The majestic journey that is Cirque du Soleil’s World’s Away comes alive in this marvelous 3D production from producer James Cameron and director Andrew Adamson.
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.
Sally Potter’s Tango Lesson fails to drum up the passion of the dance that inspires its story, but it is a beautifully filmed and quaint romance.
Melodrama, comedy, teen angst, and West Side Story — it must be the third season of Glee arriving on Blu-ray.
Giselle, one of the most popular of the classic ballet repertory, receives an enjoyable if not outstanding performance by the Bolshoi Ballet company. Videography and sound recording are excellent, enhancing the less than ideal Grigorovich choreography.
The only thing this latest effort from golden boys Drafthouse Films is a parody of is itself — skip it.
A contemporary reworking of Tchaikovsky’s ballet favorite, The Nutcracker and The Mouse King, receives a thoroughly enjoyable presentation by the Dutch National Ballet. While not the equal of the original choreography, most of the best known numbers are preserved and the principal dancers are outstanding.
The Dirty Dancing 2-Film Collection celebrates the silver anniversary of the original Dirty Dancing film with iconic performances by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Attempting to recreate the magic, two decades later, the Havana Nights version comes up short on nearly every count except for choreography.
A 20th anniversary tribute to legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins shows off the ballet corps of the Paris Opera Ballet. The Robbins pieces are stunning as witnessed by the videography.
This 2011 remake of a minor classic is Paramount’s attempt to engage a new audience. While entertaining, well shot and recorded, this Footloose is no match for the original film.