An Evening with The Royal Ballet (DVD)

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An Evening with The Royal Ballet (DVD)
DVD Release Date: November 13, 2012
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
Label: Opus Arte
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Run Time: 90 minutes

An Evening with the Royal Ballet showcases highlights of Royal Ballet productions including Coppélia, Giselle, La fille mal gardée, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Sylvia, The Firebird, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty.
 



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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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