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FOOTNOTES: THE CLASSICS OF BALLET DVD is coming!


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#1 EvilNinjaX

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 12:50 PM

i would post this to the Videos section, but i don't have permissions.

i was browsing thru Japanese dvd listing today and found FOOTNOTES: THE CLASSICS OF BALLET DVD Volumes 1-4 are to be released 4/27.

I'm ready to preorder them except i need to know if they are (originally) in english. I know they are a canadian production and these dvds only have Japanese subs, so if they are in french, i am (somewhat) out of luck and will have to wait for an r1 release.

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#2 Joseph

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 01:37 PM

:pinch: What exactly is "Footnotes?"

#3 carbro

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 02:35 PM

A series of Canadian-produced videos in which dancers discuss various ballets, aided by performance excerpts. Here is a description (after a quick search) of the Coppelia/Cinderella program:

http://www.videoflic...PE=0&ASSN=20482

It appears that most of the series is out of print, at least as far as the North American market goes. Info, anyone?

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 04:27 PM

A series of Canadian-produced videos in which dancers discuss various ballets, aided by performance excerpts.  Here is a description (after a quick search) of the Coppelia/Cinderella program:

http://www.videoflic...PE=0&ASSN=20482

It appears that most of the series is out of print, at least as far as the North American market goes.  Info, anyone?

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i think this is the official site:
http://www.soundvent...s/episodes.html

i notice that there are 20 1/2hr eps.

these dvds are 80+min long, so i assume 3 eps per dvd. that's 12 eps. i wonder what's with the missing 8?


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Edited by EvilNinjaX, 17 March 2005 - 04:31 PM.


#5 Paquita

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 04:54 PM

Footnotes used to air on BRAVO!, and it is hosted by Frank Augustyn. Each program focuses on one ballet, or a certain topic (e.g. "the male dancer"). There are interviews, performance clips (mostly Kultur videos that already exist), and sometimes live segments performed by Kimberly Glasco. It's a good introduction to some of the great classics- the history and background of the ballet is discussed in fairly simple terms, so it is easy to follow. I think they'd be great for young ballet students. I wish they included more performance footage though.

#6 Alexandra

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 07:12 PM

A warning. Some of the "historical information" in "Footnotes," especially that in the interviews with dancres, is slightly askew. That may not affect your enjoyment of the DVD, but I'd suggest checking any fact before you go on Jeopardy.


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