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2019 Classical Arts Film Festival

FILM BLOCK ONE - OPENING CELEBRATION
Friday, February 8th 
7:00pm
Jarvis Conservatory
Tickets are $15

The event begins with two very special documentary films, each having a unique approach to the celebration of the arts as well as an insight into the passion that drives individuals to pursue an arts profession.

ANDRE VAN DAMME & THE STORY OF THE CHARLESTON BALLET

Directed by
Deborah Novak

Produced by
Witek & Novak, Inc.

Founded by Andre Van Damme, a premier danseur etoile and a Belgian Resistance Fighter of World War II, this program traces the surprising history of the Charleston Ballet, one of America's oldest ballet companies.

I’m a Creative Animal - Singer and Conductor Barbara Hannigan

Directed by
Barbara Seiler

Produced by
Markus Wicker

The audience in the upper crust concert venue KKL at the Lucerne Festival must have felt bemused: after singing classical Mozart arias, blonde soprano Barbara Hannigan returns to the stage in a Dominatrix costume, black wig and PVC boots and proceeds to sing AND conduct György Ligetis „Mysteries of the Macabre“.
The audience celebrates Barbara Hannigan`s disturbing performance with standing ovations. Critics are struggling to describe her captivating impact. The film „I`m a creative animal“ follows her backstage in an attempt to reveal the secret behind this wild, fearless and remarkably versatile woman. 

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