NAC is extending performance and event cancellations and postponements until August 31

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  1. The National Arts Centre English Theatre presentsRomeo & Julietby William ShakespeareDirected by Peter HintonOctober 19 – November 6, 2010

    October 13, 2010

    Featuring the NAC English Theatre Company and introducing the 50th Anniversary English Theatre Graduating Class of the National Theatre SchoolWhat's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Ottawa, ON, October 13, 2010 - In a city bound by religion and caught in the struggle of civil strife, two young people are trapped by a secret love. As the fighting spills... Read more

  2. PERSONAL JESUSIntimist one-man show written and performed by Gaétan Nadeau, directed by Jacques Brochu and Marie?Stéphane Ledoux.October 20–23 at 8 p.m. in the NAC Studio

    October 13, 2010

    Artistic collaborators: Alexander MacSween, Benoît Bourdeau, Jacques Brochu, Réal Dorval and Brigitte Comeau. Created and produced by Gaétan Nadeau through an artistic residency at La Chapelle, Montreal. Coproduced by the NAC French Theatre. Personal Jesus received a creative residency at Usine C in Montreal. Running time:... Read more

  3. LA ROBE DE MA MÈRESerge Marois / Sylviane FortunyStudio – October 16 at 1:30 p.m. and October 17 at 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.  

    October 13, 2010

    Seaside memories written by Serge Marois and directed by Sylviane Fortuny, with Denis Lavalou, Claudine Ledoux and Marcel Pomerlo.Artistic collaborators: Violaine Burgard, Sylviane Fortuny, Pierre Labbé, Georges Lévesque, Paul Livernois.Produced by L’Arrière-Scène, centre dramatique pour l’enfance et la... Read more

  4. 14th ANNUAL NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE GALA – AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH DIANA KRALL -- RAISES $552,484 FOR THE NAC’S NATIONAL YOUTH AND EDUCATION TRUST

    October 4, 2010

    The 14th annual National Arts Centre Gala – An Intimate Evening with Diana Krall -- held on Saturday October 2 -- was a great success both artistically and financially. The event had been sold out for months, and the audience was thrilled to hear the announcement from Gala Honorary Chair Laureen Harper that the event had raised a net amount of $552,484. The entire amount goes to the National... Read more

  5. 14th ANNUAL NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE GALA – AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH DIANA KRALL -- RAISES $552,484 FOR THE NAC’S NATIONAL YOUTH AND EDUCATION TRUST

    October 4, 2010

    The 14th annual National Arts Centre Gala – An Intimate Evening with Diana Krall -- held on Saturday October 2 -- was a great success both artistically and financially. The event had been sold out for months, and the audience was thrilled to hear the announcement from Gala Honorary Chair Laureen Harper that the event had raised a net amount of $552,484. The entire amount goes to the National... Read more

  6. The National Arts Centre Orchestra’s inaugural 2010-2011 Bostonian Bravo Series concert – Love & Spring -- highlights the return of charismatic conductor Alexander Shelley and Canadian star pianist Louis Lortie

    September 30, 2010

    Spring into fall! The first Bostonian Bravo concerts of the season – entitled Love & Spring – will be performed on Thursday October 14 and Friday October 15 at 8 p.m. in Southam Hall. These concerts feature the return of two renowned artists: perennially popular Canadian pianist Louis Lortie and British conductor Alexander Shelley, who was a big hit with audiences, critics, and... Read more

  7. The National Arts Centre Orchestra’s inaugural 2010-2011 Bostonian Bravo Series concert – Love & Spring -- highlights the return of charismatic conductor Alexander Shelley and Canadian star pianist Louis Lortie

    September 30, 2010

    Spring into fall! The first Bostonian Bravo concerts of the season – entitled Love & Spring – will be performed on Thursday October 14 and Friday October 15 at 8 p.m. in Southam Hall. These concerts feature the return of two renowned artists: perennially popular Canadian pianist Louis Lortie and British conductor Alexander Shelley, who was a big hit with audiences, critics, and... Read more

  8. Brigitte Haentjens appointed Artistic Director of the National Arts Centre French Theatre  

    September 29, 2010

    OTTAWA, Canada – Peter Herrndorf, President and CEO of Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC), today announced that Brigitte Haentjens will be the next artistic director of the NAC French Theatre, as of the 2012–13 season. Brigitte Haentjens is the first woman to occupy this prestigious position since the NAC was established in 1969. Her predecessors include such... Read more

  9. YOU’VE ALWAYS SECRETLY WANTED TO? Official launch of the French Theatre ARGONAUTS CLUB, a cultural outreach project!

    September 23, 2010

    argonaut, n.  A person engaged in a dangerous but rewarding quest; an adventurer. What do Mr. Tremblay, Ms. Diallo, Mr. Leblanc, Mr. N’Guyen and Madame Berkani have in common? Yes, they are all Francophones or Francophiles and they all live in Ottawa or Gatineau—but what else?Could it be that none of them has ever set foot in a theatre, even though in... Read more

  10. NAC Dance opens the 2010-2011 season with the Canadian premiere of Out of Context – for Pina on October 5 & 6

    September 22, 2010

    The NAC Dance season opens with Out of Context - for Pina by Alain Platel and les ballets C de la B, which was recently named 2010 Production of the Year by a jury of 29 European critics for the German dance magazine Tanz. Founded in 1984 in Ghent, Belgium by Alain Platel, les ballets C de la B has established itself as one of the world's most influential dance theatre companies. Over the... Read more

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