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Kaleidoscope - China Ballet: A Week in Beijing, A Bit Less in Shanghai Television (Full Length) – 1985 Documentary Arts/Culture

Kaleidoscope - China Ballet: A Week in Beijing, A Bit Less in Shanghai

Television (Full Length) – 1985 Documentary Arts/Culture

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TVNZ’s 80s arts programme follows a Royal NZ Ballet visit to China in this documentary directed by Keith Hunter. The trip is billed as a cultural exchange but the term belies the stresses of missing equipment, a director who has lost his voice, language barriers, incorporating a local seven-year-old girl into their performance and, for some, the dishes at a banquet. On a rare day off, there’s a chance to marvel at the scale of the The Great Wall; and there are insights into the everyday lives of the Chinese people as the country begins to open itself up to the world.

Key Cast & Crew

Keith Hunter

Director

Jillian Ewart

Producer

Ross Harris

Composer, Music from ballet Moko

The land of tai chi plays host to New Zealand ballet
– Studio introduction