This is a one-hour special that follows four young Australian circus performers, as they step inside the world of Cirque Du Soleil to compete for a rare training scholarship with the circus giant.
A documentary short about the Sydney Forro dance community classes at Redfern Community Centre. Social partner dancing is increasingly being found to be one of the best things we can do for our wellbeing, especially at a time when loneliness and social isolation are identified as major health risks.
Prince Siegfried, heir to the kingdom, must nominate a wife at his birthday ball. Upset that he cannot marry for love, Siegfried escapes into the forest at night. When he sees a flock of swans flying overhead, he prepares to shoot one with his crossbow. But as the swans land, he stops; before him is a beautiful creature in white feathers, more woman than swan. Enamoured, the two dance and Siegfried learns that the swan maiden is the princess Odette.
The Australian Ballet presents Spartacus, in a production by Lucas Jervies. Set in Roman times, Spartacus, the rebellious leader of a major slave uprising challenges the Roman Republic. Music performed by Orchestra Victoria.
The queens reflect on drag school and the journey that has brought them to a public drag show that surprises its audience with its raw emotional edge.
The queens get real and share personal stories that have shaped the people they are.
The queens perform for each other to get comfortable being on stage. Some shine and some have a long way to go as they create the acts for their upcoming public show.
For many of the new queens, this episode's exercise will be the very first time they've ever tried on and performed in heels.
The new queens come to their very first class and meet other men who also dream of becoming fabulous queens.
A sparkling tale of magic and mischief, this production has everything a good story ballet should: enchantment, romance, and sumptuous costumes. Performed by The Australian Ballet. Music performed by Opera Australia Orchestra.
The Australian Ballet's Cinderella has all the elements of the story we love: a feisty heroine, a dashing prince, a kindly godmother, and a wicked stepmother. Music performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Follows the Purple Spider Dance troupe as they perform at a prestigious festival in England. The experience will strengthen their connection and belief in their culture. Alternative title: From the Torres to the Thames.
This capturing documentary reveals the process of showcasing one of the world's most loved ballets. Watch as you are taken behind the scenes to witness the Australian Ballet and David McAllister's production of The Sleeping Beauty.
Dance, espionage and passion come together in this powerful and exciting docudrama that tells the extraordinary story of how Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West in 1961 and became a living legend.
A collaboration between Bangarra Dance Theatre and The Australian Ballet, Warumuk was commissioned to celebrate The Australian Ballet's 50th anniversary in 2012.
Fifty-five years after its premiere, the Stuttgart Ballet revisits John Cranko's legendary Romeo and Juliet the very choreography which laid the foundations for the 'Stuttgart Ballet Miracle', the company's meteoric rise to fame. In this anniversary performance of the stunning, timeless production set to Sergei Prokofiev's score, experienced Cranko-performers and highly talented young dancers share the stage to tell the most famous love story of all time: William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
This is the story of Mia Slavenska, one of the most celebrated ballerinas of her time. It is also a story about historical memory, national identity, and the power of art. In her era, the 1930s through the 1950s, everyone in America who loved dance knew her name. Yet, in spite of a career that lasted decades, when Slavenska died in 2002 she believed that she had been completely forgotten. As her daughter, Maria, retraces Slavenska's life journey, she unearths the fascinating story of a maverick ballerina and a lost time of dance. Maria also discovers something more: Mia Slavenska hasn't been forgotten after all.
There are no sorcery or supernatural events in Fredrik Rydman's interpretation of this Tchaikovsky classic. It is set in the present and Rothbart uses drugs to gain and keep control over his surroundings. The swans in Rydman's production are prostitutes in white furs and high-heeled shiny hooker boots, all completely dependent on Rothbart's protection and the heroine he supplies them with. In the struggle between good and evil, the desire for drugs and love plays a central role. Can true love break the 'spell' just like in the original? How does the story end this time? In this production Rydman not only uses the music of Tchaikovsky but also specially composed works of a host of Swedish and international pop and rock writers. The show opened in Stockholm in December 2011 and has been on tour since February 2013, so far to sold-out seasons in Stockholm, Essen, Berlin, Vienna, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Paris, Geneva, Linz, Milano, Moscow and London.
Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet's youngest ever principal. At the peak of his success, aged 25, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom, his talent more a burden than a gift. Here is an unprecedented look into the life of a complex young man who has made ballet go viral. Urban rebel, iconoclast, airborne angel, Sergei is transforming the shape of ballet as we know it. But virtuosity comes with a high price. How can you be free to be yourself when you are ballet's hottest property?
Australian celebrities travel to the original Kellerman's Resort filming location where they undergo an immersive Dirty Dancing experience, re-creating memorable movie moments and dance routines.
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