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#1 Ballet fan

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:53 PM

I thought I'd start a thread just for fun and for helping purposes about ballet videos.

Just post which ballet DVD's you have and if possible where you got them. This can also help other members find a DVD they've been trying to find (obeying of course the rule of no trading in here). You can also post if you have any homemade videos or recordings of performances broadcast on TV, etc.


Here's mine:

La Bayadére, Royal Ballet, Mukhamedov Asylmuratova and Bussell TDK (Amazon)

The Sleeping Beauty, Royal Ballet, Cojocaru Bonelli Nuñez Opus Arte (Amazon)

Cinderella, Royal Ballet, Fonteyn Somes (Producer's Showcase) VAI (Amazon)

Romeo and Juliet, Bolshoi Ballet, Ulanova Zhidanov Kultur (Amazon)

Raymonda, Kirov Ballet, Kolpakova Berezhnoi VAI (Amazon)

Paul Czinner's The Bolshoi Ballet, Ulanova Struchkova Fadeyechev VAI (Amazon)

Swan Lake, The Bolshoi Ballet, Plisetskaya Fadeyechev VAI (!957) (Amazon)

The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet, Fonteyn Somes (Producer's Showcase) VAI (Amazon)

The Little Humpbacked Horse, The Bolshoi Ballet, Plisetskaya Vasiliev Kultur (Amazon)

Giselle, The Royal Ballet, Cojocaru Kobborg Opus Arte (Amazon)

Stars of the Russian Ballet, Ulanova Plisetskaya Kultur (Amazon)

Romeo and Juliet, La Scala Ballet, Ferri Corella Euro Arts (Amazon)

Swan Lake, The Royal Ballet, Makarova Dowell Kultur (Amazon)

Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet, Fonteyn Nureyev Kultur (Amazon)

An Evening with the Royal Ballet, Fonteyn Nureyev Kultur (Amazon)

Don Quixote, The Bolshoi Ballet, Pavlova Gordeev VAI (Local store)

Sylvia, The Royal Ballet, Busell Bolle Opus Arte (Local Store)

Giselle, ABT, Fracci Bruhn Deutsche Grammophon (Amazon)

The Sleeping Beauty, Kirov Ballet, Kolpakova Berezhnoi Kultur (Amazon)

Giselle, La Scala Ballet, Ferri Murru Image Entertainment (Amazon)

La Fille Mal Gardée, The Royal Ballet, Collier Coleman Kultur (Local Store)

The Stone Flower, Bolshoi Ballet, Semenyaka Semizorova (Got this as a gift from the Met Opera Shop)

Return of the Firebird, Liepa Ananiashvili Decca (Local Store)

Giselle, Bolshoi Ballet, Bessmertnova Lavrovsky Kultur (Amazon)

Cinderella, Bolshoi Ballet, Komleva (Amazon)

Swan Lake, Bolshoi Ballet, Bessmertnova Bogatyrev Kultur (Amazon)


(EDIT)

I have now finally been able to acquire an NTSC version of Bessmertnova's Giselle.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 06:18 AM

This is fabulous Ballet Fan, thanks! My tiny collection are videos taped from tv showings. I've been thinking of investing in a nice dvd collection; little by little over time. Your list will be a wonderful reference.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:33 AM

Too bad about that Bolshoi Giselle at the end of the list, Ballet fan! But I have sometimes over the years put down a recording of something I couldn't play right away, for later consumption, like good wine. Have you tried your computer? Mine surprised me when my DVD player spit out a disc someone sent me: My computer played it fine, and in answer to my querying fingers, it told me that was a PAL recording, too.

I noticed Amazon is your most common source. Did you use the banner ad at the top of these pages? I hope so, because I think BT derives a third of its operating funds from clicking that ad.

Edited by Jack Reed, 08 January 2010 - 08:14 AM.


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Posted 08 January 2010 - 08:21 AM

I did use the banner a few times, Jack. And thank you both for your replies. Also, I'm going to try playing that DVD on my computer. Thank you so much for the tip!

