On Wednesday morning, the National Arts Centre (NAC) invited their partners, stakeholders, Board Members and the media to its Theatre Salon, and revealed its 2017 performing arts lineup in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.
On this week’s podcast we talk to Heather Moore, the Producer and Executive Director of the National Art Centre’s enormous Canada Scene Festival.
The National Arts Centre has announced the thousand or so artists performing in Ottawa for the first-ever Canada Scene festival this summer.
From Glowfair to Rallycross to Craftfest to the Beer Fest, there’s something for everyone this weekend in Ottawa!
The national arts festival will feature more than 1,000 artists at 100 events in June and July.
We are especially excited that the performance will offer new options to increase accessibility, including a limited number of sensory seats for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Open Edition shows the diversity and depth of Canadian printmaking across the decades. Produced in partnership with Canada Scene, Carleton University Art Gallery’s Open Edition is open to the public free of charge from June 5 through to August 20.
The festival takes place from June 15 to July 23 at numerous venues. Prices vary and a great deal of the programming is free or pay-what-you-can.
The National Gallery of Canada’s foray to Canada Scene is Our Masterpieces, Our Stories, a visual art exhibition on from June 15 to September 4. It is a sweeping look backwards at the breadth of Canadian art from “time immemorial” to 1967. With a bird’s eye view of Canadian art through the centuries, this exhibit is a good starter before you delve into other visual art exhibits this summer.
Hosted by Royal Wood, the concert will feature three other CBC Searchlight finalists Jaryd Stanley, The Wolfe, and WILL.
DJ Shub will perform alongside Buffy Sainte-Marie and Randy Bachman at the National Arts Centre on Monday July 3 at 7:30pm.
This week on the podcast, Apt613 contributor Jessica Ruano is joined by two guests, theatre producer Lesley Parlane and local writer David Currie. They share their thoughts on some of the shows so far at the NAC’s Canada Scene Festival.
Apt613 interviewed April Verch and Karrnell Sawitsky – two fiddlers performing at the National Arts Centre on Saturday, July 8.
On Saturday night, Canada Scene presents Anishinabekwe, a one-of-a-kind evening of music and storytelling showcasing some of the country’s best female Indigenous artists.
Born out of a collaboration between luminary playwright Hannah Moscovitch, larger-than-life musician Ben Caplan and director Christian Barry, Old Stock blends music, theatre, and storytelling to tell the story of Moscovitch’s great-grandparents who arrived in Canada in 1908 as refugees fleeing the pogroms.