Welcome to your second weekend this week!
National Arts Centre
Heather Gibson, Executive Producer of Popular Music and Variety at the NAC, tells us about the music she’s listening to and how she and her team addressed the sudden COVID-19 shutdown.
Here are some highlights from the last week on the blog and some things to look forward to this weekend.
Well-known playwright and comedian Pierre Brault is live streaming his solo show on Friday, April 17th at 8pm.
Were it any other time but now, we’d all be rejoicing about the arrival of the Easter long weekend and an extra couple of days off of work but, for a lot of us, this past month has been the longest weekend ever.
Consider this part three in our new series of “how to spend your time when the days of the week all feel the same”.
Interview: New NAC Orchestra managing director Arna Einarsdóttir talks about why she’s so excited to work at the new and improved NAC
It’s like when you take a plant from a small pot and put it into a bigger one, and it spreads its leaves and it blossoms and it’s just so beautiful. I feel like this is exactly what’s happening with the NAC and with the orchestra as well.
Jazzfest returns to Confederation Park this year.
If you are already a fan of the music (ie. have listened to the cast recording on repeat) and have never seen Cats on stage, you couldn’t ask for a better production value to bring something you already love to life. However, for the rest of us, Cats leaves a lot to be desired.
Nederlands Dans Theater brings some of world’s top performers, choreographers together for spectacular evening of dance—03.17.20 & 03.18.20
The company was created 60 years ago and attracts some of the most technically brilliant and versatile dancers in the world. You could probably ask them to dance the Macarena and it would still be glorious and mesmerizing.
There’s definitely a theme to events this weekend: from breweries to public marches and everything in between, Ottawa is celebrating International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Madeline Paiva: I was particularly struck by Christopher Deacon’s announcement that “we want to make real advancements in becoming barrier-free.” The NAC directs much of their efforts to addressing barriers to the performing arts, and I think they have been immensely successful.
Renowned photographer Jodi Cobb, known for lifting the curtain on hidden societies, comes to the National Arts Centre on Tuesday March 3 in the first of its new National Geographic Live Speaker Series.
See the shows Apt613 contributors look forward to most in Ottawa-Gatineau!
Welcome to a very special leap year edition of the Weekend Roundup! There is plenty going on around town to celebrate the occasion and, if you were short on ideas, we here at Apt613 have got you covered!