Canadance: four dance centres--Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, Montréal

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Canadance: four dance centres--Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, Montréal
Additional title: Currents (Choreographic work : Marcuse)
Additional title: Île inconnue (Choreographic work : Patsalas)
Additional title: Entertainment for dictators (Choreographic work : Robinson)
Albert, Mary-Louise (Dancer)
Belinsky, Sacha (Dancer)
Carson, Betsy (Dancer)
Christiansen, Eva (Dancer)
Redd, Erique (Dancer)
Sheppard, Lynn (Dancer)
Shields, Aaron (Dancer)
Weiss, Doug (Dancer)
Allemann, Sabina (Dancer)
Glasco, Kimberly (Dancer)
Ichino, Yoko (Dancer)
Lightheart, Kim (Dancer)
Tessmer, Karyn (Dancer)
Witkowsky, Gizella (Dancer)
Harrington, Rex (Dancer)
Montague, Owen (Dancer)
Osborne, Gregory (Dancer)
Ottmann, Peter (Dancer)
Ransom, Jeremy (Dancer)
Smith, Raymond (Dancer)
Forst, Judith (Singer)
Crum, George, 1926- (Conductor)
Kuby, D-Anne (Dancer)
Gower, Christopher (Dancer)
Kleeman, Desiree (Dancer)
Shweky, Joel (Dancer)
Barkley, Karen (Dancer)
Cansfield, Ruth (Dancer)
Kurzer, Dave (Dancer)
Tomkins, Deirdre (Dancer)
Shewchuk, Alana (Dancer)
Lecavalier, Louise (Dancer)
Béland, Marc (Dancer)
Godin, Claude (Dancer)
Courtois, Carole (Dancer)
Bedard, Frederike (Singer)
Kay, Randall (Instrumentalist)
Marcuse, Judith (Choreographer)
Nurock, Kirk (Composer)
Collett, Lawrence (Designer)
Kelly, Lyn (Costume designer)
Trende, Charlotte (Costume designer)
Mohammed, Amir (Lighting designer)
Gilbert, Tony (Producer)
Patsalas, Constantin (Choreographer)
Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869 (Composer)
Kellar, Roy (Designer)
Benson, Susan (Costume designer)
Wright, Aylmer (Lighting designer)
Prizek, Mario (Producer)
Robinson, Tedd (Choreographer)
Jandrisch, David (Composer)
Beaton, Willie (Designer)
Sues, Alan (Costume designer)
Pennie, Allan (Lighting designer)
Zuk, Ernie (Producer)
Lock, Edouard
Kay, Randall (Composer)
Smith, Michel (Composer)
Lemieux, Michel (Composer)
Leveillee, Jean (Designer)
Corbeil, Jean-Guy (Lighting designer)
Murray, Judith (Producer)
Repertory Dance Company of Canada (Performer)
National Ballet of Canada (Performer)
Contemporary Dancers (Company : Winnipeg, Man.) (Performer)
La La La Human Steps (Dance company) (Performer)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Broadcaster)
Robinson, Tedd (Costume designer)
Robinson, Tedd (Dancer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1985
Place: Canada
Publisher: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Table of Contents
1. Currents (ca. 23 min.) / produced and directed by Tony Gilbert ; choreography, Judith Marcuse ; music, Kirk Nurock ; set, Lawrence Collett ; costumes, Lyn Kelly and Charlotte Trende ; lighting, Amir Mohammed ; danced by the Vancouver-based Repertory Dance Company of Canada: Mary-Louise Albert, Sacha Belinsky, Betsy Carson, Eva Christiansen, Erique Redd, Lynn Sheppard, Aaron Shields, Doug Weiss. |||| L'île inconnue (The undiscovered island) (ca. 27 min.) / produced and directed by Mario Prizek ; choreography, Constantine Patsalas ; music, Hector Berlioz ; set, Roy Kellar ; costumes, Susan Benson ; lighting, Aylmer Wright ; danced by members of the National Ballet of Canada: Sabina Allemann, Kimberly Glasco, Yoko Ichino, Kim Lightheart, Karyn Tessmer, Gizella Witkowsky, Rex Harrington, Owen Montague, Gregory Osborne, Peter Ottmann, Jeremy Ransom, Raymond Smith ; singer, Judith Forst ; conducted by George Crum. |||| Entertainment for dictators (beginning; ca. 12 min.) / produced and directed by Ernie Zuk ; choreography, Tedd Robinson ; music, David Jandrisch ; set, Willie Beaton ; costumes, Allan Sues, Tedd Robinson ; lighting, Allan Pennie ; danced by the Winnipeg-based Contemporary Dancers of Canada: Tedd Robinson, D-Anne Kuby, Christopher Gower, Desiree Kleeman, Joel Shweky, Karen Barkley, Ruth Cansfield, Dave Kurzer, Deirdre Tomkins, Alana Shewchuk. |||| 2. Entertainment for dictators (continued; ca. 3 min.). |||| La La La Human Steps (ca. 19 min.) / produced and directed by Judith Murray ; choreography, Edouard Lock ; music, Randall Kay, Michel Smith, Michel Lemieux ; set, Jean Leveille ; spider creation, Randall Kay ; lighting, Jean-Guy Corbeil ; danced by the Montréal-based company La La La Human Steps: Louise Lecavalier, Marc Béland, Claude Godin, Carole Courtois ; singer, Frederike Bedard ; guitarist, Randall Kay.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8807
Dance -- Canada
Modern dance -- Canada
Ballet -- Canada
Televised dance
Televised performances
Creation/production credits: CBC Television.
Venue: Telecast on the program CBC Thursday night.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (88 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Four dance works presented by Canadian companies. Each work is introduced by its choreographer.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13450747
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d351abd0-864f-0138-7a4e-0c7d15106768
Rights Statement
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  • 1985: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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