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  • Prokofiev/Stravinsky/Struchkova/Vasiliev - Lt. Kije Prokofiev/Stravinsky/Struchkova/Vasiliev - Lt. Kije | DVD | (02/08/2007) from £14.50  |  Saving you £8.49 (36.90%)  |  RRP £22.99

  • Dances Of Ecstasy [2003] Dances Of Ecstasy | DVD | (01/08/2004) from £10.57  |  Saving you £6.00 (24.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

  • Dances Of Ecstasy Dances Of Ecstasy | DVD | (19/09/2003) from £21.25  |  Saving you £3.74 (15.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    A journey through the dance and music from Namibia Korea Nigeria Brazil Turkey and Australia. Four documentaries describe the various rituals.

  • Jose Limon - Three Modern Dance Classics [1949] Jose Limon - Three Modern Dance Classics | DVD | (31/01/2003) from £18.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £18.99

    Jose Limon (1908-1972) was a Mexican-American choreographer who continues to be regarded as one of the modern dance world's seminal creative artists known for his intense dramatic presence and the theatricality and musicality of his dances. Here for the first time on video are three of his most famous works with the original casts filmed in their entirety for the Canadian Broadcasting Company in the 1950s.THE MOORS PAVANE (1949) is generally considered to be one of the great masterworks in the modern repertory. In the form of a Renaissance dance Limon destills the legend of Othello into a taut one-act human drama with music by Henry Pucell. Joining Limon are his close collaborators Lucas Hoving Pauline Koner and Betty Jones. Telecast date: March 6 1955.THE TRAITOR (1954) was Limon's response to the McCarthy hearings and the climate of betrayal that haunted the arts and entertainment fields during this period. Against a music score of violence passion and tenderness (by Gunther Schuller) the tragedy of Judas is portrayed as if it were taking place in modern times. Telecast date: October 23 1955.THE EMPEROR JONES (1956) is based upon the play by Eugene O'Neill wherein a fugitive from a chain gang sets himself up as the ruler of an island domain. He becomes a tyrant and his mistreated subjects eventually rebel and hunt him down. For this dance Limon commissioned a musical score from Heitor Villa-Lobos. Telecast date: March 13 1957.

  • Narcissus Narcissus | DVD | (27/03/2006) from £14.09  |  Saving you £5.90 (29.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Narcissus features three of Norman McLaren's finest works. Narcissus: In Narcissus Norman McLaren's balletic interpretation of the Greek myth dancers enact the tragedy of the beautiful youth who condemns himself to a trapped existence through excessive self-love. Visually stunning the film is a compendium of McLaren techniques developed over a lifetime of experimentation. Film dance and music are skillfully merged to celebrate the ancient myth and its timeless significance

  • American Ballet Theatre - In San Francisco American Ballet Theatre - In San Francisco | DVD | (30/05/2005) from £16.25  |  Saving you £1.74 (9.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    This mixed bill of ballets danced by one of the world's greatest ballet companies was recorded live from the War Memorial Opera House San Francisco in 1985 and includes complete short ballets in addition to extracts from full length works. Airs choreographed by Paul Taylor was his first work for American Ballet Theatre and features music by Handel. It was featured in Mikhail Baryshnikov's highly successful first season as Artistic Director. This is followed by Jardin aux Lilas with music by Chausson choreographed by Anthony Taylor. The Grand pas de deux from Act III Swan Lake choreography by Marius Petipa is danced by American Ballet Theatre stars Cynthia Gregory and Fernando Bujones. Then follows the Balcony Pas de deux from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan featuring the great Natalia Makarova and Kevin McKenzie. The last work is Great Galloping Gottschalk which was created by Lynn Taylor-Corbett for American Ballet Theatre in 1982.

  • American Ballet Theatre Now [1978] American Ballet Theatre Now | DVD | (08/03/2001) from £18.28  |  Saving you £6.71 (26.90%)  |  RRP £24.99

    America's leading ballet soloists display highlights from their repertoire.

  • Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation - Catherine Wheel Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation - Catherine Wheel | DVD | (14/11/2005) from £16.25  |  Saving you £1.74 (9.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    To original music by David Byrne of Talking Heads The Catherine Wheel is a rock-dance special by New York choreographer Twyla Tharp. The piece grew out of Twyla Tharp s fascination with Saint Catherine the 4th-century martyr who was condemned to die on a spiked wheel. When it was premiered on Broadway it was described by the New Yorker as a major event in our theatre with dancing of astonishing beauty and power . Twyla Tharp then refashioned this piece specially for television u

  • Bach - Cello Suites 2, 3 and 6 (Herrmann, Zurich Ballet) [2006] Bach - Cello Suites 2, 3 and 6 (Herrmann, Zurich Ballet) | DVD | (08/05/2006) from £16.75  |  Saving you £6.24 (27.10%)  |  RRP £22.99

  • Bolshoi Ballet And Kirov Ballet - Dancing For Dollars Bolshoi Ballet And Kirov Ballet - Dancing For Dollars | DVD | (26/03/2007) from £12.65  |  Saving you £0.34 (2.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The Bolshoi Ballet's first trip to America in 1959 was a political and artistic triumph and audiences queued for days to see these legends of ballet. Bolshoi in Vegas a richly entertaining documentary follows their disastrous 1996 tour in which they hoped to capitalise on this earlier success. The tour is beset with problems from the start tensions mount and the Bolshoi are bewildered by their lukewarm reception. Kirov in Petersburg traces the development of an institution. As Communism gives way to Capitalism and artistic values give way to commercial considerations the Kirov Ballet's chief choreographer Oleg Vinogradov's final year in office is set against allegations of bribery and corruption. Through the deeply personal recollections of workers dancers and critics specially-filmed backstage footage and previously unseen archive material a unique portrait emerges of the Kirov's changing fortunes in the context of its awesome heritage.

