A modernist interpretation of Monteverdi’s opera Poppea that is danced rather than sung with terrific dancers.
A reprise of Roland Petit’s balletic version of Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre Dame gets an amazing performance
Basically a wrong-headed and off-balanced recreation of this timeless story, Mats Ek’s realization will draw few fans into this ballet
Mario Schröder gives us a clever reworking of the Chaplin life story with eclectic musical selections and terrific dancing
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.