A MAN OF DANCE

83 min, Documentary, Quebec, Canada, 2015
Directed byMarie Brodeur
Produced byLa Compagnie de la Marie
LanguageFrench
Short description

From Igor Stravinsky to Norman McLaren to Frank O’Hara, Vincent Warren has touched hands with History. This American-born star dancer of Montreal’s Les Grands Ballets Canadiens has always been inhabited by the importance of dance, art and culture in society and has worked his whole life as the bearer of beauty.

Film details

Synopsis

From Igor Stravinsky to Norman McLaren to Frank O’Hara, Vincent Warren has touched hands with History. This American-born star dancer of Montreal’s Les Grands Ballets Canadiens has always been inhabited by the importance of dance, art and culture in society and has worked his whole life as the bearer of beauty. From his début at the Old Metropolitan Opera and throughout his career, he established a reputation as a formidable dancer, historian and curator. The recipient of several awards including the Order of Canada, Vincent Warren has, to a certain extent, incarnated great social and artistic trends both in Canada and in the United States. A MAN OF DANCE tells the story of this living legend and his historical era.

 

 

Credits

Director : Marie Brodeur
Cinematography : Sylvestre Guidi, Marie Brodeur
Editing : Michel Giroux
Sound Recording : Michel Giroux
Score : Thomas Alain Thériault
Sound Mixing and Sound Design : Bruno Bélanger / Catherine van der Donckt
Production : Alain Thériault, Marie Brodeur

 

With Vincent Warren and the participation of Annette av Paul, Arnab Bandyopadhyay, Anik Bissonnette, Peter Boneham, Jean Sébastien Couture, Paul André Fortier, Linde Howe Beck, Chris Huizinga, Véronique Landory, Marie Josée Lecours, Brian Macdonald, Mamata Niyogi Nakra, Gaétan Patenaude, Aileen Passloff and Jeanne Renaud

 

 

This film is part of the SPIRA COLLECTION. For more information about SPIRA, please go on https://www.spira.quebec/en/

Director

Marie Brodeur

Marie Brodeur studied in visual arts, dance and theater. She obtains a Very High Distinction Diploma in visual arts from
the prestigious Collège Jean de Brébeuf in Montréal after which, she then studies with a number of renowned visual and theatrical artists such as Irene Whittome, Gilles Maheu, Linda
Rabbin, Martine Époque, Jean Asselin, Merce Cunningham and Jean-Pierre Perreault. Following a brilliant 10 year dance career in modern ballet in Canada, the United States and Europe, Marie Brodeur takes on a new career in 1985 as a documentary filmmaker, specializing mostly in art and dance. Twice, she is honored with UNESCO prizes, recognizing her films for their exceptional contribution to the conservation of our world cultural heritage In March 2016, she received the Award for Best Canadian Film at the International Festival of
Films on Art (FIFA) to A MAN OF DANCE, feature length documentary on the life and times of Vincent Warren, also chosen to be the festival’s closing film. Many of her films are now part of the permanent collections of esteemed in stitutions such as the Lincoln Centre Performing Arts Library in New York, the Cinémathèque de Paris and the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art. Other than directing, Marie also takes part in several consulting committees for the NFB, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des Arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), the Pépinières européennes in Paris as well as being on the Board of Directors of PRIM, an artist’s center and of the Rendez vous du Cinéma québécois in Montreal. ARRQ, SACD, SARTEC and WGA member, Marie creates her production and directing company LA COMPAGNIE DE LA MARIE in 1990.