Search Results in Performing Arts

Black Audio Film’s final video-essay explored the Faustian drama of 26 year old Tupac Shakur, the charismatic hiphop MC and actor whose unsolved murder transformed a brief career into posthumous legend. Through Tupac, George fashions a fascinating and complex meditation on the legacies of revoluti...
In 1971, four university students got together to form a band. Since then, that certain band called Queen have released 26 albums and sold over 300 million records worldwide. The popularity of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon is stronger than ever. Their story is a remarkable...
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Martin Scorsese's Shine a Light may be the most intimate documentary ever made about a live rock and roll concert. Certainly it has the best coverage of the performances onstage.Working with cinematographer Robert Richardson, Scorsese deployed a team of nine other cinematographers, all of them Oscar...
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An inspiring look into the creative, and often unnoticed, individuals that craft the way theatrical, musical, and dance productions look and feel through the use of lighting design. This film showcases the stories of three lighting designers ranging from professionals, to an up and coming student cu...
When the Clash was labeled "The Only Band That Matters," it may have been record company hype, but when I was a teenager, there was probably no band that mattered more to me. The idealism, the earnest anger, the democratic, sometimes clumsy way of mixing styles and sounds " I am almos...
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Princely Toys is a BBC documentary from 1976. It explores the subject of automatons; antique animated dolls manufactured for the upper classes of the 19th century. The film centers around the collection of a man named Jack Donovan, but primarily focuses on the automatons themselves. The narrator tal...

Scratch

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Scratch is a feature-length film/ DVD that explores the world of the hip-hop DJ. From the birth of hip-hop, when pioneering DJ's began extending breaks on their party records (which helped inspire break dancing and rap), to the invention of scratching and "beat-juggling" vinyl, to its rece...
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At first glance Dutchman Wim Hof is an average, affable guy, yet he is capable of extraordinary acts. Known as the "Iceman" due to his ability to control his core body temperature in extreme conditions, Superhuman: Iceman follows Hof as he trains Vice correspondents Matt Shea and...
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Very little needs to be said about this trend-setting 1964 classic: Simply put, A Hard Day's Night is the finest rock "n' roll comedy ever made. It hit America shortly after the Beatles themselves did, and with the Fab Four as popular as they were, Stateside audiences would've been happy just t...
The rock movie's very own Zapruder film, Gimme Shelter stands today as a landmark portrait of a band and a generation that changed the stakes between the two camps forever. What starts as an electrifying document of the Rolling Stones' performances on their fiery 1969 American tour switches to an in...
We were hunters and foragers. The frontier was everywhere. We were bounded only by the earth, the ocean and the sky. Today we go about our business, unencumbered by the frontier.Society guides us, it gives us permission to drive on roads, to stop at red lights, and go on green.But something is not r...
Ever since MTV arrived in our living rooms, there has been an inordinate amount of emphasis on beauty and youth and appearance - none of which enters our consciousness through our ears. Never have so few companies controlled so much of the music played on the radio and for sale at retail stores. At...
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1975. The imitable, reputable Hong Kong-based Shaw Brothers Studio, founded by industry extraordinaire Run Run Shaw, is known as much for the prolific output and persistent quality as their far-reaching influence on the Western film industry. The documentary exposes the studio"s unique practice...
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The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities.But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital oce...
Documentary about the life of the great pianist and composer Chopin and the story of the women whose voices inspired his music.It is undeniable that Chopin revolutionized the nature of music composed for the piano both technically and emotionally. What is less well known is that the actual musical i...
Here’s a lovely and unique documentary about Ventriloquism written and presented by the late great ventriloquist Ray Alan broadcast in 1986 on Channel 4. It includes numerous clips of famous ventriloquists,and. Apologies for the 3 clips I have had to remove to comply with youtubes copyright requir...
On guitar: Eric Clapton. Lead singer and bass guitarist: Jack Bruce. On drums: Ginger Baker. Their motto: Forget the message, forget the lyrics, and just play. Their name: Cream. For two glorious years, Cream's high-volume blues, jamming and extended solos blazed a path into rock history. But the ti...

Inside The Cirque Du Soleil

Performing Arts • 43 minutes • 337 views
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Where ever the Cirque raises the Big Top - a grassy field on the outskirts of Brussels, a football field in Bogota, or a parking great deal in Moscow- the Cirque's 'Spectacle of the Imagination' gives breathtaking acrobatics, wonderful costumes and music. Yet an incredible real life adventure-drama...