News Releases

  1. The National Arts Centre announces Prairie Scene: 500 artists, 80 events, 30 venues, 13 days

    November 18, 2010

    REGINA/WINNIPEG — Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) has announced the first programming details of Prairie Scene, an eclectic, multi-disciplinary arts festival featuring 500 of the best established and emerging artists from Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Prairie Scene will present 80 different events in music, theatre, dance, visual and media arts, literature, film and culinary arts in... Read more

  2. LES ZURBAINS 2010 Studio, November 27 at 8 p.m. Tales of the city by 5 adolescent playwrights (Cleo Beland, Alex Carignan, Caleb Guthrie, David Le Quéré and Alex Viens), directed by Monique Gosselin, with Kevin Houle, Milène Leclerc, Julien Lemire, Philippe Robert and Marie-Ève Trudel. Artistic collaborators: Josée Bergeron-Proulx, Marie-Noëlle Klis, Mathieu Marcil, Anne-Marie Levasseur et Caroline Turcot.Produced by Théâtre Le Clou (Montreal). Recommended for ages 14 and older. Running time: 80 minutes. School matinees available.

    November 17, 2010

    Just this once, I’m going to write a press release as a collage of quotations. Don’t worry, I’ve chosen them carefully; and with the same attention to detail, I’ve taken the liberty of offering a few guidelines I hope you won’t find too intrusive. And so, without further delay, let’s dive into the universe of Les Zurbains 2010! And what... Read more

  3. Canadian contemporary dance icon Louise Lecavalier performs a critically acclaimed program of duets at the NAC on November 18 and 19

    November 15, 2010

    More than 10 years after leaving La La La Human Steps, Louise Lecavalier, now with her own company, Fou Glorieux, brings a moving program of duets to the NAC Theatre on November 18 and 19. Lecavalier founded her contemporary dance company, Fou Glorieux, in 2006 to have the freedom to explore and work with artists whose vision is close to her own. In this new program NAC Associate Dance Artist... Read more

  4. Le Fusil de chasseEpistolary novel written in 1949 by Yasushi Inoué, adapted for the stage by Serge Lamothe and directed by François Girard, with Marie Brassard and odrigue Proteau. Artistic collaborators: Renée April, Joël Bergeron, David Finn, Alexander MacSween and François Séguin.Co-produced by the Parco Theatre (Tokyo), Usine C (Montreal), the National Arts Centre French Theatre, and the Brighton Festival. Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes with no intermission. November 23–26 at 7:30 p.m. and November 27 at 8 p.m. in the NAC Theatre.Performed in French only.

    November 15, 2010

    Could the distance from art to reality be but a single step? Could the creative musings of a poet’s imagination inadvertently spark the burning desire to reveal the innermost secrets of an intimate relationship? Almost impulsively, a man publishes a poem in a hunting magazine, The Hunter’s Companion. In it he describes the solitary soul of a middle-aged hunter spotted on a trail... Read more

  5. National Arts Centre Orchestra principal cello Amanda Forsyth, Concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki, and guest pianist Vadim Serebryany are featured in ‘Music for a Sunday Afternoon’ on November 21 at the National Gallery of Canada

    November 10, 2010

    The first ‘Music for a Sunday Afternoon’ concert of the NAC’s 2010-2011 season features NAC Orchestra principal cello Amanda Forsyth, who has graciously agreed to step in and replace previously announced guest cellist Johannes Moser. Concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki and guest pianist Vadim Serebryany will also be featured in the popular Sunday afternoon concert, which features music... Read more

  6. National Arts Centre Orchestra principal cello Amanda Forsyth, Concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki, and guest pianist Vadim Serebryany are featured in ‘Music for a Sunday Afternoon’ on November 21 at the National Gallery of Canada

    November 10, 2010

    The first ‘Music for a Sunday Afternoon’ concert of the NAC’s 2010-2011 season features NAC Orchestra principal cello Amanda Forsyth, who has graciously agreed to step in and replace previously announced guest cellist Johannes Moser. Concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki and guest pianist Vadim Serebryany will also be featured in the popular Sunday afternoon concert, which features music... Read more

  7. Acclaimed conductor Peter Oundjian conducts pianist Andreas Haefliger and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in a Great Performers Series concert on November 20 in Southam Hall of the National Arts Centre.

    November 9, 2010

    In the first Great Performers Series concert of the NAC’s 2010-2011 season, acclaimed Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) Music Director and conductor Peter Oundjian leads the orchestra and guest pianist Andreas Haefliger in Southam Hall of the National Arts Centre on Saturday November 20 at 8 p.m. From November 10-18 in Toronto, the TSO produced a Slavic Celebration, performing music and... Read more

  8. Acclaimed conductor Peter Oundjian conducts pianist Andreas Haefliger and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in a Great Performers Series concert on November 20 in Southam Hall of the National Arts Centre.

    November 9, 2010

    In the first Great Performers Series concert of the NAC’s 2010-2011 season, acclaimed Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) Music Director and conductor Peter Oundjian leads the orchestra and guest pianist Andreas Haefliger in Southam Hall of the National Arts Centre on Saturday November 20 at 8 p.m. From November 10-18 in Toronto, the TSO produced a Slavic Celebration, performing music and... Read more

  9. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRESubscription seat SaleNOVEMBER 20 AND 21 ONLY! SUBSCRIPTIONS TO NAC ORCHESTRA, ENGLISH AND FRENCH THEATRE, AND DANCE SERIES ARE 50% OFF THE REGULAR BOX OFFICE TICKET PRICE

    November 8, 2010

    On Saturday, November 20 and Sunday November 21, subscriptions to most NAC Orchestra, English Theatre, French Theatre, and Dance series are on sale at 50% off the regular Box Office ticket price! The Subscription Seat Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in person at the NAC on Saturday only and online on both Saturday and Sunday. Free parking is provided for patrons buying subscriptions on... Read more

  10. La danse sur les routes du Québec receives the 2010 NAC Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring Contribution to Touring

    November 8, 2010

    Ottawa (Canada) – The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that La danse sur les routes du Québec (DSR) has been awarded the 2010 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring in the Performing Arts.  La danse sur les routes is being recognized for its leadership role in the development of touring by professional dancers and companies in... Read more

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