Performing Arts

Performance Arts have been generally merged into the more classical forms of stagecraft, ie. Ballet, Dance, Opera, Theatre and Gilbert & Sullivan, and are listed by title below. Performing music, both studio and live performance are best found under "Music Capsule". Right: The spectacular troupe of "Cirque du Soleil".

Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration (1998)

Director: David Mallet, Steven Pimlott
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Kiri Te Kanawa, Bonnie Tyler, Glenn Close

This extraordinary event celebrating Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's 50th birthday was filmed live at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and features performa... Read more

Aria (1987)

Director: Bruce Beresford, Charles Sturridge, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Jean-Luc Godard, Julien Temple, Ken Russell, Nicolas Roeg, Robert Altman, Bill Bryden
Starring: John Hurt, Theresa Russell, Buck Henry, Beverly D'Angelo, Anita Morris, Bridget...

Ten different directors select a different aria and have free rein to do anything that they want. The world of opera meets the medium of film with a w... Read more

Balanchine (1984)

Director: Merrill Brockway

Regarded as the father of American Ballet, choreographer George Balanchine created over 400 works. His life and achievements are celebrated here in t... Read more

Ballerina (2007)

Director: Bertrand Normand
Starring: Uliana Lopatkina, Evguenya Obraztsova

Her's is a rare art. Her craft as demanding as an athlete. Her dancing life as brief as a vision of what it is to be a woman. Follow the destinies of... Read more

Ballets Russes (2005)

Director: Dayna Goldfine, Daniel Geller

A rich tapestry woven from a treasure trove of archival gems and new documentary footage, forms the backbone of this entrancing ode to the revolutiona... Read more

Benjamin Britten: A Time There Was... (2006)

Director: Tony Palmer
Starring: Benjamin Britten

Tony Palmer's absorbing documentary is an in-depth look at the prolific and controversial British composer Benjamin Britten. Showing musical gifts ear... Read more

Benjamin Britten: The Turn Of The Screw (2005)

Director: Katie Mitchell
Starring: Catrin Wyne Davis, Lisa Milne, Mark Padmore

Benjamin Britten's haunting and sinister opera, composed in 1954, is based on the famous novella written by Henry James in 1898. Katie Mitchell's atmo... Read more

Blue Man Group: Complex Rock Tour (2003)


Culled from two shows at Next Stage Amphitheatre in Grand Prairie, Texas, this exhilarating program showcases the famous cerulean-skinned performance... Read more

Broadway: The American Musical (2004)

Starring: Narrated by, Julie Andrews

Follow over 100 years of song, dance, and magic on "the Great White Way" with this six-part PBS series that chronicles the evolution of the American m... Read more

Broadway: The Golden Age (2004)

Director: Rick McKay
Starring: Angela Lansbury, Chita Rivera, Ben Gazzara, Shirley MacLaine, Carol Burnett, Car...

Filmmaker Rick McKay's tribute to the Broadway legends of the past was made with no crew and no budget. With just his digital camera, McKay interview... Read more