In 2007, the brilliant French choreographer Maurice Bejart died in Lausanne, where his dance troupe has been based since 1987. His successor, Gil Roman currently fights not only for funding, but also for artistic recognition. In addition to short clips of Bejart's choreography, the documentary includes rehearsals led by Roman and comments from some of the young dancers.
This documentary follows the creation of Bahok, a collaboration between the Akram Khan Company under the direction of acclaimed choreographer Akram Khan, and the National Ballet of China.
American artists, Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder stepped forward in the 1950s to play a vital part in the newly energised worlds of modern dance and have enjoyed a 47-year marriage and creative partnership that has sustained their accomplishments.
Ondine is a three-act ballet originally created for The Royal Ballet by the choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton and composer Hans Werner Henze in 1958. In 1958 and through until 1966, Margot Fonteyn performed the star role of the water nymph Ondine. This 50th anniversary revival by The Royal Ballet and performed at the Royal Opera House brings new stars to the stage with Miyako Yoshida as Ondine and Edward Watson as the young mortal Palemon.
Set to the music of Stockhausen this high octane and sophisticated modern dance performance is choreographed by Angelin Preljocaj, and performed by his own ballet troupe. Directed by Olivier Assayas.
A modern dance/movement piece by Sue Healy, featuring Shona Erskine and five Japanese dancers filmed in Tokyo.
Two original and moving dance pieces, choreographed by the veteran Dutchman, Hans van Manen, using the music of Benjamin Britten and the Estonians Arvo Part and Tueuer. The pieces are energetic and sublime in their poise and subtlety.
Hosted by former Bangarra dancer and choreographer, Frances Rings, Dance on Screen - a two-part special - celebrates the wonderful world of dance.
Necessary Games is a collection of three award-winning short dance films. Featuring members of Adelaide's Restless Dance Theatre, each of the three films showcase unique and compelling dance performances by disabled and non disabled dancers.
Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) under the artistic direction of Garry Stewart is renowned internationally as a gutsy, explosive, and highly original, contemporary dance company. Offering a rare behind-the-scenes look, Artscape: Artists At Work tracks the company as they prepared to mount a radical new work Be Your Self for the 2010 Adelaide Festival of Arts.
A stunning and sumptuous celebration of the 225th anniversary of the world famous Russian Mariinsky Theatre contains archival material seen for the first time on screen. It provides a unique insight into how the arts have flourished in Russia under many different regimes.
Two hundred and fifty Berlin children and teenagers of 25 different nationalities dance to Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring'.
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.
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.
One hundred years ago Diaghilev founded the Ballets Russes in Paris. Seventy years ago this company was to change Australia forever. A Thousand Encores is the story of how the greatest ballet company of the 20th century - the celebrated Ballets Russes - came to Australia and awoke a nation, transforming the cultural landscape of the conservative 1930s, leaving a rich legacy that lasts to this day.
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