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Stravinsky: The Firebird [National Ballet of Canada/Gergiev] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 11th, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Stravinsky: The Firebird [National Ballet of Canada/Gergiev] Blu-ray Review

A new version of Stravinksy’s modern classic, The Firebird, aided by nifty special effects and terrific dancing.

Talbot/Wheeldon: The Winter’s Tale [The Royal Ballet/Briskin] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 9th, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Talbot/Wheeldon: The Winter’s Tale [The Royal Ballet/Briskin] Blu-ray Review

Following Christopher Wheeldon’s successful ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale is one terrific show that is as good as its predecessor.

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker [Wiener Staatsballett/Legris/Nureyev] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 8th, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker [Wiener Staatsballett/Legris/Nureyev] Blu-ray Review

The Nutcracker is a much loved ballet and this venerable Nureyev version gets a well-danced and filmed account.

Musicals: 4-Movie Collection (The Band Wagon/Calamity Jane/Kiss Me Kate/Singin’ in the Rain) Blu-ray Review

Posted March 31st, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Musicals: 4-Movie Collection (The Band Wagon/Calamity Jane/Kiss Me Kate/Singin’ in the Rain) Blu-ray Review

Warner Bros. delve into their vast archive of classic Hollywood musicals and give us four Golden Age films that receive outstanding restoration of sight and sound.

A Nutcracker [Compagnie Malka/Tchouda] Blu-ray Review

Posted March 5th, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

A Nutcracker [Compagnie Malka/Tchouda] Blu-ray Review

A revisionist Nutcracker that blends classical dance with hip-hop and martial arts.

Step Up All In Blu-ray Review

Posted December 10th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Step Up All In Blu-ray Review

Step Up fans can rejoice as this one keeps on bringing the heat both literally and figuratively.

Spuck: Poppea // Poppea [Gauthier Dance] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 8th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Spuck: Poppea // Poppea [Gauthier Dance] Blu-ray Review

A modernist interpretation of Monteverdi’s opera Poppea that is danced rather than sung with terrific dancers.

Petit: Notre-Dame de Paris [Teatro alla Scala] Blu-ray Review

Posted July 13th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Petit: Notre-Dame de Paris [Teatro alla Scala] Blu-ray Review

A reprise of Roland Petit’s balletic version of Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre Dame gets an amazing performance

Tchaikovsky: Juliet & Romeo [Ek/Royal Swedish Ballet] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 28th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Tchaikovsky: Juliet & Romeo [Ek/Royal Swedish Ballet] Blu-ray Review

Basically a wrong-headed and off-balanced recreation of this timeless story, Mats Ek’s realization will draw few fans into this ballet

Schröder: Chaplin [Leipziger Ballet] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 19th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Schröder: Chaplin [Leipziger Ballet] Blu-ray Review

Mario Schröder gives us a clever reworking of the Chaplin life story with eclectic musical selections and terrific dancing