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

News Releases

  1. DIGIDANCE BRINGS RED SKY PERFORMANCE – MORE THAN DANCE, WE ARE A MOVEMENT TO THE NAC’S DIGITAL STAGE

    March 23, 2021

    New film pays tribute to the originality and creativity behind acclaimed Toronto-based troupe, renowned for bridging Indigenous origin stories with contemporary performance in Canada and worldwide.   OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre’s Dance Department, in partnership with Digidance, invites audiences to experience the imaginative contemporary Indigenous performance More... Read more

  2. NAC DANCE KICKS OFF NEW EDITION OF LIVE-STREAMED VIRTUAL SERIES, #DANCEFORTH

    March 16, 2021

    Second edition will continue to support Canadian Dance Artists impacted by COVID-19 OTTAWA  – Following the success of its livestream series #DanceForth last fall, NAC Dance is pleased to announce a spring edition from March to June 2021 with nine new digital offerings from dance artists across Canada. Cathy Levy, Executive Producer of NAC Dance, celebrates the extended lineup,... Read more

  3. A BUSY MOIS DE LA FRANCOPHONIE AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    March 4, 2021

    Ottawa, March 4, 2021 — March is the Mois de la Francophonie (Francophonie Month), and Francophone artists are in the spotlight at the National Arts Centre! With music, theatre, dance and more, a diverse virtual program awaits you to celebrate this annual event. As a bilingual cultural institution since its inception more than 50 years ago, French programming is an essential part of... Read more

  4. ​NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ON MARCH 8 WITH FREE SCREENING AND CANADIAN PREMIERE OF THE FILM FORTE

    March 3, 2021

    NAC also presents two free, online panel discussions with women in the performing arts on how the pandemic has affected their lives and careers   March 3, 2021 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre is celebrating International Women’s Day (March 8) with free online events centred on... Read more

  5. NAC DANCE INVITES AUDIENCES TO RELIVE THE MASTERY OF JEAN-PIERRE PERREAULT’S ICONIC WORK JOE

    February 23, 2021

    Discover Perreault’s pivotal work Joe - a moving masterpiece of humanity - streaming from March 17 to 23, 2021    OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre’s Dance Department, through the Digidance partnership with DanceHouse (Vancouver), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto,... Read more

  6. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCES NEW INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM FOR FEMALE-IDENTIFYING MUSIC PRODUCERS

    February 23, 2021

    Initiative will help overcome barriers in the music industry, providing an opportunity for support, networking and collaboration February 23, 2021 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre is proud to announce a new initiative to support female-identifying producers in the music industry, and right the gender imbalance in their field. The new Global Network for Female-Identifying... Read more

  7. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNUAL REPORT “EMBRACING CHANGE” DETAILS AN UNPRECEDENTED 2019–2020 SEASON

    February 16, 2021

    Results to be discussed at virtual Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, February 18 at 12 p.m. EST February 16, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre’s Annual Report entitled Embracing Change, which was tabled in Parliament earlier this month,  documents the NAC’s extraordinary 2019–2020 season. It included the landmark launch of Indigenous Theatre;... Read more

  8. NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE PRESENTS ARTICLE 11’S ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF DEER WOMAN

    February 10, 2021

    News Release NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE PRESENTS ARTICLE 11’S ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF DEER WOMAN A special on demand broadcast premieres on NAC Website February 14 February 10, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “My name is Lila and I am a proud Blackfoot woman. What I am doing is illegal.” So begins Deer Woman, a solo-warrior-woman story of righteous vengeance created by... Read more

  9. DIGIDANCE PRESENTS THE EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN FILM PREMIERE OF CRYSTAL PITE’S BOLD NEW WORK FOR THE PARIS OPERA BALLET, BODY AND SOUL

    January 26, 2021

    OTTAWA –  The National Arts Centre Dance Department, in partnership with DanceHouse (Vancouver), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), and Danse Danse (Montreal), is proud to announce the exclusive Canadian film premiere of Body and Soul, from internationally-lauded choreographer Crystal Pite and performed by the legendary Paris Opera Ballet – streaming online February 17-23, 2021. Body... Read more

  10. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE SUPPORTS 13 AMBITIOUS NEW PROJECTS BY CANADIAN ARTISTS FROM COAST TO COAST

    January 22, 2021

    OTTAWA – In its third year, the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund, which supports the development of ambitious new works by Canadian artists and arts organizations, is pleased to announce investments in 13 projects across the country by some of Canada’s top creators. The NAC is proud to partner with this outstanding group of Canadian artists and companies, whose range... Read more

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