Neil Finn reveals how playing at house parties established the way Crowded House wanted to connect with their audience.
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.
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.
This stunning visualisation of Gustav Holst's The Planets breathes new life into a 20th century classic. It creates visual worlds to complement and explore Holst's masterpiece.
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.
The story of local Aboriginal rock icons Us Mob and No Fixed Address provides an insight into the challenges faced by Aboriginal people and the resilience shown through the powerful medium of music.
Kylie Minogue met Michael Hutchence at a bash after the Countdown Awards in 1987. By the time their two-year affair ended, it had transformed a singing budgie into a femme fatale, and set Kylie's course towards pop divadom.
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.
Filmed over two years, the program follows one of the stars of the Paris Opera Ballet, French prima ballerina Aurelie Dupont as she prepares and performs Swan Lake, The Lady of the Camellias, Raymonda and Le Parc.
After a major renovation lasting more than seven years, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow finally re-opened towards the end of last year with an extravaganza of ballet and opera in an all-Russian program, featuring a cast of thousands. Natalie Dessay, Angela Gheorghiu and Svetlana Zakharova are just a few of the star names performing in front of lavish stage sets to celebrate the best of Russian music and dance.
George Gittoes ventures into Iraq to discover first-hand how soldiers and civilians use music to deal with the realities of war.
An immersive dance experience combining TV, dance and an interactive website.
In 1971, four university students got together to form the band, Queen. Forty years later, they have released 26 albums and sold more than 300 million records worldwide. This two-part documentary explores the remarkable story of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon against a backdrop of brilliant music, stunning live performances and an extensive archive of unseen and rare footage.
The History Channel presents Series 2 of its highly acclaimed series Australian Icon Towns, hosted by Scott McGregor. In each episode, Scott and his team set out to discover the history behind Australia's most quintessential towns. A fun and entertaining series for everyone who's ever wanted to explore the real Australia. Experience some of the many stories which characterise and have become part of Australian history.
Anthems: Volume 1 showcases the talents of Christine Anu, Last Kinection, Shane Howard and Emma Donovan and gives insight into the messages behind their songs.
On July 20, 1969 an estimated 600 million people all over the world watched astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon for the first time. The moonwalk inspired musicians from David Bowie and the Byrds to Parliament - Funkadelic and Sun Ra to imagine a cosmic future for mankind. However, once the Cold War space race had been won, popular interest in space exploration waned rapidly - as reflected in songs by Elton John and Gil Scott-Heron. In December 1972, NASA launched its final manned mission to the moon, and we have never gone back since. Almost half a century after the moon landing, while our deep yearning to explore the universe lives on in the realm of art and music, its most profound legacy may be the perspective it gave us on our own planet and who we are as a species.
The hit musical about two teenagers growing up in the 1950s, when keeping one's cool meant everything. After Sandy and Danny share a perfect summer romance they mistakenly believe they will never see each other again. But, as it happens, they wind up at the same high school and a rocky relationship begins. The two sing and dance their way through such hits as Greased Lightning, Summer Love, You're the One That I Want and Hopelessly Devoted to You.
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