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Adam: Le Corsaire [Ballet du Capitole] Blu-ray Review

Posted March 30th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Adam: Le Corsaire [Ballet du Capitole] Blu-ray Review

A beautifully realized revival of Adolphe Adam’s Le Corsaire.

Arthur Pita: The Metamorphosis [Royal Ballet/Watson/Day/Goldman] Blu-ray Review

Posted March 23rd, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Arthur Pita: The Metamorphosis [Royal Ballet/Watson/Day/Goldman] Blu-ray Review

The Royal Ballet gets a study in human contortion rather than conventional ballet that will wear thin for most lovers of the dance.

Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty — A Gothic Romance [Bourne/The Sleeping Beauty Orchestra] Blu-ray Review

Posted January 1st, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty — A Gothic Romance [Bourne/The Sleeping Beauty Orchestra] Blu-ray Review

Matthew Bourne gives us a serious makeover of Tchaikovsky’s classic, complete with vampires, special effects, and eye-catching choreography

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away Limited 3D Edition Blu-ray 3D Review

Posted March 18th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away Limited 3D Edition Blu-ray 3D Review

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.

Pina [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray 3D Review

Posted January 28th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Pina [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray 3D Review

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.

The Tango Lesson [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted September 13th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Tango Lesson [UK] Blu-ray Review

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.

Glee: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray Review

Posted September 6th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Glee: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray Review

Melodrama, comedy, teen angst, and West Side Story — it must be the third season of Glee arriving on Blu-ray.

Adam: Giselle [Bolshoi Ballet/Grigorovich] Blu-ray Review

Posted June 25th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Adam: Giselle [Bolshoi Ballet/Grigorovich] Blu-ray Review

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 FP Blu-ray Review

Posted June 7th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The FP Blu-ray Review

The only thing this latest effort from golden boys Drafthouse Films is a parody of is itself — skip it.

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker and The Mouse King [Dutch National Ballet/van Schayk/Eagling] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 26th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker and The Mouse King [Dutch National Ballet/van Schayk/Eagling] Blu-ray Review

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.