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DVD recordings of performances by Yuan Yuan TanAre DVD's of Yuan Yuan Tan's perfromances available$


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#1 bwivada

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 06:07 PM

I am trying to acquire dvd recordings of recent ballet performances, priarily those by the San Francisco Ballet. The only dvd I could find with Yuan Yuan Tan as principal dancer is Othello. SF Ballet's webside only lists Othello. Why are there not more dvd's available of such great performances?

#2 Helene

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 10:16 PM

Unless there were performance of San Francisco Ballet that were aired by KQED and released commercially, it is unlikely. There aren't that many commercial DVD's (or in print VHS tapes) of any US company. On amazon.com I found:

*Balanchine re-releases from performances aired in the 1970's for Dance in America, Davidsbuendlertaenze, and the theatrical release Nutcracker movie

*Around eight from ABT (full-lengths, a few mostly gala fare, and Ashton's The Dream), spanning four decades

*SFB's Otello

*Joffrey's Billboards and Nijinsky Tribute with Rudolf Nureyev,

*Houston Ballet triple bill

*PNB's A Midsummer Night's Dream and the theatrical release Nutcracker movie.

Generally the two things that prevent ballets from being released are complicated union contracts and production money.

#3 Andre Yew

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:40 PM

According to one of the preview articles of SFB's 2007-8 season, they will be filming Helgi Tomasson's Nutcracker and broadcasting it in HD over public TV, so get your VCRs ready! Not sure who's been cast.

--Andre


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