Famed 19th century French playwright Henry de Montherlant was so enthralled by a romantic account of an ill-fated love affair between 14th century Portuguese Prince Pedro, and his wife’s lady-in-waiting, Ines de Castro, that he based a very successful stage play, La Reine Morte (The Dead Queen) on this story. Contemporary French choreographer, Kader Belarbi discovered […]
The Royal Ballet and Opus Arte offer up another sumptuous delight of Frederick Ashton’s take on the ballet La Fille Mal Gardée on Blu-ray.
Steve Reich’s score is granted a mesmerizing dance production by the Ballet de l’Opera National de Paris in this BelAir Classiques Blu-ray.
Staatsballett Berlin gives us a traditional Nutcracker on Blu-ray certain to please audiences of all ages.
The Bolshoi Ballet delivers a beautiful performance of this famous work with outstanding contributions by its principals and corps de ballet.
A time-honored production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake receives a first-rate rendering by The Royal Ballet on Blu-ray from Opus Arte.
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.
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.
Dated sights and sounds aside, this three ballet collection gives us Czech choreographer Kylián at his best.
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.