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 07:11 PM

Great topic. I use the library for the newer dvd's, or borrow from friends. I own all of Rudolf Nureyev's (I think); plus, I have tapes that I made from PBS. I purchased them from Amazon, Kulture, and the old Ballet Shop, in New York.

Other than Nureyev's, I have:
La Bayadere - Hilaire and Guerin
Firestone Theater compilation

Der Fledermaus - with Cragun and Panov - my tape from PBS in 1989
Baryshnikov Dances Balachine, with the ABT - my tape from PBS

What a pity PBS rarely airs ballet - well, in Boston anyway.

#6 bookishmaud

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 12:21 AM

My collection has more than 200 ballet DVDs. I have an index in word format with the DVD title, dance company, dancers/list of programs for galas and cover image but I don't know how I can post it here. Here are the titles of the commercially available ones from my collection below (a bit hard to read but hope it's a useful reference).

The Australian Ballet Favourites Australian Ballet
Le Corsaire American Ballet Theater
Don Quixote American Ballet Theatre
Giselle American Ballet Theatre
Ballet American Ballet Theatre
American Ballet Theatre at the Met - Mixed Bill American Ballet Theatre
Baryshnikov - Live at Wolf Trap American Ballet Theatre
Nutcracker, The American Ballet Theatre
Dream, The American Ballet Theatre
Baryshnikov Dances Sinatra American Ballet Theatre
ABT in Class American Ballet Theatre
One Moment in My Life Nina Ananiashvili
Nina Ananiashvili and the International All-Stars of Dance, Vol. 1 Nina Ananiashvili and others
Nina Ananiashvili and the International All-Stars of Dance, Vol. 2 Nina Ananiashvili and others
Don Quixote Tchaikovsky Perm Ballet
Carmen Ballet National de Marseille
Romeo and Juliet Bolshoi Ballet
Anna Karenina Bolshoi Ballet
Carmen Suite Bolshoi Ballet
Don Quixote Bolshoi Ballet
Glory Of The Bolshoi: Bolshoi, The Bolshoi Ballet
Little Humpbacked Horse, The Bolshoi Ballet
Pharaoh’s Daughter, The Bolshoi Ballet
Romeo & Juliet Bolshoi Ballet
Swan Lake Bolshoi Ballet
Swan Lake (1976) Bolshoi Ballet
The Nutcracker Bolshoi Ballet
Bolshoi – Ballet Between Fame and Drill (Documentary) Bolshoi Ballet School
Swan Lake Bolshoi Ballet
Pique Dame Bolshoi Ballet
Anyuta Bolshoi Ballet
Stars Of The Russian Ballet Bolshoi Ballet/Kirov Ballet
Grand Gala Bolshoi Ballet/Mariinsky Ballet
Prima Ballerina/Zakharova and Lopatkina Bolshoi Ballet/Mariinsky Ballet
Raise the Red Lantern Central Ballet of China
Beijing International Ballet Invitational Tournament 2006
World's Young Ballet Moscow International Competition
Collection “Etoiles pour l’exemple” no.1 – Maïa - Katia et Volodia (Documentary)
Collection “Etoiles pour l’exemple” no.2 – Yvette Chauviré pour l'exemple (Documentary)
Collection “Etoiles pour l’exemple” no.3 – Markova, la légende (Documentary)
Collection “Etoiles pour l’exemple” no.4 – Violette et Mr.B / Comme les oiseaux (Documentary)
Dancer, The (Documentary)
Ballets Russes (Documentary) Ballets Russes
Dancing for Mr B: Six Balanchine Ballerinas
Margot (Documentary)
Ma Soeur L’Etoile Paris Opera Ballet
Backstage at the Kirov Kirov Ballet
Three By Duato Compania Nacional De Danza
Take Ballet Class in Russia
The Video Dictionary of Classical Ballet
Evidentia Sylvie Guillem
Sylvie Guillem (Documentary 1) Sylvie Guillem
