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    April 30, 2019

    Season Celebrates Resilience of Indigenous Women and Features More than 10 Indigenous Languages OTTAWA (Canada)  – Canada’s National Arts Centre today unveiled details of the inaugural season of the first national Indigenous Theatre department in the world. The season will celebrate Indigenous women’s resilience, strength and beauty, with 9 productions out of 11... Read more

  2. NAC Foundation Raises More Than $1 million to Support the NAC’s New Indigenous Theatre Department

    March 1, 2018

    The National Arts Centre Foundation is delighted to announce that it has raised more than $ 1 million (net) for the NAC’s new Indigenous Theatre Department. The money was raised through a tribute dinner that was held in honour of Peter Herrndorf, who is stepping down as President and CEO on June 2, 2018 after more than 18-years of extraordinary leadership. The evening, which was emceed by... Read more

  3. The NAC Recruits First Artistic Director of Indigenous Theatre

    November 3, 2016

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) has opened a national competition to recruit its first Artistic Director of Indigenous Theatre. The creation of a new Department of Indigenous Theatre was announced on March 24, 2016 when the NAC unveiled details of its Strategic Plan entitled Canada is Our Stage: 2015-2020. The NAC is Canada’s largest multi-disciplinary performing arts organization and is... Read more

  4. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE RELEASES STRATEGIC PLAN FOR 2015-2020 Canada is Our Stage includes a strong new emphasis on creation and the development of an Indigenous Theatre Department

    March 24, 2016

    Canada is Our Stage includes a strong new emphasis on creation and the development of an Indigenous Theatre Department   March 24, 2016 – OTTAWA (Canada) – With the National Arts Centre’s exciting architectural rejuvenation project well underway, the NAC today unveiled details of its strategic plan for the next five years. Entitled Canada is Our Stage: 2015−2020, the... Read more

  5. Indigenous storytelling at the NAC this week: World premiere concert, youth song project, art and reconciliation exhibition and panel discussion

    January 11, 2016

    OTTAWA – This week the National Arts Centre (NAC) invites the media to attend two days of Indigenous storytelling with fascinating performances, discussion and exhibition about the painful legacy of the residential school system in Canada. A highlight will be the world premiere of I Lost My Talk, composed by John Estacio and performed in Southam Hall by the NAC Orchestra under the direction... Read more

  6. National Arts Centre to Shine the Spotlight on Indigenous Storytelling and Reconciliation

    January 4, 2016

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) will showcase Indigenous storytelling and reconciliation on its stages in the New Year. In the context of recent news events –  from the recent publication of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s final report, to the Government of Canada’s renewed focus on Indigenous issues – the NAC is presenting a series of... Read more