Lucette Aldous, Marilyn Rowe and Marilyn Jones were prima ballerinas in the 1970s, when Peggy van Praagh was artistic director at the Australian Ballet. Award-winning filmmaker Michelle Mahrer celebrates their passion for dance.
Three ambitious and moving dance performances - Chroma, Limen, and Infra - created by choreographer Wayne McGregor for the Royal Ballet. Fluid movements and athleticism combine to create a fascinating hybrid between classical and modern dance.
Filmed over two years, the program follows one of the stars of the Paris Opera Ballet, French prima ballerina Aurelie Dupont as she prepares and performs Swan Lake, The Lady of the Camellias, Raymonda and Le Parc.
After a major renovation lasting more than seven years, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow finally re-opened towards the end of last year with an extravaganza of ballet and opera in an all-Russian program, featuring a cast of thousands. Natalie Dessay, Angela Gheorghiu and Svetlana Zakharova are just a few of the star names performing in front of lavish stage sets to celebrate the best of Russian music and dance.
Artistic director and lead principal dancer of the English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, reveals what it takes to prepare and perform ballet's most emotionally and technically demanding part - the dual role of Odette, the White Swan and Odile, the Black Swan.
Starring Rudolf Nureyev and Sir Robert Helpmann this ballet is considered one of Australia's greatest artistic achievements - originally filmed in an Essendon airport hangar Melbourne in 1973, in 40 degree heat over 25 days.