What does it take to be a songwriter?
4:42

What does it take to be a songwriter?

Clip from Behind the News Special

Music

5-6
7-8
9-10
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This video has closed captioning
15 year old songwriter and musician Jasmine interviews Aussie music legend Paul Kelly and gets some tips on how to be a successful songwriter. What kind of writing did Paul ...

15 year old songwriter and musician Jasmine interviews Aussie music legend Paul Kelly and gets some tips on how to be a successful songwriter. What kind of writing did Paul Kelly do before he started songwriting? How old was Kelly when he wrote his first song? Where does Kelly get his inspiration for lyrics?

Aboriginal kids learn opera
2:53

Aboriginal kids learn opera

Clip from Behind the News Special

Music

3-4
5-6
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Behind The News meets 20 Indigenous kids from Broken Hill who are learning to sing and write opera music with the Short Black Opera Company.

Behind The News meets 20 Indigenous kids from Broken Hill who are learning to sing and write opera music with the Short Black Opera Company.

The Best of Elvis Presley
26:40

The Best of Elvis Presley

Smooth/Arts January 12, 2019

Media arts

Music

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
A compilation of music videos featuring the best of Elvis Presley.

A compilation of music videos featuring the best of Elvis Presley.

Australian Story Classics: Mr Singh's Opus
27:36

Australian Story Classics: Mr Singh's Opus

ABC NEWS 24 September 17, 2010

Personal and social capability

Music

11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This video has closed captioning
The son of an Indian farmer, Barry Singh spent his formative years on his family's banana farm, while nurturing the ambition of playing in and conducting a professional orchestra.

The son of an Indian farmer, Barry Singh spent his formative years on his family's banana farm, while nurturing the ambition of playing in and conducting a professional orchestra.

BalletBoyz: Next Generation
47:39

BalletBoyz: Next Generation

Smooth/Arts January 28, 2019

Dance

Music

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Filmed over two years, follow the meteoric rise of this all-male dance company. The film explores what it takes to turn eight individuals into one formidable company and ...

Filmed over two years, follow the meteoric rise of this all-male dance company. The film explores what it takes to turn eight individuals into one formidable company and follows the process from first auditions, through boot-camp training and creating work, right up to their performance in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Sleeping Beauty (Nureyev)
2:32:06

The Sleeping Beauty (Nureyev)

Smooth/Arts September 10, 2018

Dance

Music

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Nureyev's Sleeping Beauty performed here by the l'Opera national de Paris. Tchaikovsky's score performed by Paris Opera Ballet Orchestra, directed by Karoui. Aurora: Eleonora ...

Nureyev's Sleeping Beauty performed here by the l'Opera national de Paris. Tchaikovsky's score performed by Paris Opera Ballet Orchestra, directed by Karoui. Aurora: Eleonora Abbagnato. Prince: Mathieu Ganio. Florine: Myriam Ould-Braham.

BalletBoyz at the Roundhouse
59:01

BalletBoyz at the Roundhouse

Smooth/Arts January 7, 2019

Dance

Music

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
BalletBoyz, winners of the 2013 National Dance Award for Best Independent Company, is a 10-strong, all-male, world-class, modern dance troupe currently touring sell-out shows ...

BalletBoyz, winners of the 2013 National Dance Award for Best Independent Company, is a 10-strong, all-male, world-class, modern dance troupe currently touring sell-out shows throughout the UK and internationally.

Tango Under the Stars
1:19:03

Tango Under the Stars

Smooth/Arts December 17, 2018

Dance

Music

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic accent the colors, rhythms, and passion of music by leading composers from Argentina in this invigorating evening at the Hollywood ...

Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic accent the colors, rhythms, and passion of music by leading composers from Argentina in this invigorating evening at the Hollywood Bowl: Astor Piazzolla, the master of Nuevo Tango, who's four tangos feature on stage the dance company Tango Buenos Aires, known worldwide as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the tango, Alberto Ginastera, one of the most important 20th-century classical composers of the Americas and Piazzolla's first teacher, and Lalo Schifrin, who, beside his concert music, is the composer of the famous scores of Mission: Impossible and Dirty Harry. His Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, a world premiere recording, is composed for Angel Romero, an iconic master of the classical guitar.

