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Danced by the State Ballet Berlin, performed by the State Orchestra Berlin. Choreography by Mauro Bigonzetti. Developed in collaboration with the Staatsballet, Berlin.

Danced by the State Ballet Berlin, performed by the State Orchestra Berlin. Choreography by Mauro Bigonzetti. Developed in collaboration with the Staatsballet, Berlin.

The world's biggest youth variety extravaganza, the Schools Spectacular, is celebrating its 27th year. ABC3's Kayne and Amberley join forces with John Foreman to bring you all ...

The world's biggest youth variety extravaganza, the Schools Spectacular, is celebrating its 27th year. ABC3's Kayne and Amberley join forces with John Foreman to bring you all the colour and excitement.

Now in it's 11th year, the professionally produced arena spectacular celebrates the incredible singing, dancing and musical talents of over 1500 state school students from all ...

Now in it's 11th year, the professionally produced arena spectacular celebrates the incredible singing, dancing and musical talents of over 1500 state school students from all over Queensland.

Every two years thousands of people are drawn to far north Queensland to see traditional Aboriginal dancing at its very best. This episode features the Pormpurraw Dancers and ...

Every two years thousands of people are drawn to far north Queensland to see traditional Aboriginal dancing at its very best. This episode features the Pormpurraw Dancers and Whantunahjaban from Townsville.

Set in 1879 Paris. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil ...

Set in 1879 Paris. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. US title: Leap!

Every two years people are drawn to Far North Queensland to see traditional Aboriginal dancing. Featuring the Duchess Marrinyama Dancers; from Mossman Gorge, the Wabal Wabal ...

Every two years people are drawn to Far North Queensland to see traditional Aboriginal dancing. Featuring the Duchess Marrinyama Dancers; from Mossman Gorge, the Wabal Wabal Women; and Goobidi Manjal Men's groups.

Check out the amazing Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival. This episode features the Mapoon Dance Troupe and from Yarrabah the Gura Buna Gunggandji, the Yindjii Lower Coast and ...

Check out the amazing Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival. This episode features the Mapoon Dance Troupe and from Yarrabah the Gura Buna Gunggandji, the Yindjii Lower Coast and the State School Dancers.

Join 3600 talented singers and dancers, and musicians aged 5 to 18, from NSW public schools, as they take over Sydney's Entertainment Centre to present a school musical ...

Join 3600 talented singers and dancers, and musicians aged 5 to 18, from NSW public schools, as they take over Sydney's Entertainment Centre to present a school musical extravaganza of epic proportions.

Award-winning filmmakers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt - aka The Ballet Boyz - join The Royal Ballet as they embark on a historic tour to Cuba. It's the first time a major ...

Award-winning filmmakers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt - aka The Ballet Boyz - join The Royal Ballet as they embark on a historic tour to Cuba. It's the first time a major international ballet company has visited Cuba since the revolution and coincides with its 50th anniversary.

Featuring dancers from the Sydney Dance Company, this film is set inside a house rocking back and forth on a cliff above an endless ocean, where a woman dreams of imaginary ...

Featuring dancers from the Sydney Dance Company, this film is set inside a house rocking back and forth on a cliff above an endless ocean, where a woman dreams of imaginary beings who live on the rocks below.

The ballet Sylvia, composed by Leo Delibes in 1876, tells the story of Sylvia, an Amazon beauty, Aminta, a handsome shepherd, and the god Eros. Sir Frederick Ashton's ...

The ballet Sylvia, composed by Leo Delibes in 1876, tells the story of Sylvia, an Amazon beauty, Aminta, a handsome shepherd, and the god Eros. Sir Frederick Ashton's choreography was written for Margot Fonteyn, and it places strong emphasis on the role of Sylvia. Darcey Bussell, who returned to the stage in this Royal Ballet production 18 months after giving birth, is famous English ballerina. Roberto Bolle from Italy plays Aminta. At the end of Acts I and II, Bussell takes the viewer backstage.

As The Australian Ballet approaches the 50th anniversary of its first performance, Artscape looks back at its origins and goes behind the scenes during the company's latest ...

