Matthew Bourne's long awaited reinterpretation of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet The Sleeping Beauty.
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.
It's the world's ultimate, crazy song competition and Australia has been watching for over 30 years. There are so many highlights in the contest's history, now it's time to decide the top 40 favourite songs. Hosts Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey present the top 40 songs from Eurovision's 60-year history with the countdown entirely voted by those who know best, Australia's Eurovision fans. A host of Australian musicians, comedians, celebrities and Eurovision fanatics discuss some of their hilarious insights about featured moments, including Richard Wilkins, Adam Liaw, Lucy Durack, Johnny Ruffo, Casey Bennetto, Michalas Banas, and featuring special in-studio performances by Dami Im, Paul Capsis and Bjorn Again.
This delightful Frederick Ashton double bill opens with his setting of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, using the music's dark turbulence and brilliance to inspire some of his most thrilling choreography performed by the Royal Ballet. Witty, impassioned and sublime this ballet was the pinnacle of Ashton's romantic style. The second half of the program features Ashton's delicate, deceptively comic rendering of Louis Merante and Andre Messager's The Two Pigeons - a work rarely performed and a real treat for ballet fans everywhere.
Ondine is a three-act ballet originally created for The Royal Ballet by the choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton and composer Hans Werner Henze in 1958. In 1958 and through until 1966, Margot Fonteyn performed the star role of the water nymph Ondine. This 50th anniversary revival by The Royal Ballet and performed at the Royal Opera House brings new stars to the stage with Miyako Yoshida as Ondine and Edward Watson as the young mortal Palemon.
Bill Benson and Ted Adams are to appear in a Broadway show together and, while in Paris, each 'discovers' the perfect leading lady, but neglects to tell the other until the trip home - with their leading ladies.
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.
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.
Follows fifth graders from three NYC public schools as they train and compete for a dance competition trophy.
A toe-tapping compilation of the best song-and-dance routines from the Hollywood greats, hosted by Gene Kelly and other top names from the dance world.
Live performance of the Irish dance and musical production created, choreographed and starring Michael Flatley. Recorded at the London Palladium theatre in 2014, the show features a new musical score composed by Gerard Fahy and some of the world's most talented dancers including James Keegan, Mathew Smith and Alice Upcott.
Acclaimed director Wim Wenders (Wings Of Desire) returns to the screen with this vibrant and poignant tribute to modern dance legend Pina Bausch, using lavishly staged dance pieces.
Honey is a hip-hop dancer who is blacklisted when she refuses to sleep with a hotshot video maker. That makes her even more determined to succeed in this 21st century version of Flashdance.
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.
Tara was destined to become one of the top dancers of her generation but suffered a devastating injury that crippled her career. Can she make a comeback when she discovers what being defined by a dream really means? With all the familiar favourites from the original series and some new faces, Dance Academy is a heart-warming story of ordinary people fighting to achieve their extraordinary dreams.
The ballet Sylvia, composed by Leo Delibes in 1876, tells the story of Sylvia, an Amazon beauty, Aminta, a handsome shepherd, and the god Eros. Sir Frederick Ashton's choreography was written for Margot Fonteyn, and it places strong emphasis on the role of Sylvia. Darcey Bussell, who returned to the stage in this Royal Ballet production 18 months after giving birth, is famous English ballerina. Roberto Bolle from Italy plays Aminta. At the end of Acts I and II, Bussell takes the viewer backstage.
A juvenile delinquent and a privileged dancer find themselves paired up in a showcase that determines both of their futures. Realising that they only have one chance, will they work together?
Think breakdancing died in the '80s? Think again. This documentary rediscovers one of the most incredible dance phenomena the world has ever seen. Originally known as B-boying, breakdancing was an urban dance form that originated from the streets of New York City during the birth of hip-hop in the seventies. Three decades later, B-boying is back in full force and has evolved into an art form, reaching a level never seen before.
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