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For the Love of Dance

Directed by Michael McKennirey, Cynthia Scott, John N. Smith, and David Wilson
Canada, 1981 (documentary, 58 minutes, colour, English)
For the Love of Dance
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"A backstage look at Canada's burgeoning dance industry, with seven of the country's top professional dance companies. Filmed on location across North America, this documentary records the exacting daily grind of whistle-stop tours, exhausting repetitive practice, and little rest. Colorful excerpts highlight each troupe's unique repertoire, as dancers give dazzling displays of physical control and grace. It is a moving tribute to the thousands of dancers who strive for perfection every day."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: David Wilson
Produced by: John N. Smith, Michael McKennirey, Cynthia Scott, David Wilson, Adam Symansky
Narrator: Adrienne Clarkson
Cinematography: André-Luc Dupont, Barry Perles, Pierre Letarte, Andreas Poulsson, Jean-Pierre Lachapelle
Film Editing: John N. Smith, Michael McKennirey, Cynthia Scott, David Wilson
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada, Canada Council
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