Film: A Good Madness

A Good Madness

A Good Madness, Film by Danielle Sturk

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A Good Madness: The Dance of Rachel Browne

Written, Directed and Produced by Danielle Sturk

Documentary | 77 min | English | HD | Stereo Canada | 2014

This feature documentary on Rachel Browne (1934–2012), founder of Canada’s oldest professional modern dance company, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, captures the essence of the woman and power of the dance she created, exposing her unwavering desire to create dance to the exclusion of all else.

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Creative Team: 
Producer / Writer / Director: Danielle Sturk
Cinematographer / Editor / Original Music: Oscar Fenoglio
Assistant To The Director: Kristin Haight
Dance Consultant: Stephanie Ballard
Choreography: Rachel Browne
Featured Performers: Kristin Haight, Sharon B. Moore, Treasure Waddell
Music: Kurt Weill, Ann Southam, Rogers And Hart, Hoagy Carmichael, Oscar Fenoglio, Simon Jeffes, Bernard Xolotl



CANADIAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE: 509 Parliament Street, Toronto                             November 19th, 2016


BETTY OLIPHANT THEATRE: 404 Jarvis Street, Toronto                                                                          August 12th, 2015


GIMLI FILM FESTIVAL:    Gimli, Manitoba                                                                                                    July 24th, 2015


CBC SCREENING:    CBC Documentary Channel Preview                                                                           July 7, 2015
9pm ET/ 8pm UTC


FIREHALL ARTS CENTRE:  280 East Cordova St, Vancouver                                                                  July 4, 2015, 7pm


CINEMATHEQUE:     100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg                                                                                     April 22-25, 2015


WCD 50th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING:     Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg                                 April 21, 2015



Place des Arts, Cinquieme Salle,  Montreal                                                                                                    March 26, 2015

UQAM, Salle Jean-Claude Lauzon,  Montreal                                                                                               March 28, 2015

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PRAIRIE DANCE CIRCUIT-New Dance Horizons:     Regina                                                                   October 15-16, 2014



PRIVATE LAUNCH:     Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg                                                                       September 30, 2014


This film has generously been supported by the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Arts Council, MTS TV Stories From Home, Manitoba Film & Music and the support in equipment and services from the Winnipeg Film Group, William F. White International, Video Pool Arts Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers and the School of Contemporary Dancers. A special thank you to the Rachel Browne Dance Fund.