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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. French theatre presents : Le dire de Di

    January 15, 2018

    January 31–February 3, 2018, at 8 p.m., NAC Azrieli Studio   “The precise, meticulous writing is composed like a musical score to be performed in movement. Ouellette’s words provide an impetus; they inhabit Marie-Ève Fontaine’s body. It’s a very demanding work, but extremely rewarding.” Joël Beddows, director  ... Read more

  4. Giant Interactive Sculpture Arrives at the National Arts Centre

    January 12, 2018

    The National Arts Centre is delighted to announce the installation of Frost, a 6.1-metre interactive sculpture that will illuminate the National Arts Centre’s Canal Foyer throughout the winter. Frost is inspired by architecture, the geometry of a single snowflake, and the allure of a freshly frosted-over window pane. A fractal is a repeating pattern that is seen in many natural and... Read more

  5. CELEBRATED TAIWANESE CHOREOGRAPHER LIN LEE-CHEN PRESENTS THE ETERNAL TIDES, ONE NIGHT ONLY ON JANUARY 20.

    January 8, 2018

     NAC Dance is pleased to start the new year with the calm and meditative production by Taiwan’s Legend Lin Dance Theatre – The Eternal Tides – on Saturday, January 20. Artistic Director and choreographer, Lin Lee-Chen, who founded the company in 1995, takes inspiration from the elements of dance and music in the traditional religious rituals and ceremonial rites of her... Read more

  6. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

    January 4, 2018

    January 4, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) — As of Friday, December 1, the National Arts Centre Orchestra is accepting applications for the twentieth season of the Young Artist Program (YAP). Seventy exceptionally talented, classically trained young artists from around the world will be selected to study with an internationally renowned faculty. The comprehensive program takes place... Read more

  7. Highlights of an Extraordinary and Historic Year at Canada's National Arts Centre

    December 27, 2017

    In the midst of Canada’s 150th year, the National Arts Centre had one of the most successful years in its 48-year history. Here are some of the highlights of 2017: 1) The appointment of Kevin Loring as the NAC’s first-ever Artistic Director of Indigenous Theatre Kevin Loring is a Nlaka’pamux from the Lytton First Nation in B.C., a Governor General’s Award-winning... Read more

  8. New Year’s Eve at the National Arts Centre and Lighting of the Kipnes Lantern

    December 14, 2017

    The public is invited to celebrate the coming of the New Year at Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) on December 31. The NAC’s Be Here for the New Year! event features free family activities from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. including holiday crafts, performances by local jazz band Stevens and Kennedy, a New Year’s dance moves workshop by Luv 2 Groove, and lots of hot chocolate. One of the... Read more

  9. THE MAN WITH THE VIOLIN: SUPERSTAR VIOLINIST JOSHUA BELL AT NAC FOR CANADIAN PREMIERE & CHRISTMAS CHOIR CONCERT

    December 14, 2017

    Multimedia concert based on children’s book about Grammy Award winner Joshua Bell & performance of Christmas choral classics by the Choirs of Christ Church Cathedral. December 14, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) — The Man with the Violin: Suite for Violin and Orchestra, based on the story of superstar violinist Joshua Bell performing outside a metro station, will receive its Canadian... Read more

  10. National Arts Centre Appoints Lori Marchand as First Managing Director of Indigenous Theatre

    December 13, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is very pleased to announce that Lori Marchand, the longstanding, highly-respected Executive Director of Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, British Columbia will be the first Managing Director of Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre. She will take up her post in April 2018. Ms. Marchand has extensive experience in building and strengthening artistic... Read more

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