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The Children of the Beijing Opera

The Children of the Beijing Opera

One minute on stage, ten years of training. A film by Don Kent & Christian Dumais-Lvowski


In granting us the rare privilege of entry, the Beijing Opera School offers access to the age-old art form of traditional Chinese opera. Based on a typical day for student and their teachers, the film follows them through dawn-to-dusk activities that include acrobatics, classes in singing, music and dance, makeup sessions, schoolwork, rehearsals and performances.Total immersion in an establishment where discipline is, in many respects, that of a military academy.

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Bel Air Classiques - BAC038

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Una Serata con Carla Fracci

Una Serata con Carla Fracci


Offenbach:

Can-Can (from Orpheus in the Underworld)

Prokofiev:

Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 - excerpts

Tchaikovsky:

Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 (excerpts)


Carla Fracci (ballerina)

1973 RAI documentary about La Scala' prima ballerina Carla Fracci with Amodeo Amodio, Paolo Bortoluzzi, Jacqueline De Min, Giuseppe di Stefano, Alice & Ellen Kessler, James Urbain and Franca Valeri. Carla Fracci performs excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty (Tchaikovsky), Cancan (Offenbach), Romeo et Juliette (Prokofiev). Subtitled in English, French, Spanish & Japanese. Color, 57 min. Playable in all regions.

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Hardy - HCD4030

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Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66

Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on 5th December 2006

Choreographer: Marius Petipa


Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty is one of the best loved of classical ballets, combining in a single work all the enchantment and virtuosity that ballet has to offer. The royal court, the panoramic journey of the Prince to the overgrown castle, and the great celebratory dances of the happy ending (in which other famous fairytale figures appear) are all brought to life by the luscious designs of this celebrated production, created in 1946 for the The Royal Ballet. The inspired performances of its revival for the 75th anniversary of the Company in 2006, together with a magnificent High Definition recording, make this a superb tribute to The Royal Ballet’s unique style and visual splendour.

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 174 Mins
SOUND: PCM STEREO / DTS SURROUND SOUND
SUBTITLES: N/A

“In 2006, the company revived its classic Sleeping Beauty, featuring pretty Oliver Messel designs and a spruce choreography combining the romantic Petipa original with Ashton's hallmark narrative. Nuñez is charm personified as the Lilac Fairy, and has there ever been a more enchanting Aurora than Cojocaru?” BBC Music Magazine, September 2008 ****

“Alina Cojocaru’s Aurora was the ballet’s radiant centrepiece, charming, in control and filled with a palpable delight in every pretty step.” The Times

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Opus Arte - OA0995D

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Adam: Giselle

Adam: Giselle


The amazing Bolshoi interpretation of Theophile Gautier’s piece created in 1841 at the Opéra de

Paris : Giselle. One of the great moments of Dance history that saw the main themes of Romanticism expressed.

A love pastoral care that ends tragically, a fantastic world of unearthly creatures and redemption

thanks to the power of love. Giselle is the dream of a poet who gets deliberately lost in a dream world… A young countryside

girl seduced by a Lord, reaches the height of tragedy before falling into a supernatural epilogue. This ballet is a masterpiece of romantic ballets in which movement traduces the soul’s language. In order to write Giselle, Théophile Gautier required the help of Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges. The choregraphy was insured by Jean Coralli : first ballet director of the Opéra de Paris.

Jules Perrot who was in love with the main interpret contributed to the project more than he was expected to. This reunion of talents made this romantic ballet masterpiece exist. Movement

became the soul’s language. The popular Bolshoi Ballet series continues, bringing ballet lovers some of the finest performances by

the worlds most acknowledged dance company.

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FGL Productions - VIA080259

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Prokofiev: Cinderella, Op. 87

Prokofiev: Cinderella, Op. 87


G. Komleva, (Cindirella), M. Daoukaev (Prince), L. Galinskaia (Furious) & M. Koullik (Grimacing)

Marinskii Theatre & Bolshoi Ballet, V. Okountsov (director)

The famous story of Perrault becomes a wonderful ballet thanks to the genius of Serguei Prokofiev. This DVD offers this major piece interpreted by The Marinsky Theatre in a mind-blowing direction. An abundance of characters and mythical scenes (poetic duet with the Prince, remarkable adagios, languourous waltzs…). A succession of very famous scenes among which, the presentation of the slipper to Cinderella who is either dreamy or nervous but always pure. A moment of grace and emotion lived through the magic of Dance. The popular Bolshoi Ballet series continues, bringing ballet lovers some of the finest performances by the worlds most acknowledged dance company.

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FGL Productions - VIA080258

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Hérold: La Fille mal gardée

Hérold: La Fille mal gardée

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on 2nd February 2005.


