“Hack the symphony” with audacious new explorations of sound and symphonic classics through science and technology. Brought to you by the creative engines of the NAC Orchestra, Canada Science and Technology Museum, pHacktory, and Artengine.
PROGRAM (subject to change):
In this concert, you will hear excerpts from:
Payment deadline : Friday, January 12, 2018
Ages 5 to 9
Conceived, written, directed and performed by
Guido Del Fabbro
Only 150 tickets available!
Birds, an umbrella and kung fu
Isn’t it better to be a bird? Humans are so hard to figure out! That’s what Mademoiselle Mouche thinks, anyway. So she goes to the gym to take flight training, and she learns to speak bird. One day, surely, she’ll soar into the air.
Multidisciplinary artist D. Kimm has created an endearing character, slightly clown-like with her kung fu and hip hop. We like her instantly. Her funny stories and the oversize video projections of birds transport us. Time to leave dull cares behind and prepare for takeoff!
Ages 3 and up
Directed and co-created by
Andrew G. Young, Elliott Loran and Ingrid Hansen
$5 + HST | One act without intermission
A SNAFU and Snack Music Collective Production
Interactive puppet creations
Curriculum connections in Drama, Visual Art, Music, Creativity
In a cozy, playful corner of the newly renovated NAC, young children share stories of family and friends, and the adventures and challenges of growing up. The stories are then instantly brought to life through puppetry by Canada’s Fringe favourites, SNAFU Dance Theatre. Join us afterwards for a stay-and-play session with the performers!
Ages 9 to 14
Concept and direction by
Rosalie Dell’Aniello, Marie Fannie Guay, Marc-André Poliquin and Rémy Savard
Falling in love: so love is a fall? Sometimes. And it can be fatal! Think of Romeo and Juliet: two warring families pitted against two determined teenagers with loving hearts.
DynamO Théâtre shakes up the classic tale, incorporating acrobatics, swordfights, juggling, and a rotating set. Four actors play all the parts and comment on the action; Shakespeare himself is invited to speak. Can the inevitable be avoided? All we know is that if we’re going to reinvent the story, we have to find a way to overcome the power of hate.
Searing summers, frozen winters, gentle spring rain, and brilliant autumn colours come to life in music. Alain Trudel and the NAC Orchestra explore Antonio Vivaldi’s vibrant Four Seasons, Astor Piazzolla’s energetic Argentinian Tango, and other climate-inspired music with the help of virtuoso guest artists.
Payment deadline : Friday, March 30, 2018
I can hear your heart beating in my ear
An empty white space; bright light. We could be in a museum gallery, but the works on display here are teenagers and adults wearing headsets. Little by little they reveal themselves, through their tentative presence, through their disturbing or amusing statements. They talk about everything: themselves, their family, their future; they play Truth or Consequences, they exchange pieces of clothing. What’s real in all of this? The performance is different in every host city, depending on the local young people cast in the show. A meaningful and vibrant portrait of life captured in the moment.
Stay tuned for the casting call! Impatience has played in Montreal, Mons (Belgium) and Toronto, and is en route to Ottawa-Gatineau.
This electrifying dance showcase includes swing, jazz, 1950s bop, ‘Dirty Dancing,’ the waltz, cha-cha, tango, and much more. Incomparable performers, spectacular choreography and the NAC Orchestra: you’ll be dancing in the aisles!
Payment deadline : Friday, April 27, 2018
Ages 6 to 12
Dramaturgs and directors
Bruno Stori and Letizia Quintavalla
Choreographed and performed by
Michele Abbondanza and Antonella Bertoni
Childhood is the diamond of our lives
Hooray, the Italians are coming! At long last we get to see this little gem of a dance theatre piece that has been presented everywhere (else) on the planet!
Two dazzling performers move easily between the roles of parents and children as they relate Nina and Tommaso’s wild adventure. The inseparable siblings share a bond that’s stronger than anything: stronger than beatings, stronger than fire, stronger even than distance. Childhood is a treasure, and our zany heroes have created a bubble, a crazy imaginary world. They invite us in, and for the next hour or so, we’re all 10 years old!