May 20, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. NAC LAUNCHES “FREE REIN” A SUMMER ARTISTIC RESIDENCY PROGRAM TO SUPPORT RENEWAL OF CANADIAN PERFORMING ARTS SECTOR

    May 27, 2021

    OTTAWA, CANADA – From June 1 – August 31, 2021 more than 30 Canadian artists will participate in the National Arts Centre (NAC) ’s summer artistic residency program "Free Rein," a new three-month-long initiative in support of the renewal of the Canadian performing arts sector. The Artistic Residencies will enable the development of new artistic creations and enable... Read more

  2. EXPLORE CAPSULE! A VIDEO HUB FEATURING 60 SHORT FILMS BY DANCE ARTISTS FROM ACROSS CANADA

    May 3, 2021

    OTTAWA, CANADA – From May 3 to August 31, 2021, experience the innovation and creativity of professional Canadian dance artists who have had to deftly pivot their art onto the digital stage. CAPSULE is an exciting new video dance series hosted by the National Arts Centre’s Dance Department, and developed in close collaboration with F-O-R-M (Festival of Recorded... Read more

  3. DIGIDANCE BRINGS RED SKY PERFORMANCE – MORE THAN DANCE, WE ARE A MOVEMENT TO THE NAC’S DIGITAL STAGE

    March 23, 2021

    New film pays tribute to the originality and creativity behind acclaimed Toronto-based troupe, renowned for bridging Indigenous origin stories with contemporary performance in Canada and worldwide.   OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre’s Dance Department, in partnership with Digidance, invites audiences to experience the imaginative contemporary Indigenous performance More... Read more

  4. A BUSY MOIS DE LA FRANCOPHONIE AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    March 4, 2021

    Ottawa, March 4, 2021 — March is the Mois de la Francophonie (Francophonie Month), and Francophone artists are in the spotlight at the National Arts Centre! With music, theatre, dance and more, a diverse virtual program awaits you to celebrate this annual event. As a bilingual cultural institution since its inception more than 50 years ago, French programming is an essential part of... Read more

  5. NAC DANCE INVITES AUDIENCES TO RELIVE THE MASTERY OF JEAN-PIERRE PERREAULT’S ICONIC WORK JOE

    February 23, 2021

    Discover Perreault’s pivotal work Joe - a moving masterpiece of humanity - streaming from March 17 to 23, 2021    OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre’s Dance Department, through the Digidance partnership with DanceHouse (Vancouver), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto,... Read more

  6. DIGIDANCE PRESENTS THE EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN FILM PREMIERE OF CRYSTAL PITE’S BOLD NEW WORK FOR THE PARIS OPERA BALLET, BODY AND SOUL

    January 26, 2021

    OTTAWA –  The National Arts Centre Dance Department, in partnership with DanceHouse (Vancouver), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), and Danse Danse (Montreal), is proud to announce the exclusive Canadian film premiere of Body and Soul, from internationally-lauded choreographer Crystal Pite and performed by the legendary Paris Opera Ballet – streaming online February 17-23, 2021. Body... Read more

  7. NAC Celebrates the Holidays With Livestreamed and In-person Performances from Venues Across Canada

    December 1, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today released its December lineup of live and online performances and events. This holiday season features many livestreamed shows from venues around the country in addition to live in-person performances from the NAC. The NAC began a gradual return to live performances on its stages in early September, closely following public health guidelines. DECEMBER... Read more

  8. National Arts Centre November Lineup Includes Livestreamed Performances From Venues Across Canada

    November 3, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced its November lineup of live and online performances and events. This month features many livestreamed shows from the NAC in Ottawa, as well as from venues around the country. The NAC began a gradual return to live performances on its stages in early September, closely following public health guidelines. For now, audiences can watch... Read more

  9. October Lineup Includes Dance, Theatre, Emerging Popular Music and the Return of the NAC Orchestra to Southam Hall

    September 29, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced its October lineup of live and online performances and events. The NAC began a gradual return to live shows on September 11. Due to ongoing public health guidelines, performances take place in front of small audiences. With the exception of the French Theatre performances of Les louves (see below), no tickets will be sold to the public, who are... Read more

  10. #DANCEFORTH: A new NAC Dance livestream series designed to support Canadian dance artists both locally and nationally.

    September 23, 2020

    OTTAWA, September 23, 2020 – NAC Dance announces a new virtual dance series of livestreams titled #DanceForth to open on Thursday, October 1st at 7 P.M. (EDT) from the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage. The first event will feature Gatineau’s own premier street dance company Bboyizm, headed by Crazy Smooth and his team of fantastic movers, along with contemporary dancer Saxon Fraser... Read more

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