Sylvie Guillem (Documentary 2) Sylvie Guillem
Sylvie Guillem au travail Sylvie Guillem
Marguerite et Armand Sylvie Guillem, Nicolas Le Riche
Sacred Monsters Sylvie Guillem, Akram Khan
On the Edge Sylvie Guillem
Sleeping Beauty, The Het Nationale Ballet
Hans Van Manen Festival Het Nationale Ballet and guests
Great Mass, The Leipzig Ballet Opera
Galatea Leningrad Conservatory of Music Ballet and Theatre
Ballerina Mariinsky Ballet
Ulyana Lopatkina Mariinsky Ballet
Diana Vishneva Mariinsky Ballet
Svetlana Zakharova Mariinsky Ballet
Yulia Makhalina Mariinsky Ballet
Variation lesson with Diana Vishneva Mariinsky Ballet
Variation lesson with Ulyana Lopatkina Mariinsky Ballet
Variation lesson with Somova & Tereshkina Mariinsky Ballet
Variation lesson with Obraztsova & Novikova Mariinsky Ballet
Don Quixote Kirov/Mariinsky Ballet
Swan Lake Kirov/Mariinsky Ballet
Grand Pas in the White Night Kirov Ballet, Ballet of the XXth Century
Giselle Kirov Ballet
Kirov Classics Kirov Ballet
Sleeping Beauty, The Kirov Ballet
Cinderella Kirov Ballet
Egyptian Nights Kirov Ballet
Esmeralda Kirov Ballet
Firebird Kirov Ballet
Konek-Gogbounok Kirov Ballet
La Sylphide Kirov Ballet
Mad Day, The Kirov Ballet
Old Tango, The Kirov Ballet
Petrushka Kirov Ballet
Tales by Hoffman Kirov Ballet
Sleeping Beauty, The Kirov Ballet and Vaganova Ballet Academy
Kirov Ballet – Classic Ballet Night Mariinsky Ballet
The Kirov Celebrates Nijinsky Mariinsky Ballet
Don Quixote Mariinsky Ballet
Stravinsky and the Ballets Russes: The Firebird/Le Sacre du Printemps Mariinsky Ballet
A Crazy Day & Pages of the Russian Ballet Mariinsky Ballet
Magic Fairy Tales Mariinsky Ballet
Essential Ballet Mariinsky Ballet
New Year’s Eve in Saint Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre
Nutcracker, The Mariinsky Ballet
Black And White Nederlands Dans Theater
Jiri Kylian's - Sinfonietta / Symphony In D / Stamping Ground Nederlands Dans Theater
Kaguyahime – The Moon Princess Nederlands Dans Theater
L’Histoire du Soldat Nederlands Dans Theater
Nederlands Dans Theater Celebrates Jiri Kylian Nederlands Dans Theater
Bringing Balanchine Back New York City Ballet
New York City Ballet Workout 1 & 2 New York City Ballet
Maya Plisetskaya (Documentary) Maya Plisetskaya
Plisetskaya Dances (Documentary)
Maya Plisetskaya – Diva of Dance (Documentary) Maya Plisetskaya
Gala in celebration of Maya Plisetskaya’s 60th birthday
Masterclass Maya Plisetskaya
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Pacific Northwest Ballet
Agnes Letestu – Regards sur une etoile Paris Opera Ballet
Comme un reve (Documetary on Mathieu Ganio etc)
Etoiles: Dancers Of The Paris Opera Ballet (Documentary) Paris Opera Ballet
Les Enfants de la Danse (Part 1) (Documentary) Paris Opera Ballet
Les Enfants de la Danse (Part 2) (Documentary) Paris Opera Ballet
Les tout petits rats de l’opera Paris Opera Ballet School
Appartment Paris Opera Ballet
Cinderella Paris Opera Ballet
Clavigo Paris Opera Ballet
Coppelia Paris Opera Ballet School
Don Quichotte Paris Opera Ballet
Giselle Paris Opera Ballet
Ivan the Terrible Paris Opera Ballet
Jewels Paris Opera Ballet
La Bayadère Paris Opera Ballet
La Sylphide Paris Opera Ballet
Le Jeune Homme et la Mort & Carmen Paris Opera Ballet
Notre-Dame de Paris Paris Opera Ballet
Paquita Paris Opera Ballet
Picasso and Dance Paris Opera Ballet
