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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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

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