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Elton John Ballet Hits Canadian TV

Elton John Ballet Hits Canadian TV
4/10/2012 4:47 PM ET

A ballet based on the life Elton John, Love Lies Bleeding, which wowed audiences in Canada, got its television debut on CBC Monday, April 9.

The one-hour TV event was filmed by director Moze Mossanen over a week at the Banff Centre's Eric Harvie Theatre.

The director says he wanted it to be a successful but not slavish adaptation of the Jean Grand-Maitre ballet:

"I really wanted the film to be its own thing, a complete entity."

He said one change is the Elton fan figure, who is more prominent in the made-for-television version.

"We made him a much bigger part of the film, so people get a sense of 'Oh, this guy's imagining himself to be Elton.'"

by RTT Staff Writer

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