Royal Winnipeg Ballet: 40 Years of One Night Stands - November 30 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

– Bravo! spotlights the history of one of the world’s premiere dance companies –

Toronto, ON (October 29, 2008) – Premiering Sunday, November 30 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Bravo!, ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET: 40 YEARS OF ONE NIGHT STANDS profiles the groundbreaking ballet company that set the dance world on Prairie fire. Until two British immigrants infused the city with a shot of culture, depression-era Winnipeg was a lonesome place. In the remote Canadian Prairies, Gweneth Lloyd and Betty Hey Farrally founded Canada’s first professional ballet company. Lloyd and Farrally laid the groundwork, but it was basketball-player-turned-ballet-dancer-turned-artistic-director, Arnold Spohr, who propelled the Royal Winnipeg Ballet to its place among the world’s best.

The first Canadian company to be granted a “Royal” title, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) has performed in 573 cities, across 44 countries on six continents. From Flin Flon to Moscow, RWB wows audiences and critics alike with its youth, vitality, and innovation. The dream of two determined immigrants has survived flood, financial collapse, and a devastating fire, to become one of the world’s premiere dance companies.

In ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET: 40 YEARS OF ONE NIGHT STANDS, former company members recount the birth and first four decades of this history-making troupe. The 60-minute documentary also includes rarely seen archival footage of the RWB’s most famous performances.

ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET: 40 YEARS OF ONE NIGHT STANDS is produced by Merit Motion Pictures and Inside Out Productions in association with Bravo!, directed by Peabody Award Winner, Jeff McKay, and narrated by the Tony Award®-winning actor, Brent Carver.

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