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The Toy Castle

Beautiful Ballerina

12 Captivating Ballet Stories and includes…
Learn to Dance with your favorite Toy Castle characters!

Ballet Stories
Ballerina Big Top
I Promise
Cinderella
Bluebird
Beautiful Tears
Music Box
Dance with Me
Me Too
The Most Beautiful
One Quick Game
Butterflies
Home Sweet Castle

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Promenade
Promenade on Point
Chaînés
Bourrées
Posé Turns

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Birthday Bash

12 Captivating Ballet Stories and includes…
Learn to Dance with your favorite Toy Castle characters!

Ballet Stories
Birthday Bash
Perfectly Perfect Party
Happy Birthday To Me
Not Your Party
Ruby
Rag Doll’s Gift
No Birthday
Surprise Party
Birthday Blunder
Meow Meow's Birthday
Little Rag Doll
Pick a Picnic

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Petits Jetés without Arms
Petits Jetés with Arms
Waltz for Two
Blancées
Super Stretch

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Dance for Joy

12 Captivating Ballet Stories and includes…
Learn to Dance with your favorite Toy Castle characters!

Ballet Stories
Dance for Joy
Go Lady Go
Olympic Champ
Little Frog
Just Whistle
If at First
Dancing My Way
Funny Man
Just Like You
Clown Camp
She Shoots, She Scores
Shy Horse

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Another Port de Bras
Demi Pliés
Grand Pliés
Tip Top Tippy Toes
Rag Doll Spins

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Nursery Rhyme Time

12 Captivating Ballet Stories and includes…
Learn to Dance with your favorite Toy Castle characters!

Ballet Stories
Little Miss Muffett
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Three Cool Pigs
Three Billy Mice Gruff
Brother John
Duck, Duck, Goose
Old MacDonald
Little Red Riding Hood
Itsy Bitsy Spider
London Bridges Falling Down
Wibbly Wobbly WallyGoshWalk
Strongman's Song

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Petits Sauts
Petits Sautes in 1st & 2nd
Changements
Hornpipe
Pas-de-Chat

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Nutcracker Sweet

12 Captivating Ballet Stories and includes…
Learn to Dance with your favorite Toy Castle characters!

Ballet Stories
Nutcracker Sweet
Season of Lights
Waiting for Santa
Sailor Scrooge
Angel Wings
Petrouchka
I Believe
Sugar Plums Fairly
Snowflakes
Twelve Days of Christmas
Same Old Toys
Romeo and Juliet

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Positions of the Feet
Positions of the Arms
Port de Bras
Marching
Échapées

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Twinkle Twinkle

12 Captivating Ballet Stories and includes…
Learn to Dance with your favorite Toy Castle characters!

Ballet Stories
Twinkle Twinkle
Tooth Fairy
Man in the Moon
Horse Dreams
Again Please
A Soldier’s Story
Sleep Dancing
Sky Show
Night Lights
Solo Sleep Out
Starry Night
Moon Lady

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Demi Pointe
Tendues
Degagées
Clown Shuffle
Jack in the Box

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Architecture Programs

Homes By Design

An acclaimed international documentary series about residential architecture. Visit the most extraordinary homes in Canada and around the world, from the world’s leading architects.

French version available: STYLE ET MAISONS

Duration: 30 minutes / episode

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In Search Of A Soul

BUILDING THE CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM
Architect Raymond Moriyama has created an indelible symbolic experience that can be felt in every corner of this concrete building of war and hope.

French version included:
À LA MÉMOIRE DU PASSÉ: LE MUSÉE CANADIEN DE LA GUERRE

Duration / Durée: 48 minutes

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Jewel on the Hill

THE HISTORY OF CANADA’S PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
There is no greater Canadian symbol than the Parliament Buildings. Jewel on the Hill tells the remarkable 150-year story of these grand buildings, the history of their famous rooms of power and looks behind the scenes at their architectural beauty.

French version available:
LE TRÉSOR SUR LA COLLINE:
L'HISTOIRE DES ÉDIFICES DU PARLEMENT CANADIEN

Duration / Durée: 91 minutes

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More than Meets the Eye

BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA
Meet the staff of the National Gallery as they discuss their fascinating work; including conservation, design, education, publications, exhibitions management and much more. Take a tour of the magnificent building itself, with clips of the workshops, the Library, and conservation labs.