BalletBoyz: Strictly Bolshoi
1:15:45

BalletBoyz: Strictly Bolshoi

Smooth/Arts January 14, 2019

Dance

Music

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Intimate and thrilling film that follows the world's most sought-after ballet choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon, as he becomes the first Englishman to be invited to create a ...

Intimate and thrilling film that follows the world's most sought-after ballet choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon, as he becomes the first Englishman to be invited to create a new work for the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow.

Christmas Sounds Better This Year
58:57

Christmas Sounds Better This Year

ABC December 17, 2019

Media arts

Music

3-4
5-6
7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Every Christmas the same old songs are played, so we got some talented people to compose new ones. Join host Kumi Taguchi for a heart-warming musical adventure, that ...

Every Christmas the same old songs are played, so we got some talented people to compose new ones. Join host Kumi Taguchi for a heart-warming musical adventure, that celebrates Australian Christmas spirit at its very best.

John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet
2:07:03

John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet

Smooth/Arts April 7, 2020

Dance

Music

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
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 ...

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.

Bach: Christmas Oratorio
2:43:06

Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Smooth/Arts December 24, 2019

Media arts

Music

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Performed by the Staatskapelle Dresden, conducted by Christian Thielemann. Soprano: Sibylla Rubens. Alto: Christa Mayer. Tenor: Daniel Behle. Baritones: Florian Boesch and ...

Performed by the Staatskapelle Dresden, conducted by Christian Thielemann. Soprano: Sibylla Rubens. Alto: Christa Mayer. Tenor: Daniel Behle. Baritones: Florian Boesch and Hanno Muller-Brachmann. From the Frauenkirche Dresden.

Swan Lake Reloaded
1:15:56

Swan Lake Reloaded

Smooth/Arts March 22, 2020

Dance

Music

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
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 ...

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.

Sunday Arts
56:59

Sunday Arts

ABC November 15, 2009

Visual arts

Music

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
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.

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.

Messiah at the Foundling Hospital
59:08

Messiah at the Foundling Hospital

SBS April 24, 2017

Modern history

Health and PE

Music

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This video has closed captioning
Handel's Messiah is one of the most popular choral pieces in Western music, yet few people know the story of how this much-loved work came to public attention or helped save ...

Handel's Messiah is one of the most popular choral pieces in Western music, yet few people know the story of how this much-loved work came to public attention or helped save the lives of tens of thousands of children. Historian Amanda Vickery and radio presenter Tom Service present this docu-drama that recreates the performance of Messiah at London's Foundling Hospital in 1750 and reveals how this special fund-raising concert helped maintain the institution and heralded a golden age of philanthropy.

The Dream Factory
30:00

The Dream Factory

ABC November 30, 2017

Media arts

Drama

Music

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This video has closed captioning
A tribute to ABC's Ripponlea studios, where Australia learned to make television. Actors, entertainers, costume and set designers honed their craft inside this creative hub, ...

A tribute to ABC's Ripponlea studios, where Australia learned to make television. Actors, entertainers, costume and set designers honed their craft inside this creative hub, bringing drama, film, comedy and music to audiences.

Family Confidential
25:54

Family Confidential: The Barnes

Season 1 Episode 7 ABC December 27, 2010

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Music

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This video has closed captioning
Once known as one of the biggest ratbags of Australian rock'n'roll, Jimmy Barnes is now regarded as music royalty. But it hasn't been an easy journey. Jimmy's battles with ...

Once known as one of the biggest ratbags of Australian rock'n'roll, Jimmy Barnes is now regarded as music royalty. But it hasn't been an easy journey. Jimmy's battles with drugs and alcohol have taken him to the brink, almost costing him his family and his life. He was saved by an unlikely love affair that has survived against the odds.

A Boy Called Alex
48:45

A Boy Called Alex

ABC2 April 4, 2010

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Music

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
A Boy Called Alex: the Concert is the sequel to Alex: A Passion for Life. The concert features highlights from the astonishing production of Bach's St Matthew Passion, ...

A Boy Called Alex: the Concert is the sequel to Alex: A Passion for Life. The concert features highlights from the astonishing production of Bach's St Matthew Passion, conducted by Alex Stobbs. Cambridge music scholar and cystic fibrosis sufferer, Alex Stobbs captured the heart of the nation with his inspiring story of hope and determination. Battling his crippling disease, Alex continues to turn his musical dreams into reality. He conducted the St Matthew Passion in front of a packed house of 800 paying audience members at the famous Cadogan Hall in London.