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  1. THE BELOVED TALE OF THE NUTCRACKER COMES TO LIFE AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE, AND IS ALMOST SOLD-OUT!

    November 21, 2018

    This cherished NAC tradition is back by popular demand, and there are very few tickets available! November 28 to December 2, the Alberta Ballet performs its sumptuous production of The Nutcracker, marking the 10th anniversary of Edmund Stripe’s choreography. The Nutcracker transports us to a dazzling fairytale world with breathtaking dancing, fantastic costumes, extravagant sets and the... Read more

  2. DEREK ANDREWS RECEIVES NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTION TO TOURING

    November 15, 2018

    November 15 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that Derek Andrews has been awarded the 2018 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring.  The award will be presented at the closing gala dinner of the 18th CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts) Biennale in Montreal on Saturday, November 17. Mr. Andrews... Read more

  3. The NAC is Your Happy Place for the Holidays!

    November 14, 2018

    December is fast approaching, and the National Arts Centre is ready to celebrate the 2018 festive season in grand style! Inside the warm and cozy spaces of the NAC, guests will be treated to an exquisite variety of Holiday shows, with returning favourites to original productions!   Here is the full Holiday programming taking place from November 27 to December 23, 2018:   From November... Read more

  4. ALONZO KING LINES BALLET RETURNS TO THE NAC WITH NEW CREATION, IN CELEBRATION OF THE COMPANY’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY

    November 8, 2018

    NAC Dance is thrilled to welcome once again the San Francisco-based company Alonzo King LINES Ballet, led by the world-renowned dancer and choreographer Alonzo King. In honour of the company’s 35th anniversary, Alonzo collaborated with the classical tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and composer Sabir Khan on a dynamic fusion of rhythm and movement to showcase the company’s brilliant... Read more

  5. NAC Marks the End of the First World War Anniversary with Concerts, Free Events, Digital Displays

    November 1, 2018

    As Canadians commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and remember the Canadian soldiers who fought and were killed in that terrible conflict, the National Arts Centre will offer solemn performances, free public events and displays of stunning digital images on and leading up to Remembrance Day. These events represent a coda to the NAC’s First World War centennial... Read more

  6. ICONIC BALLERINA EVELYN HART RETURNS TO THE STAGE IN ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET’S CONTEMPORARY BALLET VESPERS

    October 18, 2018

    The Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) brings renowned Canadian choreographer James Kudelka’s Vespers to life from November 1 to 3 at the National Arts Centre. Kudelka has created a role especially for iconic ballerina Evelyn Hart that showcases her dramatic qualities and wealth of talent. This new creation, which premiered in May 2017 in Winnipeg, is based on the music of Claudio... Read more

  7. CANADIAN DANCE LEGEND PAUL-ANDRÉ FORTIER PERFORMS SOLO 70, OCTOBER 25 & 26 IN THE AZRIELI STUDIO

    October 17, 2018

    Solo 70, Paul-André Fortier's final piece, will be performed at the National Arts Centre on November 25 and 26, 2018. “To mark 40 years of choreography and to celebrate my 70th birthday, I have decided to create and perform a final solo under my company’s banner,” says Paul-André Fortier. Solo 70, Fortier's latest piece, will be the last one produced by the... Read more

  8. $781, 000 RAISED FOR ARTS EDUCATION IN CANADA: NAC GALA FUNDRAISER FEATURING DIANA ROSS A SUCCESS

    October 3, 2018

    The annual NAC Gala has raised almost $14 million over the past 22 years to support the National Youth and Education Trust. OTTAWA, October 3, 2018 — Tonight’s 2018 National Arts Centre Gala featuring the legendary Diana Ross –   widely  considered  the  most  successful  recording  artist  and  entertainer  of ... Read more

  9. NAC English Theatre Presentation Silence: Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell By Trina Davies Directed by Peter Hinton A Grand Theatre (London, ON) Production October 17 - 28, 2018

    October 1, 2018

    News Release NAC English Theatre Presentation Silence: Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell By Trina Davies Directed by Peter Hinton A Grand Theatre (London, ON) Production October 17 - 28, 2018 October 1, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Silence is golden...a triumph for director Peter Hinton.” – London Free Press It only takes one spark of love, genius, or inspiration to... Read more

  10. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA EXTENDS PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR JOHN STORGÅRDS’ CONTRACT TO 2023

    October 1, 2018

    Storgårds returns to the NAC on October 10-11 for Tetzlaff, Storgårds, Schubert program. October 1, 2018  – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that John Storgårds, Principal Guest Conductor of the NAC Orchestra, has extended his contract with the NAC Orchestra for five years, through the 2022-2023 season. He first conducted... Read more

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