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

Title
To seek perfection [electronic resource] : honouring 25 years of the National Ballet of Canada / a CBC Film Production ; produced and directed by Sam Levene.
Publication
Canada : Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; c1976.

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Description
1 streaming video file (NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences
Uniform Title
  • Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : Cranko)
  • Fille mal gardée (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Interviews.
  • Documentaries and factual films and programs.
  • Video.
  • Dance rehearsals.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Photography, Kenneth W. Gregg ; film editing, Ronald Sanders.
Performer (note)
  • 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.
Funding (note)
  • Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 8825
Title
To seek perfection [electronic resource] : honouring 25 years of the National Ballet of Canada / a CBC Film Production ; produced and directed by Sam Levene.
Imprint
Canada : Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; c1976.
Country of Producing Entity
Canada.
Performer
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.
Credits
Photography, Kenneth W. Gregg ; film editing, Ronald Sanders.
Summary
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).
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Funding
Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-5496.
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Local Subject
Dance company tours.
Added Author
Franca, Celia, 1921- Interviewee
Whitehead, Pearl. Interviewee
Tennant, Veronica. Interviewee
Oliphant, Betty, 1918- Interviewee
Harwood, Vanessa. Interviewee
Goodman, Edwin A. Interviewee
Smith, Lois. Interviewee
Jarvis, Lilian. Interviewee
Leigh, Angela. Interviewee
Crum, George, 1926- Interviewee
Grant, Alexander, 1925-2011, interviewee.
Geddes, Lorna. Interviewee
Potts, Nadia. Interviewee
Augustyn, Frank. Interviewee
Kain, Karen. Interviewee
Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986. Interviewee
Schramek, Tomas. Interviewee
Jago, Mary. Interviewee
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993. Interviewee
Levene, Sam. Producer
Levene, Sam. Director
National Ballet of Canada.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
DHCA.
Added Title
Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : Cranko)
Fille mal gardée (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 8825
*MGZIC 9-5496 (former)
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