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Anik Bissonnette: The Gift of Dance

Anik Bissonnette: The Gift of Dance

| 8 min

This short film pays tribute to ballet dancer Anik Bissonnette as she takes the reins of the École supérieure de ballet du Québec. Having dazzled audiences for decades with her astounding talent, she now teaches the rigorous fundamentals and secrets of movement that underlie her art. Bissonnette's grace is reflected through the mirror of time. As we watch the steps and movements of the young dancers she has inspired, we realize that we are witnessing the most beautiful of dances—the transmission of knowledge.

This film was produced by the NFB in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2014 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

  • recipient
    Anik Bissonnette
  • writer
    Philippe Baylaucq
  • director
    Philippe Baylaucq
  • producer
    René Chénier
  • editing
    Annie Jean
  • director of photography
    Philippe Lavalette
  • sound recording
    Marcel Chouinard
  • production manager
    Jean-Marie Comeau
  • first assistant camera trainee
    Vanessa Abadhir
  • gaffer
    Clermont Lapointe
  • production assistant
    Gabrielle Beaudoin
    Will Prosper
  • still photographer
    Jean-Marie Comeau
  • technical support - editing
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • translation
    Vision Globale
  • subtitling
    Vision Globale
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • sound editing
    Benoît Dame
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • pianist
    Louise Auclair
  • rights clearances
    Michèle Houle
  • supervising project manager
    Rachel Punwassie
  • production coordinator
    Hélène Regimbal
  • administrative assistant
    Larissa Christoforo
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
  • technical coordinator
    Mira Mailhot
  • associate producer
    Mélanie Lasnier


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