An exceptional DVD featuring the one act version of this outstanding Romeo and Juliet ballet designed and choreographed by Victor Smirnov-Golovanov and set to the Tchaikovsky overture. Also featuring the superbly choreographed and exquisitely danced 'Death of Anna Karennina'.
Our second recording of this irreverent highly skilled ballet troupe features expertly-performed parodies of The Dying Swan Paquita and Les Sylphides. A must for any fan of the Trocks and for those not yet acquainted with this technically brilliant witty company.
David Parsons is one of the golden boys of American dance, combining great popular appeal with quality and integrity of ideas and execution. As artistic director, choreographer and dancer, he has transferred to his own troupe, The Parsons Dance Company - eight exceptionally polished and energetic dancers - the charm, virtuosity and physical power that made him a star of the Paul Taylor Dance Company.Parsons work is featured in three studio recordings, which demonstrate the diversity of his influences and his mastery of a wide range of styles. The music he chooses ranges from Mozart and Rossini to Robert Fripp and specially-commissioned scores. Lighting designs by Howell Binkley enhance all the staging's.David Parsons himself introduces each of the seven pieces presented in these programmes and it is easy to see why his charm, energy and integrity have won him such a considerable following.
Ludwig Minkus - La Bayadere.
A journey through the dance and music from Namibia Korea Nigeria Brazil Turkey and Australia. Four documentaries describe the various rituals.
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.
Russian Ballet Highlights features Russia's two most celebrated ballet companies the Bolshoi and the Kirov in extracts from five of the great ballets in their classical repertoire. Recorded in Moscow and St Petersburg. Featuring extracts from Giselle The Sleeping Beauty Le Corsaire The Golden Age and Spartacus
The famous ballet troupe performing parodies of The Dying Swan Paquita and Les Sylphides filmed live at La Maison De La Danse Lyon France.
Adam - Giselle - Ballet In Two Acts
A production of 'Cinderella' by the famed Bolshoi ballet company. Soloists include G. Komleva M. Daoukaev L. Galinskaja and M Koul.
A compilation of ballet and concert excerpts from the TDK 2006 catalogue.
If you like your contemporary dance to be full of abstraction and metaphor, The Parsons Dance Company is unlikely to move you greatly. However, if you believe that dance should be about something, then you'll appreciate the group's work and its leader's choreography. Rather more widely known in his native US than elsewhere, David Parsons spent nearly 10 years with the Paul Taylor Company before forming his own group in 1987. The seven dances here are each inspired by a very specific idea such as social interaction, male companionship or judgmental behaviour. "Reflections of Four" is both the most interesting and, in some ways, the most irritating piece. Taking as its theme "the strength of women", it's a tour de force for the troupe's female members while also being patronising to the point of sexism--no doubt there's a reason for the dance being staged in four inches of water other than for the girlies to get their leotards wet, but you can almost hear Barry White grunting "Feel mah lurve". Elsewhere, it's a woman who gets her top pulled off during "Scrutiny" for no obvious reason, while David Hasselhof lookalike Parsons reserves the clinical appraisal alluded to in the title for his female dancers. These odd peculiarities aside, this is a successful and very approachable collection. On the DVD: The Parsons Dance Company on disc has the dances interspersed with extra material in the form of interview excerpts with Parsons--Roger Thomas
Obsession jealousy love and betrayal interwine in this blood red and potent tale of survival. Carmen is a woman who will not be tied down. Don Jose is a man caught between desire and duty driven to despair by a love he cannot keep. This passionate story has captured the imagination of audiences the world over.
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.
Various Composers - Pas De Deux: La International Ballet
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