A Thousand Encores

A Thousand Encores
Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes
Herald exhibition
Pavlova and sport boys
Backstage
Australian art
First tour
Occupation of Paris
Nolan and Lifar

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Documentary (2009) – ABC1
dir. Mandy Chang | prod. Sharyn Prentice | edit. Karin Steininger
Flaming Star Films

  • AFI Award nominee for Best Sound in a Documentary (2010)
  • AFI Award nominee for Best Documentary under one hour (2010)
  • AFI Award nominee for Best Direction in a Documentary (2010)
  • AFI Award nominee for Best Editing in a Documentary (2010)
  • ATOM Awards nominee for Best Arts Documentary(2010)

A Thousand Encores is the story of how the greatest ballet company of the 20th century – the celebrated Ballets Russes – came to Australia and awoke a nation, transforming the cultural landscape of the conservative 1930s, leaving a rich legacy that lasts to this day.

What the Critics have said...

“Deeply insightful, rich in detail and genuinely engaging, A Thousand Encores is a fantastic exploration of a significant figure in Australia’s cultural history. Definitely a must-see for the culturally curious and ballet fans and aficionados” – Michelle Ho, Citysearch TV, October 2009

“…fascinating story — the archival material is splendid” – Deborah Jones, The Australian, April 17 2010