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The National Canada's ballet gets high-tech makeover

CBC News got a behind-the-scenes look at how organizers plan to balance the classic art form with visual innovation.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/26/2018

Bookaboo Giraffes Can’t Dance with Paula Abdul

Bookaboo and toe tapping talent judge Paula Abdul share a story that will have everyone dancing to the beat of his drums.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:06
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/18/2017

CBC Short Docs Twilight Dancers

A group of Indigenous teenagers from Pimicikamak Cree Nation use square dancing to help heal from the trauma of a suicide epidemic in their remote Manitoba community.
  • 2017
  • 00:16:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

The Art Show Aleena & Dezlin’s Rattle

Aleena and Dezlin are from Six Nations Reserve. Their modern and traditional dancing demonstrates how art and dance can bridge cultures.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/20/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 5 

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

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

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 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 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

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

Fortune Hunters Boomerism: Business Targets Retirees

Boomers are that ubiquitous group of babies born between 1947 and 1966. They're Canada's biggest demographic and they control even bigger bucks! And while some of them are getting ready to retire, they aren't your average blue-haired shuffleboard enthusiasts. They're active, web-savvy and willing to spend! Smart entrepreneurs can cash in on catering to new boomer needs. Former North American ...
  • 2008
  • 00:21:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Feature Film The Secret of the Nutcracker

This delightful Christmas tale tells the story of 12-year-old Clara’s mystical journey on Christmas Eve to find her father who is fighting as a pilot in World War II. She receives unexpected help from the mysterious Drosselmeyer who befriends Clara and encourages her to believe that she can create magic. The Secret of The Nutcracker is directed by Eric Till ...
  • 2007
  • 01:27:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Feature Film Dido and Aeneas (Rights no longer available)

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

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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News in Review - March 2000 Raves: Dancing the Night Away

Adolescence itself is recognized by sociologists and other social scientists as a subculture. In this News in Review story, social values, norms and behaviour patterns unique to this subculture are examined through the phenomenon of the rave – a relatively recent occurrence that recalls other mass-appeal events among young people, and yet one that manifests unique aspects, especially in the area ...
  • 2000
  • 00:15:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2000

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