Studio Recommended for 6-12 years old In French Une idée, toute bête au fond, bouscule l’univers de quatre amis. Le rose, c’est pour les filles ? Pfff ! N’importe quoi ! Oui, mais si ? Avec ce spectacle ébouriffant, Érika Tremblay-Roy signe un texte sonore, en... Read more

  6. 2019 Holiday Season at the National Arts Centre!

    November 25, 2019

    YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE SETS THE STAGE FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON   November 25, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) –The National Arts Centre unveils its holiday decorations today, extending an open invitation to the public to make the NAC their home for the holidays. The NAC is home to many holiday traditions, classic and contemporary alike. Across generations,... Read more

  7. DIRECTORS MAIKO YAMAMOTO AND JAMES LONG WIN 2019 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE

    November 21, 2019

    First time that the Siminovitch Prize is awarded to a team November 21, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Maiko Yamamoto and James Long, long-time collaborators and Artistic Directors of Vancouver’s Theatre Replacement, have been named the 2019 laureates of the Siminovitch Prize, Canada’s most prestigious prize in theatre. It is the first time in the history of the Prize that it... Read more

  8. French Theatre presents Lévriers (Dec 6-7)

    November 21, 2019

    December 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. at LabO, University of Ottawa, in the Ottawa Art Gallery building (10, Daly ave) 14 years old and over In French A bare stage, a few chairs, a director and five performers playing themselves—maybe it’s not even a show? And yet, Sophie Gee has created a poignant work that digs through the junk pile of our everyday failures to extract pearls of... Read more

  9. BALLET BC RECEIVES NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTION TO TOURING

    November 13, 2019

    OTTAWA (Canada) The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that Ballet BC has been awarded the 2019 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring.  Ballet BC is being recognized for its long history of touring, both within Canada and around the world.  The award will be presented at the opening dinner of the Canadian Arts Presenting Association’s... Read more

  10. French Theatre presents Zéro (Nov. 27-30)

    November 12, 2019

    November 27 to 29, 2019, 8 p.m. and November 29, 2019, 4 p.m. at NAC Azrieli Studio In French with no surtitles   After writing plays dealing with the numbers from 1 to 9 and investigating multiple facets of identity, Mani Soleymanlou goes back to zero, the big nothing. Revisiting his notebooks, he attempts to return to his artistic beginnings and draw from the very... Read more

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