This guide links to just some of the many TV shows, movies, ebooks, magazines and newspapers that ACU students & staff can access online...reading and viewing for when you need some down-time from study!
Uncover the riches of the six pieces of Opus 118, highlighting the compositional ingenuity of the wistfully beautiful Intermezzo in A, the radiant Romance in F, and the masterful final Intermezzo, a movement portraying "utmost grief and passion."
French opera director Jean-Francois Sivadier and soprano Natalie Dessay work side by side to craft Verdi's heroine, Violetta. Other collaborators include the London Symphony Orchestra musicians, Estonian Philharmonic Choir singers, performers, lighting technicians and set designers. A unique opportunity to see the inner workings of true artists and be part of a beautifully paced symphony of creative minds.
Every Christmas The Nutcracker is performed in cities around the world. What does it take to produce this timeless ballet? Witness the passion of young dancers, from auditions to the final, triumphant performance.
Chronicling his story and that of his wife and muse, prima ballerina Ghislaine Thesmar, A Life for Ballet pulls together rarely seen archival footage, personal testimonies and peak performances celebrating the lives of these revered artists and many of their famed contemporaries. Rudolf Nureyev, Agnes Letestu, Michael Denard, Evgenia Obraztsova and Svetlana Zakharova all feature. It's a personal journey, full of rich observations and delightful anecdotes and yet foremost a lovely valentine to ballet and two of its greatest most passionate and dedicated advocates.
This Emmy award winning film follows the world's most sought-after ballet choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon, as he becomes the first Englishman to be invited to create a new work for Moscow's prestigious Bolshoi Ballet.
Strictly Bolshoi is truly entertaining. Conceived and shot by the infamous Ballet Boyz (former Royal Ballet stars, Michael Nunn & William Trevitt), they take the viewer on a compelling journey through the trials and tribulations of the creative process. We follow talented choreographer Christopher Wheeldon as he battles with the temperament of the Bolshoi ballet dancers, having to deal with their egos and amusing tantrums along the way.
Always the epitome of style, Audrey Hepburn fittingly started out as a model before being spotted by a movie producer. Her first major film, Roman Holiday, won her an Academy Award for Best Actress and catapulted her to stardom. Further performances in Funny Face and Sabrina Fair confirmed her status as one of the most adored actresses around. But it was when she donned a Givenchy dress in Breakfast at Tiffany's that Audrey Hepburn became an enduring style icon, her name synonymous with playful decadence and grace.