News Releases

  1. Denis Villeneuve to receive NAC Award as part of Governor General's Performing Arts Awards celebration

    March 3, 2011

    Toronto (Canada) — Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) announced today it is presenting the prestigious 2011 National Arts Centre Award to Quebec filmmaker and Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve. Mr. Villeneuve is one of Canada’s fastest-rising stars on the international film scene, having directed Incendies, one of five nominees in the category of Best Foreign... Read more

  2. Kodo One Earth Tour 2011 at the NAC on March 7, 2011

    March 1, 2011

    Kodo Drummers return to the National Arts Centre following a sold-out performance in 2007. Kodo presents their 30th Anniversary - One Earth Tour 2011 North America in Southam Hall on March 7, 2011 at 8p.m. For three decades Japan’s spectacular Kodo Drummers have electrified audiences with their rhythmic virtuosity and breathtaking graceful athleticism. Exploring the limitless possibilities... Read more

  3. Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet performs for the first time at the NAC March 3 and 4, 2011

    February 23, 2011

    Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet presents Orbo Novo in the NAC Theatre March 3 and 4, 2011. The company currently setting the American dance world alight makes their NAC debut collaborating with one of contemporary dance’s most renowned artists, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Under the charismatic leadership of Benoit-Swan Pouffer, and thanks to the exquisite skill and individual styles of its... Read more

  4. The NAC Orchestra performs in two free lunchtime concerts in Ottawa/Gatineau as part of NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA WEEK  a week-long celebration of marvelous music from March 7 to 13, 2011

    February 21, 2011

    In a much-anticipated annual ritual, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson will declare March 7-13, 2011 to be NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA WEEK in the National Capital Region. This marks the fifth year in a row for this high-spirited series of events highlighting the role of the NAC Orchestra and its musicians in the local community. Throughout each year, NACO musicians participate in hundreds of educational... Read more

  5. Mariinsky Ballet (The Kirov) performs La Bayadère with the NAC Orchestra February 24-27, 2011

    February 18, 2011

    One of the greatest classical ballet companies in the world returns to the National Arts Centre following a sold out run in 2006. Mariinsky Ballet (The Kirov) performs La Bayadère on Southam Hall stage February 24-27, 2011. For dance lovers around the world, the mere mention of the Kirov Ballet is evocative of unparalleled technical expertise, breathtaking elegance, and unrivalled... Read more

  6. World Premiere of Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada’s Ghosts of Violence at the National Arts Centre 

    February 2, 2011

    Ballet inspired by women who lost their lives as a result of domestic violence (Ottawa, January 24, 2011) The Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada’s Ghost of Violence, a unique and emotionally charged work inspired by women who have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence, will premiere at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on February 15, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the NAC... Read more

  7. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance performs for the first time at the NAC February 8, 2011

    January 31, 2011

    Wayne McGregor | Random Dance presents Entity in the NAC Theatre February 8, 2011. The performance is sold out, but those still interested should check for last minute returns. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance was founded in 1992 and became the instrument upon which McGregor evolved his drastically fast and articulate choreographic style. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance is at the cutting edge of... Read more

  8. The undisputed king of tap, Savion Glover, returns to the NAC February 5, 2011

    January 27, 2011

    Virtuoso tap dancer Savion Glover brings his flamenco-inspired production SoLo in TiME to the NAC stage February 5, 2011. Since first exploding onto the global dance scene in the Broadway smash Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk! Glover has tapped his way into dance legend with his invention, clarity, speed and unique steps – using tap as sound, and sound as dance to... Read more

  9. La Pornographie des âmes (Bare Naked Souls) by Montreal’s notoriously provocative choreographer Dave St-Pierre will be at the NAC January 27 to 29, 2011

    January 20, 2011

    Dave St-Pierre’s groundbreaking creation La Pornographie des âmes (Bare Naked Souls) runs in the NAC Studio January 27 to 29, 2011. The performance is sold out, but those still interested should check for last minute returns. Agent provocateur Dave St-Pierre stuns his audiences with raw energy, intensity and a willingness to tackle taboos. In this work, the first installment of a... Read more

  10. Canadian contemporary dance icon Louise Lecavalier performs a critically acclaimed program of duets at the NAC on November 18 and 19

    November 15, 2010

    More than 10 years after leaving La La La Human Steps, Louise Lecavalier, now with her own company, Fou Glorieux, brings a moving program of duets to the NAC Theatre on November 18 and 19. Lecavalier founded her contemporary dance company, Fou Glorieux, in 2006 to have the freedom to explore and work with artists whose vision is close to her own. In this new program NAC Associate Dance Artist... Read more