As The Australian Ballet approaches the 50th anniversary of its first performance, Artscape looks back at its origins and goes behind the scenes during the company's latest take on the classical ballet, Swan Lake.

A toe-tapping compilation of the best song-and-dance routines from the Hollywood greats, hosted by Gene Kelly and other top names from the dance world.

A toe-tapping compilation of the best song-and-dance routines from the Hollywood greats, hosted by Gene Kelly and other top names from the dance world.

Every two years thousands of people are drawn to far north Queensland to see traditional Aboriginal dancing. This episode features the Yimbaala Dance Group from Hopevale and ...

Every two years thousands of people are drawn to far north Queensland to see traditional Aboriginal dancing. This episode features the Yimbaala Dance Group from Hopevale and the Lockhart River Dancers.

Chunky Move has been a giant on the Australian contemporary dance landscape since 1995. This film tracks the 16-year history of this seminal Melbourne-based dance company ...

Chunky Move has been a giant on the Australian contemporary dance landscape since 1995. This film tracks the 16-year history of this seminal Melbourne-based dance company through the eyes of its founder, and outgoing Artistic Director, Gideon Obarzanek. The program follows Obarzanek and takes a behind-the-scenes look at the preparations of two major new works, Connected and Faker.

Every two years thousands of people are drawn to far north Queensland to see traditional Aboriginal dancing. This episode features Mayi Wunba Dancers from Kuranda and from ...

Every two years thousands of people are drawn to far north Queensland to see traditional Aboriginal dancing. This episode features Mayi Wunba Dancers from Kuranda and from Coen the Allkumo Malkati Dance Team.

Angels In New York
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Angels In New York

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  February 18, 2010
Two young Aussie rookie producers attempt the seemingly impossible: to take an unknown musical straight to Broadway! Write a musical and get it on Broadway - maybe in your ...

Two young Aussie rookie producers attempt the seemingly impossible: to take an unknown musical straight to Broadway! Write a musical and get it on Broadway - maybe in your dreams. But for Marcus and Ken, unknown Aussie natives it's a whole new reality. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.

The Schools Spectacular showcases a 2700-strong choir, 2300 diverse dancers, an 80-piece symphony orchestra, a world-class stage band and a huge number of outstanding solo ...

The Schools Spectacular showcases a 2700-strong choir, 2300 diverse dancers, an 80-piece symphony orchestra, a world-class stage band and a huge number of outstanding solo performers.

Angels In New York
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Angels In New York

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  March 11, 2010
The world awakes to the crash of the stock markets around the globe. Marcus receives a call plunging the production of "Angels the Musical" into turmoil. Will the show go on? ...

The world awakes to the crash of the stock markets around the globe. Marcus receives a call plunging the production of "Angels the Musical" into turmoil. Will the show go on? Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.

Angels In New York
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Angels In New York

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  February 25, 2010
Two young Aussie rookie producers attempt the seemingly impossible: to take an unknown musical straight to Broadway! Tonight, the team heads south in search of funds, and a ...

Two young Aussie rookie producers attempt the seemingly impossible: to take an unknown musical straight to Broadway! Tonight, the team heads south in search of funds, and a theatre. Frank's connections in the South take them to Louisiana in search of Christian dollars to find new investors into the project. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.

Angels In New York
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Angels In New York

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  March 4, 2010
There are now only seven weeks left before opening night and none of the actors has been up in the flying rigs yet! Lyn cracks the whip and puts the leads through their paces, ...

There are now only seven weeks left before opening night and none of the actors has been up in the flying rigs yet! Lyn cracks the whip and puts the leads through their paces, but again time is against them. Can Lyn have the cast ready for opening night? Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.

This Oscar-winning musical stars Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra as sailors enjoying an eventful shore-leave and includes a dance for Kelly with Jerry the cartoon mouse.

This Oscar-winning musical stars Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra as sailors enjoying an eventful shore-leave and includes a dance for Kelly with Jerry the cartoon mouse.

