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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".

The Heart Dances (2018)

Director: Rebecca Tansley

An iconic film is re-imagined by celebrated Czech dancers Jirí and Otto Bubenicek for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, setting the stage for a voyage int... Read more

Polina ( Polina, danser sa vie ) (2016)

6.8/10
Director: Angelin Preljocaj, Valerie Muller
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Anastasia Shevtsova, Alexsey Guskov

A young girl studies classical ballet. As a young woman she turns to modern dance and choreography. A modern dance piece like Fred Astaire and Gene Ke... Read more

Dancer (2016)

7.9/10
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

Miss Saigon Live: 25th Anniversary (2016)

Director: Brett Sullivan

This spectacular, sell-out 25th Anniversary Gala Performance of the global stage sensation also features appearances by the original cast including Jo... Read more

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble (2015)

7.7/10
Director: Morgan Neville
Starring: Yo-Yo Ma

Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade r... Read more

Crossing Rachmaninoff (2015)

8.4/10
Director: Rebecca Tansley
Starring: Flavio Villani

An uplifting musical journey that provides an intimate insight into the process of becoming a classical musician. Crossing Rachmaninoff follows aspiri... 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

NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (2014)

7.1/10
Director: Jeremy Whelehan
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes

It's that rare film that captures and conveys the romance of the theatrical experience. Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times. Join the excitement of live... Read more

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013)

7/10
Director: Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin
Starring: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Mariya Alyokhina, Ekaterina Samutsevich

Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that ha... 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