Posted 07 July 2004 - 08:34 PM
Commentary tracks are a given. Perhaps subtitles for mime. I'd like to have a ballet filmed twice. A distant view for the choreography and a closeup view of the dancers.
Posted 07 July 2004 - 09:33 PM
Posted 07 July 2004 - 11:42 PM
I've only found DVD extras on the Opus Arte series of DVDs from Britain, where the initial recording seems to have taken place with a DVD release in mind. On that label, there are plenty of interview extras on the Royal Swedish Ballet "Swan Lake", the Royal Ballet Stravinsky DVD has some great rehearsal footage and interviews with Leanne Benjamin, Monica Mason and extensive reflections from David Drew on the Royal's first staging of "Les Noces". The Royal Ballet "Coppelia" DVD has some brief clips from pieces that aired on the BBC prior to the opening of the new Royal Opera House.
But besides these DVDs, ballet extra features are indeed sorely lacking. US-made DVDs (such as the ABT "The Dream" that just came out) are coming without extra features). I presume, though, that the extra cost of producing special features makes it uneconomical?
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