|Tue 23rd May:||7:00pm|
National Reconciliation Week.
Ella Havelka made history in 2013 by becoming the first Indigenous dancer at the 50-year-old Australian Ballet.
In this engaging documentray, Ella – a descendant of the Wiradjuri people – charts her inspiring journey from growing up in modest circumstances as the only child of a single mother in rural Australia to gaining entry to National Ballet School, then spending formative years with the acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre before accepting the invitation of The Australian Ballet’s artistic director David McAllister to join one of the world’s foremost ballet companies.
Warm and likeable, Ella welcomes the filmmakers – and, thus, viewers – with open arms, resulting in a a heartwarming picture of dedication and dancing and cultural awakening.