Ballet 2005

Jewelry (Paris Opera Ballet 2005)  Video

Posted by mindoverload at Jan. 1, 2009
«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.
«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.
«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.

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

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

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

Posted by mindoverload at Nov. 1, 2008
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.
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)
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.
Schneitzhoeffer - La Sylphide (Aurelie Dupont, Mathieu Ganio) (2005)

Schneitzhoeffer - La Sylphide (Aurélie Dupont, Mathieu Ganio) (2005)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.61 Gb (DVD9) | 108 min
Classical | TDK | Sub: English, German, Italian, Spanish

TDK presents Pierre Lacotte’s landmark reconstruction of the Romantic Ballet La Sylphide, long regarded as a classic in its own right. The original choreography by Philippe Taglioni had changed ballet forever. It introduced constitutional features of Romantic Ballet as we know it. These include dance en pointe and the tutu, which most certainly owe their omnipresence in ballet to the success of the 1832 staging of La Sylphide in Paris. Everything about the event combined to transform the ballet into a magical spectacle: the libretto, inspired by romantic literature, the bucolic exoticism of the village wedding festivities, the dramatic realism of the Sylvan forest, the eerie halo of the gas lights, the aerial flights of the dancers, the long diaphanous tulle costumes, and the ballerina’s variations en pointes. Through this work, ballet master Philippe Taglioni managed to achieve a magical fusion between mime and artistic dance in a light and flowing style that gave birth to the first “white” act in the history of ballet. Pierre Lacotte’s 1972 reconstruction returned to the very roots of Taglioni’s work. Whilst writing a book on romantic ballet in 1968, he had discovered documents about Philippe Taglioni‘s 1832 La Sylphide, which enabled him to reconstruct the work.
The BalleCore® Workout: Integrating Pilates, Hatha Yoga, and Ballet in an Innovative Exercise Routine for All Fitness Levels

The BalleCore® Workout: Integrating Pilates, Hatha Yoga, and Ballet in an Innovative Exercise Routine for All Fitness Levels by Molly Weeks
English | 2005 | ISBN: 0345471903 | 288 pages | EPUB | 12 MB

Spandau Ballet - Live From The N.E.C (2005) [DVD9 PAL]  

Posted by ruskaval at July 5, 2011
Spandau Ballet - Live From The N.E.C (2005) [DVD9 PAL]

Spandau Ballet - Live From The N.E.C (2005) [DVD9 PAL]
DVD9 -> 6.11 Gb | All Regions | PAL 16:9 | 01:14:07 | ISO Image
Audio: English (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) / English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) / English (DTS, 6 ch) / English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
© 2005 SME S / SMV | 201258 9
Rock / New Wave / New Romantic

Spandau Ballet were nearing the end of their time as a commercial force when this 74-minute concert documentary was filmed in Birmingham on December 16 and 17 in 1986. However, they were still packing the seats in front of a large, enthusiastic crowd on this well-shot movie, directed by one of the most prominent figures in music documentary-making (Geoff Wonfor, most famous for directing The Beatles Anthology series). It's a straightforward record of a flashy mid-'80s hit pop band in concert, with plenty of shadowy, shifting colored lighting and much slick posing by the fashionably dressed on-stage players. The 13-song set contains a number of their biggest hit singles, including "True," "Gold," "Through the Barricades," "Fight for Ourselves," "Chant No. 1," "To Cut a Long Story Short," and "Lifeline."