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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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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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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

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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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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.

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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

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

Which shop in NY?

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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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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.' smile.png

http://www.nytimes.c...e/10crider.html

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You can also search e-bay, which includes many things now out-of-print. If it was originally purchased legitimately for private use, it can be resold for private use legitimately:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=ballet+video

Amazon also includes a lot of used items from independent sellers.

Barnes & Noble includes DVDs that mostly overlap the Amazon list.

(But do use the Amazon box in the lower left corner, so a portion goes to support Ballet Alert.)

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.... Der Fledermaus - with Cragun and Panov - my tape from PBS in 1989

Baryshnikov Dances Balachine, with the ABT - my tape from PBS

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Toeprints, were these ever commercially available? Not so sure but, then again, I was overseas for much of the late 80s/early 90s.

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