The ABC of Dance 4 Film will challenge your expectations and tantalise your senses. Hosted by Australian dancer and choreographer Frances Rings and UK hip hop artist and theatre director Jonzi D, the three episodes showcase short dance films from around the world. The series is a unique collaboration between ABC TV, Channel 4 (UK), Arts Council England and the Australia Council for the Arts. The films have been sourced from eight different countries and also include five films that were chosen competitively to be especially commissioned for the project.
From the makers of the Oscar-winning Peter and the Wolf comes this beautiful animated short to a soundtrack of the piano music of Fryderyk Chopin. It tells the story of Anna, a girl whose father has to leave Poland to look for work in London. She's left with her auntie and annoying little cousin Chip-Chip who desperately seeks her attention. Missing her father, Anna decides to run away, but he follows her. As she tries to hide from him in a garbage pile, the children find a broken piano which magically transforms itself into the Flying Machine and rises into the sky.