Ballet 2005

Serge Prokofiev – Ivan the Terrible; the Ballet (2005)  Music

Posted by d'Avignon at July 30, 2009
Serge Prokofiev – Ivan the Terrible; the Ballet (2005)

Serge Prokofiev – Ivan the Terrible; the Ballet (2005)
XviD 1400kbps | AR 4:3 | 720x480 | 29970fps | MP3 256kbps | covers+booklet | 1h52 | 1.33GB
2005 | label: Arthaus | cat. no 101107 | classical/contemporary/ballet

Jewelry (Paris Opera Ballet 2005)  Video

Posted by mindoverload at Jan. 1, 2009
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«Jewelry (Paris Opera Ballet 2005)»
AVI | Audio: 48000 Hz, AC3, 2 ch, 256,00 kbit/s | Video: 720x544, 25,0000 fps, XviD build 46, 2026 kbit/s | 1,5 GB |Length: 1h 33m 31s

Balanchine's three-part, evening-long ballet, Jewels, is one of the jewels of his output. Created in 1967, Jewels revisits the central pillars of his glorious career. Thus, the first of the trio, Emeralds, to music by Fauré, is an homage to the French school of ballet; a Romantic episode in which soft-core lyricism comes to the fore. The second ballet, set to Stravinsky, Rubies, celebrates American dance virtues, filled with sexy Broadway and jazz references. Finally, Diamonds, with music from Tchaikovsky, takes us to Mr. B's roots in St. Petersburg with a dazzling tribute to Russian ballet tradition. Each of the works is pure Balanchine, full of the abstract stage patterns, novel arm and feet movements, and virtuoso fireworks typical of his style. Jewels is superb in this video taken from live 2005 performances of the National Opera Ballet in its home playing field, the jewel box of Paris' Palais Garnier. The French company excels in meeting Balanchine's demands. All the featured principals turn in breathtaking performances and the highlight may be the way they turn Diamonds, which often goes flat in performance, into a thrilling experience.
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«The Bright Stream (Maria Alexandrova-Sergei Filin, Bolshoi Ballet 2005)»
AVI | 692.62 MB + 766.49 MB | Audio: 48 kHz, MP3, 2 ch, 255.94 kbps avg | Video: 768x576, 25.0000 fps, XVID MPEG-4, 2043.44 kbps avg, 2184.70 kbps avg | Length: 41m 52s + 43m 40s

The story of the ballet is a tad convoluted. We begin with a group of dancers, venturing into the countryside to celebrate the end of the harvest. It transpires that one of the land girls has previously studied ballet in the City but gave it up to marry the man of her dreams. Irritatingly, this same man repays her by attempting to seduce a beautiful ballerina of the company. And coincidentally, the land girl and the ballerina are best friends! Thereafter, the plot becomes complex and involves much cross-dressing, seduction of elderly neighbours and men in dog costumes.
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«Ivan the terrible (Nicolas Le Riche-Karl Paquette-Eleonora Abbagnato, Paris Opera Ballet 2005)»
AVI | Audio: 48 kHz, AC-3, 2 ch, 384.00 kbps avg | Video: 688x512 (4/3), 25.000 fps, 1887 kbps avg | 1,72 GB
Length: 114 minutes

Nicolas Le Riche, Karl Paquette, and Eleonora Abbagnato star in this Paris Opera Ballet production of the Prokofiev ballet choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich. Oone of the most fascinating choreographies to have emerged from Russia during the last decades: Yuri Grigorovich's original ballet dramatizing Ivan the Terrible's reign as Czar of Russia. Choreographed to Sergei Prokofiev's score to Eisenstein's famous film on the same topic, this ballet in two acts, was premiered in Moscow in 1975 at the Bolshoi Theatre. Greeted with enthusiasm in the same year in New York, it continued its success with Western audiences, when Grigorovich was invited to stage IVAN THE TERRIBLE at the Paris Opéra in 1976, making it an essential part of the company's repertoire.

