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".

Les Miserables in Concert: The 10th Anniversary (1995)

Director: John Caird, Trevor Nunn
Starring: 250 Performers, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Recognised as the world's most popular musical, the full magnificence of the score played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is captured on video at... Read more

Man on Wire (2008)

Director: James Marsh
Starring: Philippe Petit

In 1974, 24 year-old tight-rope walker Philippe Petit performed an illegal high-wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Often ref... Read more

Dancer (2016)

Director: Steven Cantor
Starring: Sergei Polunin

The very first thing you notice about the young Ukrainian ballet superstar Sergei Polunin is his deep set of piercing eyes which somehow seem to unner... Read more

The Red Shoes (1948)

Director: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Starring: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann, Esmond Knight, Al...

'The Red Shoes', the singular fantasia from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, is cinema's quintessential backstage drama, as well as one of the m... Read more

Cirque du Soleil: Quidam (1999)

Director: David Mallet, Franco Dragone
Starring: Cirque du Soleil

Following the successful three-year tour across North America, the internationally renowned "neo-traditional" company presents their dazzling stagesho... Read more

Stomp: Out Loud (1997)

Director: Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas
Starring: Members of the International Casts of Stomp

The 4 times Emmy nominated Stomp Out Loud combines the very best of the stage show plus new and re-choreographed pieces especially for TV. Also includ... Read more

Carmen (Opera) (1984)

Director: Francesco Rosi
Starring: Julia Migenes-Johnson, Placido Domingo

The definitive version of this classic opera, shot entirely on location in Spain, featuring Placido Domingo and Julia Migenes-Johnson. Soundtrack by t... Read more

I Am A Dancer (1972)

Director: Pierre Jourdan
Starring: Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, Carla Fracci

A portrait of the great Rudolf Nureyev, from his homely beginnings in 1938 to one of the century's great dancers and superstars. Includes excerpts fro... Read more

Cirque du Soleil: Alegria (2001)

Director: Franco Dragone, Nick Morris
Starring: Cirque du Soleil

What if anything were possible? What if the stage became a fantastic world where the old were young again and where kings were clowns? And if that wer... Read more

Pina (2011)

Director: Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders pays tribute to the work of brilliant avant-garde German choreographer Pina Bausch. When Bausch tragically died of cancer two days before... Read more