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  1. NAC FRENCH THEATRE ANNOUNCES ITS 2018-19 SEASON!

    March 3, 2018

    March 3, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Transported, NAC French Theatre, directed by Brigitte Haentjens, takes a fresh, contemporary, multi-layered look at historical characters and mythical stories.  The recurring theme of the new 2018-2019 season is that “in theatre, the past and our memories of it are expressed in our present bodies.” HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NAC FRENCH THEATRE... Read more

  2. NAC Foundation Raises More Than $1 million to Support the NAC’s New Indigenous Theatre Department

    March 1, 2018

    The National Arts Centre Foundation is delighted to announce that it has raised more than $ 1 million (net) for the NAC’s new Indigenous Theatre Department. The money was raised through a tribute dinner that was held in honour of Peter Herrndorf, who is stepping down as President and CEO on June 2, 2018 after more than 18-years of extraordinary leadership. The evening, which was emceed by... Read more

  3. French theatre presents : Magie lente (18 months to 5 years)

    February 26, 2018

    Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. NAC Azrieli Studio “We reflected on the origins of the world; we immersed ourselves in the founding myths and inspiring stories of the diverse cultures that make it up. Then we gave free rein to the images and sounds of a bold new cosmogony …” Nathalie Derome, playwright and performer   OTTAWA,... Read more

  4. GENERAL AUDITIONS - HALIFAX National Arts Centre English Theatre will be conducting general auditions in Halifax on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

    February 22, 2018

    GENERAL AUDITIONS - HALIFAX National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley will be conducting general auditions in Halifax on Thursday, March 15, 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 very broadly. Please note:... Read more

  5. GENERAL AUDITIONS National Arts Centre English Theatre will be conducting general auditions in Ottawa on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

    February 14, 2018

    GENERAL AUDITIONS - OTTAWA National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley will be conducting general auditions in Ottawa on Thursday, March 8, 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 very broadly. Please note:... Read more

  6. On the Road with Canada 150: NAC Annual Report Details Extraordinary Year of Success Across Canada

    February 12, 2018

    The National Arts Centre’s 2016-2017 annual report, entitled On the Road with Canada 150, was tabled in Parliament last week. The report documents an extraordinary year of success, both at the NAC and across the country, during Canada’s sesquicentennial year. The highlights included: Canada Scene, the culmination of the NAC’s national, biennial festivals that featured 1,500... Read more

  7. French theatre presents : Dans la solitude des champs de coton

    February 9, 2018

    February 21–24, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the NAC’s Babs Asper Theatre ** Please note, seats are not assigned for this performance. The audience will be seated on stage on two sets of bleachers, with the set in the centre.** “The initial shock, a kind of big bang, catapults Hugues Frenette, the Dealer, and Sébastien Ricard, the Client, into a... Read more

  8. National Arts Centre Flags Fly at Half-mast in Honour of Jazz-Great Tommy Banks

    January 26, 2018

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) has lowered its flag at half-mast in memory of the legendary Canadian pianist and international conductor Tommy Banks, who has died at the age of 81. Tommy Bank’s career spanned more than six decades and included performances with international celebrities including Aretha Franklin and Tony Bennett. He was an avid supporter of other Canadian artists, equally... Read more

  9. French theatre presents : Comment j’ai appris à parler aux oiseaux (Ages 5 to 9)

    January 24, 2018

    Saturday, Feb. 10 and Sunday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m., NAC Azrieli Studio “D. Kimm skilfully mingles goofiness, conspiratorial moments with her audience, and poetic asides brimming with possibilities.” Le Devoir, May 10, 2017 (Transl.)   OTTAWA, January 24, 2018 – A peek into the world of birds, custom-made for young audiences! Smack dab in... Read more

  10. BARCELONA-BASED COMPANY LA VERONAL PERFORMS A PIECE ON THE CONCEPT OF THE HUMAN BODY IN ART AND TIME

    January 23, 2018

    NAC Dance is happy to welcome the Barcelona-based company La Veronal, founded by internationally renowned choreographer Marcos Morau, with their piece Siena. Over the years, the company has created a series of works, using a country or city as a starting point to create an analogy between dance and geography. This piece dives into the history of Italian art, a journey that begins in the... Read more

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