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Ballet Favorites (DVD)

Item# 1000009651


Ballet Favorites (DVD)
Release Date: September 27, 2011
Conductor: Viktor Fedotov
Artists:
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Wayne Eagling
Darcey Bussell
Orchestra:
Label: Kultur
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Run Time: 90 minutes

This newly revised version of Ballet Favorites on DVD features stunning ballet excerpts from the world's favorite ballets (including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, and Don Quixote), showcasing some of the greatest dancers of recent years, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Wayne Eagling, Irina Kolpakova, and Darcey Bussell.
 

Ballet

In classic or contemporary ballet, dancing may tell a story, express a mood, or simply reflect the music in movement. Ballet as part of staged performances originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th and 16th centuries and from there spread to France. The creation of classical ballet as we know it today occurred during the reign of the art-loving French king Louis XIV in the mid-17th century. During the Romantic era, ballet technique evolved to express new ideas, most notably with women dancing en point, or on their toes, allowing them to appear weightless and otherworldly.
 
Among the choreographers who helped bring ballet into the modern age by exploring new visual and dramatic styles are George Balanchine, Antony Tudor and—bridging the worlds of classical dance and Broadway—Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins.

 

 

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