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For the first time in Canadian dance history, eight of the country's leading dance companies gathered to perform on a single stage. The time, May 1981. The place, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The event, billed as the Canadian Dance Spectacular, offered a rich program of classical and jazz ballet, modern dance, gymnastics, pantomime and theatre. As well as recording this outstanding performance, Gala went backstage to capture the pre-performance jitters and post-performance elation. A film that showcases Canada's cultural heritage. Film without words.

1982, 90 min 48 s

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Gold Star Award
Dance on Camera Festival
April 27 1984, New York - USA

Award given to the film Gala for its didactic strength and poetic impact
International Film Festival
October 16 to 23 1983, Salerno - Italy

City of Les Sables d'Olonne Award
International Festival of Fims on Dance
September 23 to 26 1983, Les Sables d'Olonne - France