The Music and Dance on Film series commences for 2011 this Wednesday March 30.   A great lineup is scheduled for the year, beginning with this tribute to the Ballet Russe by The Australian Ballet.

ABC Classics, c2009

ABC Classics, c2009

Firebird & other legends, features three masterpieces danced by the Ballet Russe on their first Australian tour: Les Sylphides & Petrouchka with their original choreography by Fokine, and Firebird re-imagined by choreographer – Graeme Murphy.  Music is by Chopin & Stravinsky.  This production also features Lana Jones, Kevin Jackson, Marc Cassidy and artists of The Australian Ballet.


Graeme Murphy will soon reinvent another classic, Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet, for The Australian Ballet’s 2011 season.  It premieres in September at The Arts Centre.   Also, the exhibition Ballet Russe: The Arts of Costume, is currently on show at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, until May 1.

The Firebird & other legends screening commences at 12.00 noon and concludes at 1.45 pm (approx).  It will be held in the Arts Listening-Viewing Room.  Enter via the Arts Reading Room and Audio-Visual Centre (from Trescowthick Information Centre).   Admission is free.   No bookings required or taken, but come early as seating is limited.


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