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National Arts Centre
The National Arts Centre (NAC) is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams – the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety – and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada. The NAC is located in the National Capital Region on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation.
A sound installation created by Canadian composer rebecca bruton and Icelandic composer Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, two musical creators attuned to one another’s practices in experimental music, sound, and the interconnectedness of art and ecological systems.
Arctic Imagination is a multi-year, interdisciplinary transatlantic speaker series and collaboration between cultural institutions, libraries, and museums that sheds light on the transformation of the Arctic as a powerful symbol, an inspirational landscape, and a geopolitical factor.
We honour the voice of water and ice with music dedicated to the critical ecological milestones our planet faces, including two works from ground-breaking female composers Anna Clyne and Outi Tarkiainen.
Singer-songwriter Eivør Pálsdóttir grew up surrounded by a harsh, windswept landscape in the North Atlantic — a rugged backdrop that has, unsurprisingly, deeply influenced her music.
An ongoing photography series that began in 2011 as a study of the personification of nature and of folkloric explanations of natural phenomena.
Kolonien is a four-member family band from Sweden, reinventing their roots with rich vocal harmonies, and fierce melodies and rhythms.
Join the artists of the SPHERE Festival: musicians, writers, photographers, performers, in a round table discussion about art and climate.
Nordic Screendance is a series of 7 short films from each of 5 Nordic countries that puts a spotlight on the creativity of dance-film artists from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Grammy-nominated artist Sara Ajnnak from Sweden creates something very personal: traditional yoik mixed with vibrant strings, featuring electronic influences in a contemporary soundscape, all inspired by the north.
With extraordinary design featuring large-scale puppetry and an outstanding cast of 16 actors, The Breathing Hole / Aglu ᐊᒡᓗ is a masterful feat of stagecraft and imagination.
The NAC Orchestra honours the Earth and the perseverance of life against increasingly difficult odds by performing works from three very different composers: Outi Tarkiainen, Max Richter and Alexina Louie.
Celebrate the art and importance of listening with empathy – to our environment, our elders and each other – in a concert featuring music inspired by nature and creative responses to our world, the climate crisis, and the times we live in.
An evening of performances by Norwegian artist Tuva Hellum Marschhäuser (Tuvaband) and Montreal based Norwegian artist Marthe Halvorsen.
Daytime performance by music duo VILDÁ, with an original blend of Indigenous Sámi yoiks, grooving rhythms and improvisation.
Alan Lucien Øyen and his company winter guests tell stories of the contemporary world. Drawing from real-life experiences, his innovative multi-disciplinary works of dance and theatre have gained critical acclaim and an international following.