Moze Mossanen's The Dancemakers coming on DVD

By Naomi Brand
  • Cover design for The Dancemakers: Ginette Laurin / Design by Michael Ripley

Moze Mossanen’s 1988 film series The Dancemakers will be released on DVD on June 24th. Dance Collection Danse (DCD) has been distributing the series on VHS for many years and has now redesigned it for DVD. The show profiles Canadian contemporary dance and features masterworks by six choreographers: David Earle, Danny Grossman, Christopher House, James Kudelka, Ginette Laurin and Constantin Patsalas. Works recorded include Earle’s Sacra Conversazione, Kudelka’s In Paradisum and Grossman’s Endgangered Species; and the series captures performances by dancers such as Danny Grossman, Randy Glynn, Suzette Sherman, Christopher House, Grace Miyagawa, Edward Hillyer, Veronica Tennant, Kevin Pugh, Ginette Laurin and Ken Gould. The DVD version includes bonus features such as new interview footage with the director, photo galleries and an electronic Teacher’s Guide. To celebrate the launch of The Dancemakers as well as the closing of their latest exhibition, Dancing Through Time: Toronto’s Dance History 1900-1980, DCD is hosting a party on June 24th at the Market Gallery in Toronto where DVDs will be sold at a discounted rate. Admission is by donation.

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