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Ballet & Dance

  • Bolshoi Soloists Classique [1990] Bolshoi Soloists Classique | DVD | (24/11/2008) from £18.05  |  Saving you £1.94 (9.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In a testament to the Bolshoi legacy this newly discovered film features the grace beauty and perfect control of Nina Timofeyeva and Mikhail Lavrosky son of the renowned choreographer Leonid Lavrosky creating a special program of solos and Pas de Deuxs. Choreographed by Mikhail Fokine as well as the dancers this production features the timeless and diverse music of Gershwin Saint-Saens Albinoni and Adam and is full of timeless performances in the classic and elegant style of the Soviet ballet tradition.

  • Dutch National Ballet - Beethoven Symphony No. 7 / Grosse Fuge Dutch National Ballet - Beethoven Symphony No. 7 / Grosse Fuge | DVD | (22/12/2003) from £20.15  |  Saving you £4.84 (19.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    A performance by the Dutch National Ballet choreographed by Hans Van Manen. 'Grosse Fuge' is accompanied by an abstract ballet which concerns relationships.

  • Cinderella Cinderella | DVD | (28/09/2001) from £18.05  |  Saving you £6.94 (27.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Maguy Marin's reworking of the Cinderella story which was staged in the studio. Prokofiev's music has still been used but edited to allow additional sound effects to be added.

  • Grupo Corpo - Brazilian Dance Theatre [1996] Grupo Corpo - Brazilian Dance Theatre | DVD | (28/08/2006) from £20.05  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Grupo Corpo, or 'Body Group' are a Brazilian Dance Company who combine the sensuality of Afro-Brazilian dance forms and the technical prowess of ballet with a contemporary, highly theatrical sensibility.Blending Brazilian spirit with African rhythms and elements of classical ballet, the group have become Brazil's leading ballet company. Innovative lighting and scenery, and vivid costumes all add to the experience.O Corpo. Choreographed in 2000, this piece is set to an original score by Arnaldo Antunes. The dance combines highly technical dance moves with a sharp edgy, urban flair. The piece shows the versatility of their dancers and their incredible competence in manipulating the entire body.

  • Swan Lake Swan Lake | DVD | (08/05/2006) from £6.49  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £12.99

    A performance of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake from 1968.

  • Dancer's Dream - The Great Ballets Of Rudolf Nureyev / La Bayadere [2002] Dancer's Dream - The Great Ballets Of Rudolf Nureyev / La Bayadere | DVD | (01/03/2004) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    An exploration of the Nureyev ballets. This programme features 'La Bayadere'. The story follows the doomed love affair between a warrior and a Bayadere who is later killed by her rival.

  • Dancer's Dream - The Great Ballets Of Rudolf Nureyev - Raymonda [1999] Dancer's Dream - The Great Ballets Of Rudolf Nureyev - Raymonda | DVD | (01/09/2003) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The story of Raymonda takes place in the Middle-Ages and is set in the south of France. Raymonda is a young noblewoman waiting for the return of her fianc Jean de Brienne a knight who is on a crusade in the Holy Land. Meanwhile however the Saracen knight Abderachman appears on the scene and first of all pays her court but then uses force to try and make her bend to his will. Thanks to the warning and help of a ghost who is thought to be an ancestor and patron saint of her family

  • Maurice Bejart's The Nutcracker Maurice Bejart's The Nutcracker | DVD | (03/12/2001) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This is a Nutcracker with a difference. Tchaikovsky's most popular ballet ("Dance of the sugar plum fairy", "Waltz of the flowers" etc.) undergoes a transformation, interpreted by the French choreographer Maurice Bejart, from Christmas fairy story into a tale of a boy who dreams he loves his dead mother. The boy erects an enormous statue to her that becomes the focus of the production in Act 1 rather than the traditional Christmas tree. Maurice Bejart's memoir of his early years includes Goethe's embodiment of evil, Mephisto, recalled from his father's books and the figure of Marius Petipa, the original choreographer of The Nutcracker (both are danced by Gil Roman). For in this interpretation the boy, after failing to bring the statue to life, decides to become a dancer. In Act 2 the Spanish dance becomes a vehicle for a toreador, another of Bejart's childhood passions, but most striking is the interpolation of a French dance in this sequence of national dances to the tune of "Under Paris Skies" played on the accordion by Yvette Horner. Bejart's new concept might seem a shade self indulgent on paper, but only in the scene where the boy hugs his mother's statue in an Oedipus-like embrace does a moment of excess intrude. His imaginative choreography, the superb dancing by his Ballet Lausanne and the rhythmically lilting playing of the Orchestra Colonne under Edmon Colomer all give undiluted pleasure. On the DVD: The picture quality from the Chatelet theatre in Paris is top-notch, catching the lighting effects and colourful costumes with excellent definition. Several high angle crane shots reveal the deft ensemble work of this company. In the accompanying special feature we go behind the scenes of the production to meet Bejart and his collaborators. The long service many of them have given offers testament to the corporate spirit manifested in the dancing. Those looking for an alternative view of the traditional rendition of Tchaikovsky's ballet will not be disappointed by the artistry on display here. --Adrian Edwards

