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Dr. Coppelius

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  1. All of Ica Classics dvd's are region code 0 (All region). http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/ica%2Bclassics/ICAD5088
  2. You can pre-order now http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ashton-Stanley-Orchestra-Lanchberry-Classics/dp/B0096N6BFK/ref=sr_1_6?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1350635835&sr=1-6 David Blair have big trouble with the ribbon in the ribbon Pas de Deux and end up with the ribbon on his head
  3. Mine is Peter Martins "Barbie", mostly because my daughter forced me to dance it with her so many times. Martins Barbie and Balanchine's Nutcracker Grand Pas De Deux are the ones that still bring tears in my eyes Maria Kowroski did Barbies dancing
  4. I just saw the interview with Svetlana Zakharova and it didn't change my opinion about her , now time for a really talented dancer: Vyjanthimala in "Amrapali".
  5. What a beautiful performance Anna Bessonova and the Ukranian rhythmic team did , Anna is such an emotional dancer, gymnast.
  6. I believe that if you are looking for classical ballet you would be disappointed. There are not much dancing in "A folk tale", what I recall is some folk dance in act one, solo by Hilda (Silja Schanorff) in act two and a Pas de sept, with Johan Kobborg, in act three. But it is a very entertaining ballet and I really like all the mime, not to mention Sorella Englund and Michael Bastian as the trolls. Queen Margrethe II not only designed the costumes, she also did the wonderful sets. More about A folk tale HERE A short video HERE
  7. I am looking forward to see some great choreography by Wade Robson and Mandy Moore, and I wonder if Benji Schwimmer got another sister or cousin that show up for audition? Anyway this show is so much better than "Dancing with the stars".
  8. Here are some danish documentaries on video with Erik Bruhn, Flemming Flindt, Nicolaj Hubbe, Henning Kronstams Giselle, August Bournonville. I will certainly try to get hold on some of these. DFI-KATALOG
  9. "but Jon (the owner) is a dweeb, and won't even know which way to face in his seat." Which he proves today, by making a fool of himself and make his date embarrassed. http://www.uclick.com/client/pbi/ga/ Go swans!!!!! Why not bring one of these to the ballet C'mon wilis, go and get him!
  10. Of course I had to check this out, and made a download rental of act 1 and 2. It was a enjoyable production, thanks innopac!
  11. There is one story about YELENA ANDREIANOVA (1819 - 1857). "Yelena Andreianova was the lover and mistress of Alexander Guedenov, the director of the Imperial Theatres. Yelena graduated from the Imperial Theatre School in1837 and became the ballerina of the Maryinsky Ballet. Her political power in the company was uncontested because of her relationship with the director. Unfortunately with the visiting ballerinas from France caused her to lose many of her roles. She had been the first Russian ballerina to perform Giselle in Russia. Yelena had to watch from the wings while Marie Taglioni and Fanny Elssler took St. Petersburg by storm. To placate his lover and to avoid a major explosion, Guedenov sent Yelena to be ballerina of Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre. On her opening night the audiences resented Yelena, from invading St. Petersburg's ballerina, and instead of throwing flower on the stage they threw a dead cat. Shocked and appalled the ballerina fainted. The audience felt what they had done was over the edge and repented and gave her a standing ovation. She remained their ballerina for fifteen years. Yelena went on tour of the Western World with great success, but on her returned she found Guedenov had found a new lover. Broken hearted and unable to face her fans at the Maryinsky she left Russia and settled in Paris where she died four years later. Loyalty in the theater is seldom lasting". Quotes from Andros on Ballet.
  12. Legend of love $200 DVD sold as "Low price" at Amazon It can be found for 19,99 in other online stores if you want to buy this DVD at a reasonable price.