French version available: À LA LUMIÈRE DU JOUR


Duration / Durée: 27 minutes

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Our House

Through narrative and anecdote, the Honourable Gilbert Parent takes us on a most unique tour of the House of Commons, explaining its role in shaping our country, its rich and colourful history, and the role of the Speaker. In this eloquent, yet powerful oration, we are provided with a rare insight into the activities of the House, and what it means to be Canadian.

Duration: 54 minutes

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Style et maisons

Style et maisons est une série documentaire internationale cclamée sur l’architecture. Découvrez de nombreux designs et styles provenant des maisons les plus extraordinaires autour du monde.

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Visual Art Programs

Canvas of Conflict

THE ART OF THE GREAT WAR
During the First World War, the Canadian government commissioned artists from around the World to go to the front lines and capture the war on canvas. Canvas of Conflict looks at the artists who risked their legacy and the profound effect the war had on them.

French version included: LA TOILE DU CONFLIT: L’ART DE LA GRANDE GUERRE

Duration / Durée: 52 minutes

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Canvas of War

THE ART OF WORLD WAR II
A follow-up to Canvas of Conflict, this documentary examines the art of World War II. A select group of artists went into combat and managed to create thousands of pieces of art. For those that are still alive today, theirs is a harrowing tale to tell.

French version included: TABLEAUX DE GUERRE

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SNAPSHOT

THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Snapshot celebrates innovative photographers from across the creative spectrum. Each DVD features one renowned photographer.

Featuring Greg Girard, Robyn Cumming, Rob MacInnis, Cylla von Tiedemann, Eamon Mac Mahon, Jaret Belliveau, Fred Herzog, Lincoln Clarkes, Lana Slezic, Michael Levin, Barbara Cole, Adam Makarenko

French version available: DÉCLIC: L’ART DE LA PHOTO

Duration: 24 minutes

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Super 8

THE ART OF MAKING IT!
Museum curators, gallerists, art experts and eight incredibly talented artists share their secrets of making it into the centric circles of the Canadian art world.

Featuring Michael Snow, Douglas Coupland, Jeremy Hof, Peter Hoffer, Jean Pierre Gauthier, Ian Wallace, Katharine Harvey and Scott McFarland

French version included: SUPER 8: L’ART DU SAVOIR-FAIRE

Duration / Durée: 48 minutes

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The Group of Seven

ART FOR A NATION
Seven painters who helped to define one country. Art for a Nation is a vivid and compelling testament both to the Group of Seven’s beautiful art and their struggle against the critics and academic painters of their time.

French version available:
LE GROUPE DES SEPT: L'ÉMERGENCE D'UN ART NATIONAL

Duration / Durée: 35 minutes

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Toller Cranston

THE ART OF BEING (1 x 48 min.)
In the 1970’s, Olympic medalist Toller Cranston set the skating world on fire with his dynamic presence on the ice. Today, living in San Miguel, Mexico, the ever-colorful artist has turned his attention to his original love... painting.

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Music & Film Programs

Actor’s Notes

Following in the footsteps of our very successful series on ballet and classical music, we examine the art of acting from the actor’s point of view. Hosted by veteran actor Jennifer Dale, the series features interviews with mainstream actors working in the various genres – theatre, television and film.

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Frame by Frame

The relationship between director and production designer is a special one. Frame by Frame goes behind-the-scenes of David Cronenberg's sci-fi film, eXistenZ, for a rare and fascinating look at the art of Production Designer Carol Spier.

Duration: 52 minutes

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Live from the NAC

The National Arts Centre Orchestra performs a gala evening of Beethoven conducted by the internationally acclaimed conductor and violinist Pinchas Zukerman. With special guest pianist Yefim Bronfman.

French version available:
EN DIRECT! DU CENTRE NATIONAL DES ARTS

Duration: 110 minutes

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Opera Under The Stars

In his final performance, Richard Bradshaw (1944-2007) conducts the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra in a star-studded gala evening of opera highlights. The splendid setting of the new LeBreton Flats Park in Canada’s Capital is the breath-taking backdrop for this unique outdoor opera concert event.

French version available: OPÉRA SOUS LES ÉTOILES

Duration / Durée: 66 minutes

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Whole Notes

STORIES BEHIND THE CLASSICS
The world of classical music is full of incredible stories. This contemporary and engaging series explores the stories behind the most famous and loved classical works and their composers, appeals to both the novice as well as the aficionado.

