McLarena Experience in Canada's Capital Region

A man wearing a large hat adopts five different poses represented side-to-side.

August 8 to September 2, 2018

McLarena is an interactive installation located in the ByWard Market, in Canada's Capital Region. It runs nightly from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., August 8 to September 2, 2018.

Come join us and move to the rhythm in the heart of the ByWard Market!

A group of people sit on benches in the ByWard Market, Ottawa, watching the McLarena experience.

About the McLarena Experience

Find out about this collective filmmaking exercise and see how a shipping container doubles as a film studio. Or is it a dance studio?

A child kicks his leg up as he participates in the McLarena experience in the ByWard Market, Ottawa

How to participate

Be part of the experience and watch your animated-self dance onscreen!

Norman McLaren (left) draws on film in this black and white photo. Grant Munro (right) cuts out paper figures for an animation project.

McLaren and Munro: animation pioneers

Learn how these two creative pioneers gave animation its rightful place in cinema.

Video length: 00:00:46

Transcript | Watch on YouTube

Sound and light show on Parliament Hill

McLarena Experience in Canada's Capital Region is presented by Canadian Heritage in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada.