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DQF and Terpsichore both saw the ballet in Amsterdam and told us about it here.

 

Thanks Janet - and based entirely on DQF and Terpsichore's glowing reviews of the live performance I've taken a punt on the bluray.  A mere £10.65 on Amazon, and I had a freebie voucher for a tenner, so if it's a duffer I'll only be coming after them for 33p each in compensation  :D             

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I loved Mata Hari it's a huge full on role for the principal ballerina who is on stage about 97% of the time. Definitely worth seeing! Had hoped for a reprise 16/17 but maybe 17/18 season!

 

If you gen up on Mata Hari's bio then the ballet makes a lot more sense. I read up a bit about Mata Hari before I saw the show and it helped.

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The Australian Ballet's lavish new 'Sleeping Beauty' has been released on DVD (ABC Classics) but it isn't showing up on Amazon yet.

I saw thus at the cinema but was quite unable to judge it coz the picture was cut off at the top and the bottom! I assume this was a problem at my cinema alone and would welcome advice. It was obviously sumptuous but is it worth a purchase?

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A dvd of a documentary about Millepied's creation of Clear, Loud, Bright, Forward on Paris Opera Ballet (I believe it was the first new ballet he created on them as director of dance) is now available for pre-order on Amazon and it looks like the film may be showing in some cinemas as there have a been a few recent newspaper reviews.  https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01K297J8O/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

 

I think a non-subtitled dvd of this is already available in France as it was in the Paris Opera shop (named Releve) when I was there a couple of weeks ago.

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I saw thus at the cinema but was quite unable to judge it coz the picture was cut off at the top and the bottom! I assume this was a problem at my cinema alone and would welcome advice. It was obviously sumptuous but is it worth a purchase?

 

I missed the cinema broadcast, but I suspect the reason the DVD isn't on Amazon.uk is that it's only available in a Region 4 version.  The same apparently applies to  the Australian ballet's version of The Nutcracker, which it shares with BRB.

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I watched the Mata Hari DVD a couple of weeks ago and loved it.  

 

 

I watched Mata Hari today and found it excellent.  There's a lot of narrative worked into it to understand first time, so my watching was punctuated by hitting pause to read the notes, and I'm looking forward to having a clear run on a second viewing..  As Don Q Fan says, a very full-on role for Anna Tsygankova, and I found her very graceful and expressive, with her willowy lines well suited to the seductive oriental dancing.  I'd love to see Maia Makhateli one day by way of comparison.  Possibly the best 65p I've ever spent!

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Anna Pavlova in 1916 Silent Film

 

I have just come across some information about a long forgotten US film director called Lois Weber of whom I had never heard. In 1916 she made a silent film of The Dumb Girl of Portici in which Fenella, the dumb girl of the title, was played by Anna Pavlova, The film has been restored and was screened in New York in December 2016. I have no idea about its quality as a film or its physical state, as although restored the material used for the restoration came from at least two sources. It has been announced that the film will be issued on DVD later on this year,

 

The role of Fenella in Auber's opera La Muette de Portici was created to be played by a dance actress. It was one of Fanny Elssler's great roles. It was one of the roles which Virginia Zucchi performed to great acclaim when she appeared in St Petersburg in the late 1880's. There is very little film of Pavlova so it might be worth looking into.

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Another upcoming release is what looks like a 90th birthday documentary on Yuri Grigorovich called "The Golden Age: the Life and Art of the Bolshoi's controversial choreographer".  No further details - Bel Air Classiques just posted on their Instagram feed that this was "coming soon" on dvd.  Might be interesting.

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Does anyone remember seeing on tv years ago, Carmen danced by Baryshnikov and Zizi Jeanmaire? If so, does anyone know if there is a dvd available. Also I remember seeing a modern day production of Coppelia on tv, I think with a french company, I think it was set in a block of flats. Does this ring bells with anyone?

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Does anyone remember seeing on tv years ago, Carmen danced by Baryshnikov and Zizi Jeanmaire? If so, does anyone know if there is a dvd available. Also I remember seeing a modern day production of Coppelia on tv, I think with a french company, I think it was set in a block of flats. Does this ring bells with anyone?

There is a DVD of the Baryshnikov Carmen, but apparently now only avaialable in N American version.

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Does anyone remember seeing on tv years ago, Carmen danced by Baryshnikov and Zizi Jeanmaire? If so, does anyone know if there is a dvd available. Also I remember seeing a modern day production of Coppelia on tv, I think with a french company, I think it was set in a block of flats. Does this ring bells with anyone?

 

The Opera de Bordeaux just finished a run of their Coppelia, based in the US in the 1950s. There are a number of videos and pictures in the following link, have a look whether what you see rings a bell :)  http://www.opera-bordeaux.com/danse-coppelia-2466

 

I don't know whether there is a DVD though.

 

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I missed the cinema broadcast, but I suspect the reason the DVD isn't on Amazon.uk is that it's only available in a Region 4 version.  The same apparently applies to  the Australian ballet's version of The Nutcracker, which it shares with BRB.

 

I have both of these Australian Ballet DVDs and they are 'all region' so can be played on any player.  

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How odd.  I emailed the Australian Ballet about this and was told that both the new Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker are Region 4 only!

Well, they were both bought there and are clearly labelled 'all region' and they play on my region 2 player without problem. It could be that the Australian Ballet are not very organised with their recordings. The Sleeping Beauty DVD was released in late November yet they weren't selling it at their merchandise counter in the Sydney Opera House in December (despite the fact that they were performing Coppelia there for most of the month). Indeed, now that the ABC have closed all their retail stores, it was hard to find it anywhere in Sydney. I eventually found one shop which had a single copy in stock.

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Sorry if someone's already covered this -  it's not up on amazon yet but I've only just seen it. Scheduled for release on 10th February by Bel Air Classiques is Denis Sneguirev's documentary “Yuri Grigorovich: The Golden Age - The Life And Art Of The Bolshoi’s Controversial Choreographe” – “includes several extracts of Grigorovitch's ballets, set in context with the history of Soviet Ballet and with history in general”.

 

Worth a watch?

 

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This morning I emailed the Royal Opera House shop on unrelated business and thought I would drop in a reminder about the demand for a DVD release of the Nunez/Muntagirov Giselle. To my surprise, they replied saying that a DVD of this performance is scheduled for release March 2017.

 

This may already be common knowledge, but as a long time lurker on this forum I know how much some here have wanted a DVD and thought I would use my first post to share my excitement! I guess people power does work sometimes.

 

They also said that Anastasia will be released next year, but no release date yet.

 

I missed this discussion at the time, though am very pleased to hear this news.  I wonder whether they have any backup footage of the start of Act 2 which will enable them to correct Hikaru Kobayashi's "wardrobe malfunction" (I watched the performance live in the house, and the back of her skirt got hooked up on her wings early in her solo and remained there until she left the stage...)

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I missed this discussion at the time, though am very pleased to hear this news.  I wonder whether they have any backup footage of the start of Act 2 which will enable them to correct Hikaru Kobayashi's "wardrobe malfunction" (I watched the performance live in the house, and the back of her skirt got hooked up on her wings early in her solo and remained there until she left the stage...)

Wasn't it Itziar Mendizabal....

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The Giselle DVD is now on the ROH website for pre-order - out 3rd March.

 

http://www.roh.org.uk/products/giselle-dvd-the-royal-ballet-2016

 

I couldn't see a Blu-ray option though.

 

Have pre-ordered mine .

 

This is great! It really seems as if all the pleading on the ROH website and all the writing in to Kevin O'Hare has yielded the 'right' outcome. Yippee  :D

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