Ballet Francais | VAI DVDVAI4583

Ballet Francais

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Label: VAI

Cat No: DVDVAI4583

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 31st July 2015

Contents

Artists

Alexandra Danilova
Jean Babilee
Violette Verdy
Scott Douglas
Claire Sombert
Alexandra Danilova
Roman Jasinsky
Michael Maule
Gerda Daum
Adolfo Andrade

Artists

Alexandra Danilova
Jean Babilee
Violette Verdy
Scott Douglas
Claire Sombert
Alexandra Danilova
Roman Jasinsky
Michael Maule
Gerda Daum
Adolfo Andrade

About

'Ballets Francais' features some of the most important proponents of modern French dance. Legendary ballerina Alexandra Danilova stars in Mademoiselle Fifi (1955), a delightful comic piece created for her and the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, in the style of the wildly popular Gaîté Parisienne.

The celebrated French ballerina Violette Verdy is partnered by Scott Douglas in a poignant Romeo and Juliet (1958), choreographed by the chief architect of modern French ballet, Serge Lifar, to the music of Tchaikovsky.

Two of the major French dancer-choreographers of the post-World War II era are also represented: Jean Babilée, who performs in his charming and acrobatic Balance à Trois (1965), and Janine Charrat, whose Préludes Nos 8 & 20, set to music from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, is danced by the French ballet star Claire Sombert (1965).

Contents:
1. Mademoiselle Fifi
Choreography by Zachary Solov
Music by Théodore de Lajarte
Dancers: Alexandra Danilova, Roman Jasinsky, Michael Maule (1955)

2. Balance à Trois
Choreography by Jean Babilée
Music by Jean-Michel Damase
Dancers: Jean Babilee, Gerda Daum, Adolfo Andrade (1965)

3. Préludes Nos 8 and 20
Choreography by Janine Charrat
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Dancer: Claire Sombert (1965)

4. Adagio - Pas de deux
Choreography by Gérard Ohn
Music by Tomaso Albinoni, arr. Remo Giazotto
Dancers: Claire Sombert and Adolfo Andrade (1965)

5. Romeo and Juliet
Choreography by Serge Lifar
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Dancers: Violette Verdy and Scott Douglas (1958)

Black & white, 65 minutes, 4:3, NTSC (Playable all regions)

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