  13. Now you can preorder "Aurore", the new ballet movie by Nils Tavernier (Etoiles). Here is a link to the DVD that will be released 15 nov 2006 Amazon.fr
  14. Bournonville & Monkey business is a documentary about The Royal Danish Ballet's tour in Brazil. "To this journey the choreographer Tim Rushton created the ballet "Monkey business", and the film follows the first meeting between the dancer Rose Gad and Tim Rushton to the staging of the ballet at Teatro Amazonas". Bournonville School DVDs: "The complete six Bournonville daily classes, based on the originals created by Hans Beck, performed on two DVDs by members of the Royal Danish Ballet, and accompanied by two hardback books containing the written classes and piano scores. (Please note that it is not possible to purchase the DVDs without the books, but only the complete package). The first DVD, which plays for approximately 4 hours, contains a series of short interviews with those involved in making the DVD, the complete Monday to Saturday classes demonstrated by members of the Royal Danish Ballet Thomas Lund, Caroline Cavallo, Gudrun Bojesen, Mads Blangstrup, Fernando Mora, and Kristoffer Sakurai, and an illustrated demonstration of the characteristics of the Bournonville style. The second DVD contains three complete barres for the classes, and a lecture on Bournonville by Erik Aschengreen, delivered in Danish but with English subtitles."
  15. I speak danish, just ask me if there is something you don't understand. Maybe somebody can help me find a shop were I can buy the documentary about the Royal Danish Ballet "Bournonville & Monkey business"
  16. The tap dancing was a part of a very entertaining and funny dance battle between the three male dancers. I thought that dance battle was a hip hop thing?, but it was fantastic to see these great dancers try to outdo each other. Kobborg started off with a amazing solo number, David Makhateli and Steven Mc Rae was yawning and tried to look very unimpressed. Mc Rae answered with a fantastic tap number and he really got the audience with him , to Kobborgs annoyance . David Makhateli refused to participate in the battle but he was forced to dance by Kobborg and Mc Rae, and acting very unwilling, he finally did a couple of grand jetes. Well the three combattants ended up as princes dancing the rose adagio with Alina Cojocaru. Kobborg Cojocaru McRae Cojocaru Kobborg Cojocaru
  17. Yesterday members of the Royal Ballet performed in Sweden were I had the opportunity to take some pictures. The did a mixed program with pieces of Don Q, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping beauty, Le Corsair and even some tap dancing!! Alina Cojocaru, Johan Kobborg, Venus Villa, David Makhateli and two dancers that I forgot the name of, will now be travelling to Japan to perform for a month and then they will be off to tour in the U.S. I hope you have a chance to see them. Don Q Juliet Sleeping Beauty Le Corsair Romeo and Juliet
  18. Well, it is a public garden in Sweden that is now taken over and run by the danish floral artist Tage Andersen. The performances are a part of this seasons program at the garden. Here is a website were you can find more info in english.
  19. Thomas Lund and members of the Royal Danish Ballet perform at Norrvikens Trädgårdar 13/8. Johan Kobborg and Alina Cojocaru and members of the English Royal Ballet perform 23/7. Pictures from last years performance. Thomas Lund and Caroline Cavallo in La Sylphide. http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e239/bay...dersen20056.jpg Caroline Cavallo in The Dying Swan. http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e239/bay...dersen20061.jpg
  20. It was a fantastic performance! It was 30 years since I saw The Lesson so I didn´t know what to expect and I had never seen Kobborg before, but he was absolutely fabulous and it seemed that the Queen, who attended the gala, also was exited with the performance. If you missed it you have another chance to see it next week. I am gonna watch my recording of it again tonight.
  21. If you like "The Lesson" or if you are a fan of Johan Kobborg you can watch Danish Television DR1 this evening when they send a live transmission from the opera house. Flemming Flind has himself instructed Kobborg and Gudrun Bojesen in this special performance of "The Lesson"
  22. The Fairy Doll from 1927. And one that I haven't seen before, Anna Pavlova in The Dying Swan from 1907
  23. I loved her too and hope that she like another Georgian junior skating champion Nina Ananiashvili take the decision to give up skating for ballet.
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