Slideshow Frame by Frame
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  • Dancers
    NBOC Dancers
  • Director
    Robert Lepage
  • Choreographer
    Guillaume Côté
  • Creative Direction and Design
    Steve Blanchet
  • Music and Sound Design
    Antoine Bédard
  • Set Design
    Christian Fontaine
  • Costume Design
    Michael Gianfrancesco
  • Lighting Design
    Etienne Boucher
  • Image Projection Concept Design
    Laurie-Shawn Borzovoy
  • Video Design
    Thomas Payette / HUB Studio
  • Prop Design
    Claudia Gendreau
  • Assistant director
    Adèle Saint-Amand
  • Assistant to the Choreographer
    Anne Mueller
  • Technical Consultants
    Tobie Horswill
  • Catherine Guay
  • Technical Director
    Paul Bourque
  • Assistant Technical Director
    Jean-François Piché
  • Production Director
    Vanessa Landry-Claverie
  • Producer
    Michel Bernatchez

Frame by Frame


A ballet based on the life and work of Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren
By Robert Lepage and Guillaume Côté

About the Ballet
The legendary Canadian filmmaker and animator Norman McLaren set new standards for his art form throughout his long and illustrious career.
Best-known for his ACADEMY AWARD® winning film Neighbours (1952), McLaren’s experiments in various forms of animation and his innovative use of sound, music and drawn-on-film techniques saw him create works of unparalleled richness, visual brilliance and beauty, influencing subsequent generations of filmmakers the world over.

Now, the renowned playwright, director, actor and filmmaker Robert Lepage comes to The National Ballet of Canada for the first time to collaborate with the company’s Choreographic Associate Guillaume Côté in a multidisciplinary production that explores Norman McLaren’s life and work. Incorporating and interweaving several different media, the ballet is both an evocation of and inquiry into the world and imagination of one of Canada’s most uncategorizable and accomplished, yet elusive, artists.

Frame by Frame is a collaboration between The National Ballet of Canada, Ex Machina and The National Film Board of Canada.


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