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Ballet

Ballet is a stylized form of Western theatrical dance based on a codified system of movement. It can be used to tell a story, evoke a mood, illustrate a piece of music, or simply provide a presentation of theatrical movement that is entertaining or intriguing in itself.

Bank Architecture

Because banks competed for clients, they recognized the value of an architectural image that would attract customers. They adopted chiefly classical architectural forms which expressed wealth, integrity, endurance and confidence.

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens ("de Montréal" was added to the company title in February 2000) is noted for a diverse repertoire that has emphasized the creation of new works while also including a number of traditional 19th-century story-ballets and 20th-century classics.

The Corporation

The Corporation (2004) is a leisurely, grimly entertaining and not entirely hopeless disquisition on the nature of corporations.

Architectural History: Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous peoples in Canada developed rich building traditions thousands of years before the arrival of the first Europeans. Each of the six broad cultural regions of Indigenous peoples in Canada, defined by common climatic, geographical and ecological characteristics — the Arctic, Subarctic, Northwest Coast, Plateau, Plains and Eastern Woodlands — gave rise to distinctive building forms which reflected these conditions, as well as the available building materials, means of livelihood, and social and spiritual values of the resident peoples.

Architectural History: the French Colonial Regime

Architecture under the French colonial regime was characterized less by its achievements than by its unfulfilled ambitions. Caught between ideals nurtured in France during the classical period and the harsh climate of New France, architecture gradually came to reflect local resources.

The Company of Strangers

The Company of Strangers (directed by Cynthia Scott, 1990) is a disquisition on the process of female aging. The film's skeletal fictional narrative and a rambling, leisurely pace obscure the intricate and heterogeneous details in its representation of "people who are old.

Prix Iris

The Prix Iris, formerly known as the Prix Jutra (Jutra Awards), honour distinguished achievement in the Québec film industry. Founded in 1999 as the Prix Jutra, after Québécois filmmaker Claude Jutra, the annual awards ceremony was temporarily renamed the Gala du cinéma québécois in February 2016 following posthumous allegations that Jutra was a pedophile. In October 2016, Québec Cinéma, the organizing body of the awards, announced that a vote open to the public and industry members had determined that Prix Iris would be the new permanent name.

Air Canada Award

The Air Canada Award, presented at the annual Genie Awards from 1980 to 1994, was given for "outstanding contributions to the business of filmmaking in Canada."

Chan Hon Goh

Goh comes from a Chinese family deeply immersed in dance, especially on the side of her father, Choo Chiat Goh. Both her parents were principal artists with the National Ballet of China. A paternal uncle, Choo San Goh (1948-87), became a celebrated choreographer in the United States.

Act of the Heart

Act of the Heart (1970) is the second of three films by Paul Almond featuring his wife at the time, Geneviève Bujold.

Synagogues

According to Jewish law, a synagogue is defined as any place where 10 men can gather for worship and study. Tradition holds that the synagogue was established to provide an alternative for those who were unable to travel to the temple in Jerusalem.

Kokoro Dance Theatre Society

 Bourget has said that she is drawn by butoh's focus on "ma," the space between events. Hirabayashi calls what he does "butoh zen jazz dance.

Ottawa Ballet

Ottawa Ballet was the successor to Theatre Ballet of Canada. On becoming artistic director of TBC in February 1989, Frank Augustyn felt it appropriate to give the troupe a clearer local identity and it was formally renamed Ottawa Ballet that July.

Léolo

The often astonishing Léolo is Québec director Jean-Claude Lauzon’s second and final feature film before his tragic death. A visually stunning, magical realist tale of a young boy’s coming-of-age in a wildly dysfunctional family, it won three Genie Awards and is generally considered one of the best Canadian films ever made. It was named the best film of 1992 by Maclean’s magazine and one of the top 10 films of 1993 by Time magazine, which also named it one of the 100 best films of all time in 2005. A 2015 poll conducted by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) ranked it No. 5 in a list of the Top 10 Canadian films of all time, while another in 2016 listed the film as one of 150 essential works in Canadian cinema history.

Crafts

An accurate and useful definition of contemporary crafts is unattainable, partly because the concepts underlying crafts are changing and partly because the word is used in 2 different senses.

Zero Patience

Zero Patience (1993), director/writer/video artist John GREYSON's first theatrical release, is one of his most scathing and strangely hilarious indictments of systematic homophobia.

Mon oncle Antoine

Based on an autobiographical screenplay by Clément Perron, Claude Jutra’s Mon oncle Antoine (1971) is widely regarded as one of the greatest Canadian films of all time, ranking No. 1 in polls conducted by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 1984, 1993 and 2004, and No. 2 in 2015. It won eight Canadian Film Awards, including Best Feature Film, Direction and Original Screenplay, and demonstrated the possibilities of Canadian cinema at a time when few Canadian feature films had achieved widespread critical or commercial success. In 2016, it was named one of 150 essential works in Canadian cinema history in a poll conducted by TIFF.

Stornoway

Stornoway, located at 541 Acacia Ave in the Village of Rockcliffe Park, near Ottawa, is the official residence of the LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION . A simple and commodious 2-storey, stucco-sheathed house located in spacious

À tout prendre

Claude is uncertain. He is a young bourgeois man with a number of accomplishments, but his life has reached an impasse. He begins to question the choices he's made and life's possibilities.

Architectural Education

Architectural education in Canada, as it is currently delivered, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Most programs were developed in the 20th century, with significant modifications in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Metropolitan Methodist Church

Metropolitan Methodist Church, now called Metropolitan United Church, is located at 56 Queen Street East, Toronto. From the 1870s through the 1890s Toronto was proud to call itself a "city of churches."

Star Wars Phenomenon

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away - late 1970s California - the known universe of George Lucas came into being.

Maclean's

Trade Goods: Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous trade goods (often referred to in the literature as Indian Trade Goods) are items of European manufacture that were traded with the Indigenous peoples of Canada for furs.

Hotel

Willard's Hotel (1795) and Cook's Tavern (1822), both in Williamsburg Township, Ont, and now at UPPER CANADA VILLAGE, were stopping places for commercial travellers and immigrants in coaches along the King's Highway and on bateaux on the St Lawrence River.