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  1. THE NEW NAC ANNUAL REPORT DETAILS EXTRAORDINARY YEAR OF RENEWAL AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    May 10, 2019

    NAC releases digital annual report for first time   OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre’s 2017–2018 annual report, entitled The New NAC, was tabled in Parliament last week. The report documents an extraordinary year of renewal, not only of the NAC building, but also the entire institution. In addition, for the first time in its history, the NAC Annual Report... Read more

  2. CELEBRATE CANADA DAY AT THE NAC! THE LIVING ROOM OF THE CITY IS OPEN WITH FREE EVENTS FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM

    June 20, 2018

    News Release CELEBRATE CANADA DAY AT THE NAC! THE LIVING ROOM OF THE CITY IS OPEN WITH FREE EVENTS FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM The NAC opens its doors rain or shine, to celebrate the country’s birthday June 20, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre is the place to be on Canada Day, offering a full slate of free family-friendly performances and activities on Sunday, July 1.... Read more

  3. WORK OF RENOWNED MÉTIS ARTIST CHRISTI BELCOURT TO BE FEATURED ON NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE KIPNES LANTERN ON NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY ON JUNE 21

    June 20, 2018

    Media Advisory WORK OF RENOWNED MÉTIS ARTIST CHRISTI BELCOURT TO BE FEATURED ON NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE LANTERN ON NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY ON JUNE 21 OTTAWA – National Arts Centre will celebrate the culture and heritage of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples by showcasing digital images of the stunning work of award-winning Michif (Métis) visual artist Christi... Read more

  4. French theatre presents : Romanzo d'infanzia (For ages 6 to 12)

    May 9, 2018

    Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 at 3 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio Presented in French, with a focus on dance and palatable to all audiences “Michele Abbondanza and Antonella Bertoni have just delivered a masterful one-hour performance where theatre and dance merge into a stunning explosion of energy, re‑enacting the flamboyant drama of childhood.”... Read more

  5. French theatre presents : Impatience (For ages 14+)

    May 3, 2018

    Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 7:30 pm in the NAC Azrieli Studio One performance only, followed at 9 p.m. by the free event De plain-pied!   OTTAWA, Thursday, May 3, 2018 – OTTAWA – “Hi, my name is Jazia, I’m 14 years old …” Do you think you know all there is to know about today’s teenagers? Check your assumptions against... Read more

  6. French theatre presents : Fendre les lacs

    April 18, 2018

    May 9–12, 2018 at 8 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio   “A powerful wind of change sweeps through Fendre les lacs … by Steve Gagnon. A burning intensity, coupled with a visceral thirst for freedom, delivered by a cast that isn’t afraid of total immersion ... Literally and figuratively.” Geneviève Bouchard, Le Soleil, April 13,... Read more

  7. French theatre presents : Et si Roméo & Juliette… (For ages 8 to 14)

    March 26, 2018

    Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio “The four acrobatic performers swap roles as naturally as they move through space, spinning, leaping and somersaulting.” MON(theatre).QC.CA, May 3, 2017 (transl.) OTTAWA, Monday, March 26, 2018 – Falling in love: so love is a fall? Sometimes. And it can be fatal! Think of... Read more

  8. French theatre presents : La cerisaie (The Cherry Orchard)

    March 22, 2018

    April 11–14, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the NAC Babs Asper Theatre ENGLISH SURTITLES FRIDAY APRIL 13 // Exclusive Canadian engagement “This production by Flemish collective tg STAN takes an unconventional approach by investing the play with the sense of comedy that Chekhov gave it. And it’s a powerful wind of madness and freedom that blows through this Cherry Orchard... Read more

  9. French theatre presents : Tapage et autres bruits sourds

    March 14, 2018

    March 27 & 28, 2018, at 8 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio An NAC French Theatre production presented exclusively in Ottawa! “I speak with my body. With my bruises blooming from the inside. I speak and it's not pretty—no decorations, no powdered sugar. Words ripped from the root, by sheer nerve and the sweat of my brow.” From Tapage et autres bruits... Read more

  10. carried away on the crest of a wave By david yee directed by kim collier March 21 – April 1, 2018

    March 6, 2018

    NAC english theatre production   carried away on the crest of a wave By david yee directed by kim collier March 21 – April 1, 2018 March 6, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Be prepared to be hit by and possibly carried away on the crest of a wave... a richly nuanced, far-ranging show.”  - MDTheatreguide.com Born of a single cataclysmic afternoon, David... Read more

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