Parkinson: Masterclass
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Parkinson: Masterclass: Carlos Acosta

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC  |  September 7, 2014
This week Parkinson meets acclaimed ballet dancer Carlos Acosta. Acosta was born in communist Cuba as the 11th child of a truck driver. His family grew up in poverty and as a ...

This week Parkinson meets acclaimed ballet dancer Carlos Acosta. Acosta was born in communist Cuba as the 11th child of a truck driver. His family grew up in poverty and as a child he frequently played truant and grew up playing football in the streets, dodging trouble and the law. Seemingly destined for a life of delinquency, Acosta turned his life around; winning the Prix de Lausanne aged 16 and becoming the principal dancer at the Royal Ballet aged 25.

This intimate documentary follows leading Australian choreographer Lucy Guerin and her company as they embark on an ambitious new project.

This intimate documentary follows leading Australian choreographer Lucy Guerin and her company as they embark on an ambitious new project.

Every two years people are drawn to Far North Queensland to see traditional Aboriginal dancing at its very best. This episode features the Aurukun Dancers and the Wabu Nan ...

Every two years people are drawn to Far North Queensland to see traditional Aboriginal dancing at its very best. This episode features the Aurukun Dancers and the Wabu Nan Geth Dance Group from Umagico.

Every two years, thousands of people are drawn to far north Qld to see traditional Aboriginal dancing at its very best. Featuring from Coen the Allkumo Malkati Dance Team and ...

Every two years, thousands of people are drawn to far north Qld to see traditional Aboriginal dancing at its very best. Featuring from Coen the Allkumo Malkati Dance Team and the Lockhart River Dancers.

Every two years thousands of people are drawn to far north Queensland to see traditional Aboriginal dancing at its very best. Featuring the New Mapoon Dancers and the Wujal ...

Every two years thousands of people are drawn to far north Queensland to see traditional Aboriginal dancing at its very best. Featuring the New Mapoon Dancers and the Wujal Wujal Dance Troupe.

Follow some of Australia's top Irish dancers as they prepare to compete at the Australian Nation Championships.

Follow some of Australia's top Irish dancers as they prepare to compete at the Australian Nation Championships.

Adam Cox visits Bollyfunk Dance where Andrea Lam explains where Bollywood dancing originated, what makes it unique, and how it is a fusion of different dance styles.

Adam Cox visits Bollyfunk Dance where Andrea Lam explains where Bollywood dancing originated, what makes it unique, and how it is a fusion of different dance styles.

Scott is shown the ropes by female contemporary dancers. Acclaimed choreographer and dancer Phoebe Fisher puts him through a 'medium' routine, which he then performs with the ...

Scott is shown the ropes by female contemporary dancers. Acclaimed choreographer and dancer Phoebe Fisher puts him through a 'medium' routine, which he then performs with the entire group. Later, backstage on opening night, Scott interviews dance members and we get a feel for the emotions and pride involved!

Behind The News provides an overview of tap dancing and meets busker Benji Riggs.

Behind The News provides an overview of tap dancing and meets busker Benji Riggs.

A team of students from Australia are part of what is known as the Bust A Move dance troupe, and they've got an incredible opportunity to travel to the US and perform at a big ...

A team of students from Australia are part of what is known as the Bust A Move dance troupe, and they've got an incredible opportunity to travel to the US and perform at a big Special Olympics event. They've worked hard to get this point as everyone in the group has some sort of physical handicap, but despite that, they are able to dance and perform and different events around the country and now, the world.

Today Alex helps immerse us all in Bollywood! He's quite a sport as he tries to fit in and crashlearn the intricacies of semiclassical Bollywood dance. Graceful and intense ...

Today Alex helps immerse us all in Bollywood! He's quite a sport as he tries to fit in and crashlearn the intricacies of semiclassical Bollywood dance. Graceful and intense instructors advise him of the multiple moves of various parts of the body required for this joyful and sensual dance. Head movement and even eye and finger movements are integral for the lively expressions to be projected. What a workout!

Behind The News shows how dance is used in Indian films, meets children learning Indian dance styles, and compares the Bollywood and Hollywood movie industries.

