Contact Dance: BALLETLUJAH at BodyVox with k.d. lang in attendance


Produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, BALLETLUJAH celebrates the music of one of Canada’s–and now Portland’s–most iconic artists, k.d. lang, and follows the creation of a ballet based on her music. A special friendship and spiritual connection emerges between lang and Alberta Ballet Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître as they work together to create celebratory performance pieces set on the vast golden prairies of Alberta—the place that inspired her music. (60 mins.) 

k.d. lang and producer Heather Edwards will introduce the film. 

The Northwest Film Center and Portland’s premiere dance company, BodyVox, are pleased to partner in presenting the first annual Contact Dance Film Festival, a showcase featuring award-wining collaborations between filmmakers, dancers, and choreographers from around the world. Portland has long been a mecca for dance of all forms. With films from the Northwest and across the globe—and an entire program curated by filmmaker and frequent BodyVox collaborator Mitchell Rose–the Contact Dance Film Festival represents the latest evolution of an art form bursting with hybrid creativity. The screenings will take place at both the Bodyvox Dance Center, 17th and NW Northrup, and the Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium. We hope you’ll hop between the two venues and that the series’ eclectic choices will get your 2016 off on just the right foot.

BALLETLUJAH screens Saturday, January 9 at 7pm and 9pm at BodyVox.  The program is being presented as part of our Contact Dance series.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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