about-the-show

Balletlujah is a film that celebrates the music of one of Canada's most iconic artists, k.d. lang, and follows the creation of a ballet based on her work.   

Framed by intimate and revealing interviews woven through spectacular dance performance, Balletlujah explores the emerging friendship and spiritual connection shared by k.d. and Alberta Ballet Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître, as they work together to create a new, great Canadian artwork.

Set to the long, languid notes of k.d. lang's best-loved songs, the performances move far beyond the staged production of Balletlujah by recreating the dances in some of the places that inspired k.d.'s music - the vast golden prairies, a country bar, and a picnic with horses galloping in the distance.

Sure to be the definitive k.d. lang documentary, Balletlujah reveals k.d. as you’ve never seen or heard her - raw, unguarded, funny, emotional, and above all else, a true Canadian artist worthy of being celebrated.

Producers - Scott Henuset, Brent Kawchuck (Corkscrew Productions) and Heather Edwards
Director - Grant Harvey