French version available: MAESTRO

Duration / Durée: 52 minutes - episodes

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Whole Notes Collection

A thirteen episode collection of the Whole Notes series.

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Dance Programs

A Delicate Battle

A stunning dance film by Mark Adam, based on the modern ballet created and choreographed by Matjash Mrozewski, originally commissioned by the National Ballet of Canada. Filmed on location in the Gothic splendor of the University of Toronto and starring Tiffany Knight, A Delicate Battle is an exploration of human relationships and the power struggles they entail.

French version available: LA BATAILLE

Duration / Durée: 26 minutes

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Asylum of Spoons

Asylum of Spoons is a chilling and evocative film adaptation of the original stage work by Kaeja d’Dance, which premiered at the Canada Dance Festival in June 2004.

Award-winning choreographer Allen Kaeja articulates a chilling and evocative contemporary dance narrative that chronicles the extraordinary dynamics, impulsive acts, unspoken desires and gripping love of a truly eccentric family.

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Celia Franca

TOUR DE FORCE
Celia Franca left England in 1951 at the height of her meteoric dance to come to Canada to found the National Ballet of Canada and lead it to international acclaim. Includes one documentary program of 47 min. plus one bonus DVD with special archival features.


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Footnotes

THE CLASSICS OF BALLET
Conceived and hosted by internationally renowned artist Frank Augustyn, this original series sheds new light on the classic by examining them from the point of view of ballet stars from around the world.

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FRANK AUGUSTYN: Personal Essay

A touching bio-graphy on one of Canada’s premier danceurs noble. Frank Augustyn takes us on a personal journey of his career as one of Canada’s most celebrated male dancers. “Personal Essay” features stock footage of his most famous performances along with compelling interviews from Karen Kain, Veronica Tennant, Betty Oliphant.

Duration: 54 minutes

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Freedom

WITH ROBERT DESROSIERS
Freedom is a documentary art series featuring some of the most eccentric, electric and leading edge urban dance performers, movers, choreographers and dance companies. Freedom will take the viewer into the subculture of dance with the world as the backdrop.

French version available: LIBRE ENVOL

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Nureyev

Nureyev is a dance drama exploring the life of the great Russian dancer, Rudolph Nureyev, who defected to the West in 1961. Integrating original choreography created for the screen and dramatic monologues, the film presents a multi-faceted portrait of one of the seminal performing arts figures of our time.

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The Dancers’ Story

THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA
The Dancers Story is a choreographed documentary weaving past with present using the vocabulary of dance. In celebration of the 50TH anniversary of the National Ballet of Canada, a sampling of five generations of dancers gather at the ballet barre. The Dancers’ Story is a blend of novel documentary with an abundance of freshly filmed performance.

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LES DANSEURS RACONTENT: LE BALLET NATIONAL DU CANADA

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History Programs

Angels of Mercy

Nursing Sisters were the first women to be fully accepted into the military during World Wars I & II. Angels of Mercy tells the story of these brave women and pays homage to their actions which have helped pave inroads for equality ever since.


Les Anges de la Compassion

Les soeurs infirmières du Canada étaient les premières femmes à être completement acceptées dans une force militaire durant les deux guerres mondiales. Les anges de la compassion nous démontre l’histoire de ces femmes courageuses qui ont aidé à établir l’égalité pour les femmes.

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Canvas of Conflict

THE ART OF THE GREAT WAR
During the First World War, the Canadian government commissioned artists from around the World to go to the front lines and capture the war on canvas. Canvas of Conflict looks at the artists who risked their legacy and the profound effect the war had on them.

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Duration / Durée: 52 minutes

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Canvas of War

THE ART OF WORLD WAR II
A follow-up to Canvas of Conflict, this documentary examines the art of World War II. A select group of artists went into combat and managed to create thousands of pieces of art. For those that are still alive today, theirs is a harrowing tale to tell.

French version included: TABLEAUX DE GUERRE

Duration / Durée: 52 minutes

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In Search Of A Soul

BUILDING THE CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM
Architect Raymond Moriyama has created an indelible symbolic experience that can be felt in every corner of this concrete building of war and hope.

