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  1. 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

  2. $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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. AKRAM KHAN OPENS THE NAC DANCE 2018/19 SEASON WITH XENOS, HIS LAST FULL-LENGTH CONTEMPORARY SOLO

    September 27, 2018

    NAC Dance is thrilled to open its 2018/19 season on October 11th with the North American premiere of XENOS by British dancer and choreographer Akram Khan. Undoubtedly one of the most celebrated and respected dance artists today, Akram’s much anticipated piece marks his last performance as a dancer in a full-length solo piece. Akram is delighted to begin his North American tour in Ottawa,... Read more

  6. NAC to Unveil First New Usher Uniform Design Since 1988

    September 27, 2018

    On October 3, at the National Arts Centre Gala featuring Diana Ross, NAC ushers will be wearing a new uniform for the first time in 30 years. Designed by renowned Canadian fashion designer Shawn Hewson of Bustle Clothing, the new uniform is stylish, contemporary and comfortable. Charcoal grey with accents of black and NAC purple, it includes a custom-designed shirt with a subtle motif that... Read more

  7. THE SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE ANNOUNCES THE 2018 SHORTLIST FOR DESIGN

    September 20, 2018

    THE SIMINOVITCH PRIZE in theatre announces THE 2018 shortlist for Design A celebration for finalists takes place Monday, October 15 at Hart House, University of Toronto Recipient to be announced Monday, November 5 at the National Arts Centre September 20, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The Siminovitch Prize Foundation and the National Arts Centre today announced the shortlist for this... Read more

  8. National Arts Centre Extends Alexander Shelley's Contract to 2023

    September 6, 2018

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) announced today that Alexander Shelley, Music Director of the NAC Orchestra, has agreed to extend his contract for four years, from September 1, 2019, to August 31, 2023. Since Mr. Shelley joined the NAC as Music Director in 2015, the Orchestra has strengthened its national role and focus on Canadian creation and artists, in addition to receiving... Read more

  9. NAC Lifts the Curtain on Performance Hall Upgrades, Including Stunning New Orchestra Shell

    September 6, 2018

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today lifted the curtain on dramatic production upgrades in its performance spaces, including a stunning new orchestra shell in its signature Southam Hall venue. These upgrades are part of the Production Renewal Project, a $114.9 million investment by the Government of Canada since 2014. Much of the NAC’s aging electrical and theatrical equipment has now been... Read more

  10. GENERAL AUDITIONS - TORONTO National Arts Centre English Theatre will be conducting general auditions in Toronto on Monday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

    August 17, 2018

    GENERAL AUDITIONS - TORONTO National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley will be conducting general auditions in Toronto on Monday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 18, 2018. NAC English Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities, a concept we understand... Read more

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