Grades 7 to 8

  1. Music

    Grades 4 to 8

    • NAC Orchestra

    • Alain Trudel


    • Dr. Andrew Pelling

      Co-host/director of pHacktory and TED Senior Fellow

    • Catherine Emond

      Co-host/Education And Interpretation Officer, Canada Science and Technology Museum

    • Feb 5, 2018, 10:00am (English)
    • Feb 5, 2018, 12:30pm (French)

    “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:

    • R. STRAUSS Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30: Fanfare (Opening)
    • J. STRAUSS Music of the Spheres: Waltzes, Op. 235
    • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": IV. Thunderstorm/Tempest
    • STEWART Mud Lake Symphony
    • J.S. BACH Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041: I. Allegro moderato
    • MESSIAEN Les Offrandes Oubliées
    • ANDERSON The Typewriter
    • HERRERA Bicycle Beats (excerpt from "Ideas, Not Theories")
    • JÄRVLEPP Garbage Concerto for Recycled Percussion and Orchestra: I. Dance of the Wind


    Payment deadline : Friday, January 12, 2018

  2. Theatre

    Ages 9 to 14

    • Concept and direction by

      Jackie Gosselin

    • With

      Rosalie Dell’Aniello, Marie Fannie Guay, Marc-André Poliquin and Rémy Savard

    • Assistant director

      Audrey Blouin

    • Stage manager

      Marie-Chantal Bonin

    Sparks guaranteed

    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.

  3. Dance

    Grades 7+

    • Apr 12, 2018, 12:00pm (bilingual)

    Featuring the National Arts Centre Orchestra
    Choreography by Mark Godden

    Atmospheric and brooding, Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s deliciously gothic Dracula lives up to the rich history of its famous source material with its smouldering eroticism, mysterious transformations, dancing gargoyles, and flying bats. Performed to the lush, evocative music of Gustav Mahler, Mark Godden’s inventive and sensual choreography breathes dramatic new life into the macabre yet irresistible tale of the immortal vampire and his dark passions. 

    Dracula has thrilled, terrified and delighted audiences since its premiere in 1998, becoming a treasured favorite in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s repertoire.

    Please note: This is a dress rehearsal. Stops and starts may occur during the show.

  4. Theatre

    Grade 7 – College/University

    • By

      Brian Doyle

    • Adapted for the stage and directed by

      Janet Irwin

    • Featuring

      Pierre Brault, Megan Carty, Attila Clemann, Brendan McMurtry-Howlett, Paul Rainville, Chris Ralph, Doreen Taylor-Claxton, Kristina Watt

    • Sets and Props Designer

      Brian Smith

    Grade 7 – College/University

    • May 16, 2018, 12:00pm (English)

    $13 + HST | Two acts with intermission
    An NAC English Theatre Production

    Heart-stirring dramatic comedy
    Curriculum connections in Literature, Drama, Music, Social Sciences, Geography, Humanities

    Based on the novel by Ottawa’s beloved Brian Doyle, Up to Low is the magical and mystical tale of a young boy’s journey to manhood. Twelve-year-old Tommy is on the road with his father and his boozy Uncle Frank, heading back to the cabin they haven’t visited since Tommy’s mother died. But Tommy also remembers Bridget, whose eyes are the deep green of the Gatineau Hills. Filled with deserted farms, smoky taverns and midnight rows upriver, Up to Low captures 1950s Ottawa Valley in a way that is both familiar and brand new.

  5. Music

    Grades 6 to 12

    • NAC Orchestra

    • Jeff Tyzik


    • Stephen Sayer & Chandrea Roettig

      Swing dancers

    • Patricio Touceda & Eva Lucero

      Tango dancers

    • mai 17, 2018, 11:00am (bilingual)
    • mai 18, 2018, 11:00am (bilingual)

    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

  6. Theatre

    Ages 6 to 12

    • Written by

      Bruno Stori

    • Dramaturgs and directors

      Bruno Stori and Letizia Quintavalla

    • Choreographed and performed by

      Michele Abbondanza and Antonella Bertoni

    • Lighting

      Lucio Diana

    • May 24, 2018, 9:45am (French)
    • May 24, 2018, 12:45pm Sold out (French)

    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!