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Brian Macdonald, Virtuoso Eclectic

Brian Macdonald, Virtuoso Eclectic

| 5 min

Framed against archival stills from Brian Macdonald's considerable career, this short film is a testimony to the eclecticism and brilliance of Macdonald's creative vision. As a dancer, director, choreographer and teacher, Macdonald has worked with The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and The National Ballet of Canada, helping to shape the careers of many of the country's most celebrated dancers.

  • recipient
    Brian Macdonald
  • writer
    Tim Southam
  • director
    Tim Southam
  • producer
    Gerry Flahive
  • cinematographer
    Alan Poon
  • editor
    Denis Takacs
  • sound recordist
    Chris Miller
  • production manager
    Amanda Coles
  • production coordinator
    Sarah Arruda
  • production assistant
    Ashley Shields-Muir
  • lighting
    Tim Bewcyk
  • grip assistant
    Tim Bewcyk
  • production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
  • technical coordinator
    Branden Bratuhin
  • assistant editor
    Christopher Logan
    John Paul Del Monte
  • stills
    Terry Manzer
  • online editor
    Jeff Fowler
  • colourist
    Jeff Fowler
  • sound editor
    Steve Payne
  • re-recording mixer
    Dustin Harris
  • research
    Katherine Kasirer
  • rights clearances
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • centre administrator
    Brigitte Sachse
  • budget officer
    Joanne Forrest
  • production secretary
    Renée Lottridge
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian


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Ages 14 to 17

Arts Education - Dance
Civics/Citizenship - Ideologies
Health/Personal Development - Careers & Education

Before viewing, students list career aspirations/ interests, including ideas about how they would achieve success in these areas. After viewing, read a brief biography of MacDonald, then fill out a similar survey on his behalf. What were his passions, talents and goals? How did he use his abilities and passions to achieve success? What was the impact of his work on the world of ballet? What factors influenced his work?

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