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Natalia Makarova Hosting "Ballerina"

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About 10 years ago on A&E, Natalia Makarova hosted a documentary series called "Ballerina". It was a really great documentary. I was wondering if anyone knew if it has been released on video or DVD.

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to the best of knowledge this "ballerina" series, hosted by makarova, has not be issued commercially on home cassette or dvd. it has been re-shown variously, not that long ago, if mem. serves, again on A&E in the States. (i cannot speak for what re-airing, if any, the shows have been given in europe.)

along w/ the margot fonteyn-narrated "magic of the dance" and the peter schaufuss narrated "dancer" none of this made-for-television/ballet-series programming has been made available for commercial sale/distribution.

if i'm mistaken about any of these, i'd be happy to learn it.

for the present, one's off-the-air copies are all there is, besides those sets that reside in library catalogues, etc.

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That is a shame, I think they should be released to video and dvd. If for nothing else, preservation services.

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I taped it when it aired and it's my favorite ballet tape. Time will take its toll of the tape and I dread its demise.

Giannina

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Well, maybe we can all e-mail A&E about releasing it on video or more preferably DVD as DVD lasts longer. Goodness knows I would love to have a copy of it.

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About 10 years ago on A&E, Natalia Makarova hosted a documentary series called "Ballerina". It was a really great documentary. I was wondering if anyone knew if it has been released on video or DVD.

hi

i noticed 3 programmes of makarova's 'ballerina' had been uploaded to You Tube - 'great roles', 'chemistry' and 'body and soul'.

they are in goro216's Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/goro216

and the particular upload on the channel is called 'Porgis' - http://www.youtube.com/user/goro216#p/u/35/qslxH1u5y7c

these can be downloaded if your browser is modzilla firefox using their add-on 'downloadhelper'

hated noy being able to see this marvellous series

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i've just noticed that the three episodes ('body and soul', 'chemistry' and 'great roles') from natalia makarova's 'ballerina' documentary are no longer on You Tube - i'll upload them later today - as 'ballerina' has had no commercial release, it's a pity for people not to have access to these programs

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Many thanks Nick- I look forward to seeing it. Please post a link!

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hi everyone

i've just You Tube uploaded in five parts 'Chemistry', one of the four episodes that comprise the 1987 BBC Omnibus documentary 'Ballerina' - with Natalia Makarova and the talking head.

i hope to upload 'Great Roles' and 'Body and Soul' soon - unfortunately i don't have a copy of the fourth episode 'Handing on the Torch' :<

http://www.youtube.com/user/nickwallacesmith?feature=mhee

http://www.youtube.com/user/nickwallacesmith?feature=mhee#p/u/1/vNt2HFz_aA0

http://www.youtube.com/user/nickwallacesmith?feature=mhee#p/u/2/CkRFvrnx9EY

http://www.youtube.com/user/nickwallacesmith?feature=mhee#p/u/3/NJBE4Wc5sVY

http://www.youtube.com/user/nickwallacesmith?feature=mhee#p/u/4/G7AceuKrh6E

hope this puts the documentary back in the public arena

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About 10 years ago on A&E, Natalia Makarova hosted a documentary series called "Ballerina". It was a really great documentary. I was wondering if anyone knew if it has been released on video or DVD.

I've just sent a "Feedback" query to A & E:

"In approximately 1987 Natalia Makarova hosted a documentary series called "Ballerina", as it is beloved star of the dancing world imparting her knowledge & a great educational resource would A & E consider releasing the documentary series to DVD? ~ On behalf fellow dancers & lovers of this great art form, thank you for considering this suggestion. *Carol • "

~ shall keep you posted on any word from A & E.

Many thanks to those who've uploaded VHS to digital recordings to YouTube - very helpful.

- Carol @chantdelajoie via Twitter

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~ On behalf fellow dancers & lovers of this great art form, thank you for MAKING this suggestion, Carol.

And welcome to BalletAlert!

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