Ballet and Dance

  • Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty | DVD | (07/11/2011) from £24.28   |  Saving you £-6.29 (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    When Rudolf Nureyev created a new version of The Sleeping Beauty for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1989, Tchaikovsky's richest, most gem-studded score was about to celebrate its 100th birthday. He made some modifications to the original score and stagings, but basically took Marius Petipa's choreography and polished it with the greatest of respect for what he dubbed "the ballet of ballets". Ten years later, the Opera Bastille adopted his version in a sumptuous new production, and what a sensory experience it turns out to be. For one thing, the brilliance of the classical sets and costumes fills the huge stage of the Opera Bastille with extravagant glamour. For another, the quality of the dancing is superb at every level. Aurélie Dupont as Princess Aurore and Manuel Legris as her Prince Désiré trigger sublime romance in their ultimate pas de deux. Other highlights include Nathalie Aubin's sinuously evil Carabosse, finally managing to deliver the fateful needle in a bunch of flowers before meeting her match in the Lilac Fairy, and the parade of fairy-tale characters in Act III. This is a connoisseur's production, true. It celebrates one of the greatest classical ballets and the genius of one of the greatest dancers. But it is also a superb entertainment, certain to generate a festive thrill in the chilliest of hearts. On the DVD: Excellent sound quality (Dolby Digital 2.0) and the 16:9 picture format do proper justice to the sweeping, theatrical scale of the production. The disc also includes printable articles on Petipa's and Nureyev's choreography and a link to NVC Arts' Web site. The comprehensive booklet includes explanations of Nureyev's alterations, a brief history of the ballet and a plot synopsis. --Piers Ford

  • A Christmas Carol - The Northern Ballet TheatreA Christmas Carol - The Northern Ballet Theatre | DVD | (31/10/2005) from £16.18   |  Saving you £-1.19 (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Charles Dickens' immortal tale here revels in a delightful adaptation for dance drama in three acts by Christopher Gable distinguished choreographer actor and former Royal Ballet star who died in 1998. The work is laced with Carl Davis' sparkling Christmas music which also requires the dancers to sing at various points. The featured company is the renowned Northern Ballet Theatre who here dance with infectious ebullience and vivacity.

  • Nutcracker (The Bolshoi Ballet)Nutcracker (The Bolshoi Ballet) | DVD | (30/11/1999) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.15

  • Dancing On Dangerous GroundDancing On Dangerous Ground | DVD | (20/11/2000) from £24.28   |  Saving you £-6.29 (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Dancing On Dangerous Ground is the thrilling new Irish dance drama based on Celtic's legend's most passionate and enduring love story - the tragic romance of Diarmuid & Grainne. The show features the world famous dancers and Riverdance stars Jean Butler and Colin Dunne. This long awaited Irish dance special received its world premiere in December 1999 at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London before transferring to Radio City Music Hall in New York in March 2000. Butler and Dunne

  • Picasso And Dance - Paris Opera BalletPicasso And Dance - Paris Opera Ballet | DVD | (27/02/2006) from £19.22   |  Saving you £-1.23 (-6.80%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Between 1917 and 1962 Picasso was involved in creating the designs for nine ballets. Le Train Bleu dates from 1924 and Le Tricorne from 1919. These two historic ballets created originally by Sergei Diaghilev have been revived by the Paris Opera Ballet.

  • Bellydance Superstars At The Folies Bergere [2004]Bellydance Superstars At The Folies Bergere | DVD | (11/04/2005) from £18.88   |  Saving you £-2.89 (-18.10%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Features footage of some of the finest bellydancers in the world performing in Paris in October 2004. Set List: 1. Entrance Of The Stars 2. Tabi Tabi - Ansuya 3. Lailet Hob - Bellyqueen Amar Gamal and Kaeshi 4. Armut Agaci - Tribes Of Persopolis 5. Art Of The Drum Solo - Sonia & Issam Houshan 6. Raks Bedeya - Egyptian Nights 7. Ajaja - Petite Jamilla 8. Nataraja - Bombay Bellywood 9. Tin Tin - Amar Gamal 10. 'No Title' - Life Liberty and The Pursuit Of Rhythm 11.

  • The Video Dictionary Of Classical Ballet [1988]The Video Dictionary Of Classical Ballet | DVD | (05/03/2007) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-3.99 (-17.40%)   |  RRP £22.99

    The is an essential visual reference of all classical ballet movements performed by some of the greatest names in Ballet. Teachers and students will find this the most innovative and dynamic tool ever developed for learning and studying the movements of ballet. 4 1/2 hours on two DVDs this set includes over 800 variations in Russian French and Cecchetti styles. Many of the movements are shown in slow motion with multiple camera angles and voice-over narrative description. This programme demonstrates the complete language of ballet: Positions and Directions Barre Linking Steps Center Practice Pirouettes Adage Allegro Batterie Pointe Musical Enchainements. For easy reference a printed index of all the movements and variations performed is included. This comprehensive guide features four of the most outstanding figures in American Ballet: Kevin McKenzie (Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre former principal dancer ABT) Georgina Parkinson (Ballet Mistress of ABT; former principal dancer The Royal Ballet) Merrill Ashley (former principal dancer New York City Ballet) and Denise Jackson (former principal dancer The Joffrey Ballet).

  • Great Dancers Of Our TimeGreat Dancers Of Our Time | DVD | (28/03/2005) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (-35.00%)   |  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.

