In October 2014 the Royal Winnipeg Ballet premiered ‘Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation’ an original ballet about residential school history in Canada. The Winnipeg Free Press said it “might well be the most important ballet produced by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in 75 years.”
The documentary, Truth, Dance and Reconciliation, follows a renowned team of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal writers, choreographers, designers and composers as they create what might be the most challenging commission of their lives. The creative team is a who’s who in the Canadian cultural world — author Joseph Boyden, composer Christos Hatzis, choreographer Mark Godden, musician Steve Wood, singer Tanya Tagaq, scene designer KC Adams, costume designer Paul Daigle, lighting designer Pierre Lavoie, projection designer Sean Nieuwenhuis and Tina Keeper, the Associate Producer.
This team created a heart-wrenching and stunning ballet that is both true to its European dance form and respectful of the people and history it represents.
Feature Documentary – 80 minutes
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