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À LA MÉMOIRE DU PASSÉ: LE MUSÉE CANADIEN DE LA GUERRE

Duration / Durée: 48 minutes

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Jewel on the Hill

THE HISTORY OF CANADA’S PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
There is no greater Canadian symbol than the Parliament Buildings. Jewel on the Hill tells the remarkable 150-year story of these grand buildings, the history of their famous rooms of power and looks behind the scenes at their architectural beauty.

French version available:
LE TRÉSOR SUR LA COLLINE:
L'HISTOIRE DES ÉDIFICES DU PARLEMENT CANADIEN

Duration / Durée: 91 minutes

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Our House

Through narrative and anecdote, the Honourable Gilbert Parent takes us on a most unique tour of the House of Commons, explaining its role in shaping our country, its rich and colourful history, and the role of the Speaker. In this eloquent, yet powerful oration, we are provided with a rare insight into the activities of the House, and what it means to be Canadian.

Duration: 54 minutes

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The Group of Seven

ART FOR A NATION
Seven painters who helped to define one country. Art for a Nation is a vivid and compelling testament both to the Group of Seven’s beautiful art and their struggle against the critics and academic painters of their time.

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LE GROUPE DES SEPT: L'ÉMERGENCE D'UN ART NATIONAL

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Children's Programs

Artifacts

Kids have a blast exploring artifacts from around the world. In a fun and colorful way, children bring to life the spirit and history of artifacts from amazing museum collection. 20 vignettes .

Duration : 60 minutes

Artefacts

Une amusante aventure qui explore des artifacts parvenant de partout au monde. Cette vision originale de ces oeuvres intéressera sûrement petits et grands.

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Get a Life

Get a Life is an entertaining magazine series that offers serious advice to today’s youth about the challenges and choices facing them as they enter the job market in search of their ideal career. Anchored by 2 young hosts, the series blends feature stories, crazy comic rants, off-the-wall streeters, and diverse music in a fast-paced, youthful style.

Duration: 28 minutes

Grouille-toi

Grouille-toi est une série divertissante conçue pour les adolescents. Elle offer des conseils pratiques au sujet des choix et des défis que les jeunes envisagent lorsqu'ils entrent le marché du travail à la recherche de leurs carrières idéales. Cette série dynamique animée par deux jeunes adultes fait bousculer des reportages, des divagations comiques, des conseils pratiques de recherche d’emploi, du vox-pop, des graphiques démentiels, et de la musique.

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Painting Picture I & II

Children’s imaginations are set free in this delightful series of shorts which delivers wonderful insight into paintings selected from the National Gallery.

Duration: 50 minutes

J’aime la peinture

L’imagination des enfants s’éveille lorsqu’ils prennent part à ces 20 courtes emissions qui offrent une merveilleuse initiation aux peintures sélectionnées du Musée des beaux-arts.

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The Tin Soldier

A timeless tale of heroic love and perseverance comes to life in this dazzling family television adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. The Tin Soldier has delighted audiences around the world and has established itself as a classic holiday special.

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Time to Dance

The Toy Castle characters take to the barre to demonstrate basic ballet technique and exercises in a fun and entraining manner for your young children. Each character performs their favorite dance moves and demonstrates ballet’s basic positions.

French version available: DANSONS

Duration / Durée: 1 minutes - 59 episodes

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Wild By Nature

Wild By Nature is the brainchild of Michael Runtz, one of Canada’s most prolific nature writer/photographers, and one of its most esteemed naturalists and speakers. Michael has dedicated his life to the study and interpretation of the Canadian outdoors, and has made a name for himself as a highly respected university lecturer and public speaker. His incredible knowledge combined with an infectious enthusiasm and disarming charm make Michael the ideal host for a contemporary nature series.

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Wild by Nature Shorts (for kids)

Michael Runtz, a renowned and prolific nature writer, photographer and lecturer, brings his considerable skills to this series of short television programs aimed at young children, sharing his infectious enthusiasm about wildlife.

Duration: 90 minutes (30 vignettes x 3 minutes)

Fou de nature (pour les enfants)

Michael Runtz, un écrivain prolifique de renomée, orateur et photographe de nature, apporte ses talents considérables à cette série d’émissions de courte durée, partageant aven son jeune public son enthousiasme pout les animaux sauvages.

Durée: 90 minutes (30 vignettes x 3 minutes)

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