First Flight
Saturday July 24, 2021  10am - 2pm (4 Hours )
Music Theatre Gallery / Exhibit Festival / Fair Family Friendly Outdoor Community

​As we edge closer to a new normal, a powerful sense of hope is surging. To celebrate each step we take, the National Arts Centre English Theatre is bringing together some of the country’s most inventive artists to create and perform innovative new works with Grand Acts of Great Hope. These acts will inspire and embolden audiences for the brave new world facing us post-pandemic.

Performed safely in front of local audiences and later shared online, these works will help prepare us for the safe return when audiences and artists can once again share space together. Grand Acts of Great Hope was co-curated by NAC English Theatre Artistic Jillian Keiley and Boca del Lupo Artistic Director Sherry J Yoon. For more information on Grand Acts of Great Hope, please visit .

First Flight, the sole Atlantic Canadian entry in this nation-wide series, is a beautiful moment of joy and release- a bird’s first flight - created through larger-than life puppetry in a stunning outdoor setting. Created by Two Planks and a Passion Theatre and Theatre du Poulet in collaboration with community members in rural Nova Scotia, this performance, taking place at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, represents a community’s hope for the future and re-emergence into the realm of collective experience
“This initiative of the National Arts Centre English Theatre is an incredibly important opportunity for artists in Canada to create work that speaks to this particular moment. It’s a chance for us, with our colleagues at Theatre du Poulet, to express our hope for the future in a grand theatrical gesture that can be seen worldwide. We are honored to have been selected and we’re relishing the challenge” said Schwartz.


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Tue Aug 10  6pm
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Ross Creek Centre for the Arts 902 582-3842 555 Ross Creek Road Canning, Nova Scotia B0P 1H0