1951, 10 Minutes. Exempt from classification.
An early attempt by the National Theatre Ballet Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra to synthesize elements of traditional Aboriginal dance and ceremony into a Western, formal contemporary ballet. Inspired by composer John Antill's best known work which was based on an authentic corroboree that he had witnessed as a child, the ballet was commissioned by the Arts Council of Australia and was choreographed by Rex Reid. This is the film of the world premiere of 'Corroboree' in Sydney, and a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the rehearsal, design and preparation that went into it.
Produced by the Department of the Interior for the Australian National Film Board.
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