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Light and reflection: under the spotlight

Set up stage lighting for a rock band. Select a convex reflector to floodlight the band or a concave reflector to highlight one band member. Choose a lighting pattern to suit the order in which music is played. Compare the effect of spotlights and floodlights. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Filming 'Gentle Strangers', 1972

This is a colour photograph of a film crew working on location near Leeton in country New South Wales. They are about to film a car accident sequence for a 1972 dramatised film called 'Gentle Strangers'. There are two vehicles in the photograph, the station wagon, which is the camera vehicle, and the car being filmed, referred ...

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Borovansky Ballet's 'Terra Australis', 1946

This is a 20.3 cm x 25.7 cm black-and-white photograph of a ballet performance on a split-level stage in front of a painted backdrop featuring a dead white tree trunk. A male and a female dancer are in the spotlight and two groups of dancers are in the shadowed foreground.

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Brook Andrew talking about the 'My skin, my life' segment of the 2006 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

This is a video about designing props for 'My skin my life', a segment of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. Designer Brook Andrew talks about the origins of the ideas for the designs. He talks in front of a video that shows rehearsals and the actual performance. The duration of the video is 1 min 17 sec.

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Things with wings - The transformation of a toy duck, 2006

This is a video about the waddling duck puppet and other winged props used in the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. Al Martinez (props construction manager) and Dan Potra (production designer) talk about the designs and show how they work. The duration is 1 min 16 sec.  

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Dancing a life story

Choreographer Leigh Warren was so inspired by the life story of his friend, Cambodian-born dancer and choreographer Xiao-Xiong Zhang, that he devised a dance about him. It's called 'Not According to Plan'. Warren collaborated on the work, for Adelaide's annual OzAsia Festival, with a designer, costume maker and composer ...

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Dancing life into traditional objects: 'Artefact'

'Weaving' is a segment from a longer dance piece called 'Artefact', a richly spiritual work about breathing life back into objects from ancient times. Choreographer Frances Rings is a descendant of the Kokatha people of South Australia. The 'Weaving' segment was inspired by the traditional knowledge and practices of the ...

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Kindred spirits: dancing our identity

Who are we and where do we belong? What and who decides our identity? People often ask these questions, and some may seek to discover the answers to them. In his dance piece entitled 'ID', choreographer Stephen Page explores what makes us similar, what makes us different and what gives us a sense of belonging. The clip ...

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Cinderella: secondary school resource

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on productions. Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella is a modern story ballet charting classic story to Prokofiev's cinematic score. Jerôme Kaplan’s costumes draw inspiration from Dior, Schiaparelli, the elegance of 1940s Hollywood, ...

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COPPÉLIA: secondary school resource

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. This magical tale romps along to Delibes’ score. Swanhilda and Franz are in love…until Dr Coppelius’ haughty daughter appears. All is not what it seems and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician’s ...

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Swan Lake: secondary school resource

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake is one of the world's most popular, traditional ballets. Siegfried is drawn to the lake and its secret realm of mystery and enchantment, where he falls in love with the Swan Queen ...

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The Sleeping Beauty: secondary school resource

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. Told through the music of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and the choreography of Marius Petipa and David McAllister (Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet). The website provides a rich collection of resources ...

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'The story of the Kelly gang', 1906 - asset 2

This is a still from the 1906 movie 'The story of the Kelly gang', the first feature-length dramatised film made in Australia and possibly the world. The still, labelled 'Death of Dan Kelly and Steve Hart', shows two men lying dead on the floor of a bar and two men shooting at each other across the room. The men shooting ...

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'The birth of white Australia'

This is a still taken from the 1928 Australian silent movie 'The birth of white Australia: an historic and romantic record of our nation', filmed on location at Young, New South Wales. The still shows three men in front of a wooden hut on the Lambing Flat gold field. Two of the men are leaning over the third, who is panning ...

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A dance in 1923

This is a still taken from the 1923 Australian silent movie, 'The dingo'. It shows five couples dancing.

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Sitting around a table in 1923

This is a still taken from the 1923 Australian silent movie, 'The dingo'. It shows four women and three men, all in evening dress, sitting around a table.

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'The face at the window,' 1919

This is a photograph showing a large formal sitting room, a studio set for the 1919 Australian silent movie, 'The face at the window', with the top of the set visible. The photograph was taken during production and includes 13 cast members wearing evening dress.

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Publicity photograph for Jantzen swimwear c1920s

This is a photograph of a young woman modelling a swimsuit. She wears a long one-piece swimsuit with a stripe around the leg, flat roman-strapped shoes and a wide hair band. A parasol nearby completes the scene. New Zealand photographer Gordon Burt (1893-1968) took this image, probably in the 1920s.

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TV soap opera actors, 1967

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1967 of two actors in the television soap opera, 'Bellbird'. Raymond Westwell played the part of Gregory Wrexell, a librarian, and Joan MacArthur played Adeline Phillips, the town gossip. They are standing in the set of a kitchen at the Ripponlea television studios of the Australian ...

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On the set of 'Eureka Stockade', 1948

This is a black-and-white photograph of three men, George Heath (left), Chips Rafferty (right) and a man in the centre captioned only as 'Haring', who may be Harry Watt, the film director, standing near a cine camera looking upwards and into the distance. A woman sits on a folding stool in the foreground.