Dancing Joni Mitchell on Bravo!

                           THE FIDDLE AND THE DRUM
           World Television Premiere - October 22 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT

    TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Legendary Canadian artist Joni Mitchell and
internationally acclaimed choreographer Jean Grand-Maître of the Alberta
Ballet Company collaborate to create The Fiddle and The Drum, an engaging
performance spectacle combining three art forms - music, dance and art - which
Joni calls "...the best project of my career." Produced by Joe Media Group of
Calgary in association with Bravo!, The Fiddle and The Drum, which premieres
October 22 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, showcases Mitchell's life-long concerns
regarding environmental neglect and the warring nature of mankind.
    Mitchell's provocative music served as Grand-Maître's manuscript and
inspiration in choreographing a ballet that celebrates the profoundly
humanistic questions and testimonies expressed so poetically in Mitchell's
compositions. The performance features three new songs from Mitchell's latest
album, Shine, including a remix of Big Yellow Taxi, and selections from her
earlier recordings such as: For the Roses, Passion Play, Slouching Towards
Bethlehem, The Beat of Black Wings, Sex Kills, The Three Great Stimulants and
The Fiddle and The Drum.
    As the Alberta Ballet's dancers give metaphorical life to the eternal
music, Mitchell's most recent works of art are projected on a large screen on
stage. These iconic images were choreographed by Mitchell to appear at pivotal
moments in the ballet.
    The special was filmed at the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, Alberta and
was also produced with the financial participation of the Alberta Film
Development Program, The Canadian Television Fund and CAVCO.

    Bravo! is a sojourn in the television landscape where viewers make a
regular appointment with the arts (www.bravo.ca). A proud supporter of the
Canadian independent production community, Bravo! funds approximately 100
hours of independently produced documentaries and performing arts specials a
year. Bravo! is owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia, Canada's
premier multi-media company.

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For further information: Media Contacts: Laura Hughes, Bravo! Publicist,
(416) 591-7400 x2746, laurah@bravo.ca; Jennifer Lo, Director of
Communications, (416) 591-7400 x2761, jenniferl@bravo.ca; Please visit Bravo!
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