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  1. The National Arts Centre English Theatre presents thirsty by Dionne Brand adapted from her book of poetry, thirsty Directed by Peter Hinton WORLD PREMIERE November 5 - 17, 2012 NAC Studio

    October 30, 2012

    Featuring the NAC English Theatre Company Carol Cece Anderson, Audrey Dwyer, Andrew Moodie, and Jackie Richardson.   Ottawa, Ontario – In 1978, Alan, a Jamaican man, is killed in his Toronto home by police. For the women in his life – his widow, daughter, and mother – the memory of the event still reverberates, fresh and raw. Dionne Brand, winner of the 2011 Griffin... Read more

  2. NAC Dance presents the powerful, heart pounding dance/rock fusion Political Mother by choreographer/composer Hofesh Shechter on November 9-10

    October 29, 2012

    Described as “a monumental piece possessing the atmosphere of a heart-pounding rock show,” internationally acclaimed Hofesh Shechter Company presents its first full-length work, Political Mother, at the NAC Theatre on Friday November 9 and Saturday November 10, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Political Mother features eleven highly athletic dancers and a live band of seven musicians onstage. A... Read more

  3. The National Arts Centre celebrates the Year of the North Orchestra tour this fall, major Northern Festival spring 2013

    October 23, 2012

    OTTAWA—Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) is celebrating the Year of the North with two major artistic projects: the Northern Canada Tour of the NAC Orchestra in the Fall of 2012, and the Northern Scene in the Spring of 2013, when the NAC will invite Northern artists back to Ottawa for a major festival featuring 250 of the best established and emerging artists. From October 26 to... Read more

  4. Violin Virtuoso James Ehnes gives a dazzling start to NAC Orchestra's Northern Canada Tour

    October 17, 2012

    The third Ovation Series concert of the NAC Orchestra’s 2012-2013 season -- conducted by Arild Remmereit -- features extraordinary Manitoba-born violin virtuoso James Ehnes. Mr Ehnes joins the NAC Orchestra to dazzle audiences with two of Saint-Saëns’s Spanish-inspired concertos – both full of melodic brilliance and technical fireworks. The concert also features music by... Read more

  5. The NAC French Theatre launches two new clubs: Les Y and Les Affamés!

    October 16, 2012

    Les Y Eager to introduce a group of ten neophytes to the many facets of the art of theatre, this club is for generation Y drama novices (aged 18 to 34) keen to discover more about theatre. This  incisive initiatory voyage, whereby participants are able to attend free of charge three key performances during the 2012-2013 Théâtre français season, combines... Read more

  6. National Arts Centre Electrifies Dance Stage with Brazil's Grupo Corpo Friday and Saturday, October 26-27in Southam Hall at 8 pm

    October 15, 2012

    Back by popular demand, contemporary Brazilian tour de force  Grupo Corpo returns with an evening of National Arts Centre premieres. Infused with classical training, modern dance, and sensual Brazilian street dance, the unmistakably loose-limbed and erotically expressive style of Grupo Corpo will be on full display in Ímã and Sem Mim, in Southam Hall on Friday October 26,... Read more

  7. Conductor Bernard Labadie, Quebec City’s Les Violons du Roy, and internationally renowned flutist Emmanuel Pahud inaugurate the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s 2012-2013 Great Performers Series with a program of Baroque showpieces on October 21

    October 15, 2012

    The first Great Performers concert of the NAC Orchestra 2012-2013 season -- conducted by Bernard Labadie -- features internationally acclaimed Les Violons du Roy performing music by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Franz Benda, Johann Joachim Quantz, and the music-loving Frederick the Great, who was a King in Prussia (1740–1772) and a King of Prussia (1772–1786) from the Hohenzollern dynasty.... Read more

  8. The National Arts Centre English Theatre/Neptune Theatre (Halifax, NS) co-production in celebration of Neptune Theatre’s 50th Anniversary The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum by Wendy Lill a play based on the novel by Sheldon Currie Directed by Mary Vingoe Featuring the NAC English Theatre Company October 16 – November 3, 2012 NAC Theatre

    October 4, 2012

    Ottawa, Ontario – The NAC celebrates the 50th anniversary of Halifax’s Neptune Theatre with a work that embodies the theatre of Nova Scotia. In Glace Bay, romance blossoms between Neil Currie – a musician and misfit with limited job prospects – and scrappy Margaret MacNeil, a coal miner’s daughter. But behind it all, a strike and a mining disaster loom over the... Read more

  9. Political Pawn. Teenage Queen. Lover. Victim. Marie-Antoinette. National Arts Centre Inaugurates the 2012-2013 Ballet Season with the Canadian Premiere of Marie by Houston Ballet

    October 3, 2012

    OTTAWA, October 3, 2012 — Ottawa hosts the Canadian premiere of Artistic Director Stanton Welch's Marie. Thursday October 18, Friday October 19, and Saturday October 20, 2012 at 8 p.m. Southam Hall. All performances feature the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Internationally acclaimed Houston Ballet performs a three-act narrative ballet inspired by the life of the legendary French... Read more

  10. National Arts Centre Orchestra Principal Cello Amanda Forsyth shines in Boccherini's Cello Concerto, the inaugural Mark Motors Audi Signature Series concert on October 10-11

    October 2, 2012

    OTTAWA, October 2, 2012 — The first Mark Motors Audi Signature Series concert of the NAC Orchestra’s 2012-2013 season -- conducted by Music Director Pinchas Zukerman -- features music by Mozart and Schumann, as well as Principal Cello Amanda Forsyth Boccherini’s highly expressive Cello Concerto. The concert is at 8 p.m. in the National Arts Centre’s Southam Hall on... Read more

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