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Directed by Grant Harvey

Canada 2015 60 mins.

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.

Genres: Dance, Documentary

Appears in: Contact Dance



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.