STK-ID 37162

Record of a ballet performance during Canada's first National Ballet Festival. A troupe from Ottawa performs the ballet blanc "Les Sylphides." Two entirely Canadian works, "Visages" with the Winnipeg Ballet and "Red Ear of Corn" with Toronto's Volkoff Company, are also presented. Several shots of the evening, from the very beginning with spectators arriving, through to the curtain falling at the end. LACS of the marquee of the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. TILT DOWN. MS of crowd of people headed for the entrance. Two young girls run; HORIZONTAL PAN follows them. MLS of theatre as crowd enters. Interior shot of people giving their tickets to the attendant. High-angle shot of the first performance. MS from backstage with dancers as performance ends and curtain falls.


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Ballet Festival
National Film Board
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HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm
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35mm fine grain b&w
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1920 x 1080