June 30, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

MidWinter Dreaming

Santee Smith, MidWinter Dreaming
Grade 5-12 Indigenous arts Dance Storytelling Talks

For many Nations, Winter is a time when families and community come together to tell stories, give thanks, sing, dance, play games and feast. Although we cannot gather due to COVID-19, we can bring our minds and hearts together and acknowledge this time of Winter renewal and to share stories and our dreams.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s MidWinter Dreaming offers students and teachers an engaging presentation of short pre-recorded videos marking the Haudenosaunee Sa’teyohserí:hen / MidWinters and highlight the creativity and Winter stories from kin Nations artists.

This video presentation will be accompanied by a 20-minute live Q+A with a professional artist or a member of the production team involved in creating these works.

A teacher’s guide to MidWinter Dreaming will be provided to teachers prior to the workshop. 

Learn more

Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.