Kate Grenville discusses the relationship between her life and her writing revealing the wellsprings of her creativity and her love of words. She talks about her triumphs and failures and how and why she writes. Her themes include; feminism, cultural stereotyping, rebellion, sexual abuse, marriage, family and dispossession.
Robyn Archer has gone from a Housing Commission suburb of Adelaide to the Festival Hall in London. As a cabaret singer, she mixes high art with low culture. As a child with chronic asthma, she faced death, and dosed up on adrenaline. As a committed feminist lesbian, she credits the men in her life with creating her career opportunities. Robyn Archer believes in saying yes to everything.
Elena Kats-Chernin was born in the USSR where her musical talent was discovered and first nurtured. She and her family eventually migrated to Australia where she studied piano and composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. After further studies in Germany she began to discover her own unique voice, a combination of modernism and the tonal music that springs from her Russian roots. Today she is considered one of Australia's most intriguing and creative composers.
Presented by Andrew Denton, The Music In Me, is a heart-felt tribute to the human spirit. This award-winning documentary tells the inspiring story of a unique troupe of intellectually and physically disabled performers - the Merry Makers - as they prepare for the performance of a lifetime at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.
An exuberant song and dance fest, celebrating salsa, the music of Cuba, with the Lady Salsa ensemble.
In 2008, world-famous dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch selected 40 teenagers who had never heard her name to be part of the dance performance 'Kontakthof'. Within 10 months till the opening night, the young dancers discover Bausch's genius and their own bodies. Pina Bausch died in 2009. The film is a testimony of her revolutionary work.