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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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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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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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Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame

Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame

The opera was Tchaikovsky's, The Queen Of Spades, (Pique Dame). With a libretto written by the composer's brother, Modest, this tale of terror, with a plot involving obsessive love and gambling, hallucinations and descent into madness never fails to have a profound effect on its audience. The Bolshoi's production is riveting, with sumptuous sets and costumes, and the famed Bolshoi chorus and corps de ballet are at their most elegant and spectacular.


Bolshoi Opera

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Khachaturian: Spartacus

Khachaturian: Spartacus


The powerful Rome of the 1st century BC conquers new territories and peoples. Having seized great amount of spoils of war and slaves, with another victory, the legions of the Roman Consul Crassus are returning to Rome. Among the enchained slaves are the Thracian king Spartacus and his wife Phrygia. The gently loving married couple is separated. Horrible lot is prepared for them.

Phrygia, turned to slavery, has to become one of Crassus’s concubines; Spartacus has to become one of gladiators in order to die in life-death fight, amusing the Roman nobles. Rebellious and freedom-loving Spartacus calls up the slaves for uprising.

On the occasion of victory Crassus has invited in his palace the Roman patricians. The guests are amusing themselves, enjoying the atrocious scenes of gladiators' fights, who have to fight blindfold. Has the arena been hardly cleared from dead bodies, it fills with slave-dancers. Among them is Phrygia. When the orgy reaches the climax, all of a sudden Spartacus, leading a group of rebels, bursts into the palace. In panic Crassus and his guests escape, running away they swear to take revenge. The insurgent people are exulting! They won back the long-awaited freedom.

Having gathered considerable forces, Crassus pursues the rebellious slaves. The troops of Spartacus, weakened by defeats in unequal battles, by inner discords and betrayals, can't stand up against well-equipped Roman army. The Revolt is doomed to a failure, but faithful brothers-in-arms stay with Spartacus till the very tragic end, choosing death over slavery.

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Car Men

Car Men

A Film by Boris Paval Conen & Jirí Kylián


Exactly 20 years separate Jirí Kylián’s solo Silent Cries and his black-and-white film, Car Men, made in 2006 in collaboration with the Dutch filmmaker, Boris Paval Cone. What unites the two works is the sheer expressiveness of the dance on the one hand, and the distinctive facial gestures and body language of the dancer Sabine Kupferberg on the other. Kupferberg is the one who pulls the strings in Car Men, victim and plotter in equal measure, prepared at all times to stand up to life’s problems – as well as to her three co-actors Escamillo, Don José and Micaëla – with humour and enigmatic wit. And so at the end of Kylián’s unusual, slapstick-like tragicomedy, she simply abandons her three colleagues, self-assured and incorrigible – just like her role model Carmen.

Recording Date: 2006
Running Time: 61 min
Picture Format: 16:9 / 4:3
Sound Format: PCM Stereo

Menu Languages NTSC: GB

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Arthaus Musik - 102101

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Violette et Mister B

Violette et Mister B


Violette Verdy

Violette Verdy, best remembered for her years as one of George Balanchine’s prima ballerinas at the New York City Ballet, has, in her retirement from the stage, been deeply involved in the training of young dancers. In this fascinating film, Ms. Verdy is shown coaching principal and guest artists at the Paris Opera Ballet in works of Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Her deep respect for the material and her supportive work with her dancers define the qualities of a great teacher. Among the stars appearing in the program are Elisabeth Maurin, Isabelle Guerin, Elisabeth Platel, Margaret Illmann, and Vladimir Malakhov. Also with the participation of Roland Petit. Color, approx. 75 min., All regions. In French and English only.

Program:

• Violette coaches Elisabeth Maurin in Emeralds (1967; Balanchine / Fauré)

• Violette coaches Isabelle Guerin in Dances at a Gathering (1969; Robbins / Chopin)

• Violette coaches Lucia Lacarra & Cyril Pierre in Liebeslieder Walzer (1960; Balanchine / Brahms)

• Violette coaches Elisabeth Platel & Nicolas Le Riche in In the Night (1970; Robbins / Chopin)

• Violette coaches Margaret Illmann & Vladimir Malakhov in Tchaikovsky Pas de deux (1960; Balanchine / Tchaikovsky)

With the permission of The George Balanchine Trust. “Tchaikovsky Pas de deux 1960”, “Liebeslieder Walzer 1960” and “Emeralds 1967” are presented by arrangement with the Balanchine Trust and have been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style and Balanchine Technique service standards established and provided by the Trust.

With the permission of The Robbins Rights Trust (Mr. Christopher Pennington) and the authorizations of Mrs. Marilyn Wayne, Mr. Peter Martins, the NYCB, Mrs. Anne Parsons

and Mr. Jean-Pierre Frohlich.

Violette and Mr B, 2001

© Dominique Delouche-Les Films du Prieuré

Dominique Delouche, Director

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