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Chopiniana
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directed by Thomas Grimm, 1942-; composed by Various Artists; conducted by Viktor Fedotov, 1933-2001; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; designed by Ves Harper, 1940-2004, Jørgen S. Johannessen; produced by Thomas Grimm, 1942-; performed by Igor Zelenski, 1969-, Yelena Pankova, Farukh Ruzimatov, 1963-, Lyubov Kunakova, 1951-, Eldar Aliev, fl. 1992, Yelena Yevteyeva, 1947-, Sergei Vikharev, 1962-2017, Konstantin Zaklinsky, 1955-, Altynai Asylmuratova, 1961-, Larissa Lezhnina, 1969- and Yulia Makhalina, 1968-, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov), St Petersburg and Mariinsky Ballet (ArtHaus Musik, 1991), 32 mins
Ballets in Profile: The Kirov Ballet St. Petersburg: Chopiniana, Petrushka, Barber’s Adagio, Le Corsaire (Pas de Deux), The Fairy Doll, Markitenka (Pas de Six), Paquita Not just in insider circles, the Russian Kirov Ballet of St. Petersburg is considered one of the world"s leading ballet ensembles. On this DVD v...
directed by Thomas Grimm, 1942-; composed by Various Artists; conducted by Viktor Fedotov, 1933-2001; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; designed by Ves Harper, 1940-2004, Jørgen S. Johannessen; produced by Thomas Grimm, 1942-; performed by Igor Zelenski, 1969-, Yelena Pankova, Farukh Ruzimatov, 1963-, Lyubov Kunakova, 1951-, Eldar Aliev, fl. 1992, Yelena Yevteyeva, 1947-, Sergei Vikharev, 1962-2017, Konstantin Zaklinsky, 1955-, Altynai Asylmuratova, 1961-, Larissa Lezhnina, 1969- and Yulia Makhalina, 1968-, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov), St Petersburg and Mariinsky Ballet (ArtHaus Musik, 1991), 32 mins
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Firebird
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directed by Thomas Grimm, 1942-; conducted by Poul Jørgensen, 1934-0203; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; designed by John MacFarlane; produced by Thomas Grimm, 1942-; performed by Lars Damsgaard, Torben Jeppesen and Mette Hønningen, 1944-, Royal Danish Orchestra (Det Kongelige Kapel) and Royal Danish Ballet, in Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella & Firebird (Germany: ArtHaus Musik), 55 mins
Some theatrical events live on in popular memory to become legends - such were Nijinsky's appearances in Diaghilev's early Saison Russes in Paris. Mikhail Fokine was Diaghilev's chief choreographer and his choreography marked a departure from many of the rigid rules and forms of classical ballet and ushered in a n...
directed by Thomas Grimm, 1942-; conducted by Poul Jørgensen, 1934-0203; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; designed by John MacFarlane; produced by Thomas Grimm, 1942-; performed by Lars Damsgaard, Torben Jeppesen and Mette Hønningen, 1944-, Royal Danish Orchestra (Det Kongelige Kapel) and Royal Danish Ballet, in Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella & Firebird (Germany: ArtHaus Musik), 55 mins
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The Kirov Celebrates Nijinsky: Le Spectre de la Rose
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directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; conducted by Mikhail Agrest, fl. 2002; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; designed by Léon Bakst, 1866-1924, Vladimir Loukasevitch, fl. 1993-2008; performed by Igor Kolb, 1977- and Zhanna Ayupova, fl. 2002, in The Kirov Celebrates Nijinsky: Le Spectre de la Rose (Digital Classics Distribution), 11 mins
Created by Fokine to the music of Weber’s Invitation to the Dance, Le Spectre de la rose is one of the choreographer’s most poetic creations. With Zhanna Ayupova as the young girl who dreams that the spirit of the rose (Igor Kolb) enters her window and dances with her before disappearing with a spectacular lea...
directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; conducted by Mikhail Agrest, fl. 2002; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; designed by Léon Bakst, 1866-1924, Vladimir Loukasevitch, fl. 1993-2008; performed by Igor Kolb, 1977- and Zhanna Ayupova, fl. 2002, in The Kirov Celebrates Nijinsky: Le Spectre de la Rose (Digital Classics Distribution), 11 mins
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The Kirov Celebrates Nijinsky: Shéhérazade
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directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; conducted by Mikhail Agrest, fl. 2002; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; designed by Léon Bakst, 1866-1924, Anatoly Nezhny, fl. 2002 and Anna Nezhny, fl. 2002, Anatoly Nezhny, fl. 2002, Anna Nezhny, fl. 2002 and Léon Bakst, 1866-1924, Vladimir Loukasevitch, fl. 1993-2008; performed by Galina Rakhmanova, fl. 2002, Alexandra Iosifidi, fl. 2002, Yana Serebriakova, fl. 1995, Igor Petrov, fl. 1981-2002, Andrei Yakovlev, fl. 2002, Vladimir Ponomarev, fl. 2002, Farukh Ruzimatov, 1963- and Svetlana Zakharova, 1979-, in The Kirov Celebrates Nijinsky: Shéhérazade (Digital Classics Distribution), 38 mins
Sheherazade is based on the first story of The Thousand and One Nights and danced to music by Rimsky-Korsakov. When it was first staged, with Nijinsky in the role of the Golden Slave, Mikhail Fokine’s choreography of the exotic and passionate tale was a huge success. The ballet’s triumph was also due to the fa...
directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; conducted by Mikhail Agrest, fl. 2002; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; designed by Léon Bakst, 1866-1924, Anatoly Nezhny, fl. 2002 and Anna Nezhny, fl. 2002, Anatoly Nezhny, fl. 2002, Anna Nezhny, fl. 2002 and Léon Bakst, 1866-1924, Vladimir Loukasevitch, fl. 1993-2008; performed by Galina Rakhmanova, fl. 2002, Alexandra Iosifidi, fl. 2002, Yana Serebriakova, fl. 1995, Igor Petrov, fl. 1981-2002, Andrei Yakovlev, fl. 2002, Vladimir Ponomarev, fl. 2002, Farukh Ruzimatov, 1963- and Svetlana Zakharova, 1979-, in The Kirov Celebrates Nijinsky: Shéhérazade (Digital Classics Distribution), 38 mins
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The Kirov Celebrates Nijinsky: Firebird
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directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; conducted by Mikhail Agrest, fl. 2002; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; designed by Anatoly Nezhny, fl. 2002 and Anna Nezhny, fl. 2002, Vladimir Loukasevitch, fl. 1993-2008; performed by Vladimir Ponomarev, fl. 2002, Yana Serebriakova, fl. 1995, Andrei Yakovlev, fl. 2002 and Diana Vishneva, 1976-, Mariinsky Ballet, in The Kirov Celebrates Nijinsky: Firebird (Digital Classics Distribution), 51 mins
Firebird, together with other works originated during the Saisons Russes, lifted ballet from an art viewed as at best inconsiderable to one that electrified people across Europe. This Kirov staging of Fokine’s Firebird recreates the scenery and costumes created for the original production. Diana Vichneva dances...
directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; conducted by Mikhail Agrest, fl. 2002; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; designed by Anatoly Nezhny, fl. 2002 and Anna Nezhny, fl. 2002, Vladimir Loukasevitch, fl. 1993-2008; performed by Vladimir Ponomarev, fl. 2002, Yana Serebriakova, fl. 1995, Andrei Yakovlev, fl. 2002 and Diana Vishneva, 1976-, Mariinsky Ballet, in The Kirov Celebrates Nijinsky: Firebird (Digital Classics Distribution), 51 mins
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Petrushka
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directed by Thomas Grimm, 1942-; composed by Various Artists; conducted by Viktor Fedotov, 1933-2001; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; designed by Ves Harper, 1940-2004, Jørgen S. Johannessen; produced by Thomas Grimm, 1942-; performed by Igor Zelenski, 1969-, Yelena Pankova, Farukh Ruzimatov, 1963-, Lyubov Kunakova, 1951-, Eldar Aliev, fl. 1992, Yelena Yevteyeva, 1947-, Sergei Vikharev, 1962-2017, Konstantin Zaklinsky, 1955-, Altynai Asylmuratova, 1961-, Larissa Lezhnina, 1969- and Yulia Makhalina, 1968-, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov), St Petersburg and Mariinsky Ballet (ArtHaus Musik, 1991), 40 mins
Ballets in Profile: The Kirov Ballet St. Petersburg: Chopiniana, Petrushka, Barber’s Adagio, Le Corsaire (Pas de Deux), The Fairy Doll, Markitenka (Pas de Six), Paquita Not just in insider circles, the Russian Kirov Ballet of St. Petersburg is considered one of the world"s leading ballet ensembles. On this DVD v...
