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.
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.
Kolonien is a four-member family band from Sweden, reinventing their roots with rich vocal harmonies, and fierce melodies and rhythms.
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.
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.