Grades 9-12, College, Adult
Directed by Jürgen Lutz
Produced by Rhombus Media
DVD Purchase $59, Rent $35
VHS Purchase $59, Rent $35
US Release Date: 1989
Copyright Date: 1987
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-896-1
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-106-0
Awards and Festivals
Gold Medal, International Film & TV Festival of New York
Best Performing Arts Special, Gemini Awards, Toronto
Rose d'Or, Switzerland
*** Video Rating Guide for Libraries
A Moving Picture|
Dance fantasy featuring the work of choreographer Ann Ditchburn.
A romantic dance fantasy featuring world-renowned choreographer Ann Ditchburn, and a company of exotic young dancers from the National Ballet of Canada. The program showcases Ditchburn's most evocative choreography, using animation, optical wizardry, and breathtaking design to present dance in a vibrant new way.
The soundtrack features such internationally acclaimed artists as Kate Bush, Leonard Cohen, Laurie Anderson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Andre Gagnon, and Jennifer Warnes.
"As romantic, as sensual, as downright sexy as any dance film I can remember."
"This breathtaking program... makes fine art palatable for a mass audience... Director Jürgen Lutz, also a painter captures the nuances of shading, the textures, colors, balance and vividness of each frame."
"This film is amazingly well thought out, and frankly breaks new ground in revealing, in a tangible way, the choreographic process and the role of the imagination... Highly recommended for college libraries."
"This beautiful dance video qualifies as the MTV of the dance world... quite lovely...Teens who love dance will adore this film and those who know little of this art form will have an enjoyable introduction to it... Useful for dance and fine arts collections and programs."
Voice of Youth Advocates