Three Ballets from Kader Belarbi (3-DVD) – Ballet du Capitole

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Three Ballets from Kader Belarbi (3-DVD) – Ballet du Capitole

Composers: Various
Artists: Ballet du Capitole, Orchestre National du Capitole
Conductors: David Coleman, Koen Kessels
Format: NTSC
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Number of Discs: 3
Studio: Opus Arte
DVD Release Date: July 28, 2017
Run Time (Le Corsaire): 100 minutes
Run Time (La Bête et la Belle): 105 minutes
Run Time (La Reine Morte): 110 minutes

Three masterworks by Kader Belarbi shine in these stunning Ballet du Capitole productions. Hailed by Le Figaro as “simply magnificent: a miracle in two acts,” Le Corsaire is a bold reinvention of a 19th-century classic. La Bête et la Belle – a compelling reimagining of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast – had its place affirmed among the best of modern ballets with Belarbi’s much-lauded production for Théatre du Capitole. La Reine Morte, based on Montherlant’s play of the same name and set to an enchanting score by Tchaikovsky, tells the tragic story of King Peter I of Portugal’s devotion to his beloved Inês.

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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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