Gala

Gala

For the first time in Canadian dance history, eight of the country's leading dance companies gathered to perform on a single stage. The time, May 1981. The place, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The event, billed as the Canadian Dance Spectacular, offered a rich program of classical and jazz ballet, modern dance, gymnastics, pantomime and theatre. As well as recording this outstanding performance, Gala went backstage to capture the pre-performance jitters and post-performance elation. A film that showcases Canada's cultural heritage. Film without words.

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Credits
  • director
    John N. Smith
  • producer
    John N. Smith
  • editing
    John N. Smith
  • director
    Michael McKennirey
  • producer
    Michael McKennirey
  • editing
    Michael McKennirey
  • photography
    Savas Kalogeras
  • camera
    Susan Trow
    Tony Ianzelo
    Roger Rochat
    Barry Perles
    Roger Moride
    Paul Cowan
    Andreas Poulsson
  • sound
    Claude Hazanavicius
  • sound editing
    André Galbrand
  • sound mixer
    Hans Peter Strobl