First Stop, China Sur Les Scènes De L'Orient

Release Information
March 31, 1985
TV (Radio-Canada) 20h50 (French version)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 26, 1985
TV (Radio-Canada) 20h50 (French version)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 11, 1985
TV (Radio-Canada) 20h50 (French version)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 31, 1985
TV (Radio-Canada) 20h50 (French version)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 26, 1985
TV (Radio-Canada) 20h50 (French version)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 11, 1985
TV (Radio-Canada) 20h50 (French version)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 31, 1985
TV (Radio-Canada) 20h50 (French version)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 26, 1985
TV (Radio-Canada) 20h50 (French version)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 11, 1985
TV (Radio-Canada) 20h50 (French version)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 31, 1985
TV (CBC) 20h00
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 26, 1985
TV (CBC) 20h00
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 11, 1985
TV (CBC) 20h00
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 31, 1985
TV (CBC) 20h00
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 26, 1985
TV (CBC) 20h00
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 11, 1985
TV (CBC) 20h00
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 31, 1985
TV (CBC) 20h00
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 26, 1985
TV (CBC) 20h00
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 11, 1985
TV (CBC) 20h00
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 31, 1985
Montréal (Place des Arts, Théa\ktre Maisonneuve) (French version)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 26, 1985
Montréal (Place des Arts, Théa\ktre Maisonneuve) (French version)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 11, 1985
Montréal (Place des Arts, Théa\ktre Maisonneuve) (French version)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 31, 1985
Montréal (Place des Arts, Théa\ktre Maisonneuve) (French version)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 26, 1985
Montréal (Place des Arts, Théa\ktre Maisonneuve) (French version)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 11, 1985
Montréal (Place des Arts, Théa\ktre Maisonneuve) (French version)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 31, 1985
Montréal (Place des Arts, Théa\ktre Maisonneuve) (French version)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 26, 1985
Montréal (Place des Arts, Théa\ktre Maisonneuve) (French version)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 11, 1985
Montréal (Place des Arts, Théa\ktre Maisonneuve) (French version)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
Budget
Actual cost: $500,000
Distributors
National Film Board
National Film Board

Production Details

Executive Producer
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
Andy Thomson
Andy Thomson
Andy Thomson
Andy Thomson
Andy Thomson
Andy Thomson
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
Producer
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
Roger Hart
Andy Thomson
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Line Producer
Elizabeth Klinck
Elizabeth Klinck
Elizabeth Klinck
Director
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
Roger Hart
Andy Thomson
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Director of Photography
Kent Nason
Kent Nason
Kent Nason
Kent Nason
Kent Nason
Kent Nason
David de Volpi1
Director of Sound
Roger Hart
Roger Hart
Writer
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Henri Bergeron
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Henri Bergeron
Editor
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
Paul Demers
Roger Hart
Roger Hart
Roger Hart
Roger Hart
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
Cast
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Henri Bergeron
Andy Thomson
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Henri Bergeron
81 minutes, 1984

When Les Grands Ballets Canadiens went on tour in the Far East, it was the first such tour ever undertaken by a Canadian ballet company. Months of preparation were necessary to cope with the overwhelming logistics of moving 50 people through 40 performances in 20 cities across 55 000 kilometers. The tour was a resounding, if exhausting, success. FIRST STOP, CHINA is a record of the choreographed performances and the unrehearsed moments of a great ballet company on the road, against a backdrop of unfamiliar sights and sounds. Their itinerary included China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Japan and Korea.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

Contributed Notes