Romeo and Juliet: A New Vision
28 min documentary, produced, directed and filmed by Philippe Charluet, Stella Motion Pictures for STUDIO Arts channel (Foxtel Australia)
Filmed over a period of 9 months, this documentary follows the creation of a brand new ‘Romeo & Juliet’, choreographed by Graeme Murphy AO with his creative partner Janet Vernon AM for The Australian Ballet. We are privy to their intense rehearsal periods in Sydney and Melbourne, together with the design process with acclaimed fashion designer Akira Isogawa and artist/designer Gerard Manion – revealing the sheer hard work, imagination and joy in creating such a major new work. But at the end, it is up to The Australian Ballet’s Principal Artists, KEVIN JACKSON and MADELEINE EASTOE and their Romeo’s and Juliet’s interpretation of the tragic love affair.
Gold Camera Award at the US International Film & Video Festival
More Behind the Scenes Photos
Full documentary available online May 2020 (for a limited season)
Videos Tab above: 3 x Mini Docs (5 min each) which are extended sections from the documentary
used as online promotions for the Australian Ballet as well as ArtBreak clips broadcast regularly on Foxtel and a gorgeous duo from studio rehearsal to stage (International Dance Day 2023)
These three sections were also screened on a loop at the State Library of New South Wales’ exhibition Time in Motion: 50 Years of The Australian Ballet, celebrating the enduring style, strength and passion of The Australian Ballet and its creative output over 50 years.