Tara's ecstatic when her mentor Saskia is appointed to teach the second years at the Academy. But Tara rapidly discovers that 'perfect' Saskia may not be the supportive teacher she hoped for.
Rehearsals for The Nutcracker are underway. Tara is playing the role of Clara and quickly discovers that being the star is not all its cracked up to be as Abigail's claws re-emerge. Sammy is forced to admit that his feelings for Christian have moved beyond that of just friendship and Myles Kelly returns to rescue Kat from the costume dungeon where she has been exiled since walking out of her audition.
Abigail and Tara join forces to go head-to-head with a formidable enemy. Christian has to choose between the girl he loves and his desire to escape and Ben is offered an opportunity of a lifetime.
Tara decides to take action after realising that Saskia's continual critique of her dancing could jeopardise her mid-year exams, while Christian ditches his partner exam to hang out with Kat.
Grace encourages Tara to take action against Saskia's spiteful treatment of her; Kat commences training for the Moulin Rouge which leads her to a big realisation; and Sammy is assigned a tutor.
Sammy returns home for his Grandpa Morrie's funeral and to ask his father to support his Academy tuition. An act of sabotage severs frenemies Tara and Abigail.
Nureyev's Sleeping Beauty performed here by the l'Opera national de Paris. Tchaikovsky's score performed by Paris Opera Ballet Orchestra, directed by Karoui. Aurora: Eleonora Abbagnato. Prince: Mathieu Ganio. Florine: Myriam Ould-Braham.
This short film addresses the revolving cycles of human conflict through contemporary dance. Celebrated choreographer Crystal Pite and dance filmmakers Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer commemorate the fading legacies of World War I, while also creating a moving homage to Pite's mentors and contemporaries, whose lives and short careers are pitted against the fleeting nature of the dance art form. Short film.
Vincent Paterson is the Hollywood Choreographer who created defining moves for stars like Michael Jackson and Madonna. This documentary follows a year in his life; In sweaty rehearsals for the Cirque du Soleil show Viva Elvis!, we see the tough work ethics, his humour and the artistic integrity that has shaped his career.
A young man reconciles ancient tradition with the modern, urban world in this debut feature from Stephen Page, artistic director of Australia's renowned Bangarra Dance Theatre.
Follow people from all walks of life - including an ER doctor from Battery Park, a construction contractor from Queens, an equities trader from Wall Street, a policeman from Midtown Manhattan - as they come together at Spanish Harlem's Santo Rico Dance School to let loose, dance and connect while learning the rich art of salsa.
Historian and curator Lucy Worsley and Strictly Come Dancing star Len Goodman, take to the floor to reveal the untold story of British dance. This three part series offers a fascinating insight into British society, exploring how the nation's love of dance has always been more than just mastering the moves and feeling the rhythm. It's about sex and seduction, power and politics, economics and of course, romance. They explore how dancing went from being frowned upon as dangerous and debauched in the 17th century to being celebrated as an essential social skill in the 18th century.
Less than two years after choreographer Roland Petit's death, La Scala's staging of the 1965 ballet Notre Dame de Paris gives the opportunity to re-examine what is considered one of his masterpieces. This Notre-Dame moves on from 19th-century ballet versions of Victor Hugo's novel to tell a streamlined, rather less sentimental story. The score by Maurice Jarre is relentlessly dark and Yves Saint Laurent's costumes range from simple, colourful tunics to Quasimodo's grey cloak. Italian star Roberto Bolle is Quasimodo opposite Natalia Osipova, the former Bolshoi star's Esmeralda, who performs gravity-defying leaps for which she is famous.
BalletBoyz, winners of the 2013 National Dance Award for Best Independent Company, is a 10-strong, all-male, world-class, modern dance troupe currently touring sell-out shows throughout the UK and internationally.
Follow in the inspirational footsteps of six extraordinary dancers as they struggle to maintain form in the face of injury and personal sacrifice on their way to one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.
Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet's youngest ever principal. At the peak of his success, aged 25, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom, his talent more a burden than a gift. Here is an unprecedented look into the life of a complex young man who has made ballet go viral. Urban rebel, iconoclast, airborne angel, Sergei is transforming the shape of ballet as we know it. But virtuosity comes with a high price. How can you be free to be yourself when you are ballet's hottest property?
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.
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.
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