A rare and refined ballet, which ran the risk of falling into oblivion twice, is danced by the new generation of the Bolshoi Ballet, among which Nina Kaptsova et Mikhail Lobukhin. A modern and visionary work, this ballet, set to music by Dmitri Shostakovich, was created in 1930. To bring back on stage the golden age in autumn 2016, a few months prior to Yuri Grigorovich's 90th birthday, the last Grigorovich would ever choreograph for his company, was a highly symbolic choice for the Bolshoi Ballet: this work, hadn't been staged for almost 10 years.
The Golden Age - The conflict in teh original production was also recast as a clash between fishermen - the morally superior workers - and society's criminal elements. Shrink-wrapped.
New York City Ballet in ParisNaxos of America, Inc. - It premiered as an independant piece in New York in 1980 The four ballets performed, choreographed from 1925 to 1980, perfectly encapsulate Balanchine's genius and his very own neo-classical style. Shrink-wrapped. The new york city ballet, with its collection of extraordinary dancers and its unique repertoire, is one of hte most prestigious dance companies in teh world.
Sonatine, set to a music by maurice ravel, was created by two New York City French principals, the recently departed Violette Verdy and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. A spectacular tribute to balanchine, beautifully served by the breath-taking technique of these American dancers, who rank today among the best in the world.
What is known today as walpurgisnacht Ballet was a ballet choreographed for the opera Faust Gounod at the Paris Opera in 1975. La valse was originally composed by Ravel for the Ballets Russes and Serge Diaghilev, then exiled in France, shortly before Balanchine entered the company. They also provide a particular insight on the bonds that tied Balanchine to France.
New York City Ballet in Paris - Symphony in c gizet, better known as Le Palais de Cristal, premiered at the Paris Opera. This exceptional production, performed in paris after eight years of absence, revoles around three great French composers who inspired NYCB founder George Balanchine: Charles Gounod, Maurice Ravel and Georges Bizet.
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Fonteyn, Nureyev, Makarova, Dowell, Baryshnikov, Bessmertova, and more - Great Pas De DeuxKultur Video - This superb collection of thrilling pas de deux from many of the best-loved classical ballets features some of the most celebrated partnerships of our time including Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in Le Corsaire, Natalia Makarova and Anthony Dowell. Factory sealed DVD. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
Frederick Ashton: Rhapsody - The Two PigeonsOpus Arte - When the two dancers meet and melt into their central pas de deux, the lyricism of their suspended lifts, the lavish meshing of their bodies is all the more transcendent for having been hard won. The guardian ★★★★ "not only in close up, one-on-one partnerships, but Ashton can set a stageful of dancers going and you suddenly see Messager's melodies and orchestrations come to life before your very eyes.
Principals natalia osipova and steven mcrae dance ashton's Rhapsody, created for The Royal Ballet in 1980 by Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lesley Collier, with spectacular choreography to suit the dancers' star reputations. And thus natalia osipova, holding ashton up to the light of her artistry that we may admire the facets and bright-cutting of her dances and his inventions, and moving with the delight in a role that marks her great gift.
Lauren cuthbertson and vadim muntagirov lead a charismatic cast in Ashton's poignant and heart-warming reflection on Love, The Two Pigeons, based on an old French folk tale and first performed on Valentine's Day 1961. Our favourite russian ballerina is nothing if not electrifying, and so she proves here making her debut in Ashton's hymn to the glory of pure dance.
Frederick Ashton: Rhapsody - The Two Pigeons - The times ★★★★ "the ensuing competition between their solo variations is thrilling, not simply because of McRae's soaringly athletic jump and Osipova's skimming footwork, but because they dance all the little steps with such fierce, articulated detail. These two ballets by the Company's Founder Choreographer capture The Royal Ballet's famous skill and distinctive style.
Financial times ★★★★★ "how wonderful to see rhapsody again, and how wonderful to welcome back Natalia Osipova, who hasn’t been seen on the Covent Garden stage in almost seven months. Barry wordsworth conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in the rapturous Rachmaninoff and Messager scores.
Great Ballets from the Bolshoi Box SetNaxos of America, Inc. - Its historic legacy in names and achievements of its brilliant dancers, choreographers and productions has long since become the stuff of legend, a legacy that continues today as this 4DVD/4Blu-ray Bel Air Classiques amply proves. Shrink-wrapped. Factory sealed DVD. Over the course of the entire 20th century the company vaulted to the pre-eminent status it has for the most part retained to this day.
. The four productions, svetlana lunkina, feature some of the greatest of recent or current company dancers: Svetlana Zakharova, Maria Allash, all filmed at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in 2010, Tchaikovskys The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty, Adams Giselle and Asafievs The Flames of Paris, Natalia Osipova, Nina Kaptsova, David Hallberg and Artem Ovcharenko.
