American Ballet Theatre at the Met: Mixed Bill (DVD)

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American Ballet Theatre at the Met: Mixed Bill (DVD)

Composers: Frédéric Chopin, Sergei Prokofiev, Léo Delibes, Ludwig Minkus
Artists: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Cynthia Harvey, Tcherkassky, Cheryl Yeager, Amanda McKerrow, Robert La Fosse, Johan Renvall, Marine van Hamel, Patrick Bissell, Cynthia Gregory, Fernando Bujones
Choreographers: Michel Fokine, Kenneth MacMillan, George Balanchine, Natalia Makarova (after Marius Petipa)
Conductors: Paul Connelly, Alan Barker
Format: NTSC
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada DVD players only)
Number of Discs: 1
Studio: Kultur
DVD Release Date: July 27, 2004
Run Time: 100 minutes

This triple bill of ballets, with an additional glittering pas de deux, is a delightful introduction to the range and excitement of American Ballet Theatre’s repertory.

The first piece is Les Sylphides, in which Mikhail Baryshnikov is the poet surrounded by the drifting chorus of sylphs. The Sylvia pas de deux is a sparkling duet for Martine van Hamel and Patrick Bissell, followed by Triad, one of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s most poetic and sensitive short ballets. Finally, in a blaze of brilliant dancing, the Grand Pas from Paquita shows off the technical virtuosity of ABT’s dancers in a cascade of mock-Spanish bravura choreography staged by Natalia Makarova from the original Petipa version.



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History

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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