October 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

EXPO 2020 Dubai

Dominique Fils-Aimé © Andreanne Gauthier
Jill Barber
Celeigh Cardinal
Les Grands Hurleurs © Christine Prudhomme

The NAC is collaborating with Global Affairs Canada to present a broad spectrum of Canada’s performing arts at Expo 2020 Dubai, taking place in the United Arab Emirates from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022.

Jill Barber, Les Grands Hurleurs and Beòlach kick off Canada’s dynamic and diverse performing arts lineup in Dubai on October 7. Indigenous artists will be participating in the Festival of Indigenous and Tribal Ideas Te Aratini from October 15 to 20. They include Celeigh Cardinal, Digging Roots, Zoey Roy, Dancers of Damelahamid, Sarain Fox, Kevin Loring and Christine Frederick. Shawnee Kish will also be featured later in October in the Late Night Music Series. In December, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Pierre Kwenders and RITT take the stage.

Expertly curated by NAC Executive Producer Heather Gibson, the cultural programming is an integral part of Canada’s overall Expo 2020 Dubai participation. It will showcase the breadth and diversity of Canada’s performing arts, in music, dance, theatre and more.

More information: The official website of Canada’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai


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