Myf Warhurst's Nice is a six-part series that will take viewers on a cultural crusade to explore some of Myf's favourite things from her youth in music, food, fashion, photography, art and design. It's a show that embraces cultural icons of the past and takes a closer look at what surrounded us - the stuff you'd find in your own living room rather than in a gallery or museum. It's a celebration of all the things that are just, well... 'nice'.
Jack Black stars as a hell-raising guitarist with delusions of grandeur. Kicked out of his band and desperate for work, he impersonates a substitute teacher and turns a class of fifth grade high-achievers into high-voltage rock and rollers. Joan Cusack portrays the principal of the private school where Black is prepping the kids for a Battle of the Bands.
Kira, a beautiful Greek muse, incarnates herself on Earth to inspire a man named Sonny Malone to build a huge disco roller-rink.
This documentary on Emma Donovan will capture the raw emotion of her experience at the Garma Festival. This intimate story will showcase her connection with country and culture.
Anthems: Volume 2 showcase the talents of Dan Sultan, Bart Willoughby and Kev Carmody and giving insight into the messages behind their songs.
One Mob To C-Gen is bigger and grander than ever, ass a new crop of students from South East Queensland aim to bring their culture and stories to life through dance and song.
As a teenager, Myf's mum wouldn't allow her to partake in the biggest fashion trend gripping her peers - a perm. Looking back, Myf now realises her mum might have had a point, but at the time Myf thought it was 'nice'.
Growing up in a small country town, Myf thought dinner at the local Chinese restaurant was the most exotic culinary experience possible. With hindsight she realises a lot of our earlier food experiences weren't exactly authentic - but they were... 'nice'.
Sydney Dance Company (SDC) presented the world premiere of Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela's 2 One Another at Sydney Theatre in March 2012 and now it comes to ABC2 LIVE for all to enjoy. 2 One Another explores and celebrates relationships, interactions and the beauty of the human form.
Choreographer and dancer, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, collaborates with the kung fu monks from the Shaolin Temple and artist Antony Gormley to produce a unique and extraordinary dance hybrid.
This is a story about two women, a handful of Aboriginal Elders and a group of migrant youth. It's a story about how acceptance and respect played a vital role in healing the human spirit.
Angela Bates takes you on a journey to Taiwan to experience Zen drumming, local Aboriginal arts, culture and music, and some of Taiwan's must-see destinations.
Most of us have a family portrait - a moment in time frozen forever staring down at you from your parents' wall. And even though they're invariably dated and often awkward - there's still something... 'nice' about them.
Myf's parents were both art teachers and as a result, she grew up surrounded by art. Myf loved it all, the good, the bad, and the ugly - she thought it was all 'nice'. In Nice and Arty, Myf looks at the kitsch and popular art of her childhood and questions why she, and many others, are still drawn to it.
This film is a stunning meeting between the artistic worlds of choreographer Jose Navas and filmmaker Philippe Baylaucq. It is the first film to use 3D thermal imaging to produce visuals never seen before.
In the final episode of the series, Myf looks at that hallowed place where all the 'nice' stuff lives - the 'Good Room'. Myf talks 'Good Rooms' with everyone from Pete Smith - face of Copperart, to host of Bargain Hunt, Tim Wonnacott in a bid to understand why we collect the stuff we do. Myf queries if this room, full of seemingly meaningless objects actually has more significance than we might think.
This is a moving documentary exploring the incredible transformative power of Chopin's Ballade Number 1, the piece of music that has cast a spell on millions of people around the world. Less than ten minutes long and extremely difficult to play, it demands extraordinary feats of control, speed, memory, power and dexterity. In this emotional documentary, two people from opposite sides of the world talk of its effect on their lives. Japanese teenager Momoka, still coming to terms with the earthquake that decimated her community, finds it the perfect outlet for releasing the anguish she hides inside. For Scottish music student Paul, recovering from his fifth brain surgery, the Ballade was literally life-changing - he credits its emotional pull for the return of his memory. Also commenting are four of the greatest pianists alive today: Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lang Lang, Imogen Cooper and Stephen Hough.
This is a story of about three talented sporting brothers: Kieren, Liam and Dane Ugle, and how their love for family fuels their confidence to reach for their dreams.
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