Preljocaj – Le Songe de Médée & MC 14/22 'Ceci est mon corps' Paris Opera Ballet
Raymonda Paris Opera Ballet
Romeo and Juliet Paris Opera Ballet
Seven Ballets Paris Opera Ballet
Signes Paris Opera Ballet
Sleeping Beauty, The Paris Opera Ballet
Soloist Ballets of the Opera de Paris Paris Opera Ballet
Sylvia Paris Opera Ballet
Cinderella Paris Opera Ballet
Giselle Paris Opera Ballet
La Dame aux camelias Paris Opera Ballet
Orpheus und Eurydike Paris Opera Ballet
Le Parc Paris Opera Ballet
Coppélia Royal Ballet
Firebird and Les Noces Royal Ballet
Giselle Royal Ballet
La Bayadère Royal Ballet
Manon Royal Ballet
Mayerling Royal Ballet
Nutcracker Royal Ballet
Peter and the Wolf
Still Life at the Penguin Cafe Royal Ballet School
Royal Ballet
Sleeping Beauty Royal Ballet
Sylvia Royal Ballet
Tales of Beatrix Potter Royal Ballet
Tales of Beatrix Potter Royal Ballet
Two Ballerinas at the Royal Ballet Royal Ballet
Swan Lake Royal Ballet
Snow White Royal Ballet
Romeo and Juliet Royal Ballet
Swan Lake Royal Swedish Ballet
Giselle La Scala Ballet
Swan Lake La Scala Ballet
Romeo and Juliet Teatro Alla Scala
Tchaikovsky Gala Teatro Alla Scala
Giselle Teatro Alla Scala
A Midsummer Night's Dream Teatro Alla Scala
Giselle Tokyo Ballet (with Vishneva and Malakhov as guest stars)
Les Ballets Trockadero Vol. 1 Les Ballets Trockadero
Les Ballets Trockadero Vol. 2 Les Ballets Trockadero
Go Go Trocks Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Children of Theatre Street, The (Documentary) Kirov Ballet School (Vaganova Ballet Academy)
Vaganova Ballet Classes – Classical Dance Method Vaganova Ballet Academy
Vaganova Ballet Classes – Character Dance Class Vagnova Ballet Academy
Vaganova Ballet Classes – Pas de Deux Class Vaganova Ballet Academy
Vaganova Ballet Academy – Vishneva (Documentary) Vaganova Ballet Academy
Vaganova Ballet Academy – Angel Concert (Part 1) Vaganova Ballet Academy
Vaganova Ballet Academy – Angel Concert (Part 2) Vaganova Ballet Academy
Beginners Class (Age 10-12) Vagnova Ballet Academy
Class (Age 12-14) (Part 2-II) Vagnova Ballet Academy
Class (Age 12-14) (Part 2-III) Vagnova Ballet Academy
Year One Class Vagnova Ballet Academy
Enchainements Vagnova Ballet Academy
Master Class 3 – Pas de Deux Vagnova Ballet Academy
Vaganova Ballet Academy – Elementary classes Vaganova Ballet Academy
Vaganova Ballet Academy – Intermediate classes Vaganova Ballet Academy
Vaganova Ballet Academy – Advanced classes Vaganova Ballet Academy
Vaganova Ballet Academy – Boys classes Vaganova Ballet Academy
Vaganova Junior Variations Series 1 Vaganova Ballet Academy
Vaganova Junior Variations Series 2 Vaganova Ballet Academy
Vaganova Variations Series 1 Vaganova Ballet Academy
Vaganova Variations Series 2 Vaganova Ballet Academy
Vaganova Variations Series 3 Vaganova Ballet Academy
Vaganova Variations Series 4 Vaganova Ballet Academy
Vaganova Variations Series 5 Vaganova Ballet Academy
Vaganova Variations Series 6 Vaganova Ballet Academy
Vaganova Variations Series 7 Vaganova Ballet Academy
Fairy of Dolls, The Vaganova Ballet Academy
Pointe lessons Vaganova Ballet Academy
Nutcracker, The Vaganova Ballet Academy
Pas de deux lesson 1 Vaganova Ballet Academy
Angels from Petersburg Vaganova Ballet Academy
Swan Lake Vienna State Opera Ballet
Cinderella Zurich Ballet
Cello Suites Zurich Ballet

