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

production company

National Film Board of Canada

co-producer

Michael McKennirey

John Smith

Adam Symansky

David Wilson

Cynthia Scott/Canada Council

co-director

Michael McKennirey

John Smith

David Wilson

Cynthia Scott

Language

English

Duration

00:55:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33328

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - New York - Awards

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Dancing - Canada

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Dancing - Canada

Music & Performing Arts → Dance companies

Music & Performing Arts → Dancers

Music & Performing Arts → Dancing

Music & Performing Arts → Performing arts

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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