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5.0 out of 5 stars (video review), 28 Dec. 2007
This review is from: Romeo & Juliet [DVD] [1966] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Yes, I agree the quality of the recording isn't brilliant (I haven't seen the DVD but imagine it might be worse than the video becuase of being transferred) but despite that, this is a towering, masterpiece of a performance. After so many Romeos (not least Carlos Acosta's marvellous recent performence (Dec 2007) at Covent Garden, Nureyev still stuns, shocks and amazes not just with his technical virtuosity but his sheer animal magnetism and incredible charisma. I have watched this video over and over again, and can't ever tire of this wonderful retelling of such a classic story/ballet. Whatever the technical drawbacks (and I'm too young ever to have seen Nureyev dance) this is a must-buy for any ballet fan.
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Initial post: 17 Feb 2010 00:20:15 GMT
i was so very fortunate to ahve seen this amazing pairing of creative
energy, perform 'giselle'-1961. i was only 12. but, i have never forgotten
this impact-as well as their leaving the stage, up my aisle. it was the
kennedy inaugural gala. i later did a portait of himself/i'm an artist-yes, one of the more intense/realistic pieces i've done. not only because of that
magnificently expressive face-but, of the memory of the two of them performing together-in the flesh. that fortunate, i still am buying dvd's.
as you say-"...can't ever tire........". totally true!
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