  • The Australian Ballet - Beyond 40: Anniversary Gala [2002] The Australian Ballet - Beyond 40: Anniversary Gala | DVD | (01/12/2003) from £16.75  |  Saving you £8.24 (33.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The Australian Ballet began life fired by the passion of a handful of people who had a dream. This is a dream since shared by thousands of dancers choreographers designers and enthusiasts who have come to share the joy of ballet over the past 40 years. In Beyond 40 David McAllister and Adrian Burnett present these people and their dance: from Dame Peggy Van Praagh and Sir Robert Helpman to modern talents such as Stephen Page Stephen Baynes and Stanton Welch. Using Graeme Mu

  • Shchedrin - Anna Karenina (Bolshoi Ballet) Shchedrin - Anna Karenina (Bolshoi Ballet) | DVD | (08/12/2008) from £10.39  |  Saving you £0.60 (5.50%)  |  RRP £10.99

    Volshoi Ballet: Shchedrin - Anna Karenina

  • Natalia Makarova - Natasha Natalia Makarova - Natasha | DVD | (12/03/2007) from £12.09  |  Saving you £0.90 (6.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Natalia Makarova is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest ballerinas of our age. The content of this television spectacular was chosen to show off the astonishing range and artistry of this uniquely gifted dancer. Some of Makarova's most acclaimed interpretations are featured in this recording alongside dances created especially for her. Highlights include her portrayal of Natalya Petrovna in Ashton's A Month in the Country and Juliet in MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet as well as extracts from Carmen Manon Les Sylphides and the musicals On Your Toes and Begin the Beguine. She is partnered by Anthony Dowell Denys Ganio Tim Flavin Gary Chryst and the Norman Maen Dancers. The dance programme is linked by Makarova and her charming personality fascinating life and love of dance shine through to create an intriguing visual biography of one of the greatest female dancers of our time. The music for Natasha was specially recorded by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth.

  • Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker - Bolshoi Ballet Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker - Bolshoi Ballet | DVD | (21/04/2008) from £10.84  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £10.99

    A performance of The Nutcracker by the famed Bolshoi ballet entourage. The famous Christmas classic is here interpreted by two of the greatest ballet dancers of all time: Ekaterina Maximova and Vladimir Vassiliev!

  • Kirov Ballet - Classic Ballet Night [1982] Kirov Ballet - Classic Ballet Night | DVD | (18/08/2008) from £9.52  |  Saving you £2.54 (14.10%)  |  RRP £17.99

  • Three Ballerinas - A Celebration Of The Lives Of Three Remarkable Australian Dancers [2002] Three Ballerinas - A Celebration Of The Lives Of Three Remarkable Australian Dancers | DVD | (01/12/2003) from £14.87  |  Saving you £10.12 (40.50%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Celebrate the lives of three of Australia's greatest ballerina's - Lucette Aldous Marilyn Rowe and Marilyn Jones - in this remarkable documentary. All three were prima ballerina's in the 1970s during the golden years of The Australian Ballet when Peggy Van Praagh was Artistic Director. Three Ballerinas uncovers the world inhabited by these extraordinary women as they discuss their careers their featured roles and the sacrifices required to make it to the top in the dance world.

  • Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker [1999] Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker | DVD | (27/08/2007) from £15.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Jean-Christophe Maillot's version of the popular classical ballet The Nutcracker recorded in the Festival Tent of Fontvieille in 1999 is an innovative interpretation of the well-known subject. It was Maillot's brainchild to transpose the ballet into the world of circus while keeping the basic tenet where the real world blends with the fantasy world of childhood. Set in two acts the ballet reaches its climax in the second act: the world of circus then opens up to little Marie with a series of funny touching and poetic scenes that will delight and enchant both the young and old.

  • Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (Leipzig Ballet / Uwe Scholz) [DVD] [2003] Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (Leipzig Ballet / Uwe Scholz) | DVD | (12/01/2009) from £14.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (34.80%)  |  RRP £22.99

  • L'Histoire Du Soldat [1998] L'Histoire Du Soldat | DVD | (21/11/2000) from £16.75  |  Saving you £1.24 (6.90%)  |  RRP £17.99

    In Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale, the hero believes he has cheated the devil and lives to regret his cleverness. The aftermath of the First World War had left the composer convinced of an aesthetic of austerity, so here he replaces his huge pre-war scores with the Ballet Russes with a few dancers, a few instruments and narrators. The score, brilliantly played, includes a lot of genre dances--a tango, a waltz, a ragtime--as well as fragmentary jagged marches and love scenes that drift with deliberate grace into the further reaches of tonality. Kylian's choreography involves a rather larger cast than most--many of the dance numbers are performed as a "divertissement" for the soldier and his princess--and some slightly corny staging: at the end, dragged off to Hell, the soldier disappears into a red dry-ice mist. None the less, this version is superbly danced, with a real sense of menace, moments of fairytale beauty and passionately cynical flippantness. The DVD has menus and subtitles in English, French, German and Spanish, and contains trailers for other ArtHaus releases. --Roz Kaveney

  • William Forsythe - From A Classical Position/Just Dancing Around William Forsythe - From A Classical Position/Just Dancing Around | DVD | (02/07/2007) from £16.25  |  Saving you £1.74 (9.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    From A Classical Position William Forsythe acknowledged as one of the greatest choreographic talents of our time and his long-time collaborator Dana Caspersen perform a duet conceived especially for the camera. From a Classical Position constitutes a one-off experience of Forsythe and Caspersen's work giving dance lovers a unique vision of their art as choreographers dancers and now film-makers. The piece is performed to an original score by Thomas Willems a composition f

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