#7 Joseph

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 03:43 AM

Hi Bookishmaud,
Where did you obtain copies of all the Mariinsky contructions? Sleeping Beauty, etc? Would love to get them somehow!

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 08:01 AM

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We have a strict "no trading" policy on Ballet Talk, and that includes references that might encourage requests, solicited or otherwise. Please do not list any videos that were not at least commercially available at one time and might be available on eBay.

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#9 bookishmaud

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:04 PM

Sorry I didn't know that only commercially available ones are allowed to be listed, I've edited my post. Sorry again. And just to clarify, I never intended to encourage requests and have actually never traded any of my videos, I'm just an avid ballet video collector and am rather proud of my collection :clapping:

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:15 PM

only commercially available ones are allowed to be listed


Hence I'm sure many of the lists here-(mine included)-would be incomplete.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:55 PM

Oh dear, I'm not as ambitious as bookishmaud. I, too, own several hundred videos and DVD's, mostly VHS purchased via ebay over the years. I began by perusing the shelves at Towers. They had a pretty good sampling, but I could allow myself, at most, 3 videos a visit. I bought manyl Balanchine videos from Capezio's. Once I started bidding for them on ebay there was no stopping me. I used to catalog them, but didn't keep it up.

It's interesting to have several versions of the same ballet, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Giselle, La Bayadère, Don Q, for example. One problem watching the same tape over and over is it makes me want to see the dancers in person!

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 01:10 PM

Thank you, Ballet Fan...

I'm a composr and had posted this ballet-oriented video on You Tube back in March, 2011. It features one of my compositions, "The Music Box", and to my great pleasure, I've learned that quite a few dancers are using it for various ballet purposes, even requesting the sheet music.

I appreciate your time and I sincerely hope you enjoy it. I plan to post another similar video soon, which will feature a new song I wrote that I feel would work well as a ballet composition.



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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:47 AM

. I purchased them from Amazon, Kulture, and the old Ballet Shop, in New York.

Which shop in NY?

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:01 AM

I think toeprints might mean the ballet shop that was on Broadway near 64th? I think there's a Starbucks there now. I purchased my autographed copy of the Suzanne Farrel book there as well as Costumes by Karinska. Wish it were still there.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:01 AM

I thought I'd start a thread just for fun and for helping purposes about ballet videos.
..... You can also post if you have any homemade videos or recordings of performances broadcast on TV, etc.
.....


Hi. May I suggest running searches for "ballet" on the various-language Amazon.com sites? That may be a more efficient way of achieving your goal of obtaining a long list of 'what's out there, legally, on DVD."

Puppytreats, "The Ballet Shop" was a tiny gem of a bookshop on Broadway that closed at least 12 yrs ago. They also had a wall of dance-related VHS videos for sale and even some pricey autographed mementos...e.g., photos and ballet shoes once belonging to Baryshnikov, Makarova, Nureyev, etc. The guys who ran the sales desk (Tobi and Joe) were also huge dance fans and served-up some of the best ballet gossip in town. It was on B'wy, just south of Lincoln Center (same block as the Empire Hotel).

Edited to add:
Link to the 2009 obit of Norman Crider, who was the owner of The Ballet Shop, which closed in 1996. I had always heard rumors about the "unofficial ballet tapes catalogue" of treasures for "research' (ahum...not to say "for sale")...but only VIPs like Nureyev had 'access' to it, as cited in this obit. I'm not sure what became of Tobi Liebovitz, Crider's associate, who had moved to Indianapolis with Crider. Tobi was 'the master of the videos.' Posted Image
http://www.nytimes.c...e/10crider.html


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