Victoria (DVD) - Northern Ballet

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Victoria (DVD) - Northern Ballet

Composer: Philip Feeney
Artists: Miki Akuta, Sean Bates, Mlindi Kulashe, Pippa Moore, Abigail Prudames, Joseph Taylor, Northern Ballet
Director: Cathy Marston
Format: NTSC
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Studio: BBC / Opus Arte
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2020
Run Time: 123 minutes

A brand new narrative ballet about true love and grief, created to mark 200 years since Queen Victoria’s birth.

As her death approaches, Queen Victoria writes her last diary entry before entrusting their many volumes into her daughter, Beatrice’s care. Her surviving children arrive to say their last farewell. Beatrice begins reading the diaries, recalling the mother she knew from her childhood. As Beatrice remembers, the past unfolds. Passion, tragedy, fierce devotion. Queen Victoria’s diaries revealed a life so fascinating that Beatrice tried to rewrite history.

Her irrepressible love for Albert sparked a royal dynasty. But his untimely death brought the world`s most powerful woman to her knees with grief.

Northern Ballet’s new biopic brings the sensational story of Victoria to life in dance as celebration of the bicentenary of her birth with choreography by Cathy Marston, creator of Northern Ballet’s acclaimed Jane Eyre.



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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