MASTERS OF DREAMS

How are these marvels of diamonds, gold and gemstones that adorn the necks of stars and celebrities, conceived? Who are the designers? Where do they find inspiration? How are these exceptional jewels even made? Go behind-the-scenes with thirteen of the world’s most legendary jewellers: experience what goes into the design and creation of their most magnificent…

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VAGABOND CREW: A JOURNEY THROUGH BREAKDANCE

The Vagabond Crew, one of the most successful breakdancing crews in the world, invites viewers to follow them as they attempt to win another double victory for a second consecutive year at The Battle of the Year, Europe’s biggest international breakdance competition. Through candid interviews with both former and current Vagabond members, the film gives…

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WHEN HIP HOP BECOMES ART

Hip hop dance first began in the streets when dancers, known as “b-boys” or “b-girls,” attracted passing audiences with their acrobatic moves and turned hip hop into a worldwide cultural phenomenon. Yet, all over the world, hip hop crews are still largely ignored by the official art scene and denied opportunites to perform on national…

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MARIINSKY: BUILDING A MUSIC CITY

New cities in the world can offer as many operas, ballets and concerts each year as the city of Saint Petersburg. However, its celebrated Mariinsky theatre no longer has the proper equipment nor the space to compete with the biggest international stages. Under the direction of Valery Gergiev, chief conductor and director of the Mariinsky,…

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BLISS

In order to put together the rave & nightclub-inspired production of his dreams, French choreographer Anthony Egéa recruits a team of young dancers trained in drastically varied disciplines, from classical, to electro, to breakdance. The film follows the entire creative process – from auditions to opening night and the months of training in between – to…

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Secrets of the Great Wall

The Great Wall of China, even if it is not visible from the Moon, as is often proclaimed, is still the most important architectural site ever built by Man. First intended as a strategic defence wall against violent attacks by nomadic Mongols, it effectively unified an Empire of gigantic proportions. In its hey days, it…

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you are naked, so am I

Daniela Miszkinis is a visual artist and practising art therapist and counsellor. She is focusing on painting in oils from life, in particular portraiture, still life arrangements, interiors and painting from figure. Always working directly from life, without reference to photographic material, Daniela creates paintings based on the premise that the sitter’s psyche can be…

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Kalasam

The KALASAM is the arrangement of a brass or silver pot filled with water, holding a coconut amongst mango tree leaves at its mouth. It’s regarded as auspicious and used to initiate Poojas and invoke the Goddess Shakthi in the local culture. When the women started saving for contingencies again, as their predecessor had done…

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Peter Weibel – Körperaktionen Bodyworks 1967-2003

“Most performance artists developed their actions from painting, or to be more precise, from action painting, to which they also remained visually and conceptually bound. My performances differ from other actions performed in the 1960s, for instance in Vienna and California, firstly, through their relation to media and secondly, through their relation to politics. Writing…

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DANCE MASTERCLASS – Ballet Workshops

An insight into the dedication and sheet hard work required by all dancers to bring their performance to the peak of perfection. These four workshops take viewers behind the scenes to watch Britain’s leading dance companies in rehearsal. Titles in this series (also available individually): 1. Sir Frederick Ashton and Anthony Dowell 2. Jane Dudley…

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To Have Mostly Done with the Judgement of God

This is a film of Ozfrank’s theatrical essay that smokes out the text of Antonin Artaud’s radio play: To have done with the judgement of god. Directed by John Nobbs and Jacqui Carroll, this work is a surreal homage to the insane, but often perceptive mind of Artaud, the French madman/genius. Artaud’s eccentric and poetic…

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Nijinsky – The Making of “The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky”

A documentary on the making of “The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky” by Paul Cox. Two hours of behind the scenes footages – actors and performers in action, film production, interviews with the creators and performers. “Vaslav Nijinsky” is a film very much in the same tradition as “Vincent – The Life and Death of Vincent…

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Voyages Botanical – Christine Johnson

This film is a snapshot of the work of Christine Johnson, a unique visual artist who shares her passion for plants and fowers with journalist / film maker Marianne Latham. Growing up next to a large park, Christine Johnson had an early fascination with plants and flowers. There were roses, forget- me-nots and delphiniums and…

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The Love of Don Perlimplin

This is Ozfrank’s film of Lorca’s fey and mysterious short play of the same name for a cast of three women and one man. Jacqui Carroll has reshaped the text somewhat and shot the film primarily from the point of view of Perlimplin himself. Perlimplin’s servant Marcolfa, his wife Belisa, and Belisa’s mother all directly…

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