Episode 11 explores songs of war and protest with Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.
An interview series in a class of its own. James Lipton's studious research and enlightened curiosity inspires his guests to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about their craft. This episode features Anthony LaPaglia.
Now in her mid-forties, world famous French Ballerina Sylvie Guillem decides to broaden her artistic palette and takes on a new Asian orientation with collaborative dance works with choreographers Akram Khan and Russell Maliphant.
Henri Rousseau was a self-taught Sunday painter who began intensive painting when he was 40 years old. During his time he was belittled and even today some art critics regard his art as purely aesthetic.
Episode ten explores country and western, starting with the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The journey of a unique rock band, whose members all have physical or intellectual disabilities, takes them from the Melbourne pub scene to the stage of the UN building, New York. Rudely Interrupted are a motley crew of six, including their manager, who are intrinsically funny with an infectious love of performing. They make rock 'n' roll history as the first band to play at the United Nations for International Disability Day.
Welsh-born Peter Greenaway is best known for his filmmaking during the 1980s and 90s, directing visually sumptuous films such as The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover, Belly of an Architect and A Zed and Two Noughts. His films have polarised viewers, garnering international accolades and audience walk-outs. A fearless visionary and provocateur, he rejected narrative storytelling in favour of his trademark exploration of sex and death. Visiting Australia as the keynote speaker for the 2008 Australian International Documentary Conference, Greenaway spoke to Virginia Trioli about his body of work, and also what he's been up to since his last major feature film release in Australia.
A collection of some of Australia's great surf bands and musicians, recorded at Freshwater Surf Club in May 2006. Featuring The Atlantics, Richard Clapton, Taman Shud, The Celebate Rifles and more.
Marcel Duchamp was born in 1887 in France into a well-to-do bourgeois family and went on to become one of the most provocative and influential artists of the 20th century. His first success was at the Armory Show in New York in 1913, where he exhibited his iconic neo-cubist 'Nude Descending A Staircase'.
This 16-part series directed by Tony Palmer charts the history of American popular music from early jazz to rock and roll. A brilliantly authoritative, historical study of the music which has shaped the world, each episode charts the development of a different genre of music, from ragtime, rhythm 'n' blues, musical theatre, folk, swing, country and western, rock'n'roll and beyond. The series features rare interviews with the most significant musicians of the 20th century. Episode nine explores rhythm 'n' blues and gospel, featuring The Supremes and Aretha Franklin.
Tony Yap, one of Australia's most acclaimed contemporary dancers, mixes ancient Asian traditions with contemporary western experience, evoking a life lead between worlds in this dance-art film.
This little-known chapter of cinema history goes from the first independent Chinese American film produced in 1916 to Ang Lee's triumphant Brokeback Mountain. Stories of Chinese American film artists are punctuated with a treasure trove of clips from over 90 films to weave a rich and complex tapestry, one marked by unforgettable performances and groundbreaking films, but also one tainted by a tangled history of race and representation.
This week Sunday Arts will feature a special hour-length episode of the highlights of the 2009 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Grand Final.
This 16-part series directed by Tony Palmer charts the history of American popular music from early jazz to rock and roll. A brilliantly authoritative, historical study of the music which has shaped the world, each episode charts the development of a different genre of music, from ragtime, rhythm 'n' blues, musical theatre, folk, swing, country and western, rock'n'roll and beyond. The series features rare interviews with the most significant musicians of the 20th century. Episode eight explores the history of swing, including performances by Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.
The notion of the mad genius has stimulated the imagination for many years but is it plausible? Can some seemingly debilitating disorders stimulate creativity? Creative Disorders is a documentary which tells the story of Nick Van Bloss, a musical prodigy living with Tourettes Syndrome.
Deborra-lee Furness In Conversation features an illuminating Q&A interview between actor/director Deborra-lee Furness and Arts presenter Virginia Trioli. While best known as the motor-bike riding lawyer in the 1988 Australian film classic Shame, other key roles in a rich and varied television career have included Neighbours,Singapore Sling and Flying Doctors. In the 90s while starring in the hit ABC TV series Correlli, Furness also met her future husband, Hugh Jackman, with whom she has two adopted children.
A high-definition series which introduces the major art collections of famous museums around the world.
This week on Sunday Arts, 100 artists have been invited to connect the dots on a Neil Diamond album cover as part of the contemporary art experiment, The Shilo Project.
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