Great Ballets from the Bolshoi Box Set - One of, the bolshoi ballet dates its history to 1825, if not the foremost ballet company in the world, and its pre-history to the original company founded in 1776. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
Romeo & JulietNaxos of America, Inc. - Shrink-wrapped. Tomasson lifts shakespeare's complex and familiar language off the gilded pages and translates it into lucid classical choreography that is visceral, fresh, and ultimately sublime"" Huffington Post. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. From grand spectacles to poignant close-ups, experience Helgi Tomasson's bravura interpretation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet like you've never seen it before.
With passionate choreography, and a celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev, spine-tingling swordsmansip, San Francisco Ballet's passionate retelling of the Bard's greatest tragedy has packed houses around the world. Shrink-wrapped. Choreographed by helgi tomasson, with sets and costumes by Jens-Jacob Worsaae, this visually stunning production and the brilliant dancers of San Francisco Ballet bring this powerful and touching tragedy - and Renaissance-era Verona - vivdly to life.
Romeo & Juliet - Factory sealed DVD. Romeo & juliet is one of the company's most popular and widely toured ballets and has been seen by more than 200, 000 people since it premiered in 1994.
The Historic Return to Russia - New York City Ballet: Bringing Balanchine BackKultur Video - Subtitles: English, French, German. Petersburg's annual White Nights festival. Through interviews with nycb's dancers and artistic staff, Russian audiences and performers, and the sights and sounds of an extraordinary city, Bringing Balanchine Back is a beautiful and unforgettable look at Balanchine's birthplace and his legacy New York City Ballet.
Included is performance footage of several of Balanchine's most acclaimed works, as well as ballets by Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins, and a rare glimpse behind-the-scenes for a number of backstage dramas. The eagerly-anticipated trip coincides with the worldwide celebrations marking the centennial of Balanchine's birth, and takes place during St.
The Historic Return to Russia - New York City Ballet: Bringing Balanchine Back - Factory sealed DVD. Shrink-wrapped. I taught what I learned as a child in St. One of the most famous theaters in the world, and where other greats of the ballet world such as Nureyev, the Mariinsky is where Tschaikovsky created The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty, Nijinsky and Baryshnikov took their first ballet steps.
Shrink-wrapped. Petersburg, russia to perform at the famed Mariinsky Theater, where ballet legend and NYCB co-founder George Balanchine received his training and began his career. Petersburg at the Mariinsky School. George balanchine bringing Balanchine Back tells the story of New York City Ballet's historic visit to St.
Volpini: The Lover's Garden Il Giardino degli AmantiC Major Entertainment - Like in a dream where everything is jumbled together, where reality and illusion merge. Running Time: 91 minutes. Sound: dolby 2. 0/5. 1. Isbn: 978-0-7697-8906-4. Color. Subtitles: English, French, German. With lightness and irony, this journey into the universe of Mozart tips its hat to the 1700s also with the scenery and costumes, and fills the garden with fun and passionate virtuoso dances, which follow each other dynamically and quickly with constant changes in the mood.
. Shrink-wrapped. Factory sealed DVD. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. In the garden of a baroque villa, a chamber orchestra is playing Mozarts wonderful quartets and quintets, and everywhere is pervaded with echoes and references to the composers world. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. As if by magic or conjured by the imagination, figures emerge from the shadows of the labyrinthine garden: they are Mozarts characters, and they play with or perhaps make fun of the guests at the party, embroiling them in their well-known amorous dalliances.
Newly Revised Version - Ballet FavoritesKultur Video 15913241 - Isbn: 978-0-7697-8906-4. Shrink-wrapped. Factory sealed DVD. This newly revised version of Ballet Favorites features stunning excerpts from the world's most famous ballets. Sound: dolby 2. 0/5. 1. Shrink-wrapped. Running Time: 91 minutes. Cast & crew mikhail baryshnikov wayne eagling irina kolpakova darcey bussell yulia makhalina Igor Zelensky Brian Shaw Lesley Collier Anthony Dowell Galina Mezentseva Konstantin Zaklinsky Irina Kolpakova Alessandra Ferri Jonathan Cope Cynthia Harvey Igor Zelensky Composed by: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Conducted by: Viktor Fedotov Shrink-wrapped.
Shrink-wrapped. Color. Factory sealed DVD. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Subtitles: English, French, German. This spectacular compilation showcases the talent of many of the greatest dancers of recent years, and showcases the remarkable athleticism of Mikhail Baryshnikov and Wayne Eagling as well as the beauty and elegance of Irina Kolpakova, filmed at the world's leading venues, Darcey Bussell and many others.
American Masters: American Ballet Theatre - A HistoryPBS 34159995 - Color. Sound: dolby 2. 0/5. 1. Shrink-wrapped. Isbn: 978-0-7697-8906-4. Shrink-wrapped. Running Time: 91 minutes. With unprecedented access to the company, mikhail baryshnikov, witness dramatic live performances, George Balanchine, and iconic dances by Misty Copeland, and many others; as well as rare footage of ballet icons Jerome Robbins, Antony Tudor, grueling rehearsals, Agnes de Mille, Gillian Murphy, and more.
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