The Kipnes Lantern is often referred to as the NAC’s “Fifth Stage”, and rightly so. The Lantern, named after longtime NAC Foundation donors Dianne and Irv Kipnes, is a signature feature of the NAC’s architectural rejuvenation. Since 2017, the Lantern has served as a beacon for the performing arts and has championed causes dear to our country.
In 2020 as the pandemic upturned our lives, the Kipnes Lantern became a symbol of hope. Over the last 21 months, while the NAC and performing arts organizations across the country experienced long-lasting periods of darkness, the Kipnes Lantern continued to shine its light.
Thanks to the support of generous donors like you, this past October NAC Dance proudly presented the Ottawa premiere of REBO(U)ND, an eight-minute, looping digital dance projection specially adapted for the Kipnes Lantern. Created by choreographer and performer Caroline Laurin-Beaucage, REBO(U)ND was admired by passersby, bystanders and curious spectators.
“Presenting this work at the NAC on the Kipnes Lantern and adapting it specifically for this space allowed for a unique re-reading of the artistic concept in response to the lantern’s transparency,” Caroline shared. “The suspended bodies took on a whole new dimension. It was also a unique opportunity during a pandemic period to share my creative work with an audience that was not previously familiar with my creations. I’m grateful that living art can cut through the chaos of the city and across physical borders.”
By supporting the NAC Foundation, you are helping Canadian artists like Caroline present unique, inspiring creations that are accessible to all. Thank you!