BC Scene

The arts and culture of British Columbia come to Ottawa/Gatineau

April 21 to May 3, 2009

About the Scene

Fusion! It’s in the air in British Columbia. From food to music, via theatre, visual and media arts, dance and literature, B.C. artists are collaborating to present a new kind of artistic experience. In spring 2009, Canada’s National Arts Centre will present 600 artists from all disciplines on the stages of the nation’s capital: it’s BC Scene from April 21 to May 3, and you’re invited.

BC Scene will celebrate a dynamic culture that is the fusion of traditional and contemporary, East and West and established and emerging artists from all parts of the province. Musicians, actors, dancers, visual and media artists, writers and master chefs will be bringing their magic to concert halls, theatres, galleries, bars, clubs, museums and restaurants in the national spotlight.

While showcasing B.C. artists to diverse audiences, the Scene will also offer a chance for 80 national and international presenters to discover the best of contemporary B.C. talent.

With over 90 events, BC Scene will present a vast living portrait of the province, capturing its edgy creativity and palpable energy – one represented by artists from every discipline, fusing history, modernity, cultural diversity and art to create something entirely new.

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