The Schools Spectacular is an outstanding showcase of the talent in NSW public schools, it is unequalled in the world with over 2000 dancers, a 1500-voice choir, an 80-piece symphony orchestra and 50 exceptional soloists.
The world's largest variety show. 3600 students, 400 schools, 2000 dancers and 1300 choir members. Featuring School Spectacular graduate and winner of The Voice, Anja Nissen, in a special guest appearance including a duet with Alexa, winner of The Voice Kids.
Every year China organises a nationwide contest in which foreign performers show their Chinese talent. The documentary follows a group of foreign performers, singers, dancers, musical instrument players, who participated in the 2003 contest.
Striking a chord with audiences throughout Sydney Festival 2012, this bold production from choreographer Kate Champion and Sydney Theatre Company uses real stories in an expose of contemporary family life in Australia.
For the first time on Nine, a show like no other, the 30th Anniversary of the Schools Spectacular. 3600 students, 400 schools, 2000 dancers and 1300 choir members deliver cutting-edge youth dance and musical numbers.
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.
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.
In a country bereft of opportunity and often hope, dreams can offer sustenance to young minds. In Cambodia that dream often manifests in the desire to dance with the Royal Ballet and every year hundreds of youths compete for just 50 places in the cast.
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.
In October 2012, Ella Havelka became the first Indigenous dancer to be invited into The Australian Ballet in its 50 year history. It was an announcement that made news headlines nationwide. A descendant of the Wiradjuri people, we follow Ella's inspirational journey from the regional town of Dubbo and onto the world stage of The Australian Ballet. Featuring intimate interviews, dynamic dance sequences, and a stunning array of archival material, this moving documentary follows Ella as she explores her cultural identity and gives us a rare glimpse into life as an elite ballet dancer within the largest company in the southern hemisphere.
Follow in the inspirational footsteps of six extraordinary dancers as they struggle to maintain form in the face of injury and personal sacrifice on their way to one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.
Explores creative fields that fall outside the traditional definition of art. Each week, a new artistic medium is explored through profiles of boundary-pushing artists. Focusing on the celebrated as well as the undiscovered, this series explores the creative process behind each featured art form and uncovers how and why these artists do what they do.
Tells the story of Nureyev's life in Russia up to and including his defection to the West. Extensive home movies and previously unseen archives from Nureyev's childhood and adolescence in Russia, including his early triumphs on stage in Leningrad, are moving examples of an immense talent in its early stages of development. Friends, lovers and fellow dancers all have vivid memories of their experiences with him; not all are complimentary.
Jig is the remarkable story of the fortieth Irish Dancing World Championships, held in March 2010 in Glasgow. Three thousand dancers, their families and teachers from around the globe descend upon Glasgow for one drama-filled week. Clad in wigs, make up, fake tans, diamantes and dresses costing thousands of pounds, they compete for the coveted world titles. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
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.
Kat is upset when her parent's ignore her 16th birthday and throws herself a huge party at their harbour front home as revenge. However chaos soon reigns when Tara spies Kat kissing Christian and realises she can't ignore her own feelings, Petra accidentally gets drunk, the photo of Tara and Christian together is revealed, and the police are called to end the out-of-control party!
Renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine stars in this charming documentary that offers a unique perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Three diverse Jaffa-based schools host Dulaine's Dancing Classrooms program. Ballroom basics are taught to an ethnically mixed group of children, the most passionate members of which are trained for a city-wide competition. What results is a sweet and incredibly moving tale filled with moments of truth, poignancy and hope.
Discover the inspiring stories of six young performers; champions of Fairfield's underground Parkour and street style community as they merge urban freestyle forms with contemporary dance and map their city through movement.
What is it about the Bolshoi Ballet that makes it uniquely Russian? This documentary follows internationally acclaimed former Royal Ballet dancer Deborah Bull as she enters the world of the Bolshoi ballet, to look at how and why the Bolshoi is an internationally renowned, world class company.
Two years ago, James Hobley couldn't read or write and was happier playing with his cats than talking to his family. Then, aged eight, he discovered disco dancing and his life changed forever. Within months he was reading and writing and winning dance competitions. Now he wants to be known as James the amazing dancer, not James the boy with autism. He's competing for the world title in disco at Blackpool's Tower Ballroom, but can he win?
Follows a year in the life of Royal Ballet resident choreographer Wayne McGregor. He and Melvyn Bragg discuss how Covent Garden is embracing new directions in art and the relationship between traditional ballet and contemporary dance. The program sees McGregor create, rehearse and present two new works on London's main dance stages within three weeks.
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.
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.
For nearly 50,000 years, dances and songs have been an expression of Pacific Islanders' origins, journey, struggles and their very existence. Today, Pacific Islanders are struggling to maintain their identity and traditions. Dance is central to these efforts and for centuries it has remained one of the most powerful vehicles for transmitting culture.
The struggles of staff and students at NAISDA, Australia's premier indigenous dance college. The cast is announced for The End of Year Show and rehearsals commence. Has the college survived another year? Narrated by Stan Grant.
This is an intimate account of the challenges a group of young Indigenous performers face in the pursuit of their dreams, as the staff of their dance college battle to keep the organisation from being closed down.
Profiles the internationally acclaimed Indigenous didgeridoo player Mark Atkins. Randall follows Atkins from his busy rehearsal schedules in New York with major artists like Phillip Glass, and back to his hometown Geraldton, in Yamaji Country, where he has been asked to perform as a special guest at the Yamaji Festival.
The struggles of staff and students at NAISDA, Australia's premier indigenous dance college. Attendance is at an all-time low and staff morale at rock bottom as Robert shows a government entourage around. Narrated by Stan Grant.
A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers headed by Luke and Natalie team up with NYU freshman Moose, and find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.
Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Semi Final - After Guy Sebastian wowed Europe with a top 5 finish as Australias first ever Eurovision contestant in 2015, Australia has been invited back for another shot at glory. With her unique style and show-stopping voice, Australias Dami Im will be flying the Australian flag in Stockholm, Sweden, taking her song Sound of Silence to the Eurovision stage. Our favourite duo act, SBS Eurovision hosts Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang will once again be poised and ready from the commentary booth in Stockholm. This year, a third member is added to the team, as Toby Truslove puts on the sequins and shimmys into place as behind the scenes reporter backstage to give Australians an access all areas pass to the preparations to the big contest. Australian can vote in the contest in the early morning LIVE broadcasts (Semi Final 2 and Grand Final only) and then join in the conversation using the hashtag #SBSEurovision during the interactive evening prime-time broadcasts with tweets and party pictures on screen. (From Austria, in English) (Entertainment)
Australia, the big moment is here! Artist Isaiah takes the stage in the Eurovision Song Contest Semi Final 1 with his song Don't Come Easy in front of a live audience. It's all on the line as Isaiah must be voted through his Semi Final to go on to compete in the Eurovision Grand Final. SBS's new Eurovision hosts Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey are ready on the ground from the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Australia's been given the chance to take the Eurovision stage by storm, and we've got just the right Guy for the job. In celebration of Australia's invitation to compete in the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest and Guy Sebastian's performance in the Grand Final, SBS will bring audiences its biggest Eurovision offering yet. Hosts Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang, our very own wind machine experts, key change connoisseurs and Team Guy ambassadors, will be on the ground in Vienna ready to report on all the action from this year's contest.
Hosts Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang will again head up SBS's exclusive coverage, and will bring the fun, glamour and madness direct from 2013's host city Malmoe, Sweden. Ten countries from each semi-final have qualified for the final and will be joined by Sweden, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
The world's favourite song contest is back! Baku in Azerbaijan will host Eurovision 2012 following their win in the 2011 contest. Ten countries from each semi-final will qualify for the final and will be joined by Azerbaijan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be crowned. The Grand Final sees 10 acts from each semifinal come together with host country Ukraine and the 'Big Five' - Spain, France, Italy, Germany and the UK - to battle for the title of Eurovision Song Contest winner. Hosts Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey will be ready on the ground from the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine, to bring Australians every angle of the Grand Final action.
Tjawa Tjawa Songline follows a group of women in search of husbands, travelling from Roebourne all the way to Kiwikurra in the Great Sandy Desert to the south of Balgo. This is a long journey with many stories about how the women came to their end, only to come alive again and continue to travel the lands.
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SBS's exclusive coverage will once again be in the capable hands of Eurovisionaries Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang, who will bring their witty banter to the commentary booth as they guide Australia through the glitz, glamour and madness of the Semi-Finals and spectacular Grand Final direct from Vienna, Austria.
Examines the epic Indigenous production I Am Eora, which had its world premiere at Sydney Festival 2012. Go behind the scenes at Carriageworks as director Wesley Enoch and his cast bring three legendary stories to life.
Australia's time has come to soar like a mighty power ballad and take centre stage at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. With 37 countries vying for glory in the 59th Eurovision Song Contest, SBS's exclusive coverage will once again be in the capable hands of Eurovisionaries Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang, who will bring their witty banter to the commentary booth as they guide Australia through the glitz, glamour and madness of the semi-finals and spectacular Grand Final direct from Copenhagen, Denmark.
Features 48 collisions filmed in ultra slow motion between dancers, boxers, martial artists, gymnasts, football players, wrestlers and street culture enthusiasts. This documentary goes behind the scenes and follows the production as it unfolds. Over 140 collisions are filmed in three days.
The world's favourite song contest is back! Baku in Azerbaijan will host Eurovision 2012 following their win in the 2011 contest. Ten countries from each semi-final will qualify for the final and will be joined by Azerbaijan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang return to head up the coverage direct from Baku.
Australia's time has come to soar like a mighty power ballad and take centre stage at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 as Jessica Mauboy takes the stage tonight to perform to 180 million viewers across the globe.
Graham Norton and Eurovision 2013 presenter Petra Mede host a special concert to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest with show stopping performances from some of Eurovision's greatest acts of all time.