Behind The News shows how dance is used in Indian films, meets children learning Indian dance styles, and compares the Bollywood and Hollywood movie industries.

Learn about one of Scotland's main cultural traditions, highland dancing.

Learn about one of Scotland's main cultural traditions, highland dancing.

Duane speaks with choreographer JulieAnne Byster. Singers, actors, dancers, musicians all have their dress rehearsals and have to come together in the big production. We also ...

Duane speaks with choreographer JulieAnne Byster. Singers, actors, dancers, musicians all have their dress rehearsals and have to come together in the big production. We also hear from a hearing impaired dancer and his signer/translator, how he must adapt personally to learn the moves by feeling the vibrations.

Meet some of Australia's top Irish dancers and hear them speak about the passion for the dance style.

Meet some of Australia's top Irish dancers and hear them speak about the passion for the dance style.

This clip provides an overview of styles of dance and looks at the origins of break dancing.

This clip provides an overview of styles of dance and looks at the origins of break dancing.

Dance teacher Bessy Kabamba explains that hip-hop is more than just dance steps alone, as it is also a way of thinking and form of self-expression.

Dance teacher Bessy Kabamba explains that hip-hop is more than just dance steps alone, as it is also a way of thinking and form of self-expression.

Alex takes us on a tour of a performing arts academy housing many talented students in the traditions of drama, dance and music. First joining the physical theatre group, he ...

Alex takes us on a tour of a performing arts academy housing many talented students in the traditions of drama, dance and music. First joining the physical theatre group, he chooses an animal to bring out movements that enable him to find himself and his spirit. Then it's down the hall for a jam session including many talented students and even national award winners. We hear from instructors along the way who tell us the philosophy of this joyful community, and note the instilment of pride in e

Letters On The Bridge
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Letters On The Bridge

ABC2  |  August 22, 2010
Classification: General Classification: General
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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 ...

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.

Motel Deception
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Motel Deception: Dance

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  February 23, 2012
An immersive dance experience combining TV, dance and an interactive website.

An immersive dance experience combining TV, dance and an interactive website.

Three ambitious and moving dance performances - Chroma, Limen, and Infra - created by choreographer Wayne McGregor for the Royal Ballet. Fluid movements and athleticism ...

Three ambitious and moving dance performances - Chroma, Limen, and Infra - created by choreographer Wayne McGregor for the Royal Ballet. Fluid movements and athleticism combine to create a fascinating hybrid between classical and modern dance.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Dance With The Elements
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Dance With The Elements: Water

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC ME  |  September 11, 2015
Classification: General Classification: General
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Four dances, one representing each of the four elements - air, earth, water and fire. The dances for each element have been choreographed to three different, often contrasting ...

Four dances, one representing each of the four elements - air, earth, water and fire. The dances for each element have been choreographed to three different, often contrasting pieces of classical music. The aim of the films is to introduce primary school children with special education needs to a range of classical music - taking them on an immersive, imaginative journey, and encouraging them to get up and join in with the action they are watching on-screen.

Tamara Rojo's Swan Lake
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Tamara Rojo's Swan Lake

SBS  |  September 13, 2014
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 ...

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.

Dance With The Elements
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Dance With The Elements: Earth

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC ME  |  September 4, 2015
Classification: General Classification: General
This video has closed captioning
Four dances, one representing each of the four elements - air, earth, water and fire. The dances for each element have been choreographed to three different, often contrasting ...

Four dances, one representing each of the four elements - air, earth, water and fire. The dances for each element have been choreographed to three different, often contrasting pieces of classical music. The aim of the films is to introduce primary school children with special education needs to a range of classical music - taking them on an immersive, imaginative journey, and encouraging them to get up and join in with the action they are watching on-screen.

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 ...

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.

A collaboration between British choreographer Wayne McGregor and researchers in cognitive science, creating a high-tech system capable of finding creative solutions to ...

A collaboration between British choreographer Wayne McGregor and researchers in cognitive science, creating a high-tech system capable of finding creative solutions to choreographic problems.

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 ...

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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