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  • Firebird / Pulcinella [1982] Firebird / Pulcinella | DVD | (22/11/2000) from £14.66  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    This release offers two short ballets by Stravinsky, The Firebird from 1909-10 and Pulcinella written a decade later, the former based on three Russian fairytales. This 1982 production by the Royal Danish Ballet was choreographed by Glen Tetley, for whom "The Firebird is a symbol of our innermost dreams and longing for freedom and true love". His interpretation has a dreamlike atmosphere, the designs echoing Jean Cocteau's La Belle et La Bete, the languorous, sensual dance evoking an understated fairytale eroticism in parallel with the shimmering score. Pulcinella comes from Stravinsky's neo-classical period and is inspired by the Italian commedia dell'arte of the 17th and 18th centuries. The story, an almost slapstick series of romantic confusions and complications amid the streets of Naples, is brought to life in this 1988 Scapino Ballet production with an enchanting mixture of dance and mime. The design is boldly colourful and Nils Christe's choreography filled with character and playful good humour. The music comes from an enthusiastic LSO under Claudio Abbado, with vocal soloists of the calibre of John Shirley-Quirk. The two works make an attractive programme. On the DVD: Other than a trailer for other Arthaus DVDs there are no special features. Reflecting the age of the material, the sound is unremarkable PCM stereo and the picture conventional 4:3. There is some audio distortion on Pulcinella, particularly on the vocal parts. The image has rich, vibrant colours and is reasonably detailed, but is also grainy and shows compression artefacts. Firebird has a smoother image, largely due to the focus being soft. The booklet contains useful notes and a full scene breakdown. The disc is encoded for regions 2 and 5. --Gary S. Dalkin

  • Moniuszko - Halka Moniuszko - Halka | DVD | (14/09/2006) from £24.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

  • Don Giovanni - Mozart [2002] Don Giovanni - Mozart | DVD | (10/04/2007) from £22.09  |  Saving you £-2.93 (-15.30%)  |  RRP £19.16

  • Notre-Dame De Paris [1996] Notre-Dame De Paris | DVD | (03/04/2006) from £22.28  |  Saving you £2.71 (10.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Victor Hugo's beautiful story of love and death is here transformed into a stunning piece of choreography starring Paris National Opera etoiles Isabelle Guerin and Nicolas Le Riche. The ballet features a score by film composer Maurice Jarre and costumes designed by the legendary Yves Saint Laurent. The ballet created in 1965 at the Paris Opera has frequently been revived. Now thirty-six years later with its clear and incisive language its poetic pas de deux and passionate trios and the staging which makes the crowd scenes so intense Roland Petit's Notre-Dame de Paris has become a modern classic.

  • Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake [1992] Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake | DVD | (26/07/2007) from £21.55  |  Saving you £1.44 (6.30%)  |  RRP £22.99

  • Hans Van Manen [2007] Hans Van Manen | DVD | (03/08/2015) from £20.05  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Het Nationale Ballet:Frank Bridge Variations.Two Pieces For Het.Nederlands Dans Theater:Deja Vu.Solo.Kammerballett.The Old Man And Me.

  • The Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky [1999] The Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky | DVD | (29/10/2004) from £21.03  |  Saving you £3.96 (15.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (Royal Swedish Ballet)

  • Strauss - Aschenbrodel [1999] Strauss - Aschenbrodel | DVD | (05/03/2007) from £14.08  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Strauss Ii:Aschenbr'del

  • La Chauve-Souris - Strauss [2003] La Chauve-Souris - Strauss | DVD | (21/01/2005) from £21.03  |  Saving you £3.96 (15.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Strauss: La Chauve-Souris

  • Various Artists - Stars of the Russian Ballet Various Artists - Stars of the Russian Ballet | DVD | (05/04/2004) from £20.35  |  Saving you £2.64 (11.50%)  |  RRP £22.99

    The second part of this three-part ballet film contains a most unusual event a one of a kind sequence in which two of the world's greatest ballerinas Galina Ulanova and Maya Plisetskaya dance together in a memorable performance of scenes from Boris Asafiev's ballet The Fountain of Bakhchisarai. This is the only filmed record of these two great dancers performing together and it provides a unique opportunity to compare their different styles.The first part of this film features Galina Ulanova in an abridged version of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Utilizing dazzling visual effects this production takes full advantage of the artistic qualities of the cinema rather than merely recording the event.The great Georgian dancer Vakhtang Chabukiani is featured in the third part of this film in scenes from Boris Asafiev's homage to the French Revolution The Flames of Paris.

  • Kaguyahime [1994] Kaguyahime | DVD | (26/01/2001) from £20.05  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  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.

  • 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 £22.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £22.99

  • Roland Petit - Le Jeune Homme Et La Mort/Carmen [2005] Roland Petit - Le Jeune Homme Et La Mort/Carmen | DVD | (30/10/2006) from £21.39  |  Saving you £3.60 (14.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

  • Songs Of The Wanderers [1999] Songs Of The Wanderers | DVD | (04/01/2001) from £13.57  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Cloud gate Dance theatre of Taiwan presents, 'Songs Of The Wanderers'.

  • Dutch National Ballet - Beethoven Symphony No. 7 / Grosse Fuge Dutch National Ballet - Beethoven Symphony No. 7 / Grosse Fuge | DVD | (22/12/2003) from £20.05  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  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.

  • 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.

  • Adam - Giselle - Ballet in Two Acts Adam - Giselle - Ballet in Two Acts | DVD | (19/07/2004) from £22.75  |  Saving you £2.24 (9.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Adam - Giselle - Ballet In Two Acts

  • Jiri Kylian's Car Men - A Film By Boris Paval Conen And Jiri Kylian [2006] Jiri Kylian's Car Men - A Film By Boris Paval Conen And Jiri Kylian | DVD | (31/03/2008) from £18.87  |  Saving you £3.74 (15.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Choreographer Jiri Kylian and director Boris Paval Conen made the film on location at a coal mine in the Czech Republic, where Kylian choreographed the piece for four dancers on the spot. The Dutch composer Han Otten arranged Bizet's original score and also integrated additional music specially composed for the film. The trial of strength between the eternal temptress Carmen (Sabine Kupferberg), the infatuated Don Jose (Karel Hrushka), the womaniser Escamillo (David Krugel) and the kind-hearted Samaritan Micaela (Gioconda Barbuto) climaxes in a lively race in cars made from abandoned scrap.Also Includes To Additional Ballets:La Cathedrale Engloutie.Silent Cries.

  • The Nutcracker [1968] The Nutcracker | DVD | (22/04/2002) from £21.25  |  Saving you £13.74 (39.30%)  |  RRP £34.99

    A 1968 made for television version of The Nutcracker performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden choreographed and produced by as well as starring Rudolf Nureyev and the Royal Ballet. Music by Tchaikovsky.

  • Clavigo [1999] Clavigo | DVD | (20/08/2004) from £27.06  |  Saving you £-2.07 (-8.30%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Ballet in two parts after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.Clavigo - Nicolas Le Riche.Marie - Clairemarie Osta.The Stranger - Marie-Agnes Gillot.Carlos - Yann Bridard.Beaumarchais - Yann Saiz.A stage performance by the Opera National de Paris.

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