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.
Wardbukkarra is the story of creation and the inevitable struggle between good and evil as told by the Bininj people from central western Arnhem Land.
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.
Profiles the internationally acclaimed Indigenous didgeridoo player Mark Atkins. Randall follows Atkins from his busy rehearsal schedules in New York with major artists like Phillip Glass, and back to his hometown Geraldton, in Yamaji Country, where he has been asked to perform as a special guest at the Yamaji Festival.
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.
Malinga explores the work of Indigenous artists living on the Central Coast of NSW.
The end of the school year is in sight. Students are busy rehearsing the final shows of the year, auditioning for the major companies, and giving concerts at prestigious venues.
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