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Prokofiev: Peter And Wolf [DVD] [2010] [NTSC]

Sergei Polunin , Will Kemp    Exempt   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sergei Polunin, Will Kemp, Kilian Smith, Charlotte Edmonds, Laurine Muccioli
  • Format: Classical, Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: OPUS ARTE
  • DVD Release Date: 30 Aug 2011
  • Run Time: 38 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005FUT8WG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,836 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Peter and the Wolf, Prokofievs musical fairy tale, has been delighting children since 1936. Nearly 60 years later, in 1995, the young choreographer Matthew Hart created a witty choreographed version for the Royal Ballet School with designs by Ian Spurling. Described as an utterly delightful ballet and a perfect showcase for the younger students, by the Royal Ballets Director, Monica Mason, it was staged again and recorded for this DVD in 2010.

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Peter And The Wolf

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars B allet 7 Nov 2011
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This is an excellent dvd from the royal ballet. lots of colour wonderful costumes and the young dancers were superb.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More successful than I had imagined 11 Jan 2013
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I bought this for my granddaughter who loves ballet and gymnastics. She was entranced from the very beginning. After she had seen it once she dragged her mother (who didn't know the work) to watch it with her. Before I gave it to her I had a sneak preview, just to make sure it would be something she would like. I thoroughly enjoyed it and now I'm looking forward to seeing it again with her.

The young cast make excellent animals and birds, especially the cat. The narration is excellent, the set simple and of course the music is so clear in its depiction of the animals the whole colourful presentation is a delight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect 23 Mar 2014
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When my VHS copy from the BBC failed in the video player, I needed a DVD copy of the same. This DVD was it. Beautifully danced by the younger members of Royal Ballet School - and
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good 30 Dec 2013
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my d. loved it ,quality is good ,danced with it
good purchase for young ballerinas
music is good ,excellent purchase
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Ideal Children's Ballet, from The Royal Opera House 28 Nov 2011
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Peter and the Wolf, with legendary music by Prokofiev, and choreography by Matthew Hart, is danced by (primarily) students of the Royal Ballet School. The enjoyability of this ballet demands a certain context: if viewed as an intellectual and intricate new story ballet, it falls flat. If viewed as a homey children's ballet, it excels. The most brilliant thing about the production is the music, created by the legendary Sergei Prokofiev in 1936. The choreography is inventive and modern, illustrating the story very well. What makes the production come together is Will Kemp's narration of the human and animal characters (including the different instruments that identify with each character), as well as his role as the grandfather. The wolf is danced by Sergei Polunin. Though not an especially technical role, dramatically, Polunin does it well. The other dancers, students of the Royal Ballet School, are cast and dance so well that at times, it's as if one is viewing the dancers of the Royal Opera House itself. Though minimalistic, the sets and lighting well-suit the ballet, adding to it's homey charm. The ballet is also fairly short, just around a half an hour, another reason why children would love it. The filming is excellent, and if viewed as a children's classic, the ballet is exceptional, if not ideal.

I'd recommend this to anyone with the desire to step towards bringing the world of ballet to their children, if not for the sake of revisiting their own homey children's tales.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Production of Peter and the Wolf 23 Dec 2011
By L. Laby - Published on
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I recently purchased this video of the Royal School of Ballet performing Peter and the Wolf to show to my music classes. I teach K-6 music in elementary school. I showed it in my K-3 classes (and even to one of my advanced bands, 5th and 6th graders), starting with an introduction to the instruments they would hear and a brief synopsis of the story. They LOVED it!!! During the viewing one kindergartner whispered to his classroom teacher, "This is a really good story!" The quality of the production is excellent, the dancing and costuming wonderful and imaginative, the characters animated and relatable. The narration keeps them well aware of the story line. It provides students and children with a great introduction to ballet and music in general.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Colorful production of this classic with two adults from the RBT and a cast from the RBT school 8 Nov 2011
By Steven I. Ramm - Published on
This production of Peter and the Wolf - recorded at the Royal Ballet Theatre - features new choreography by Matthew Hart and stars Britain's Royal Ballet Theater principal dancer Sergei Polunin as the wolf. The Grandfather - and narrator - is played by Will Kemp. The rest of the cast are students at the Royal Ballet School. As Hart points out in the bonus 8-minute featurette, he wanted to have as many students on stage as possible, so he used them to create the lake (a la Busby Berkeley!) and the wall and the bushes. The costumes are very colorful and the 31-minute ballet moves quickly. This is a production that will appeal to children - who will relate to both the bright colors and the ages of the dancers.

Most of the movements are closer to Modern Dance than ballet. Polunin does leaps but there really is not a lot - if any- of pirouettes in the choreography.

The camera work is great and the image is sharp.

Another well-done DVD from Opus Arte

Steve Ramm
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ballet children will enjoy 19 Jan 2014
By Christine W. - Published on
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I bought this product for children ages 3-12 they enjoyed this ballet.. I would recommend this video it is a nice alternative to the classics.
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating 16 Jan 2014
By kathleen ruiz - Published on
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My 8 yr old grandson loved that kids had the majority of parts...He was fascinated that water,grass,tree limbs etc
were portrayed by children in the ballet.
He has cerebral palsy and had a walk on role in a local ballet..This imaginative DVD has cemented his love of ballet and classical music
Enjoyed by the entire family!! Bravo!
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