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Discover the World of Norman McLaren through Dance!

by on October 8, 2010

On Tuesday October 12 at 8pm, The Fredericton Playhouse will be transformed by the imaginary world of film when NORMAN takes us on a journey of initiation into filmmaker Norman McLaren’s playful animated landscapes, in the company of dancer and choreographer Peter Trosztmer.

Brought to fruition by 4D Art Lemieux/Pilon, NORMAN has been touted as “stunningly original” by the Ottawa Citizen. The Globe and Mail called it “pure genius”, adding that it was “imaginative, ingenious, unique and, one might even add, wondrous.”

More than a mere retrospective, NORMAN give us the opportunity to share Peter’s passion for the dance and movement that run through the imaginary worlds of the films. Peter goes to the offices of the National Film Board of Canada, where McLaren worked for most of his life, in order to get a better understanding of the motivation that drove this creative genius. He will literally enter the films to dance, exchange, and interact with them. Peter’s discoveries will help us learn about the main themes of Norman McLaren’s life and work and will change the limits of performance right before our eyes.

A true revolution in the world of the performing arts, NORMAN is the celebration of a major artist and his work, as well as the occasion to expose a whole new generation to the timelessness of beauty, the effectiveness of simplicity, and the importance of memory.

Tickets for NORMAN are available at the Fredericton Playhouse box office 1-866-884-5800, or online at

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