After a short week, we have arrived at what looks to be yet another nice weekend! Things are opening up a bit here in Ottawa and we can finally do things like see friends (outdoors, and at a distance), kick a ball around the soccer field, or play a few rounds of golf. There are also some other events taking place this weekend and Apt613 has the details for you below.
NAC Indigenous Theatre
After what has been a rainy week, we are fortunate to have dry skies this weekend and to be able to make the most of one of the final (dare we say it?) weekends of fall. We may not get to enjoy some of the liberties we had before returning to Stage 2 of city shutdowns amidst this global pandemic, but we folks are creative and there is still plenty going on in this fine city.
Take a breath this weekend. This year especially, Thanksgiving is the perfect time for some reflection, gratitude and re-calibration of goals and expectations.
Multi-award winning Twin Flames is led by Jaaji, an Inuk Mohawk man from Nunavik, and Chelsey June, an Algonquin Cree Métis woman from Ottawa. Their newest single “Battlefields” speaks to ending the stigma associated with mental health. Jaaji and Chelsey June speak about life as touring musicians and arts educators adapting to COVID-19.
Ryan Pepper: “One question this show raises is: why does it have to be performed by two people? And more importantly, why couldn’t it just have been an Inuit show? The answer to that actually lies in the show.”
Highlighting diverse companies and northern artists, Unikkaaqtuat is an impressive, unprecedented and fully captivating collaboration that deserves the widest of audiences.
Unikkaaqtuat runs at the National Arts Centre’s from January 9–12 before embarking on a Canadian tour.
The show is an artful combination of dance and story, with keen attention paid to its visual aspects.
Artpreneur conference bridges Ottawa art, entrepreneurship and creative industries—05.31.19 at Bayview Yards
This year, the cross-disciplinary arts conference is inviting folks from creative and entrepreneurial industries to converge on the problems facing Ottawa’s arts entrepreneurs today.
The National Arts Centre’s new Indigenous Theatre company has unveiled its inaugural season.
Gala send-off for NAC’s departing CEO Peter Herrndorf raises more than $1 million for Indigenous Theatre
Some 400 people inaugurated the National Arts Centre’s new Canada Room reception hall Thursday night with a star-studded retirement party for long-time President and CEO Peter Herrndorf.