A reprise of Roland Petit’s balletic version of Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre Dame gets an amazing performance
Basically a wrong-headed and off-balanced recreation of this timeless story, Mats Ek’s realization will draw few fans into this ballet
Mario Schröder gives us a clever reworking of the Chaplin life story with eclectic musical selections and terrific dancing
A beautifully realized revival of Adolphe Adam’s Le Corsaire.
The Royal Ballet gets a study in human contortion rather than conventional ballet that will wear thin for most lovers of the dance.
A fascinating documentary that explores the creative genius of choreographer Wayne McGregor includes a 30-minute series of highlights from several of his recent ballets.
Matthew Bourne gives us a serious makeover of Tchaikovsky’s classic, complete with vampires, special effects, and eye-catching choreography
One of the best ballet Blu-rays in some time, this homage to the legendary Sir Frederick Ashton gives wonderful examples of his art
A masterful marriage between string quartet and corps de ballet, this amalgam of chamber music and dance is a brilliant tour de force that astounds from beginning to end.
Director Wim Wenders gives us a marvelous portrait of the late avant-garde choreographer Pina Bausch. Mixing selections from several ballets with poignant reminiscences by her dancers, this is a disc not to be missed.