Thursday, 15 April 2021
Saturday, 17 April 2021Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
A ballet based on the life and work of Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren By Robert Lepage and Guillaume Côté
The legendary Canadian filmmaker and animator Norman McLaren’s experiments in various forms of animation and his innovative use of sound, music and drawn-on-film techniques saw him create works of unparalleled richness, visual brilliance and beauty, influencing subsequent generations of filmmakers the world over.
Now, the renowned playwright, director, actor and filmmaker Robert Lepage comes to The National Ballet of Canada for the first time to collaborate with the company’s Choreographic Associate Guillaume Côté in a multidisciplinary production that explores Norman McLaren’s life and work. Incorporating and interweaving several different media, the ballet is both an evocation of and inquiry into the world and imagination of one of Canada’s most uncategorizable and accomplished, yet elusive, artists.
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