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BrainDance. More Variations for Infants Through Seniors

More Variations is comprised of 20 chapters of BrainDance movements: 1. Introduction, 2. Benefits, 3. Integrating Concepts, 4. Seated on Floor, 5. Seated in Chairs, 6. Inclusive Class, 7. Seated/Standing with Partner, 8. Ballet Barre, 9. Patterns in Choreography, 10. Floor Variation, 11. Infants,...

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Manitoba Bees with Aganetha Dyck

Wild and domestic bees are an integral part of the worlds food supply, helping to pollinate 30%-50% of what we eat. Manitoba artist, Aganetha Dyck, installs found objects, drawings, paintings and sculptures into living beehives where they are altered and completed by her winged collaborators. Aga...

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Boggy Creek with Joe Fafard

Chronicling our past and giving shape to our cultural identity, sculptor Joe Fafard is a prominent figure in Canadian art. Working at his Saskatchewan farm near Boggy Creek, Fafard creates iconic sculptures. As common-place as cows, dogs, sheep and horses might seem, these domesticated animals sp...

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The Buffalo with Adrian Stimson

The Buffalo, nearly exterminated in North America in the 1800s, now exist almost exclusively as farmed herds. This program focuses on Blackfoot artist Adrian Stimson who feels an inherent connection to these majestic beasts. He is inspired by the Plains landscape and takes viewers on a scouting t...

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Migration with Jane Ash Poitras

Jane Ash Poitras, a renowned Dene/Cree artist travels in Alberta; demonstrating her colourful artwork and discussing her roots, the importance of a positive relationship with the environment, First Nations spirituality, and history. Beginning in the Milk River Valley, Jane photographs ancient pet...

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Emma Lake with Degen Lindner

For more than seventy years University of Saskatchewan's Emma Lake Campus has been a meeting place for artists and thinkers from around the world. Saskatoon painter Degen Lindner invites us to her art studio at Emma Lake where she discusses how her father and nature inspire her artwork. Lindner w...

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Athabasca Sand Dunes with Sandra Meigs

Self-described "Gothic painter," Sandra Meigs travels from her Victoria home to remote northwestern Saskatchewan's enigmatic Athabasca Sand Dunes. Spanning almost 2,000 square kilometres, the isolated Dunes are Canada's largest active sand surface -- and the most northerly active dunes on Earth. ...

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The West Coast with Takao Tanabe

A critic once remarked that if you have seen one Tanabe, you have seen them all. Reknown painter Takao Tanabe does not disagree with this statement, yet it has not stopped him from painting landscapes for the past 35 years. A close examination of his canvasses reveals subtle changes in atmosphere...

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Peace Athabasca Delta with Doug Haynes

Painter Doug explains his ever-developing inspiration. He explains his technique of starting with what he sees of the landscape, then exaggerating it. Back in the studio, the viewer sees how the landscape he sketched subtly plays into the abstract images he paints.

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In the Pines with Robert Wiens

Visual artist Robert Wiens explores the ancient pine forests of Temagami, Ontario. There is an old growth pine forest at the northern edge, unlike any other place on earth. Viewing his early works, he explains that he started as a sculptor and then moved to wood and drawings. All of his work is c...

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The Beaver with Mary Ann Barkhouse

In this episode, sculpture installation artist Mary Ann Barkhouse visits some beaver ponds. After getting to know them since childhood, she chose the beaver as her subject for her work. She explains her use of animals and how the lifecycles of the land and animals are connected. In her studio, as...

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The Rock to the Rockies with David Alexander

David Alexander visits the Irish Loop in Newfoundland. He loves travelling to see new vistas and landscapes. He feels some of the most striking landscape is on Canada's east coast. He discusses his history and what drives him to find the perfect landscape. After forty years of painting, he is sti...

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Atacama Desert, Chile with Edward Burtynsky

Photographer Edward Burtynsky visits the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile. This place is completely devoid of life. He explains how his subject matter evolved from mines to large-format landscapes. Still images etch themselves deeper into our memory because the images t...

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Winter with Jeane Fabb

Jeane Fabb is creating a work on a frozen lake in La Macaza. She explains that winter is a time of contemplation and inner hibernation. She relates her history and how her works suggests a deep connection with the land and the human body.

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The Laurentians with Luc Beauparlant

This episode visits Luc Beauparlant at his home and studio in La Minerve, Quebec. He tells about the importance of caring for the land and being a "leaver" instead of a "taker." He gathers materials from the forest while explaining the deeper meanings behind his artworks.

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