Less than two years after choreographer Roland Petit's death, La Scala's staging of the 1965 ballet Notre Dame de Paris gives the opportunity to re-examine what is considered one of his masterpieces. This Notre-Dame moves on from 19th-century ballet versions of Victor Hugo's novel to tell a streamlined, rather less sentimental story. The score by Maurice Jarre is relentlessly dark and Yves Saint Laurent's costumes range from simple, colourful tunics to Quasimodo's grey cloak. Italian star Roberto Bolle is Quasimodo opposite Natalia Osipova, the former Bolshoi star's Esmeralda, who performs gravity-defying leaps for which she is famous.
This short film addresses the revolving cycles of human conflict through contemporary dance. Celebrated choreographer Crystal Pite and dance filmmakers Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer commemorate the fading legacies of World War I, while also creating a moving homage to Pite's mentors and contemporaries, whose lives and short careers are pitted against the fleeting nature of the dance art form. Short film.
As courtesans, fashion icons, political pawns and international celebrities, the great ballerinas have played a multitude of roles both on and off the stage. Prima ballerina and Australian resident, Darcey Bussell, spent two decades at the top, performing all the great roles in the classical repertoire and becoming one of ballet's most famous faces. She explores the changing role of the ballerina.
Starring Rudolf Nureyev and Sir Robert Helpmann this ballet is considered one of Australia's greatest artistic achievements - originally filmed in an Essendon airport hangar Melbourne in 1973, in 40 degree heat over 25 days.
From the acclaimed Preljocaj ballet, a contemporary romantic ballet, based on the Grimm brothers classic fairytale. Angelin Preljocaj's trademark modern choreography is accompanied by fashion giant Jean Paul Gaultier's costumes and music by Gustav Mahler.
The untold story of passion, music and rich Irish culture thriving in mainstream Australia.
Artistic director and lead principal dancer of the English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, reveals what it takes to prepare and perform ballet's most emotionally and technically demanding part - the dual role of Odette, the White Swan and Odile, the Black Swan.
An immersive dance experience combining TV, dance and an interactive website.
As part of their tribute to the Ballets Russes, the Ballets de Monte Carlo's artistic director Jean-Christophe Maillot has produced a very contemporary version of Fokine's Scheherazade.
It's the end of the school year for the Juilliard students. For some of them, it's the end of their studies and the beginning of their professional careers.
The end of the school year is in sight. Students are busy rehearsing the final shows of the year, auditioning for the major companies, and giving concerts at prestigious venues.
During their studies at Juilliard, students learn not only to develop their own technique but also to work together. The students all have to learn how to adjust their voices, instruments...and temperaments.
Choreographer and dancer, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, collaborates with the kung fu monks from the Shaolin Temple and artist Antony Gormley to produce a unique and extraordinary dance hybrid.
Being confronted with a different discipline to one's own, in order to better nurture one's own art, is an integral part of the curriculum at Juilliard, irrespective of whether a student is a dancer, musician or actor. In this episode, Mariella, a violinist, takes tap-dancing lessons and philosophy lessons.
It will soon be Christmas for the Juilliard students, a crucial period for the students that is synonymous with end-of-term performances.
It's the start of the school year for the 800 students of the Juilliard School in New York, one of the most prestigious conservatories in the world and one of the most selective. The school boasts an impressive list of now famous artists who have studied in its drama, dance and music divisions - from Yo You Ma to Kevin Spacey, from Philip Glass to Pina Bausch.
Acclaimed director Wim Wenders (Wings Of Desire) returns to the screen with this vibrant and poignant tribute to modern dance legend Pina Bausch, using lavishly staged dance pieces.
Matthew Bourne's long awaited reinterpretation of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet The Sleeping Beauty.
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