  • Ballet Workout - Total Body Toning - Joey BullBallet Workout - Total Body Toning - Joey Bull | DVD | (24/12/2008) from £8.39   |  Saving you £6.60 (78.67%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Whether you are after a firmer bottom toned legs and abs or trimming the fat Ballet Workout will help you reach your goals! Ballet Workout takes the best fitness ingredients from the world of classical dance and presents then in a fun new workout designed to achieve impressive and lasting results. Under Joey Bull's guidance a fitter firmer you is just around the corner.... and you don't have to be a dancer! Combining easy to follow strength and cardio exercises Ballet Workout has been proven to attain tighter fitter stronger leaner bodies and improved posture poise balance and control. Here's to a fitter and firmer you!

  • Ballet Dancer DoubleBallet Dancer Double | DVD | (16/04/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Girls of all ages love putting on their ballet shoes and dancing. This delightful collection shows aspiring ballerinas everything they need to do to dance beautifully and gracefully. Includes How to be a Ballet Dancer and You can be a Ballet Dancer.

  • Masterpieces Of British Ballet [1982]Masterpieces Of British Ballet | DVD | (04/12/2006) from £24.99   |  Saving you £-2.00 (-8.70%)   |  RRP £22.99

  • Moiseyev Dance Company: A Gala Evening [1980]Moiseyev Dance Company: A Gala Evening | DVD | (18/09/2006) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-1.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    The Moiseyev Dance Company Russia's most travelled troupe has broken box office records in more than 50 countries. Trained in classical ballet folk dancing and acrobatics their repertoire includes dances from all the former Soviet regions as well as from Poland Mexico and Japan.The company's creator Igor Moiseyev a distinguished choreographer ballet master and leading dancer at the Bolshoi Ballet says 'My dancers not only master technique but they should have unusual stamina the daring of an acrobat the skill of a juggler the speed of a fencer and know how to act as well!'The Moiseyev Dance Company A Gala Evening - athletic entertaining and a rare blend of grace and power.

  • Don Quixote [1999]Don Quixote | DVD | (01/12/2003) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-1.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    The legendary Rudolf Nureyev stars in this classic ballet.

  • Marguerite Et Armand - Sylvie Guillem [2003]Marguerite Et Armand - Sylvie Guillem | DVD | (24/05/2004) from £20.23   |  Saving you £-5.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    This film by Francoise Ha Van captures the tremendous performance of this ballet by the great ballerina Sylvie Guillem as the heroine and the magnetic Nicolas Le Riche as her young lover. The first part is a studio film of the performance. The second part follows rehearsals and gives a facinating insight into the way that Guillem and Le Riche work together in their rewarding relationship. Guillem and Le Riche give powerful yet tender performances as the passionate lovers.

  • Les Sylphides / Soloists ClassiqueLes Sylphides / Soloists Classique | DVD | (27/09/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £28.99

    Les Sylphides: A performance of the ballet by the Bolshoi Ballet Company with choreography by Mikhael Fokine. Soloists: Two celebrated stars of the Bolshoi Timofeyeva and Lavrosky perform in a series of ballet shorts including: 'The Dying Swan' 'Adabio' and 'Pas De Deux Classique'.

  • Shostakovitch - the Bolt (Sorokin, the Bolshoi Ballet) [2007]Shostakovitch - the Bolt (Sorokin, the Bolshoi Ballet) | DVD | (04/06/2007) from £21.58   |  Saving you £1.41 (6.10%)   |  RRP £22.99

  • Carmen Flamenco [1992]Carmen Flamenco | DVD | (22/09/2003) from £24.28   |  Saving you £-6.29 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Based on the story and music of Bizet's masterpiece Carmen Spanish choreographer Rafael Aguilar has created a fascinating erotic dance drama that fuses the expressionism of modern ballet with traditional Spanish dance. The audience itself is drawn into a maelstrom of emotions: a hot mixture of flamenco and bolero with subliminal dance scenes and sensual choreography. Using these elements in Carmen Flamenco Aguilar has created a timeless piece of dance drama that sets him apart f

  • The Red Army Choir Orchestra And Dance Ensemble - Live In ParisThe Red Army Choir Orchestra And Dance Ensemble - Live In Paris | DVD | (07/03/2005) from £21.58   |  Saving you £-5.59 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Tracklistinig: 1. Titles 2. Russian National Anthem 3. Oh Fields My Fields (Song of the Plains) 4. Sacred War 5. In the Sunny Clearing 6. Kalinka 7. Cossack Dance 8. We Sing to Thee 9. On the Road (A Soldier's Song) 10. Smuglianka 11. Partisan's Song 12. Along the Peterskaya Raod 13. Dark Eyes 14. Navy Dance 15. Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (From Nabucco) 16. Bandit's Chorus (From Ernani) 17. Spanish Medley: Amapola/Valencia/Granada 18. Zaporogue's Cossacks 19. Excerpt from ""Bo

  • Don QuixoteDon Quixote | DVD | (18/12/2006) from £10.80   |  Saving you £-4.81 (-80.30%)   |  RRP £5.99

    The athletic grace and beauty of the ballet tells the delusional story of Don Quixote on this extraordinary DVD. Starring Nadzedah Pavlova Music by Minkus Choreography adapted by Victor Smirnov-Golovanov based on the original by Petipa.

  • Maya Plisetskaya - Diva Of DanceMaya Plisetskaya - Diva Of Dance | DVD | (03/02/2006) from £16.85   |  Saving you £8.14 (48.31%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Maya Plisetskaya: Diva Of Dance

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