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The Firebird
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directed by Andy Sommer; conducted by Pierre Boulez, 1925-2016; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; produced by Pierre-Martin Juban, fl. 2000; performed by Orchestre de Paris, in Boulez Live at the Louvre (EuroArts, 2010), 49 mins
This is a performance of The Firebird, performed by Orchestre de Paris, and conducted by Pierre Boulez.
directed by Andy Sommer; conducted by Pierre Boulez, 1925-2016; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; produced by Pierre-Martin Juban, fl. 2000; performed by Orchestre de Paris, in Boulez Live at the Louvre (EuroArts, 2010), 49 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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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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The Dying Swan
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composed by Camille Saint-Saëns, 1835-1921 (1886); choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; produced by Carl Simons and Julia Matheson, NVC Arts; performed by Olga Moiseyeva (Berlin, Berlin State: C Major Entertainment, 1995), 4 mins
From the early 20th century, the Maryinsky Ballet, later the Kirov, dazzled audiences with the beauty of dance. This fascinating footage of many of the company’s greatest dancers draws on five years’ research in Russia’s film archives. Extracts from: Swan Lake, Raymonda, Viennese Waltz, Reflection, Le Corsai...
composed by Camille Saint-Saëns, 1835-1921 (1886); choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; produced by Carl Simons and Julia Matheson, NVC Arts; performed by Olga Moiseyeva (Berlin, Berlin State: C Major Entertainment, 1995), 4 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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Les Sylphides
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directed by John Vernon, 1927-; composed by Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, 1810-1849; conducted by Alexander Kopylov, 1854-1911; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; produced by Entertainment Corporation Concerts and Arts and British Broadcasting Corporation; performed by Bolshoi Ballet and Orchestra of London (Berlin, Berlin State: C Major Entertainment, 1986), 31 mins
Bolshoi is Russian for great, an often over-worked adjective, but in the case of the Bolshoi Ballet, it is a worthy description of the world’s most famous ballet company. On this tour to the UK, the Bolshoi proved that it is a company of absolutes, in flamboyance and daring, brilliance and technical execution; a...
directed by John Vernon, 1927-; composed by Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, 1810-1849; conducted by Alexander Kopylov, 1854-1911; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; produced by Entertainment Corporation Concerts and Arts and British Broadcasting Corporation; performed by Bolshoi Ballet and Orchestra of London (Berlin, Berlin State: C Major Entertainment, 1986), 31 mins
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Les Sylphides
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composed by Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, 1810-1849; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; produced by Carl Simons and Julia Matheson, NVC Arts; performed by Galina Ulanova, 1910-1998 and Vladimir Preobrazhensky, Bolshoi Ballet (Berlin, Berlin State: C Major Entertainment, 1995), 5 mins
The Bolshoi Ballet’s first tours abroad in the mid-20th century revealed the classic Bolshoi style – a thrilling athleticism that never lost the essential beauty of the dance. This fascinating footage of many of the company’s greatest dancers draws on five years’ research in Russia’s film archives. Extra...
composed by Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, 1810-1849; choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; produced by Carl Simons and Julia Matheson, NVC Arts; performed by Galina Ulanova, 1910-1998 and Vladimir Preobrazhensky, Bolshoi Ballet (Berlin, Berlin State: C Major Entertainment, 1995), 5 mins
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The Dying Swan
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composed by Camille Saint-Saëns, 1835-1921 (1886); choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; produced by Carl Simons and Julia Matheson, NVC Arts; performed by Natalia Makarova, 1940- (Berlin, Berlin State: C Major Entertainment, 1995), 3 mins
From the early 20th century, the Maryinsky Ballet, later the Kirov, dazzled audiences with the beauty of dance. This fascinating footage of many of the company’s greatest dancers draws on five years’ research in Russia’s film archives. Extracts from: Swan Lake, Raymonda, Viennese Waltz, Reflection, Le Corsai...
composed by Camille Saint-Saëns, 1835-1921 (1886); choreographed by Michel Fokine, 1880-1942; produced by Carl Simons and Julia Matheson, NVC Arts; performed by Natalia Makarova, 1940- (Berlin, Berlin State: C Major Entertainment, 1995), 3 mins
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