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Dances of Ecstasy

Dances of Ecstasy

'A work-out for the soul'


A film by Michelle Mahrer & Nicole Ma

‘A work-out for the Soul’

DVD 1 - DANCES OF ECSTASY - A cutting edge DVD that explores ecstatic rituals experienced through rhythm, dance and music. Throughout history these states of ecstasy were a way of connecting with divine origins. The drive for spiritual renewal as a reaction against a world obsessed with technology and consumerism has inspired a return to indigenous and mystical traditions. People are turning to ecstatic practices for pleasure, transformation and healing. The experience of ecstasy is universal and transcends cultural and religious boundaries. This DVD reveals how the search for ecstasy is very much alive today in many traditional and contemporary communities around the world. It has been conceived for a general audience with the view that everyone has experienced the power of music and dance in some shape or form.

DVD 2 - POWER WAVE - Join in and ‘do it yourself’ with a complete Power Wave workout by New York urban shaman Gabrielle Roth, or dance your own dance to the global grooves tracks, with psychedelic visuals by D-Fuse: Find two hidden bonus videos by One Giant Leap and James Asher.

‘Energy moves in waves. Waves move in patterns. Patterns move in rhythms. A human being is just that, energy, waves, patterns, rhythms. Nothing more, nothing less. A dance…’ Gabrielle Roth

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 240 MINS
SOUND: DOLBY SURROUND / DOLBY STEREO
SUBTITLES: FR/DE/ES/NL

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Format: NTSC

Opus Arte - OA0873D

(DVD Video - 2 discs)

$34.00

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Carmen Flamenco

Carmen Flamenco


Ballet Teatro Español de Rafael Aguilar

DVD Video

Region: 2,3,4,5

Format: PAL

Warner Classics Warner Vision - 5046625362

(DVD Video)

$24.75

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Return of the Firebird

Return of the Firebird


Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35

Stravinsky:

Petrushka

The Firebird


Andris Liepa, Gediminas Taranda, Sergei Petukhov, Tatiana Beletskaya, Vitaly Breusenko

Bolshoi State Academic Theatre Orchestra, Russian Seasons Folk Company, Andrey Chistiakov

Penguin Guide

Rosette Winner

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Format: PAL

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Decca - 0793229

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Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20

Choreography by Peter Wright


Nathalie Nordquist, Anders Nordström, Marketta Kaila, Christian Rambe

Royal Swedish Ballet, Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra, Michel Quéval

Choreographer Peter Wright stages Swan Lake as a romantic Gothic tragedy.

This envigorating version focuses on the heartbreaking role of the Prince in the dramatic classic, honouring the 1895 Petipa/Ivanov original.

DVD Video

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Format: NTSC

Opus Arte - OA0866D

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Dancing On Dangerous Ground

Dancing On Dangerous Ground


Jean Butler, Colin Dunne

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Format: PAL

Warner Classics Warner Vision - 8573840922

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$24.75

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Adam: Giselle

Adam: Giselle


Galina Mezentseva, Konstantin Zaklinsky, Gennadi Selyutsky, Tatiana Terekhova, The Kirov Ballet

Main Language: English, Sub Titles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

DVD Video

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Format: PAL

Warner Classics Warner Vision - 0630193972

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Essential Ballet

Essential Ballet


Adam:

Le Corsaire: Pas de deux

Grand Pas de Deux from Act II, Giselle

Drigo:

Diana and Actaeon: Pas de deux

Dvorak:

The Leaves Are Fading: Adagio

Gavrilin:

Anyuta

Minkus:

Paquita: Polonaise & Mazurka

Paquita: Grand pas

Don Quixote: Grand pas de deux

Saint-Saëns:

The Dying Swan (Solo)

Stravinsky:

The Firebird: The Firebird and the Prince

Tchaikovsky:

Polonaise (from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24)

Swan Lake: Adagio

Swan Lake: Danse Russe

The Nutcracker: Dance of the Mirlitons

Sleeping Beauty: Pas de deux, Act III


Essential Ballet comprises two contrasting gala performances, showcasing the great Russian principal dancers of our time in excerpts from the most popular ballets. The first was a glittering occasion in 1992 at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, where the Kirov Ballet and Opera were welcomed back to the West, in the presence of Princess Diana.

The second was an extraordinary open-air gala staged in the same year in Red Square itself, witnessed live by tens of thousands of Russian ballet fans and televised worldwide.

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Philips - 0750842

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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71


Viktor Baranov, Larissa Lezhnina

Kirov Ballet & Orchestra, conducted by Viktor Fedotov

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Philips - 0701732

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Delibes: Coppelia

Delibes: Coppelia


Irina Shapchits, Mikhail Zaviakov, Oleg Vinogradova, The Kirov Ballet

Language German

DVD Video

Region: 2,3,4,5

Format: PAL

Warner Classics Warner Vision - 4509941902

(DVD Video)

$24.75

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Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64


Monique Loudières (Juliet), Manuel Legris (Romeo), Charles Jude (Tybalt), Lionel Delanoë (Mercutio) & Wilfried Romoli (Benvolio)

Paris Opera Ballet & Orchestra of The Opera de Paris, Vello Pahn

Prokofiev’s score finds a powerful echo in Rudolf Nureyev’s sumptuous and colourful production, one of the last he choreographed for Paris Opera Ballet before his death. He especially chose the cast, and this was the last time this particular cast performed the work. With its sets and costumes straight from the frescos of Renaissance Italy, this great ballet passionately reflects the youth and vigour which drive Shakespeare’s tale of doomed love. Having created the role of Romeo in Kenneth MacMillan’s version, Nureyev mounted his own production in 1977, and reworked the same ballet for Paris in 1984; a large-scale, colourful fresco full of passion and noise, set in a turbulent Verona where the sun-drenched squares are permanent open-air theatres, and the dark, narrow side-streets can turn into cut-throat alleys. With these sets and costumes straight from the frescoes of Renaissance Italy, this great ballet passionately reflects the youth and vigour which drive Shakespeare’s tale of doomed love.

Nureyev placed particular emphasis on the personalities of Tybalt and Mercutio, ‘champions’ of each of the two rival clans – one sombre and vindictive, the other roguish and a little mad. He attempted to bring to life the argumentative and truculent people of Verona, opting for an atmosphere both sensual and brutal, an era both refined and bawdy, superb in appearance and cruel in reality. Life and death here take turns on the Wheel of Fortune, with youth fighting to the death in the streets.

The sumptuous production calls upon the full force of the company, who brilliantly portray the street fights of the feuding Capulets and Montagues and the raptures and despair that mark the young lovers’ tragedy. With mesmerising dance, colourful costumes and dazzling set, this production of Shakespeare’s most loved play has enthralled audiences and critics alike.

Choreography and Staging: Rudolf Nureyev

Sets: Ezio Friger

Costumes: Ezio Frigerio and Mauro Pagano

“..a splendid recreation, totally faithful to Nureyev, this Romeo & Juliet is one of the great events of the year.” LE FIGARO

DVD Video

Region: 2,3,4,5

Format: PAL

Warner Classics Warner Vision - 0630151542

(DVD Video)

$24.75

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