News Releases

  1. MATRIARCHS UPRISING ARRIVES AT THE NAC WITH A COLLECTION OF CURATED PERFORMANCES

    March 30, 2023

    A three-part performance art series by Indigenous women exploring artistic expression through contemporary Indigenous dance and storytelling March 30, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Alongside NAC Indigenous Theatre, NAC Dance is delighted to present Matriarchs Uprising, an annual performance art series that weaves stories of transformation through Indigenous women's artistry, creating... Read more

  2. National Arts Centre Mourns the Loss of Jocelyn Morlock

    March 28, 2023

    Canada’s National Arts Centre is mourning the loss of Jocelyn Morlock, a remarkably gifted Canadian composer and a bright light for contemporary music in Canada. Her work was celebrated by many, including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, who commissioned her JUNO Award-winning work My Name is Amanda Todd as part of the landmark multimedia commission Life Reflected. My Name is Amanda... Read more

  3. CANADIAN DANCE ICON LOUISE LECAVALIER PRESENTS HER MOST PERSONAL WORK TO DATE

    March 21, 2023

    For the first time, the Fou Glorieux founder comes to the NAC with a solo performance of her own choreography   March 21, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – NAC Dance is thrilled to welcome long-time favourite Louise Lecavalier, as she brings Stations to the Babs Asper Theatre for two nights on March 30-31. In four distinct stations, like cardinal points or body states – fluidity,... Read more

  4. Choreographer Rhodnie Désir presents BOW’T TRAIL Rétrospek for two nights only at the NAC

    March 9, 2023

    The Prix de la Danse-winning piece (Grand Prix and Envol prizes, 2020) continues its international tour of the Americas and Europe. http://prixdeladanse.com/en/laureat/rhodnie-desir-2/ March 9, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Witness a conversation between the present and the past delivered through choreographer Rhodnie Désir. Her BOW’T TRAIL Rétrospek, the... Read more

  5. Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Classic Fall On Your Knees Arrives at the NAC with a Momentous Two-Part Production

    March 2, 2023

    Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Classic Fall On Your Knees Arrives at the NAC with a Momentous Two-Part Production   Hit Stage Adaptation Lands in Ottawa as Third Stop in Four City Tour  Ottawa – March 6, 2023 – “Fall On Your Knees… will bring you to your feet.” - J. Kelly Nestruck, Globe and Mail Following successful runs in Toronto and Halifax, NAC... Read more

  6. BALLET EDMONTON MAKES ITS FIRST VISIT TO THE NAC WITH AN ATHLETIC PROGRAM FILLED WITH HUMANISM

    March 2, 2023

    Under the artistic direction of Wen Wei Wang, the show features four pieces created by three distinctive choreographic voices   OTTAWA, Canada, March 2, 2023 – On Saturday, March 11, Ballet Edmonton will make its National Arts Centre debut. For one night only, a mixed bill by three distinctive choreographic voices will light up the Southam Hall stage.   Wen Wei... Read more

  7. Là où la poussière se dépose: A soundscape of intimacy and devastating heartbreak

    February 27, 2023

    Written, directed and performed by Julien Morissette and Karina Pawlikowski, presented at the NAC from March 30 to April 1   February 27, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The theatre is, by definition, “a place of seeing.” Acclaimed darlings of the Ottawa-Gatineau art and media scene Julien Morissette and Karina Pawlikowski offer a somewhat more... Read more

  8. CELEBRATING CANADIAN TALENT: 2023 GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS LAUREATES ANNOUNCED

    February 23, 2023

    NEWS RELEASE OTTAWA, February 23, 2023 – The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts. The laureates of the 2023 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, which recognize artists who have made an indelible... Read more

  9. FROM THE APARTHEID MUSEUM TO THE BABS ASPER THEATRE, NAC DANCE PRESENTS BROKEN CHORD

    February 23, 2023

    News Release Relive the historical and long-forgotten tour of The African Native Choir through dance, music, and song February 22, 2023 – OTTAWA, Canada – On March 1-2, Ottawa dance lovers will be in for a treat as the NAC welcomes renowned South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma and composer Thutuka Sibisi. Storytelling is at the core of Broken Chord, a show about the first South... Read more

  10. STATEMENT: National Arts Centre and Luminato Festival Mourn the Loss of Peter Herrndorf (1940-2023)

    February 18, 2023

    Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) and Luminato Festival Toronto are mourning the loss of Peter A. Herrndorf, C.C., O. Ont., one of Canada’s greatest cultural leaders. He was 82 years-old. Peter Herrndorf was the NAC’s visionary former President and CEO who served from 1999 to 2018, and was a founding Board Director of Luminato Festival Toronto from 2006, and Chair from 2018 to... Read more