From the Flaming Star Films website:
A Thousand Encores tells the surprising and little known story of how, over 70 years ago, an extraordinary company of dancers made a deep impact on our cultural heritage. In 1936, the celebrated Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo stepped off a boat into the bright Australian sunlight. With exotic sets and costumes designed by cutting edge-artists and avant-garde music by great composers like Stravinsky, the Ballets Russes inspired a nation and transformed our cultural landscape.
Over five years from 1936 to 1940 they came to Australia three times, winning the hearts and minds of Australian audiences, inspiring a generation of our greatest artists – Grace Cossington Smith, Jeffrey Smart and Sidney Nolan – and ultimately sowing the seeds for Australian ballet today.
“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”
"...fascinating story — the archival material is splendid”