Arts Channel

ARTS CHANNEL – Sunday 9 November, 8.00pm

Live recording from the Lucerne Festival Hall, 2007. Arnold Schoenberg, Chor Wien, Tolzer Knabenchor, Anna Larsen – mezzo-soprano. Conductor Claudio Abbado.

ARTS CHANNEL – Monday 10 November, 7.00pm

A documentary accompanying the Thomas Grimm directed version of the Nurejev, Paris Opera Ballet performed ballet.

ARTS CHANNEL – Monday 10 November, 8.00pm

“The ballet Cinderella has become a cinematic dream. A dream of a white dress, slightly tinged with pink to pay tribute to innocence, and a touch of glitter because Cinderella is a character from today’s world, she only dreams of one thing: of becoming a star. So, in my version of Cinderella, the good fairy is transformed into a film producer, the only person in modern-day mythology capable, through the magic of his art, of transforming a pumpkin into the coachwork of a car.” (Rudolf Nurejev). This Nurejev production of the Paris Opera Ballet has been revived very successfully, featuring Agnes Letestu, Jose Martinez, Stephane Phavorin, Laetitia Pujol, Stephanie Romberg and Wilfried Romali.

ARTS CHANNEL – Friday 14 November, 8.00pm

New York and Paris. Two cities whose names suggest passion. Both of these metropolises were extensively photographed during their golden ages, and the artists who carried out this documenting were linked together in a very special way… Eugene Atget is considered to be the father of modern photography. His images of paris have influenced artists for generations.

However, Atget’s work would have been lost to the world if not for the vigorous efforts of the American photographer Berenice Abbott. Abbott met Atget in 1926 when Atget was nearing the end of his life and Abbott’s career just beginning. Abbott recognised Atget’s genius and became his champion for the next forty years.

ARTS CHANNEL – Friday 14 November, 9.00pm

Devised with the help of Lyon’s Maison de la Danse, this programme consists of extracts of major works from the international contemporary dance repertoire.

ARTS CHANNEL – Friday 14 November, 8.00pm

New York and Paris. Two cities whose names suggest passion. Both of these metropolises were extensively photographed during their golden ages, and the artists who carried out this documenting were linked together in a very special way… Eugene Atget is considered to be the father of modern photography. His images of paris have influenced artists for generations. However, Atget’s work would have been lost to the world if not for the vigorous efforts of the American photographer Berenice Abbott. Abbott met Atget in 1926 when Atget was nearing the end of his life and Abbott’s career just beginning. Abbott recognised Atget’s genius and became his champion for the next forty years.

ARTS CHANNEL – Friday 14 November, 9.00pm

Devised with the help of Lyon’s Maison de la Danse, this programme consists of extracts of major works from the international contemporary dance repertoire.

ARTS CHANNEL – Monday 29 September, 8:00pm

With a heart-rending love story and a brilliant score, Madama Butterfly is one of the most beloved opera classics. “(Cheryl Barker) broke through the sound barrier that divides fine soprano from world star.” – The Bulletin.
Featuring: Cheryl Barker, Jay Hunter Morris, Douglas Mcnicol, Ingrid Silveus, Opera Australia Chorus, Australian Opera And Ballet Orchestra
Conductor: Patrick Summers
Director: Moffatt Oxenbould
Produced For Television In Association With The ABC, 1997

ARTS CHANNEL – Tuesday 30 September, 9:00pm

Twixt Tones is about relationship. Me. You. And what lies ‘betwixt’. Six duets explore that strange…inexplicable… sometimes terrible and often wonderful space that exists betwixt. Here are the moods and vagaries of relationship – a passage through innocence, violence, acceptance; trust, tenderness and questions. The space betwixt is expressed here by a man and a woman –

Jennifer De Leon and Sjouke van Houten from Poyema Dance Company present, Twixt Tones.

I CALLED.
The journey of the relationship begins with joyful innocence. Soaring and fresh, it is the beginning of so much.

The next two dances are from STILLPOINT. Stillpoint is the work Jenny created for her Masters’ thesis. It was premiered in April of 2005 and won for Jenny a Master of Health Science with First Class Honours.

LILITH
Lilith is a creature of Jewish mythology – coming before Eve, she is a creature of unrest, madness, lust and hunger. The Lilith energy is sensuous, passionate, irrepressible; she streaks through the night; entering our dreams, whispering of what may be. This dance is about wanting – desire – and possession. The movement wells up as if from darkness….
For there shall Lilith alight, but where findeth her a place to be still? (Isaiah 34:14).

DUET from Stillpoint.
This suggests that after the greed and hunger and yearning, it is as if finally we glimpse the stillness at the heart of things. This dance is another beginning – but a maturing has occurred. We are conscious, and aware, and quietly know that we are simply – ourselves. We have ourselves, we have each other. And here also is the paradox: for while we are together – we are also alone. May we be willing to partake in the communion in which we no longer remain the same.

TRUST
The relationship deepens. Relationship cannot survive without trust. We are together – and apart, joined – and separate, in balance – out-of-balance – and counter-balanced. So precarious!! How can it survive? – Only through trust.

ETUDE
Chopin wrote this music as a song of tenderness and yearning. These too are part of this relationship.

SHADES
The full torment and beauty of relationship is expressed in Shades. For thy dew is a dew of light and on the land of shades thou wilt let it fall.In the relationship is also the land of shades – tension and anger in which one struggles to have dominance and power over the other. Then comes the “dew of light” – a song of forgiveness and reconciliation begins and we find the beauty and tenderness of a relationship where each works to support and uphold the other.

At the end of the dance, the end of the dvd, a question: What will we do? Will we take hold of this forgiveness, or not?

ARTS CHANNEL – Sunday 28 September, 8:00pm

The new founded Orchestra Mozart is supposed to give young, talented musicians a possibility to play in a world-class orchestra being conducted by one of the outstanding conductors of our time. Claudio Abbado, the artistic director, is responsible for its profile, inviting musicians and chamber ensembles of international reputation, e.g. Reinhold Friedrich (trumpet), Michala Petri (recoder) or Jacques Zoon (flute). The Orchestra Mozart with their leader Giuliano Carmignola is playing Johann Sebastian Bach’s 6 Brandenburg Concertos.