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  • Sylvia - Delibes And Neumeier [2005] Sylvia - Delibes And Neumeier | DVD | (03/01/2006) from £39.63  |  Saving you £-14.64 (-58.60%)  |  RRP £24.99

    A performance by the Paris National Opera Company choreographed by John Neumeier. Recorded at the Opera National De Paris in March 2005.

  • Adam: Giselle - Bolshoi Ballet [1990] Adam: Giselle - Bolshoi Ballet | DVD | (03/03/2003) from £23.95  |  Saving you £1.04 (4.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Adam: Giselle

  • Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty -- Kirov Ballet [1989] Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty -- Kirov Ballet | DVD | (27/02/2003) from £21.25  |  Saving you £3.74 (15.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The first performance of Sleeping Beauty at the Marinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1890 choreographed by the legendary ballet master Marius Petipa was doubtless the pinnacle of classic Russian ballet tradition.Tchaikovsky's score composed in 1889 was created based on a scenario from Petipa that took the composer's wishes into account from the outset. It was a 'number' ballet score which was a homage to the baroque 'ballet de cour.' The premiere of Sleeping Beauty was not gr

  • Zeller - Der Vogelhandler (Ballet of Seefestspiele Morbisch) Zeller - Der Vogelhandler (Ballet of Seefestspiele Morbisch) | DVD | (09/09/2013) from £18.95  |  Saving you £-14.86 (-59.50%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Opera named Der Vogelhandler by Carl Zeller.

  • Three By Duato [2000] Three By Duato | DVD | (25/02/2002) from £20.15  |  Saving you £4.84 (19.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Under the artistic directorship of Nacho Duato the Compania Nacional de Danza has developed it's own distinctive style mixing classical and contemporary idioms and has become on of the most accomplished and entertaining dance ensembles in Europe. Duato's inventive choreography is earthy sensual and emotive and demands high levels of physical energy.

  • Amelia [2002] Amelia | DVD | (27/02/2006) from £21.05  |  Saving you £3.94 (15.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The multi-award-winning dance film Amelia (2002) directed and choreographed by Edouard Lock and performed by the acclaimed dance company La La La Human Steps explores the use of point technique using extended intertwining solos complex partnering sequences and extreme speed to generate powerful performances with unexpected moments of tender emotion and serenity.Lock uses intricate choreography for both camera and dancers creating amazing and constantly shifting points of view. Trademark performances brilliant and relentless combined with the delicate sensual lighting of AndreTurpin and the minimalist environment of a giant wooden box with rounded forms that seems to have no exit create a disturbingly exquisite and moving experience.The original score written by David Lang for violin cello piano and voice combines evocative minimalism with lyrics from five of Lou Reed's most famous works created in the 60s for the Velvet Underground.

  • Bamboo Dream Bamboo Dream | DVD | (30/06/2003) from £5.82  |  Saving you £11.41 (45.70%)  |  RRP £24.99

    A 'blend' of ballet contemporary dance and Chinese dance which follows the seasons of the year. Choreography by Lin Hwai-Min. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre's extraordinary blend of contemporary dance ballet and traditional CHinese dance takes it influence from elements as diverse as calligraphy meditation and martial arts. Here in the choreography of artistic director Lin Hwai-Min age-old beliefs and stories are brought into contemporary and universal perspective taking inspiration from the bamboo seen in China as a symbol of integrity and epitome of elegance.

  • Tchaikovsky Gala (Swan Lake/Sleeping Beauty/The Nutcracker) Roberto Bolle / La Scala [Blu-ray] [2007] Tchaikovsky Gala (Swan Lake/Sleeping Beauty/The Nutcracker) Roberto Bolle / La Scala | Blu Ray | (24/11/2008) from £21.35  |  Saving you £8.64 (28.80%)  |  RRP £29.99

  • Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle and The Drum [DVD] [2006] Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle and The Drum | DVD | (05/01/2009) from £9.38  |  Saving you £4.84 (19.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

  • Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Bolshoi Ballet Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Bolshoi Ballet | DVD | (21/04/2008) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £10.99

    Enjoy a full length performance of one of the world's favourite ballets Swan Lake performed by stars of the Bolshoi Ballet. Set to the celbrated music of Tchaikovsky this enduring love story tells the tale of Prince Siegfried who falls in love with the enchanted swan princess Odette. Condemned by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart the curse can be broken only by true love which would also destroy the evil magician.

  • Glazunov - Raymonda [1980] Glazunov - Raymonda | DVD | (26/07/2007) from £22.85  |  Saving you £0.14 (0.60%)  |  RRP £22.99

  • Gavrilin/Maximova/Vasiliev - Anyuta Ballet (Bolshoi Ballet) [1982] Gavrilin/Maximova/Vasiliev - Anyuta Ballet (Bolshoi Ballet) | DVD | (02/08/2007) from £19.25  |  Saving you £3.74 (16.30%)  |  RRP £22.99

  • Mozart: The Great Mass [2005] Mozart: The Great Mass | DVD | (31/10/2005) from £15.39  |  Saving you £9.60 (38.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    A performance of the Uwe Scholz ballet by the Leipzig Ballet company.

  • Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream [HD DVD] Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream | HD DVD | (01/10/2007) from £24.97  |  Saving you £-18.59 (-62.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    A Midsummer Night's Dream- Ballet in Two Acts and Six Scenes.

  • Tchaikovsky - the Sleeping Beauty (Nureyev) Tchaikovsky - the Sleeping Beauty (Nureyev) | DVD | (19/07/2004) from £18.23  |  Saving you £4.76 (20.70%)  |  RRP £22.99

    TchaikovskyThe Sleeping BeautyBallet in Three ActsPrincess Aurora - Veronica TennantPrince Florimund - Rudolf NureyevKing Florestan - Charles KirbyThe Queen - Susan MenckCatalabutte - Simon SemonoffCarabosse - Celia FrancaThe Lilac Fairy - Kristine SoleriThe Bluebird - Frank AugustynPrincess Florine - Karen KainSoloists Artists and Orchestra of the National Ballet of CanadaGeorge Crum conductor

  • Bizet-Shchedrin - Carmen Suite Ballet Bizet-Shchedrin - Carmen Suite Ballet | DVD | (03/01/2005) from £18.96  |  Saving you £4.03 (17.50%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Carmen was first set as a ballet by the famed Russian choreographer Petipa in 1845. It was based on the Merimee novella and premiered in Madrid some thirty years before Bizet's opera was first heard. Subsequent versions followed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries some using and some discarding Bizet's music. In 1949 Roland Petit created a successful vehicle for himself and his wife Zizi Jeanmaire using the Bizet score.Maya Plisetskaya always dreamed of dancing the role of Carmen and had approached Shostakovich for a score. He demurred out of respect for Bizet's celebrated opera. It was eventually Plisetskaya's husband Rodion Shchedrin who agreed to provide the music after seeing his wife and the choreographer Alberto Alonso working on some choreographic ideas. His Carmen Suite ballet based on Bizet and scored only for strings and percussion instruments was a perfect complement to Alonso's choreography and in its theatricality a showcase for Plisetskaya's considerable dramatic gifts. Shchedrin's Carmen Suite one of the darkest settings of Merimee's tragic story deeply symbolic and overtly sensual premiered at the Bolshoi Ballet on April 20 1967.

  • Swan Lake [1990] Swan Lake | DVD | (25/03/2003) from £20.05  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Natalia Makarova one of the most important interpreters of the classical ballet repertoire in the twentieth century has also had great success as a producer.Makarova's staging of Swan Lake is based on the original choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with additional choreography by the late Sir Frederick Ashton.Evelyn Hart and Peter Schaufuss are stunning as Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried in this studio recording. Leanne Benjamin is a treat a one of the 'pas de quatres'.Makarova's innovative interpretation presents the work as a story of perfect and eternal love.The stage design by Gunther Schneider-Siemssen does not use scenery to communicate changes of place and mood but back projections (blue laser to indicate water for example) which are extremely effective for creating a mysterious magical atmosphere.

  • Coppelia Coppelia | DVD | (15/10/2001) from £5.37  |  Saving you £19.62 (78.50%)  |  RRP £24.99

    This 1994 French TV presentation of Delibes' Coppelia reflects choreographer Maguy Marin's commitment to total theatre, seeking to find a fresh and exciting way of making ballet a rewarding experience on the home screen. One of the problems of filmed live ballet is the video presentation often fails to capture the experience of being in the theatre, something this dynamic production shot on location and in the studio circumvents in a highly visual way. Relocating Hoffman's tale of Doctor Coppelia's automaton and troubled young love to contemporary run-down urban France, the opening folk-dances are set around a hard-court game of football which unequivocally evokes the opening of West Side Story (1961). Throughout classical dance blends with modern, jazz, mine and physical theatre, while the adapted story offers a critique of the modern obsession with visual icons and the power of illusory fantasy over reality. Romantic, witty and filled with a surreal imaginative poetry in a lineage descended from the films of Jean (La Belle et la Bete) Cocteau and Michael (The Red Shoes, Peeping Tom) Powell, this is a Coppelia for anyone who enjoyed Mats Ek's Sleeping Beauty (1999). Purists be warned, Marin dispenses with half the score, making her version last just 60 minutes. On the DVD: The 1.77-1 anamorphically enhanced widescreen picture is excellent, benefiting greatly from being lit and shot like a feature film rather than the video of live ballet productions. The PCM stereo sound is equally good, making this widescreen presentation technically superior to other TV classical music releases from the same date. There is a 12-minute interview with Marin (in French with English subtitles) in which she outlines her background, her idea of theatre, and explains her conception of the film and explores why she cut so much of the original ballet. Also included are trailers of four other Arthaus releases and a multi-language 24-page booklet with full credits and notes on Delibes, Marin, Nagano and the performance. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Spartacus - Khachaturian [1990] Spartacus - Khachaturian | DVD | (01/08/2005) from £11.57  |  Saving you £3.42 (22.80%)  |  RRP £14.99

    SpartacusBallet in Three Acts.Recorded At The Bolshoi Theatre 1990.

  • Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake | DVD | (20/02/2008) from £7.15  |  Saving you £-3.16 (-79.20%)  |  RRP £3.99

    Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake - a ballet in 4 acts.

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