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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".

From Mao to Mozart (1980)

7.7/10
Director: Murray Lerner
Starring: Isaac Stern, David Golub, Tan Shuzhen

An excellent documentary covering a tour to China by violinist Isaac Stern. The scenes showing his instructing young and talented musicians are superb... Read more

Giselle (2013)

7.7/10
Director: Toa Fraser
Starring: The Royal New Zealand Ballet, Gillian Murphy, Qi Huan

"Giselle" is acclaimed director Toa Fraser's interpretation of the Royal New Zealand Ballet's production of "Giselle". The classic story of love, erot... Read more

Giselle (1990)

4.5/10
Starring: Ai-gul Gaisina, Christine Walsh, Kelvin Coe

In Maina Gielgud's much-loved and extraordinarily beautiful production, Giselle, a simple country girl, falls in love with Albrecht, a diguised prince... Read more

Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto Story (2005)

8.2/10
Director: Gianfranco Fozzi
Starring: Roberto Servile, Inva Mula, Marcelo Alvarez

One of the world's most poular operas, 'Rigletto' is the first part of Verdi's trilogy which includes 'Il Trovatore' and 'La Traviata'. Here the maes... Read more

Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2007)

7.4/10
Director: Scott Hicks
Starring: Philip Glass

For 18 months, Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Scott Hicks followed the legendary Philip Glass across three continents, creating a rem... Read more

Graceful Girls (2015)

7.6/10
Director: Olivia Peniston-Bird

In the beautiful, physically demanding and almost forgotten world of calisthenics, there is only one title that matters: Most Graceful Girl. For 26-ye... Read more

Gypsy Heart (1998)

7.8/10
Director: Jocelyn M Ajami

A fascinating documentary chronicling the life of flamenco dancer Omayra Amaya, who manages to keep the fiery dance form alive and kicking in chilly B... Read more

H.M.S. Pinafore (1982)

6/10
Starring: Peter Marshall, Frankie Howerd, Meryl Drower

"Let's give three cheers for the sailor's bride", and for this beloved Gilbert and Sullivan operetta that gently tweaks the British Navy, introduces s... Read more

Haunting Douglas (2003)

6.4/10
Director: Leanne Pooley
Starring: Douglas Wright

'Haunting Douglas' is a documentary about Douglas Wright; choreographer, dancer, artist. From Tuakau, New Zealand to the stages of New York, Douglas'... Read more

Hayley Westenra: Live in Concert (2004)

Starring: Hayley Westenra

Kiwi siging sensation Hayley Westenra returns to New Zealand for this live concert, promoting her 'Pure' album ata sell-out show in Wellington's St Ja... Read more