directed by Thomas Grimm, 1942-; composed by Various Artists; conducted by Viktor Fedotov, 1933-2001; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; designed by Ves Harper, 1940-2004, Jørgen S. Johannessen; produced by Thomas Grimm, 1942-; performed by Igor Zelenski, 1969-, Yelena Pankova, Farukh Ruzimatov, 1963-, Lyubov Kunakova, 1951-, Eldar Aliev, fl. 1992, Yelena Yevteyeva, 1947-, Sergei Vikharev, 1962-2017, Konstantin Zaklinsky, 1955-, Altynai Asylmuratova, 1961-, Larissa Lezhnina, 1969- and Yulia Makhalina, 1968-, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov), St Petersburg and Mariinsky Ballet (ArtHaus Musik, 1991), 40 mins
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Royal Opera House, The Firebird
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directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; conducted by John Carewe; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; designed by John B. Read; produced by Bob Lockyer, 1942-; performed by Leanne Faye Benjamin, 1964-, Jonathan Cope, Genesia Rosato, fl. 1976 and David Drew, fl. 1955, Royal Ballet and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Royal Opera House (BBC Worldwide, 2002), 49 mins
This exciting programme presents two of his seminal works to scores commissioned by Serge Diaghilev for his Ballets Russes: The Firebird and Les Noces. Michael Berkeley and Deborah Bull discover more about the ballets and the people who created them. Deborah Bull also dances Nijinsky's version of The Rite of Sprin...
directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; conducted by John Carewe; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; designed by John B. Read; produced by Bob Lockyer, 1942-; performed by Leanne Faye Benjamin, 1964-, Jonathan Cope, Genesia Rosato, fl. 1976 and David Drew, fl. 1955, Royal Ballet and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Royal Opera House (BBC Worldwide, 2002), 49 mins
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Excerpt from Michel Fokine's
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directed by Edward Etsten, fl. 1995; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; designed by Helen Pond and Herbert Senn, 1924-2003; produced by Ken Glazebrook, fl. 1970 and Norah Dale Allen, fl. 1975; interview by Norah Dale Allen, fl. 1975; performed by Norah Dale Allen, fl. 1975, Yasuko Tokunaga, fl. 1976, Gretchen Ward Warren, fl. 1965 and Libby Stackhouse; in Dance in College, Spirit of Dance (Spirit of Dance, 1998), 4 mins
In this video, Yasuko Tokunaga of the Boston Conservatory of Music and Gretchen Ward Warren of the University of South Florida in Tampa discuss the dance programs at their respective institutions. They cover curricula, degree programs, auditions, and entrance requirements and offer advice to dancers considering co...
directed by Edward Etsten, fl. 1995; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; designed by Helen Pond and Herbert Senn, 1924-2003; produced by Ken Glazebrook, fl. 1970 and Norah Dale Allen, fl. 1975; interview by Norah Dale Allen, fl. 1975; performed by Norah Dale Allen, fl. 1975, Yasuko Tokunaga, fl. 1976, Gretchen Ward Warren, fl. 1965 and Libby Stackhouse; in Dance in College, Spirit of Dance (Spirit of Dance, 1998), 4 mins
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