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.

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  • writer
    Philippe Baylaucq
  • director
    Philippe Baylaucq
  • producer
    René Chénier
  • editing
    Annie Jean
  • director of photography
    Philippe Lavalette
  • sound recording
    Marcel Chouinard
  • sound editing
    Benoît Dame
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard