Explores the early life and work of Robert Helpmann. Protégé of Pavlova and Fonteyn's first partner, he had a dazzling career as an actor, choreographer, theatre director and film star.
Fate has played a gigantic part in shaping the extraordinary life of former Ballet Dancer Li Cunxin.
The story of how the greatest ballet company of the 20th century - the celebrated Ballets Russes - came to Australia and awoke a nation, transforming the cultural landscape of the conservative 1930
What's life really like for women in the Islamic world? To what extent is our opinion of them based on Western prejudice? We profile five remarkable women who challenge conventional stereotypes.
In master storyteller Graeme Murphy's hands, the world's favourite ballet becomes a witty, dramatic and ultimately devastating story of love and betrayal.
Featuring over 3500 of the state’s most talented singers, dancers and musicians, the Schools Spectacular is a brilliantly choreographed and costumed production on an epic scale.
Produced specifically for upper secondary schools by the ABC's Education Television unit, Artzone features a profile of 9 Australian artists and their work.
In this examination of Australia's leading choreographer and founder of the Sydney Dance Company Murphy returns to his childhood home in Tasmania where he talks about his childhood adventures, his
Saibai Island in the Torres Strait is so far north it's only four kilometres from Papua New Guinea.
A celebration of three timeless ballets - Firebird, Petrouchka, and Les Sylphides - performed by The Australian Ballet at the Sydney Opera House, and broadcast live on ABC2.
At just 26, Stephen Page became the artistic director of the internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Company.
This is a documentary about the Merry Makers, a dance group for physically and mentally disabled people in suburban Sydney.
In 1999 a unique dance company was established in Barcelona with the aim of turning a selection of the best contemporary dance students from around the world into first class professionals.
From rehearsals to the big day, Compass follows Australia's much loved dance troupe The Merry Makers as they rehearse and make their way to Disneyland in California for their first ever overseas pe
Imagine getting away to a beautiful tropical paradise where you can be entertained by hundreds of the Pacific’s most talented artists and performers.
Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the greatest love story ever told – but it hasn’t been told by one of Australia’s greatest storytellers…until now.
What does it feel like to lose your mind and can you get it back again?
At great cost to his deteriorating health, Bernie Banton has been the face of the James Hardie compensation case.
Billy Connolly has a simple life philosophy - never trust a man who left alone in a room with a tea cosy doesn’t try it on.
Brenda Blethyn, convinced she'd be laughed out of town if she followed her dreams, remained a secretary for 10 years before plucking up the courage to enroll in acting school.