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Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake [Royal Ballet/Osipova/Golding] Blu-ray Review

Posted August 3rd, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake [Royal Ballet/Osipova/Golding] Blu-ray Review

A time-honored production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake receives a first-rate rendering by The Royal Ballet on Blu-ray from Opus Arte.

Ekman: A Swan Lake [Norwegian National Ballet/Skalstad] Blu-ray Review

Posted August 1st, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Ekman: A Swan Lake [Norwegian National Ballet/Skalstad] Blu-ray Review

A quirky rethinking of a classic ballet story more akin to Cirque du Soleil than to traditional dance that remains a provocative and often humorous production.

Ballet 422 Blu-ray Review

Posted July 13th, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Ballet 422 Blu-ray Review

An in-depth behind the scenes look at the creation of a new ballet for the New York Ballet company by one of its rising young stars.

Kylián: Sinfonietta/Symphony in D/Stamping Ground [Nederlands Dans Theater] Blu-ray Review

Posted July 2nd, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Kylián: Sinfonietta/Symphony in D/Stamping Ground [Nederlands Dans Theater] Blu-ray Review

Dated sights and sounds aside, this three ballet collection gives us Czech choreographer Kylián at his best.

Kylián: Forgotten Memories [Nederlands Dance Theater/Kylian] Blu-ray Review

Posted June 14th, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Kylián: Forgotten Memories [Nederlands Dance Theater/Kylian] Blu-ray Review

The definitive film biography of Czech choreographer, Jiří Kylián, that combines archival and high-definition footage quite successfully and provides a bonus performance of the ballet, Wings of Wax.

Stravinsky: The Firebird [National Ballet of Canada/Gergiev] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 11th, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Stravinsky: The Firebird [National Ballet of Canada/Gergiev] Blu-ray Review

A new version of Stravinksy’s modern classic, The Firebird, aided by nifty special effects and terrific dancing.

Talbot/Wheeldon: The Winter’s Tale [The Royal Ballet/Briskin] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 9th, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Talbot/Wheeldon: The Winter’s Tale [The Royal Ballet/Briskin] Blu-ray Review

Following Christopher Wheeldon’s successful ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale is one terrific show that is as good as its predecessor.

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker [Wiener Staatsballett/Legris/Nureyev] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 8th, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker [Wiener Staatsballett/Legris/Nureyev] Blu-ray Review

The Nutcracker is a much loved ballet and this venerable Nureyev version gets a well-danced and filmed account.

Musicals: 4-Movie Collection (The Band Wagon/Calamity Jane/Kiss Me Kate/Singin’ in the Rain) Blu-ray Review

Posted March 31st, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Musicals: 4-Movie Collection (The Band Wagon/Calamity Jane/Kiss Me Kate/Singin’ in the Rain) Blu-ray Review

Warner Bros. delve into their vast archive of classic Hollywood musicals and give us four Golden Age films that receive outstanding restoration of sight and sound.

A Nutcracker [Compagnie Malka/Tchouda] Blu-ray Review

Posted March 5th, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

A Nutcracker [Compagnie Malka/Tchouda] Blu-ray Review

A revisionist Nutcracker that blends classical dance with hip-hop and martial arts.