September 21, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.


Laura Taler

NAC Commission

Laura Taler brings us on a site-specific cinematic journey through the NAC’s theatrical underworld where the art of crafting private dreams is made public. While conjuring a ninety-nine-year-old photo of Branislava Nijinska, Taler poses a series of questions about performance, the fallibility and concreteness of language, and the practice of turning the self inside out. Featuring musical performances by Megan Jerome and Expanda Fuzz, music by Turkwaz and Demetrios Petsalakis, performance and costumes by Marisa Gallemit, wet plate photography by Christine Fitzgerald, and cinematography by Wassim Nohra. Karanfil/Carnation was created with residency support from Ottawa Dance Directive.

“To perform yourself inside a role is very strange. The clothes, the words, prod you into nameless areas and then you stretch them out in front of other people...”


Director, Choreographer, Writer, Editor and Producer Laura Taler
Performers Laura Taler, Megan Jerome, Marisa Gallemit, Christine Fitzgerald and Expanda Fuzz
Music Turkwaz, Megan Jerome, Demetri Petsalakis and Expanda Fuzz
Cinematographer Wassim Nohra
Costumes and Props Marisa Gallemit
Production Manager Rachel Weldon
Camera Operator and Assistant Camera Conor DeVries
Camera Operator, Grip and Gaffer Matt Tenute
Camera Operator and Media Management Damian Armstrong
Location Sound Recordist Chris Newton
Location Sound Assistant Jason Sonier
Wet Plate Photographer Christine Fitzgerald
Wet Plate Assistant Greg Zenha
Stills Photographers Melanie Mathieu and Fangliang Xu
Production Assistant Christina Bell
Rehearsal Director Yvonne Coutts
Script Collaborator Johanna Nutter
Vocal Coach Fides Krucker
Online Editor and Colourist Chris Coote
Sound Mixer Jordy Bell