The Frederick Ashton Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD)

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The Frederick Ashton Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD)
Format: DVD
Format: NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Dubbed: None
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Studio: BBC / Opus Arte
DVD Release Date: September 27, 2019
Run Time: 343 minutes

Darcey Bussell and Roberto Bolle star in Frederick Ashtons Sylvia, restored to the splendor of its elegant, opulent three-act form and featuring the choreographers darkly comic characterizations. By contrast La fille mal gardée, starring Marianela Nuñez and Carlos Acosta, has been treasured as one of Ashtons happiest creations his artistic tribute to nature and his beloved Suffolk countryside.

The Tales of Beatrix Potter bring the famous stories of the English writer and illustrator to life in a warm and witty work for all ages. Swept up in the ballets childlike exuberance, the entire cast delivers outstanding portrayals of such colorful figures as Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mr Jeremy Fisher, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and the irrepressible Peter Rabbit.


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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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