Black Screen: Ella
In October 2012, Ella Havelka became the first Indigenous dancer to be invited into The Australian Ballet in its 50-year history. It was an announcement that made news headlines nationwide. A descendant of the Wiradjuri people, we follow Ella’s inspirational journey from the regional town of Dubbo and onto the world stage of The Australian Ballet. Featuring intimate interviews, dynamic dance sequences, and a stunning array of archival material, this moving documentary follows Ella as she explores her cultural identity and gives us a rare glimpse into life as an elite ballet dancer within the largest ballet company in the southern hemisphere.
Our Black Screen film program is curated by John Harvey from Brown Cabs, a FCAC Company in Residence.
Directed by: Douglas Watkin
Produced by: Veronica Fury
WHEN: Tuesday 23 July, 6.30pm
COST: Free. Bookings required.
Presented in partnership with Moondani Balluk at Victoria University as part of FCAC’s Indigenous Cultural Program.
1- Ella Havelka. Image by Lynette Wills.