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Alberta Scene


Where Alberta comes to the Nation's Capital - April 28 to May 10, 2005.

We're bringing in over 600 established and emerging Alberta artists to perform at more than 95 events in any one of 19 venues across the National Capital region. And the whole thing lasts for a fantastic 13 days!

Canada's National Arts Centre will present the very best sights and sounds of Alberta. From ballet to opera, classical music to folk, jazz, blues, roots, country, rock and hip-hop, theatre to comedy and so much more including visual and culinary arts, literature and film, you'll find it all right here in the National Capital from April 28 to May 10 2005.


peter herrndorf

Peter Herrndorf

One of the truly wonderful aspects of being Canada's National Arts Centre is the opportunity to reach out to communities across the country - to get to know them through their performing artists, one of the most important parts of their cultural life.

The NAC is proud to join Albertans in their celebration of the province's 100th anniversary in 2005. Through its Alberta Scene festival, the NAC offers you a unique perspective on the province and its culture, showcasing more than 600 Alberta artists, during 13 days, in more than 25 venues throughout the national capital region.

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity - to experience the wide range of incredible artistic talent that hails from Alberta. Enjoy performances and events ranging from theatre, dance, visual and media arts, comedy, literature, culinary arts and children's programming, to classical, opera, folk, roots, blues, jazz, pop, rock, hip-hop and country music.

From April 28 to May 10, established and emerging artists from Alberta will fill the national capital region with the sights, sounds and flavours of Alberta. Come celebrate "Alberta on the Rideau" with Canadians from across the country.


Peter A. Herrndorf
President and Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Centre

heather moore

Heather Moore


What an exciting, enriching and rewarding experience it has been to create the Alberta Scene.

To all the Scene programmers and advisors, this celebration is the result of your passion for the artists and their work. Thank you for sharing those passions.

To the more than 600 artists, from classical to punk, from drama to improv, from the written to the imagined-your enthusiasm for this festival and pride in your Alberta roots is epidemic. Knock us dead.

To the more than 90 national and international presenters and talent scouts here for Alberta Scene-get those contracts ready.

To the hundreds of thousands of music, theatre, dance, literary arts, visual arts, media arts and culinary connoisseurs who will experience Alberta Scene live and on the airwaves, join me in discovering this unique and vibrant culture.

To our presenting sponsor EPCOR, our major partners, media partners and government supporters-thank you for believing in this amazing celebration. And to Canada's National Arts Centre-its extraordinary leaders Peter Herrndorf and David Leighton, the incomparable Scene team, our amazing volunteers, and all the expertise of the communications, development, programming, production, new media, marketing and front-of-house departments-there's no one else that could do this-you rock!


Heather Moore
Producer and Executive Director
Alberta Scene

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