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Treasures of the Russian Ballet ICA DVD

Treasures of the Russian Ballet ICA DVD

Early BBC extracts from Cinderella, Giselle and others, alongside incredible footage of Swan Lake from the Bolshoi Ballet’s historic first tour to Covent Garden in 1956.

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This DVD is a record of the West's earliest exposure to the bravura and discipline of Russia's Kirov and Bolshoi dancers at the height of their physical and interpretive powers. This rare footage showcases some of the greatest dancers of their time, including the much celebrated Galina Ulanova - who came as close to artistic sainthood for Russians as any dancer in its history - and Yuri Soloviev, who, as Danila in The Stone Flower, partnered by Alla Sizova, received an enthusiastic response from the Covent Garden audience.


The Stone Flower (Act 1)

Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich

Music: Sergey Prokofiev

Danila: Yuri Soloviev

Katerina: Alla Sizova

Mistress of Copper Mountain: Alla Osipenko

Severyan: Anatoli Gridin

The Leningrad State Kirov Ballet

The Covent Garden Orchestra, Niazi 1960



Swan Lake (extracts)

Choreography: Lev Ivanov & Alexander Gorsky

Music: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

Odette: Galina Ulanova

Prince Siegfried: Nicolai Fadeyechev

The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet

The Covent Garden Orchestra, Yuri Faier 1956



Giselle (extracts)

Choreography: Coralli / Perrot

Music: Adolphe Adam

Giselle: Ekaterina Maximova

Prince Albrecht: Maris Liepa



Gayaneh (extracts)

Choreography: Nina Aleksandrovna Anisimova

Music: Aram Khachaturian

Gayaneh: Nina Timofeyeva

Armen: Nicolai Fadeyechev



Don Quixote (extracts)

Choreography: Gorsky

Music: Minkus

Kitri: Maya Plisetskaya

Basilio: Vladimir Vasiliev

The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Alex Kopylov / Algis Zhuraytis 1963


Picture: 4:3

Sound: Enhanced Mono

Running Time: 81:58 mins

Region code: 0

Format: NTSC

A BBC Recording.


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