Cross Country Checkup Art and reconciliation

The Secret Path is a powerful film about an Indigenous boy who dies escaping a residential school. Does art — films, books and music — offer the best path to heal historical wrongs? Guests include Joseph Boyden, award-winning author of Three Day Road, The Orenda and most recently the novella Wenjack; Susan Aglukark, Inuk singer and songwriter; Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for ...
  • 2016
  • 01:53:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/10/2016

Interrupt This Program Beirut

The opening episode of the Interrupt This Program series takes us to Lebanon and the city of Beirut. The artists we meet — a writer, a graffiti artist, a hip-hop artist and a Baladi (belly) dancer — embody art as protest in a post-civil war city divided by religion.
  • 2015
  • 00:22:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/20/2015

Feature Film Dido and Aeneas

This award-winning production is a dance-opera about the Queen of Carthage, Dido, who has fallen in love with Trojan prince Aeneas. As the union of the two lovers approaches, a coven of witches plots her downfall. Romance leads to heartbreak and tragedy. Conceived and choreographed by the celebrated Mark Morris, he takes a fresh and controversial approach in this adaptation ...
  • 1995
  • 00:55:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 1

Exploring the theme of "beginnings," this episode profiles St. John's filmmaker Stephen Dunn whose film Closet Monster won the Best Canadian Feature Film at TIFF; flamenco dancer Anjelica Scannura and contemporary dancer Malgorzata Nowacka, who have combined their styles in Bird Bee Bat Attack; artist Takashi Iwasaki in Winnipeg; En Masse, a Montreal based multi-artist collaboration; choreographer/director ​Lenny DeLa Pena; and GIF ...
  • 2015
  • 00:21:40
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2016

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 2

This episode on resistance opens with Salman Rushdie reading selected lyrics from hip hop icon Drake and street dance crew BUCC N FLVR shows off their krumping moves. Plus video collective The Creators Bureau looks at how people from battle-scarred parts of the world talk about how important movies were to them.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/08/2016

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 3

The theme for Episode 3 is Landscape. Indigenous artist Kent Monkman shares his landscape paintings that deal with the history of colonization in Canada. Alex McLeod discusses his work with Photoshop, 3-D rendering and modelling software. Filipino-Canadian dance troupe Hataw perform in a waterfall. Also highlighted: JR, Labrona, Lindsay Dobbin & more.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/08/2016

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 5  New

In this episode, Exhibitionists visits artists who are tackling what gives them shivers of fear. One artist addresses the fear of moving on, a choreographer watches terrified as her work in progress is shown for the first time to a live audience, an actor faces the fear of failure, and we see an existential video about scary caves. Other artists and their ...
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/25/2017

CBC Animation The Curse of Clara: A Holiday Tale

It’s 1972, and a small-town girl is accepted into the prestigious National Ballet School and selected to play “Clara” in The Nutcracker. Unfortunately that’s when Vickie finds out about the mysterious “Curse of Clara”, which threatens to derail everything. Thankfully, she’s got a good friend, the 1972 Summit Series and an imaginary mentor (in the form of Phil Esposito) to ...
  • 2015
  • 00:21:55
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/13/2016

CBC Drama Special The Four Seasons

Set to Vivaldi's celebrated score, this dynamic ballet stars National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancer Rex Harrington and dancers Chan Hon Goh, Greta Hodgkinson, Martine Lamy, Jeremy Ransom and Victoria Bertram. From the exuberance and vigour of youth in "Spring" to the resignation and compassion of old age in "Winter", James Kudelka's constantly surprising choreography garnered critical international raves.
  • 2000
  • 00:47:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 2001 The National Ballet of Canada at 50

This profile of one of Canada's premier artistic institutions examines this world-renowned dance company. The report is also a case study for exploring the role of the arts in Canada and the cultural industry the company represents.
  • 2001
  • 00:12:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2001

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