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To seek perfection : honouring 25 years of the National Ballet of Canada

Author: Sam Levene; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Publisher: Canada : Canadian Broadcasting Corp., ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : NTSC color broadcast system : U-matic   Visual material : English
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Retrospective of the first 25 years of the National Ballet of Canada, told in the words of a sampling of its founders, board members, dancers past and present, and guest artists and choreographers. Archival footage and photographs of the company's early rehearsals, tours, and performances are juxtaposed with scenes of its current principal dancers, seen in rehearsals of John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet, Frederick  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dance
Interviews
Documentaries and factual films and programs
Video
Named Person: Celia Franca; Pearl Whitehead; Veronica Tennant; Betty Oliphant; Vanessa Harwood; Edwin A Goodman; Lois Smith; Lilian Jarvis; Angela Leigh; George Crum; Alexander Grant; Lorna Geddes; Nadia Potts; Frank Augustyn; Karen Kain; Erik Bruhn; Tomas Schramek; Mary Jago; Rudolf Nureyev
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Levene; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
OCLC Number: 82332218
Credits: Photography, Kenneth W. Gregg ; film editing, Ronald Sanders.
Performer(s): Interviewees: Celia Franca, Pearl (Mrs. R.B.) Whitehead, Veronica Tennant, Betty Oliphant, Vanessa Harwood, Eddie Goodman, Lois Smith, Lilian Jarvis, Angela Leigh, George Crum, Alexander Grant, Lorna Geddes, Nadia Potts, Frank Augustyn, Karen Kain, Erik Bruhn, Tomas Schramek, Mary Jago, Rudolf Nureyev.
Description: 1 videocassette (29 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences NTSC ; 3/4 in. (U-matic)
Responsibility: a CBC Film Production ; produced and directed by Sam Levene.

Abstract:

Retrospective of the first 25 years of the National Ballet of Canada, told in the words of a sampling of its founders, board members, dancers past and present, and guest artists and choreographers. Archival footage and photographs of the company's early rehearsals, tours, and performances are juxtaposed with scenes of its current principal dancers, seen in rehearsals of John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet, Frederick Ashton's La fille mal gardée, and the classics Coppélia and The sleeping beauty. Among the topics discussed are the company's formative years; touring and its role in popularizing ballet in Canada; and the contributions of various dancers, choreographers, and administrators (including Celia Franca, Alexander Grant, Erik Bruhn, and Rudolf Nureyev).

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