Bournonvillesample video-clips somewhere?
Posted 25 July 2003 - 11:32 AM
Therefore I was wondering if anyone know of any website that might provide small sample video-clips or illustrating animations on the Bournonville style?
I have visited the bournonville.com site which was very informative, but still only with pictures and words.
Thanks in advance!
Posted 25 July 2003 - 12:20 PM
Posted 29 September 2003 - 12:52 PM
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Posted 28 December 2003 - 06:09 PM
Posted 28 December 2003 - 08:55 PM
As an inquiry to those who've seen it, is the image clear enough, the selection long enough to keep trying? I trust your judgment. Thanks.
Posted 28 December 2003 - 09:05 PM
Posted 28 December 2003 - 10:56 PM
Does anyone know how Fernando Bujones' performances of Bournonville rated? I know I thought they were very impressive, but is he considered to be a great example of Bournonville style? He performs some Bournonville on the video "Fernando Bujones: Winning at Varna," if you happen to have that one.
Posted 28 December 2003 - 11:31 PM
But those are etudes ,like Chopin's -- they aren't like hte dances in hte ballets,which you must see.
I've got an old commercial tape of Napoli -- is it still in print, I don't know. And I BELIEVE there's a commercialtape of the production of La Sylphide which has been shown on Bravo or A&E, which is one of hte very best films of a ballet I've ver seeen. I really recommend it.
Napoli has a weird section, where Gennaro rescues his girl from Neptune's grotto to the music of "O Sanctissima" -- well, it's weird to me, since we sang htat hymn a lot in MAy when I was a kid and i loved it, but it's strange to find it turning up in a ballet. I gues it's no weirder than seeing someone hold up a crucifix in a vampire ovie, but Virgin-Mary magic is just not something I've run into in the theater much...... It's so Pio Nono....
Still, the performances in Napoli are wonderful, it's a loveable ballet, and the way Bournonville builds a fiesta has got to be seen to be believed. It's a little like WHo Cares, the last act -- first there's lots of wonderful shaggy dancing, and then there's even more wonderful, dancving on top of that....
Posted 29 December 2003 - 12:29 AM
The Napoli with Villumsen as Gennaro and Hindberg as Teresina is out of print. Now and then it pops up on e-bay. I regret that I did not put in a bid when it was available at a reasonable price. It's since shot up.
Then there was the LaSylphide with Jeppesen as Sylph and Villumsen as James. I don't know if that was ever available in the US-friendly format (NTSC?).
A most thoughtful and generous friend gave me the Enchainments. That is fascinating. And the dancers (particularly, I think, Gad) are amazing. I am so grateful.
Posted 29 December 2003 - 04:44 AM
djb, on Dec 29 2003, 01:56 AM, said:
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