Specialist DVD's: on Dance,

Cinematography, Aboriginal history,...

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Specialist DVD’s (very good condition or new)


Rosas danst Rosas (57 min – 1997)

Since its creation in 1983, Rosas danst Rosas has remained a benchmark piece in the Rosas repertoire. In his film shot in Leuven in the former technical school of architect Henry Van de Velde, De Mey has created a compelling cinematographic interpretation of this seminal performance. The sharp rhythmical editing creates a startling visual dynamic that interplays with that of the choreography.

Price: $20 AUD + postage email



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PLAY (106 min – 2017)

Sweedish choreographer Alexander Ekman was invited to work with the Paris Opera Ballet. His language, both visceral and tinged with humour, combining theatricality, and classical and contemporary vocabulary alike, perfectly resonates with the incredible versatility and stage presence of the Ballet: the result is a piece that evokes the world of childhood and it’s careless pleasures. Beyond pure entertainment, this performance contemplates the meaning and the importance of play when we become adults.

Price: $25 AUD + postage email




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Ballet Russes (118 min – 2008)

A dazzlingly entrancing ode to the revolutionary twentieth-century dance troupe known as the Ballets Russes. What began as a group of Russian refugees, this inventive documentary maps the company’s beginnings in turn-of-the-century Paris; through to the halcyon days of the ’30s and ’40s, touring America, astonishing audiences with artistry never before seen. The film also explores its demise in the 1950s and ’60s. Infused with juicy interviews from the company’s glamorous stars, Ballets Russes treats modern audiences to a rare glimpse of the remarkable merger of Russian, American, European and Latin American dancers, choreographers, composers and designers that transformed the face of ballet  for generations to come. Ballets Russes takes you on a fascinating journey through the lives of characters whose innovation changed our social histories.

Price: $20 AUD + postage email



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a) Structure and Sadness (2006)

Two 55 min DVD’s choreographed by Lucy Guerin.

a) Structure and Sadness centres around the collapse of the West Gate Bridge in 1970—a tragic event in Australia’s history etched in Melbourne’s public psyche. Not only did this event cause significant structural damage, including the collapse of 2000 tonnes of steel; it also resulted in a private and public outpouring of grief following the deaths of 35 construction workers.


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b) Corridor (2008)

b) Mimicking a public Corridor, the set consists of a long narrow stage, akin to a catwalk, framed on either side by audience chairs and mirrored screens at each end. Dancers inhabit this space, using their bodies to explore notions of self-image in the contemporary world.


Price: $10 AUD or $15 for both + postage email



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Swan Lake (136 min – 2008)

It’s a familiar tale – a love triangle between a princess, her prince, and a woman with a prior claim on his heart.  Graeme Murphy’s choreography is at once a homage to the grandeur of 19th-century classicism and an invigorating update that speaks compellingly to the audiences of today.

Price: $20 AUD + postage email





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Romeo and Juliet (120 min – 2011)

Renowned for his ability to create striking new versions of iconic ballets, Graeme Murphy sets this universal love story outside of place and time and the spectacular production roams over multiple locations vividly realised by set designer Gerard Manion and boldly imaginative costumes from fashion designer Akira Isogawa.
(2 x copies)

Price: $20 AUD + postage email




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Enter the Faun (68 min – 2015)

The unlikely collaboration between a veteran choreographer and a young actor with cerebral palsy delivers astonishing proof that each and every body is capable of miraculous transformation. As Tamar Rogoff trains Gregg Mozgala to become a dancer, they discover that her lack of formal medical training and his fears and physical limitations are not obstacles, but the impetus for their unprecedented discoveries. “Enter The Faun” is the story of a joyous, obsessed journey towards opening night. It challenges the boundaries of medicine and art, as well as the limitations associated with disability.

Price: $22 AUD + postage email




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Ballet 422 (75 min – 2015)

From first rehearsal to world premiere, BALLET 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as Justin Peck, a young up-and-coming choreographer, crafts a new work. BALLET 422 illuminates the process behind the creation of a single ballet within the ongoing cycle of work at one of the world’s great ballet companies.

Price: $22 AUD + postage email





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Cinematographer Style

This film is about the art of how and why films look the way they do. A feature documentary, this film explores the nuances of the universal art of visual story-telling. Director Jon Fauer, ASC, visited with 110 cinematographers from 15 countries who have worked in all sectors of the industry, including feature films, television, documentaries, commercials and music videos. Shot on 35mm film, the interviews were edited down to a 90-minute story.

Price: $25 AUD + postage email



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VISIONS OF LIGHT – The Art of Cinematography

Since the beginning of cinema, directors’ names have been widely known, and the cult of the movie star is almost as old as artform itself. Often overlooked, however, and seldom less a contributor to the final cut is the cinematographe who creates the image to be recorded in that artificial eye, the camera. This film by Arnold Glassman goes some considerable way towards redressing that oversight. A study in cinematography, this 90 min program features interviews with no less than 29 lighting cameramen and directors who acknowledge and illustrate their influences and inspiration over 100 film clips, and who share with us some of their secrets.

Price: $25 AUD + postage email



Aboriginal history:



Aspect of a Life – working with indigenous Australians

LALAI DREAMTIME (1972, 60 min)



HERE’S MY HAND: A testimony to an Aboriginal Memorial (1988, 27 min)

These four films by filmmaker Michael Edols represent a significant and sustained body of work, produced over 16 years, recording the culture and history of Indigenous communities, especially in the Kimberleys, in the north-west of Western Australia. Recruited by Elders from three tribal language groups – Worrora, Wunamble and Ngarinyin – to collaborate with them in making films, Edols and the communities both recorded and reconstructed their culture, past and present, from pre-European contact (in Lalai Dreamtime) to their present dislocated, mission-based lifestyle (in Floating).

Note: this DVD collection is accompanied by a short book written by Michael Edols to accompany the films and to assist with study and understanding.
The set also includes a 40-minute interview with the late Edols recorded in 2011, talking about his collaboration with Indigenous communities.

Price: $35 AUD + postage email





  • Rosas danst Rosas - cover
  • Romeo & Juliet - cover
  • Swan Lake - cover
  • Enter the Faun - cover
  • Ballet 422 - cover
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  • Corridor DVD cover
  • PLAY DVD cover
  • Ballet Russes DVD cover
  • Structure and Sadness DVD cover