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Martha Graham: Dance on Film
One of the great artistic forces of the twentieth century, performer, choreographer, and teacher Martha Graham influenced dance worldwide. Criterion presents a sampling of her stunning craft, all collaborations with television arts-programming pioneer Nathan Kroll. A Dancer's World (1957), narrated…
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Dance for Camera 2 - Seven Dance Films from Around the World
From a Butoh-inspired portrait of a demented aristocrat, to a sensual bedroom metamorphosis, to an intimate moment interrupted by a burst water pipe, this latest collection of award-winning dance films from around the world will "bewitch, bedazzle and bewilder." (Deirdre…
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Dance for Camera - Six Dance Films from Around the World
Dance for Camera presents six films that are among the most outstanding examples of a new film genre that merges dance and film. Selected from festivals in Europe and North America, and winners of over 17 international awards, these films…
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Last Dance - The Pilobolus Dance Theater Honors Holocaust Victims
Powerhouse creative forces unite, and sparks fly, in Mirra Bank's award-winning LAST DANCE. Bank follows the dazzling Pilobolus Dance Theater and legendary author-illustrator, Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) as they collaborate on the dance-theater work that honors a…
Martha Graham Dance Company
Described by The Washington Post as "one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe", this groundbreaking and celebrated company is embracing a new vision that showcases masterpieces by Martha Graham, her peers and their successors as well as newly…
Parables of War - Healing the Wounds of War with Dance
Dance, documentary, and drama. All converge in Parables of War in a meditation exploring the timeless question: can civilization bind the wounds of war? Using MacArthur "Genius" choreographer Liz Lerman's, theatrical performance piece Healing Wars as a point of departure,…
Mathinna
Inspired by a girl's journey between two cultures, Mathinna traces the history of an Aboriginal girl removed from her traditional life, adopted into western colonial society to be ultimately returned to the fragments of her original heritage. Mathinna became the…
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Argentina - Folklore, Dance and Music
Argentina explores the heart of traditional Argentine folklore via a series of choreographed tableaux retracing a history rich in original culture. The unique mise en scene of the dance mixed with awe-inspiring traditional songs performed by the musicians make it…
Patyegarang
Choreographed by Artistic Director Stephen Page, Patyegarang was first presented as part of Bangarra's 25th anniversary in 2014. As the colonial fleet arrived on Eora country in the late 18th Century, a young Aboriginal girl, Patyegarang, befriended the colony's timekeeper,…
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Terrain
The timeless wonder and spiritual resonance of Lake Eyre. Described as a hymn to country, Terrain transports us to Lake Eyre the place of Australia's inland sea: one of the few untouched natural waterways in the world. Bangarra explores the…
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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Going to see Nutcracker with the whole family has been a tradition in other countries for many years. Now it is a tradition in the Netherlands as well. It became apparent that the Netherlands had also adopted this tradition in…
Alonzo King Lines Ballet
The choreographer Alonzo King, acclaimed as "one of the few, true Ballet Masters of our times" by world-famous William Forsythe, works with his company The Alonzo King LINES Ballet in San Francisco. Before founding LINES Ballet in 1982 King has…
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Alexander Ekman - A Swan Lake
"I wanted to do something big and wild and different. Something with water!" said choreographer Alexander Ekman and filled the Main Stage at the Oslo Opera House with 5,000 litres of water. In A Swan Lake, his new full-length work…
Caravaggio
Caravaggio, born Michelangelo Merisi, has entered history due to his paintings of dramatic intensity. Caravaggio used to venture the threshold beyond the pale throughout his life. He was seen for admiration of his work and harsh opposition towards his extraordinary…
Carmen
The libretto, by Henri Meilac and Ludovic Halevy, is based on a novella by Prosper Merimee. The first performance of Carmen on 3 March 1875, produced such a hostile reaction that Bizet left Paris physically and psychologically ill, and died…
Dance Theatre of Harlem
The "Dance Theatre of Harlem's" birthplace was in a disused garage in Harlem, a black district of New York. Arthur Mitchell, the founder who still acts as its artistic director, set up the ballet school with the aim of giving…
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
The film shows a recording of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the famous Balanchine choreography, which made the ballet such a popular staple with companies all over the world. Danced by three star-dancers in the main roles and a company…
Embracing Earth - Dances with Nature
Lyrical and spellbinding, EMBRACING EARTH shows dancers, under the artistic direction of acclaimed choreographer Anna Halprin (winner of American Dance Festival's 1997 Lifetime Achievement Award), moving with the shapes, rhythms and textures of nature. Intimate and meditative imagery transports the…
Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie
May Gibbs' famous children's classic The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie is also a popular children's ballet performed by the Dancers Company of the Australian Ballet School with guest artists from the Australian Ballet. This program includes a brief background…
7 Colours
In 7 Colours , choreographers Stephen Page from the Aboriginal and Island Dance Theatre and Victoria Taylor from the Sydney Dance Company come together to create an innovative short dance film. In a series of seven colourful sequences, using kaleidoscopic…