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!
Conor McPherson's "debut screenplay, I Went Down, became the most successful independent film ever produced in Ireland. His latest film, Saltwater, which McPherson also directed, is centered around the troubles of an Irish-Italian family who run a chipper in a seaside town. Like his best work, Saltwater combines McPherson's gift for storytelling with writing that hints at the emotional depth behind human behavior."--In Dublin
directed by Arantxa Aguirre, 1965-; choreographed by Maurice Béjart, 1927-2007; produced by José Luis López-Liranes; performed by Kathleen Thielhelm, Béjart Ballet Lausanne (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 33 mins
In A Swan Lake, his new full-length work created for the Norwegian National Ballet, the dancers are joined on stage by actors, a soprano, musicians and 1,000 rubber ducks. Alexander Ekman is an award-winning choreographer, whose work is internationally acclaimed for its inventiveness, musicality and humour. With a score by Swedish composer Mikael Karlsson and costumes by Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov, A Swan Lake takes a fresh and witty look at Tchaikovsky's ballet of all ballets.
Ukrainian-born "bad boy of ballet" Sergei Polunin became the Royal Ballet's youngest ever principal dancer at age 19. But two years later -- at the height of his success -- he walked away from it all, resolving to give up dance entirely. Steven Cantor's DANCER tracks the life of this iconoclastic virtuoso, from his prodigal beginnings in the Ukraine to his awe-inspiring performances in the U.K., Russia, and eventually the U.S., where he went viral after David LaChapelle filmed him dancing to Hozier's "Take Me to Church."