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  1. CITY OF OTTAWA PROCLAIMS “NAC ORCHESTRA COMMUNITY WEEK” AS THE ANNUAL, HALLMARK OUTREACH PROGRAM BEGINS

    January 21, 2019

    The annual community collaboration reaches hundreds in the NCR through side-by-side workshops and concerts in schools, hospitals and senior living centres. OTTAWA — The annual NAC Orchestra Community Week begins today. To mark the occasion, Mayor Jim Watson has proclaimed January 21st to 27th NAC Orchestra Community Week in Ottawa. The program’s mission is to reach students, youth,... Read more

  2. The French theatre presents: Hamlet_director's cut

    January 16, 2019

    January 30, 31, February 1, 2 at 8 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio Performed in French only with no English surtitles “In a remarkable visual twist, director François Blouin surrounds Marc Beaupré’s Hamlet with eerie spectres, not just of Hamlet’s father, but of Claudius, Gertrude, Ophelia and so on.” Jim Burke, Montreal Gazette, April 7, 2017... Read more

  3. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE APPOINTS ARNA EINARSDÓTTIR AS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA

    December 3, 2018

    News Release NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE APPOINTS ARNA EINARSDÓTTIR AS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA December 3, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre is very pleased to announce that Arna Einarsdóttir, Managing Director of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra (ISO), will become the new Managing Director of Canada’s National Arts Centre... Read more

  4. THE BELOVED TALE OF THE NUTCRACKER COMES TO LIFE AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE, AND IS ALMOST SOLD-OUT!

    November 21, 2018

    This cherished NAC tradition is back by popular demand, and there are very few tickets available! November 28 to December 2, the Alberta Ballet performs its sumptuous production of The Nutcracker, marking the 10th anniversary of Edmund Stripe’s choreography. The Nutcracker transports us to a dazzling fairytale world with breathtaking dancing, fantastic costumes, extravagant sets and the... Read more

  5. The NAC is Your Happy Place for the Holidays!

    November 14, 2018

    December is fast approaching, and the National Arts Centre is ready to celebrate the 2018 festive season in grand style! Inside the warm and cozy spaces of the NAC, guests will be treated to an exquisite variety of Holiday shows, with returning favourites to original productions!   Here is the full Holiday programming taking place from November 27 to December 23, 2018:   From November... Read more

  6. ALONZO KING LINES BALLET RETURNS TO THE NAC WITH NEW CREATION, IN CELEBRATION OF THE COMPANY’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY

    November 8, 2018

    NAC Dance is thrilled to welcome once again the San Francisco-based company Alonzo King LINES Ballet, led by the world-renowned dancer and choreographer Alonzo King. In honour of the company’s 35th anniversary, Alonzo collaborated with the classical tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and composer Sabir Khan on a dynamic fusion of rhythm and movement to showcase the company’s brilliant... Read more

  7. ICONIC BALLERINA EVELYN HART RETURNS TO THE STAGE IN ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET’S CONTEMPORARY BALLET VESPERS

    October 18, 2018

    The Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) brings renowned Canadian choreographer James Kudelka’s Vespers to life from November 1 to 3 at the National Arts Centre. Kudelka has created a role especially for iconic ballerina Evelyn Hart that showcases her dramatic qualities and wealth of talent. This new creation, which premiered in May 2017 in Winnipeg, is based on the music of Claudio... Read more

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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