Pas de Deux (1968) Norman McLaren

For your pleasure, Norman McLaren’s Pas de Deux (1968) for the NFB*: Remember, no CGI, this is all done with film, camera, and McLaren’s artistic vision.

Enter a hypnotic world of movement and light in this entrancing film that harnesses the power of cinema to trace the movements of ballet. Dancers Margaret Mercier and Vincent Warren create a dream-like effect in this award-winning Norman McLaren film, complete with the revolutionary visual effects one expects from this master filmmaker.


Another good McLaren short is: Neighbours.

* National Film Board (of Canada)

In response to Sanaa’s, Prompt Nights – Dancing is like dreaming with your feet.


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