Sylvia (Darcey Bussell-Roberto Bolle, Royal Ballet 2005)  Video

Posted by mindoverload at Nov. 1, 2008
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Sylvia (Darcey Bussell-Roberto Bolle, Royal Ballet 2005)
AVI | 710 MB | Audio: 44.100 kHz, MPEG Layer 3, 2 ch, 192.00 kbps avg | Video: 720x576 (1.25:1), 25 fps, DivX Codec 5.x or 6.x, 780 kbps avg
Length: 117 minutes

This is Ashton's Sylvia as a Second-Empire entertainement, magnificently danced and sumptuously staged. Darcey Bussell and Roberto Bolle are flawless in roles that are quite difficult yet ironically not showy. They make excellent partners.
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La Fille du Pharaon (The Pharoah's Daughter) (Svetlana Zakharova-Sergei Filin-Maria Alexandrova, Bolshoi Ballet 2005)
AVI | Audio: 44.100 kHz, MPEG Layer 3, 2 ch, 192.00 kbps avg | Video: 720x576 (1.25:1), 25 fps, DivX Codec 5.2.1 build 1328, 793 kbps avg | 720.07 MB
Length: 1h 41min

"The Pharaoh's Daughter" was the creation of the great choreographer Marius Petipa and the Italian composer Cesare Pugni. This DVD has a performance of the great ballerina from Svetlana Zakharova as Aspicia, along with Sergei Filin as Taor, and Maria Alexandrova as the slave Ramze.

La Fille Mal Gardee (Marianela Nunez-Carlos Acosta, Royal Ballet 2005)  Video

Posted by mindoverload at Oct. 20, 2008
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La Fille Mal Gardee (Marianela Nunez-Carlos Acosta, Royal Ballet 2005)
AVI| Video: 720x576 (1.25:1), 25 fps, 780 kbps avg | Audio: 44.100 kHz, MPEG Layer 3, 2 ch, 192.00 kbps avg | 805.67 Mb
Release Date: July 29, 2008 | Running Time:112 mins

This is the happiest of ballets, ideal for audiences from absolute beginners to passionate dance-lovers.
London Symphony Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian - Khachaturian: Gayne, Selections From "Spartacus",  Masquerade Suite (2005)

London Symphony Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian - Khachaturian: Gayne, Selections From "Spartacus", Masquerade Suite (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:26:40 | 722 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 82876 65836 2

RCA put a major push behind Armenian conductor Loris Tjeknavorian in the 1970s and '80s, and this two-disc set, Khachaturian: Gayne (Complete Ballet), restores to the active catalog a highly desirable recording at a price that is entirely reasonable. When it first appeared in 1976, Tjeknavorian's Gayne (Gayane), made with the National Symphony Orchestra, was a mite controversial in that it was marketed as "complete"; Khachaturian fanatics had long sought a complete Gayne, as the suites Khachaturian had prepared from the ballet were common on recordings, but not the work as a whole.
Martin West, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Maria Kochetkova, Davit Karapetyan - Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (2017)

Martin West, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Maria Kochetkova, Davit Karapetyan - Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (2017)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.18 Gb (DVD9) | 116 min
Classical | C Major

Maria Kochetkova is exceptional as Juliet, her movements always graceful, supple and beautiful. Her facial expressions early in the ballet radiate an ingratiating childlike innocence and joy, but in the darker and more tragic moments later on transform subtly to frustration, fear and sadness. She is a fine actress and a great dancer. Davit Karapetyan makes a splendid Romeo: his dance scenes with Juliet exude passion and deep love, and his sword fight with Tybalt divulges both exceptional athleticism and gracefulness. Luke Ingham in the role of Tybalt is also very convincing, both in his dancing and acting skills. (Robert Cummings, Classical Net)

BBC - Ballet's Dark Knight: Sir Kenneth Macmillan (2018)  Video

Posted by notbanned at May 7, 2018
BBC - Ballet's Dark Knight: Sir Kenneth Macmillan (2018)

BBC - Ballet's Dark Knight: Sir Kenneth Macmillan (2018)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2127 Kbps | 58 min 45 s | 951 MiB
Audio: English AAC 132 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Film exploring the life and work of celebrated yet controversial choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan whose pioneering creativity unleashed over sixty new ballets that changed the dance landscape forever. Weaving together stunning specially shot performance footage, never-before-seen family super 8 home movies and MacMillan's own voice from the archives, alongside those who were closest to him, the documentary reveals MacMillan to have been a complex figure who lit up the ballet world with his bold choreographic genius while struggling privately with alcoholism, anxiety, and depression.