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CNW Group
October 1, 2007

Attention Entertainment Editors:
Dancing Joni Mitchell on Bravo!

THE FIDDLE AND THE DRUM
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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.

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! Media for high-res photos: www.bravo.ca/media

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