We look at the impressive repertoire Bangarra has and delve into the dynamics of this unique dance company and its performers gaining an understanding of the creative processes involved.
Get an inside look at the creative process with this premiere series of in-depth interviews with the leading figures in the arts world. Artistic Director of the Bangarra Dance Theatre discusses his love for Indigenous dance.
Bangarra Dance Theatre redefined how the world thinks about Indigenous dance. The brothers behind it, director Stephen Page and music composer David Page have dedicated their lives to depicting the world's oldest living culture in new ways. In an intimate conversation with Living Black, the Page brothers reveal how they made their way from a housing commission in Brisbane to directing and composing the Indigenous performance for the Sydney Olympic Games.
It's been seven years since Dubbo mother-of-four Lateesha Nolan disappeared. This week her family speaks out about their heartache. In this week's instalment of The Music Project, acoustic soul artist Evie J Willie performs in the Living Black studio. And we take a look at Bangarra Dance Theatre's collaboration with the Australian Ballet.
Ballroom dancing is the ultimate traditional sport. With a reputation for being overtly heterosexual and inflexible rules that bar same-sex couples from competitions, it should be the last sport on earth in which gay men and lesbians would participate. But at a small studio in Melbourne a passionate group of same sex ballroom dancers is defying the rules.
Five black former members of the Harlem tap-dancing troupe, The Silver Belles, now aged from 84 to 96, put their dancing shoes back on 25 years ago and regained the fame and fun they had during their heyday in the 1930s. They may not kick as high now, but they are hip-swaying, sharp and showbiz savvy, perform to standing ovations and are as sassy as ever.
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.
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.
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.
Former Stranglers front man Hugh Cornwell reveals the inspiration for several of the band's biggest hits, and performs them in the studio.
Malinga explores the work of Indigenous artists living on the Central Coast of NSW.
We speak with two of the NAISDA Dance College student's mentors, Jasmine Goulash and Raymon Parsons, the latter of whom has been a part of the college for a long time. Presenter and artist Gavi Duncan talks more about his life and his work across many skills and genres. Meet his local art group, including award-winning traditional artist Gary Purchase, and explore the mural of Darkinjung history that artist Megan Cain painted in Kariong with the help of half a dozen trainees.
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.
A talented ballerina and a former hockey player work together to achieve their dancing dreams.
Gustavo Dudamel puts an intimate flourish on Verdi's Requiem, the Los Angeles Times writes about Dudamel's performance of Verdi's Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl. "A page was turned and a new chapter begun in the maturation of a music director." Dudamel is joined by a cast of high-class singers: Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, who regularly performs at La Scala, the Wiener Staatsoper, London's Royal Opera or the Salzburg Festival, the upcoming star tenor Vittorio Grigolo, who regularly guests at La Scala, Covent Garden, and the MET, Michelle DeYoung, who performs with leading orchestras like the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Julianna Di Giacomo, who regularly guests at the MET, the LA Opera and other international opera houses.
All-stars from the previous Step Up instalments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.
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