Matthew Bourne's long awaited reinterpretation of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet The Sleeping Beauty.
First staged at Sadler's Wells in London in 1995, Bourne's acclaimed version of Swan Lake is famous for having the swans danced by men rather than women. The ballet has been hugely successful and won many prestigious awards.
This documentary explores the relationship between art and war, using animation inspired by images from some of the greatest artists in history. The soundtrack is Shostakovich's brutal Leningrad Symphony.
The top of an old warehouse in Hamburg is the home of a new concert hall that designers hope will become famous. However, they are years behind schedule, millions over budget and working with difficult acoustics.
Lawrence meets a group of awesome karate kids, who show him some epic moves.
French folk song, "1km a Pied" is performed in French and with explanatory graphics in this lesson.
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.
From poverty and personal tragedy to Australia's first Aboriginal pop star - Jimmy Little's Gentle Journey is an intimate look at the life of a pioneering artist who defied incredible odds.
Lucette Aldous, Marilyn Rowe and Marilyn Jones were prima ballerinas in the 1970s, when Peggy van Praagh was artistic director at the Australian Ballet. Award-winning filmmaker Michelle Mahrer celebrates their passion for dance.
Schools Spectacular is an outstanding showcase of the talent in NSW public schools with a 2700-strong choir, 2300 diverse dancers, a world-class stage band and a huge number of outstanding solo acts.
French folk song Bateau Sur L'eau is performed in French with explanatory graphics in this lesson.
Meet Girl Zone, a group of friends who are also a rap group.
French folk song Comptine Pour Dessiner is performed in French and with explanatory graphics in this lesson.
This week, Artists At Work follows the trials and triumphs of The Glass Percussion Project as its creators, Eugene Ughetti and Elaine Miles, prepare for an ambitious performance in the Atrium Gallery at Melbourne's Federation Square. The Glass Percussion Project is a meditative and musical interplay inspired by the themes of air, water and divine melody, where Ughetti is the percussionist/composer/conductor and Miles is the glass/installation artist.
Recently in Australia as curator of the Luminous Festival at the Sydney Opera House is none other than the man internationally acclaimed as the father of ambient music - Brian Eno. Honouring his 30-odd years of creative achievements this program features an illuminating Q&A interview between Eno and ABC arts presenter Andrew Frost.
In the unlit rooms of the bullet-pocked Kabul Secondary School of Fine Arts, music students persist with broken instruments, no books, no syllabus and no specialist teachers. After 30 years of conflict and a loss of musical rights during the Taliban regime, the musical culture of Afghanistan has been devastated. Despite all the rebuilding in the country, little has been done for music. In the midst of this despair, Melbourne-based Afghan musicologist Dr Ahmad Sarmast returns to Kabul determined to create the first National Music Institute of Afghanistan.
In September 2011, eight months after Australia's most devastating floods, the people of Brisbane came together for a performance by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) conducted by Asher Fisch, accompanied by the Brisbane Chorale and Canticum Chamber Choir directed by Emily Cox.
This series, presented by composer Howard Goodall, shows that great pieces of music are not freak accidents of genius but the direct products of their time, place, culture and politics. 1791 saw the completion of Mozart's last opera The Magic Flute and his great Requiem. It was also the year of his death.
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Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection.