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  1. SEPTEMBER 11 TO 29: MÒSHKAMO FESTIVAL KICKS OFF INAUGURAL SEASON OF FIRST INDIGENOUS THEATRE OF ITS KIND AT CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    September 9, 2019

    Algonquin-led Canoe Procession Down Rideau Canal to Officially Open the NAC’s Indigenous Theatre From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 14 OTTAWA (Canada) The inaugural 2019–2020 season of the world’s first national Indigenous Theatre of its kind gets underway in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre (NAC) with Mòshkamo: Indigenous Arts Rising, a unique Indigenous... Read more

  2. September 11 to 29: Mòshkamo Festival Kicks-off Inaugural Season of First Indigenous Theatre of its Kind at National Arts Centre

    September 6, 2019

    The inaugural 2019–2020 season of the world’s first national Indigenous Theatre of its kind gets underway in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre (NAC) with Mòshkamo: Indigenous Arts Rising, a unique Indigenous arts and community festival featuring exciting all-Indigenous programming in the NAC’s performance and public spaces September 11-29, 2019 The festival will take... Read more

  3. THE UNNATURAL AND ACCIDENTAL WOMEN

    September 5, 2019

    NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE/ NAC ENGLISH THEATRE CO-PRODUCTION BY MARIE CLEMENTS DIRECTED BY MURIEL MIGUEL SEPTEMBER 11 - 21, 2019 OTTAWA (Canada) – The Unnatural and Accidental Women marks the first production in the inaugural season of the NAC Indigenous Theatre. Partnering with NAC English Theatre, this powerful work begins the Mòshkamo Indigenous Arts Festival; an all-Indigenous... Read more

  4. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP DONATION IN SUPPORT OF ARAB-CANADIAN ARTISTIC PROGRAMMING

    August 22, 2019

    NAC Lantern Room Named in Honour of Toronto-based Philanthropist Mohammad Al Zaibak August 22, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre Foundation is honoured to announce a $1 million leadership gift made in support of Arab-Canadian artistic programming from a Toronto-based family who have a long history of philanthropy. The donation by Bay Tree Foundation, a family... Read more

  5. 2019 CAPITAL PRIDE WEEK: NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE TO SHOWCASE ARTWORK OF RENOWNED ARTIST JOE AVERAGE ON ITS 3-STOREY DIGITAL LANTERN

    August 19, 2019

    August 19, 2019 - OTTAWA – The National Arts Centre (NAC) is celebrating Capital Pride Week by displaying the artwork of renowned Canadian artist Joe Average on its three-storey digital Kipnes Lantern. His colourful artwork will be showcased on the NAC’s digital screens throughout the week, and on the Kipnes Lantern – the largest transparent LED screen in North America –... Read more

  6. GENERAL AUDITIONS - TORONTO National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre Artistic Director Kevin Loring and English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley will be conducting general auditions in Toronto on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, 2019.

    July 16, 2019

    GENERAL AUDITIONS - TORONTO National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre Artistic Director Kevin Loring and English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley will be conducting general auditions in Toronto on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, 2019. NAC Indigenous Theatre and English Theatre are committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who... Read more

  7. NAC 50TH ANNIVERSARY GOLDEN GALA TO FEATURE MUSIC, DANCE, THEATRE & SPECIAL SET BY ICON SARAH MCLACHLAN

    June 10, 2019

    OTTAWA, June 10th, 2019 —The 23rd annual NAC fundraising Gala marking the National Arts Centre’s 50th Anniversary will take place on Saturday, October 5th, 2019.The gala-concert showcases artists from Dance, Theatre and Music and includes a performance by Grammy and Juno award winning Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan with the NAC Orchestra. Tickets go on sale to the public on... Read more

  8. NEW MUSIC FOR LOUIS RIEL SCORE CO-COMMISSIONED BY NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE AND CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY

    June 6, 2019

    June 6, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre is proud to partner with the Canadian Opera Company in co-commissioning a new work to replace the music from the Kuyas aria that opens the third act of Louis Riel by composer Harry Somers and librettist Mavor Moore. Composer Ian Cusson, of Métis and French-Canadian descent, has been commissioned to create this new work... Read more

  9. On its 50th Anniversary Thousands of Canadians made the NAC their stage

    June 3, 2019

    On Sunday, June 2, 2019 the National Arts Centre celebrated its 50th Anniversary by welcoming thousands of Canadians to its free 50th Anniversary open house. This momentous occasion provided a rare look at the magic of the backstage, lively workshops in theatre and dance, free performances by Canadian artists, and family activities throughout the NAC’s public spaces. This unique event was in... Read more

  10. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA CONCLUDES A HISTORIC EUROPEAN TOUR ON ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

    May 30, 2019

    Featuring the work of six Canadian composers, presenting five Canadian soloists and offering over 60 learning and engagement activities, this unprecedented international tour by the NAC Orchestra brought Canadian art, artists and stories to the world stage. May 30, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada)  On the occasion of its 50th Anniversary, the National Arts Centre Orchestra led by its Music... Read more

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