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The Bolshoi Ballet In The Park [DVD] [2011]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Castilian
  • Subtitles: German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: CLASSICAL
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Nov 2005
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000B9PW7Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,466 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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In 1986, the Bolshoi Ballet toured the UK with this programme of 'Divertissements', after an absence of 12 years. The tour was a massive success. Their flamboyance and daring, brilliance and technical execution are displayed in this programme of excerpts from seven famous Bolshoi ballets, which include 'Les Sylphides', 'Spartacus', 'The Sleeping Beauty', 'La Bayad', 'Swan Lake', 'Spring Water', 'Golden Age' and 'Don Quixote'.

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principali interpreti alexander kopylov; the bolshoi balletbrani registrati durante la tourne'e che il teatro russo fece in inghilterra nel 1986: les sylphides, spartacus, la bella addormentata, il lago dei cigli e l'eta' dell'oro.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality DVD 13 May 2006
By Juls
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If you expect a spectacular presentation of the Bolshoi Ballet, you will be grossly disappointed by a very bad quality of filming: watery colours, blurred faces... Divertisement which you might have enjoyed in the theatre is not just the right format for DVD, on which you would expect lots of close views, rich colours and quality settings. The only more or less acceptable part of the film is "Spartacus". Famous dancers, heart rending music make you to forget about obvious imperfections of the DVD.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Mhr
This is a DVD version of a TV broadcast of a performance in the Battersea Park in London in 1986, using a temporary and plain stage under a large marquee. Dancing by the then top dancers of the Bolshoi is of the highest standard. This was the time when visits by ballet dancers from Soviet Union/Russia were rare in the West.

Les Sylphides led by three leading prima ballerinas (Bessmertnova, Semenyaka and Semizorova) and Alexei Fadeyechev is beautifully done, bringing out the atmosphere. Spartacus is powerfully danced by Mukhamedov at his youthful peak. Spring Waters - a short Soviet-era work and probably based on an ancient Greek myth, with music by Rachmaninov - is breath-taking in its virtuosity.

The rest of the programme - excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty (pas de deux), Swan Lake (Black Swan pas de deux), Don Quixote (grand pas), etc. - is all enjoyable. Ludmila Semenyaka (a St. Petersburg-trained ballerina), in particular, is wonderful in a couple of divertissements.

I still own a video recording that I made from the TV broadcast soon after the actual performance. The DVD transfer unfortunately hasn't improved the picture quality very much. However, the whole performance by this great company is splendid.
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