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
Asylum of SpoonsAsylum 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.
Celia FrancaTOUR 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.
French version available
FootnotesTHE 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.
Duration: 24 minutes / episodes
FRANK AUGUSTYN: Personal EssayA 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
FreedomWITH 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
Duration / Durée: 24 minutes - episodes
NureyevNureyev 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.
Duration: 47 minutes
The Dancers’ StoryTHE 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.
French version available:
LES DANSEURS RACONTENT: LE BALLET NATIONAL DU CANADA
Duration / Durée: 52 minutes