  • Kaguyahime [1994] Kaguyahime | DVD | (26/01/2001) from £20.15  |  Saving you £4.84 (19.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Kaguyahime is one of Japan's oldest fairy-tales: the story of the moon princess who descends to Earth and is cared for by the family of an old bamboo cutter her luminous is beauty meant to spread peace and happiness but instead the rivalry her heavenly presence provokes results in war. Maki Ishii's music and the choreography of Jiri Kylian combine in this merging of Western and Japanese traditions.

  • Katia Et Volodia [1990] Katia Et Volodia | DVD | (26/07/2007) from £18.24  |  Saving you £-0.26 (-1.40%)  |  RRP £18.99

    Documentary directed by Dominique Delouche. Ekaterina Maximova, Vladimir Vassiliev: their life in dance. Much performance footage. 1990.

  • Coppelia [2000] Coppelia | DVD | (16/10/2000) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Recorded live at The Sydney Opera House this timeless ballet tells the story of Dr. Coppelius who tries to bring to life his beautiful doll Coppelia.

  • Paris Opera Ballet - Swan Lake Paris Opera Ballet - Swan Lake | DVD | (01/01/1995) from £16.25  |  Saving you £1.74 (9.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    The Paris Opera Ballet present an unforgettable performance of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.

  • Nutcracker [2000] Nutcracker | DVD | (30/05/2003) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In a stunning departure from tradition Graeme Murphy transforms Nutcracker into a production which is uniquely Australian. The ballet is the story of Clara once a famous Russian ballerina who first came to Australia in the 1940s. It chronicles her turbulent nomadic life: and is a moving tribute to all of the dedicated artists who forged the ballet tradition in Australia. Recorded live at the Victorian Arts Centre Australia.

  • Moiseyev Dance Company - Vol. 1 [1975] Moiseyev Dance Company - Vol. 1 | DVD | (26/07/2007) from £17.68  |  Saving you £1.31 (6.90%)  |  RRP £18.99

  • Moon Water Moon Water | DVD | (24/10/2003) from £21.35  |  Saving you £3.64 (14.60%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Moon Water' as performed by the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan; choreographed by Lin Hwaimin. The dancers perform with water and the sound of water accompanies selected Bach compositions.

  • Tinkerbell Dance Studio - Learn Ballet Step By Step [2006] Tinkerbell Dance Studio - Learn Ballet Step By Step | DVD | (18/06/2007) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Professional ballet dancer Michelle Lungberg instructs the class . In Tinkerbell Dance Studio: Ballet the class starts at the barre (you can use a chair instead). Once Michelle introduces 1st through 5th positions she moves on to Plies Tondus Degajes Rondejambs Passes and Piques. After that the class stretches and moves to centre: Next Michelle continues with Tondus Degajes Pas De Bourres Balences and jumps. The program ends with the proper way to bow like a professional ballerina! This fun beginner ballet class is packed with all the basics and great music too!

  • Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake [HD DVD] [2007] Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake | HD DVD | (02/04/2007) from £14.06  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £29.99

  • The Kirov - A Night Of Classical Ballet The Kirov - A Night Of Classical Ballet | DVD | (26/04/2004) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Six presentations by the Kirov Ballet Company: 'Duo De Diane Et Acteon' 'Esmeralda' 'Fete Des Fleurs A Venzano' 'Le Vivandiere' 'Carnaval De Venise' and 'Pas De Quatre'.

  • Great Dancers Of Our Time Great Dancers Of Our Time | DVD | (28/03/2005) from £16.06  |  Saving you £3.93 (19.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Three of the most fascinating dancers on the current international ballet scene in Germany present their favourite choreographies each solo- or pas-de-deux-choreography introduced by the dancer.

  • Don Quixote - Moscow City Ballet Don Quixote - Moscow City Ballet | DVD | (01/01/1900) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £15.99

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