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Dancers of the Grass

Directed by Melanie Jackson
Canada, 2009 (animation, 2 minutes, colour)
Also known as "Les danseurs de l'herbe"
Dancers of the Grass
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"A stunning display of a stop motion animation, Dancers of the Grass vividly depicts the majesty of the hoop dance, a tradition symbolizing the unity of all nations. Vistas - 13 short films on the theme of 'nationhood'. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada and APTN."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Melanie Jackson
Produced by: Dennis Jackson, Melanie Jackson, Anand Ramayya
Cinematography: Andrew Forbes
Film Editing: Jennifer Prokop
Production Company: Animiki See Digital Productions, National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
(sources)

Quote about Dancers of the Grass

"Dancers of the Grass by Métis/Salteaux film-maker Melanie Jackson features a claymation puppet, animated using stop-motion techniques, performing a hoop dance in a flattened grass circle on the prairie. The dance symbolizes the unity of all nations and is accompanied by powwow music from the 'Gathering of Nations' by Irvin Waskewitch."
-- Jennifer Gauthier (source)

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