Carlos Acosta, Marianela Nuñez, William Tuckett & Jonathan Howells

The Royal Ballet & The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Anthony Twiner

Choreographer: Frederick Ashton

Ever since it’s triumphant premiere in January 1960, Frederick Ashton's La fille mal gardée has been esteemed as one of his happiest creations. This is a charming piece, elegantly performed, a village love affair set in the idyllic Constable landscape of Ashton's imagination. Marianela Nuñez and Carlos Acosta would be show-stoppers in almost any suitable role, but as Lise and Colas they are superb. William Tuckett and Jonathan Howells, in the comic roles of Simone and Alain respectively, are every bit as arresting, both displaying a certain genius for knockabout. The luminously colourful Osbert Lancaster designs, together with the vitality of The Royal Ballet’s dancing and vibrant playing from the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House under the baton of Anthony Twiner, serve to augment the harmless good fun at which Ashton excels.

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 112 Mins
SOUND: LPCM STEREO / 5.1 SURROUND SOUND
SUBTITLES: N/A

“La fille mal gardée is sheer perfection, Nuñez and Acosta are unsurpassable respectively in the feminine grace and masculine confidence of Ashton's Lise and Colas, and their mimetic skills are delicious.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2008 *****

“The Royal Ballet’s present revival makes much of its vigorous characters, its brilliantly virtuosic solos and duets…[Marianella Nunez] gives the swift, intricate footwork as gorgeously as I have ever seen it. …Nunez is an excellent match for Carlos Acosta’s whizzing solos and his cheerful eagerness as her admirer Colas. …Altogether, a terrific show.” The Stage

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Opus Arte - OA0992D

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Moiseyev Dance Company Vol.1

Moiseyev Dance Company Vol.1

Live Performance Tchaikovsky Concert Hall Moscow 1975


‘Summer’ from Russian Dance Suite

Kalmyk Dance

Belorussian Dance Jurochka

Adjarian Warrior Dance

Russian Dance Polianka

Russian Cadrille

Partisans

Russian Dance

Moldavian Dance Tabakariaska

Uzbek Dance

Comic Dance Labyrinth

Gaucho

Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor


Moiseyev Dance Company, Igor Moiseyev

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VAI - DVDVAI4460

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Moiseyev Dance Company Vol.2

Moiseyev Dance Company Vol.2

Live Performance 1975 & 1988


Russian Dance Suite

Kalmyk Dance

Venezuela Dance

Mexican Dance - Gauchos

Aragon Jota

Moldavian Suite

Old City Quadrille

Gypsy Dance

Greek Suite


Moiseyev Dance Company, Igor Moiseyev

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Prokofiev: Cinderella, Op. 87

Prokofiev: Cinderella, Op. 87


Bernice Coppieters, Chris Roelandt, Aurélia Schaefer, Francesco Nappa, Gioia Masala, Agalie Vandamme & Francesca Dolci

The Cleveland Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy

Choreographer-Director: Jean-Christophe Maillot, Costumes: Jérome Kaplan, Scenery: Ernest Pignon-Ernest & Lighting: Dominique Drillot

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Bound & Absolute Zero

Bound & Absolute Zero

Two Choreographies by Saburo Teshigawara


Absolute Zero is one of the best known choreographies of Saburo Teshigawara. It explores the situation of complete stillness, when things can‘t move, because it is minus 273 degrees. Yet in dance and life there can‘t be complete stillness. Absolute Zero is the fi lming of the heartpiece of the two hour long stage version. With consequent purism the piece was adapted for the camera. The stage design is geometric: horizontal, vertical - never diagonal. Teshigawara is standing still for a considerable time. His arm lifts almost unnoticable. He seems boneless. To the minimalistic pianomusic of the Caucasian Mystic Georges I. Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann, Teshigawara and his partner Kei Miyata develop their inner speed. Everything is flowing.

Bound is a parable on the laws of art, based on Ilse Aichinger’s short story Der Gefesselte. A man wakes up. He is bound. The bonds leave him room to move. He performs in a circus. A woman tries to match his movements in the bonds; she fails to seduce him. The bound man fi nds a wolf in the forest. In his bonds he is equivalent to the wolf. He brings him to the circus. They perform in the circus. The woman cuts the bonds. The wolf almost kills the man. The woman shoots the wolf. The man goes away.


Saburo Teshigawara (The Bounded), Corinna Harfouch (The Woman), Jose-Maria Tirado Nevado (The Wolf) & Ilse Aichinger (Narrator)

The Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Recording Date: 2002
Running Time: 124 min
Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Format: PCM Stereo

Language: D, GB
Menu Languages NTSC: GB
Subtitle Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, JP, SP

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Arthaus Musik - 101815

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