For the love of dance

Canada, 1981

Film
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A backstage look at Canada’s burgeoning dance industry, with seven of the country’s top professional dance companies. Filmed on location across North America, this documentary records the exacting daily grind of whistle-stop tours, exhausting repetitive practice, and little rest. Colourful excerpts highlight each troupe’s unique repertoire, as dancers give dazzling displays of physical control and grace. It is a moving tribute to the thousands of dancers who strive for perfection every day. Narrated by Adrienne Clarkson. (Awards: New York; Ronda-Malaga) N.B. Two minutes of footage is missing from the beginning of this film.

Credits

co-director

Cynthia Scott

David Wilson

John Smith

Michael McKennirey

co-producer

Cynthia Scott/Canada Council

David Wilson

Adam Symansky

John Smith

Michael McKennirey

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:55:00:00

Colour

Colour

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