Message Stick documents the history of the Bangarra Dance Theatre, including its origins at NAISDA with the late Russell Page.
Living Black meets the people responsible for Warumuk, the Bangarra Dance Theatre's collaboration with the Australian Ballet.
Stephen and David Page discuss Aboriginality and stereotyping in contemporary dance.
Stephen Page reveals the creative process behind his work with the Bangarra Dance Theatre.
Stephen Page discusses the Bangarra Dance Theatre's involvement in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games opening ceremony.
One hundred years ago Diaghilev founded the Ballets Russes in Paris. Seventy years ago this company was to change Australia forever. A Thousand Encores is the story of how the greatest ballet company of the 20th century - the celebrated Ballets Russes - came to Australia and awoke a nation, transforming the cultural landscape of the conservative 1930s, leaving a rich legacy that lasts to this day.
Thursday's Fictions has the raw intensity, epic dimensions and fantastical imagery of legend or myth. Director/Choreographer Richard James Allen has created a rich world filled with intriguing ideas and stunning imagery.
The world famous equestrian theatre Zingaro rehearses a spectacular show in the grounds of the palace of Versailles under the watchful eye of its formidable director Bartabas. Tension builds as the erection of the stadium that will seat thousands of spectators falls behind schedule and riders and horses prepare for what must be a perfectly choreographed and timed performance.
Tony Yap, one of Australia's most acclaimed contemporary dancers, mixes ancient Asian traditions with contemporary western experience, evoking a life lead between worlds in this dance-art film.
Versailles is one of Europe's main tourist attractions, drawing over 3 million visitors a year. That's a lot of people to walk through the palace's rooms and corridors and a lot of history to cover, from the Sun King, Louis the XIV to the French Revolution in 1789. The tour guides of Versailles are a passionate and dedicated lot, but their profession is threatened by the advent of the audio-guide.
The grounds of Versailles contain some 50 spectacular fountains connected by 35 kilometres of pipes. This water system was designed and built under the direct supervision of Louis XIV, a great lover of water features and pyrotechnics. Today, a small team of engineers, maintenance workers and pyrotechnics experts prepare a spectacular show that combines water features, fireworks and a cast of hundreds to recreate the pageantry of Versailles, from the time of Louis XIV, the French Revolution and Napoleon, until the turn of the 20th century.
Now in her mid-forties, world famous French Ballerina Sylvie Guillem decides to broaden her artistic palette and takes on a new Asian orientation with collaborative dance works with choreographers Akram Khan and Russell Maliphant.
Marie-Antoinette's private quarters in Versailles, the Petit Trianon, where she entertained lavishly, and the "peasant cottage", where she played shepherds, are in a sorry state of disrepair and closed to the public. Versailles' president, Christine Albanel, wants to transform the run-down estate into a major attraction.
Frederic Didier, head architect of Versailles, supervises a team of restorers, sculptors, stone masons, carvers, gardeners, and other highly skilled staff who fight a constant battle against time and decay. The painting collection alone comprises 6400 paintings, which means 6400 frames are in need of constant attention. Then there is the furniture, the sculptures, the decorative elements, the mural paintings and so on: a work in progress of Herculean proportions.
The Nutcracker Story pays homage to one of the world's favourite fairytales - the Nutcracker. It tells the story behind this famous tale and looks at what makes Tchaikovsky's enduring ballet so popular with children and ballet companies the world over.
In 1977, three men in frocks became an overnight sensation on Italian television. Irreverent, sexy and outrageous, they were Le Sorelle Bandiera - The Flag Sisters. Out of drag, they were Tito Le Duc (a Mexican), Mauro Bronchi (an Italian) and Neil Hansen, a boy from Perth, WA. The Fabulous Flag Sisters tells the story of how a boy from Oz became an Italian superstar - in a frock.
Go behind the scenes of the smash hit musical, Wicked, to see exclusive rehearsals and meet the talented cast.
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