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