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5 Days

1 season - 1 x 52 minutes

Production years 2017

Programme Overview

The National Centre for Dance Therapy, a division of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, offered a challenge to French choreographer Abou Lagraa and 19 female students from Calixa-Lavallée high school in Montreal-North. Their mandate? To create an original, 30-minute dance piece based on Pergolese’s Stabat MaterFrom scratch. In just 5 days.

5 DAYS records the intimately raw, creative journey starting from Abou Langraa’s first meeting with his students at a Les Grands Ballets Canadiens presentation of Stabat Mater. The film concludes with a public performance in the new Grands Ballets amphitheater located in Montreal’s famous Quartier des spectacles.

5 DAYS paints a powerful portrait of a group of young women, aged 12 to 19, who are transformed through dance and classical music. The film takes place at the intersection of three dramatically different realities: the students’ multi-ethnic, inner-city neighbourhood juxtaposed with an internationally renowned choreographer, all happening under the auspices of the venerable Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal.

TWO FORMATS

1. One-off documentary, 52 minutes

2. A series of seven episodes:

PROLOGUE    First Contact                                    Length 2:30

MONDAY         At Work                                            Length 8:20

TUESDAY        The Pressure Builds                        Length 8:00

WEDNESDAY  Internal Panic                                  Length 8:00

THURSDAY     Extreme Transformation                  Length 8:00

FRIDAY            The Impossible, the Incredible        Length 15:20

EPILOGUE      The Gift                                            Length 3:13

Programme Info

Genre
Documentary

Number of seasons
1 season (1 episodes)

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HD
Yes

Director
Jean-Sébastien Ouellet

Producer
Jean-Sébastien Ouellet

Production

Production Years
2017

Production Company
AIDIA

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