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Le Corsaire [DVD] [2001]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: German, English, Italian, French
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: CLASSICAL
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Aug. 2000
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004UF03
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The Corps de Ballet of the Kirov Ballet perform Petipa's 'Le Corsaire' at the Kirov Theatre in Leningrad in April 1989, with Viktor Fedotov conducting The Kirov Theatre Orchestra. Three pirates, cast away on the Ionian coast during the Turkish occupation of Greece, are hidden from the authorities by a group of local Greek women. When the women are kidnapped by the slave-trader Lankedem, the pirates have to come to their rescue.

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Magnificent scenic efforts and dramatic choreography have ensured the popularity of Petipa's exotic ballet Le Corsiare

Music by Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Leo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo and Prince Oldenbourg
Original Choreography - Marius Petipa
Produced by - Pyotr Gusev and Oleg Vinogradov
Design - Teimouraz Mourvanidze
Conrad - Yevgeny Neff
Medora - Altynai Asylmuratova
Gulnara - Yelena Pankova
Lankedem - Konstantin Zaklinsky
Ali - Faroukh Ruzimatov
Accompanied by the Kirov Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Victor Fedotov
Dircected by Colin Nears

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I thought this was wonderful but when I saw Svetlana Zakharova dance Corsaire at the ENO / Bolshoi on 30/07/07 her performance became the most beautiful experience of my whole lifetime! So buy this one but at the same time get to see the Bolshoi and if their latest production appears on DVD, get it right away as it might reach the standard of "The Pharoh's Daughter" - The best ballet DVD to date (on Amazon).
The Harem scene is very beautiful. It appears that since that time, the rivalry between St Petersburg and Moscow is producing an extremely high standard indeed. This DVD shows a standard set at the time, that only the very best in the World can attempt to beat. So put it this way. This is the best recorded performance of the 20th Century setting a high standard which the two great ballet companies are now trying to surpass. A historic performance from the CCCP USSR and on my 32" screen the sound and video are between good and excellent. Like the Bayadere, current 2007 productions now have some considerable changes to the storyline so you will see major differences if you see it live. This USSR version has a historic value reflecting the high quality of performances at the end of the Soviet Union. Most other performances from this source suffer inferior sound and vision but not this one.
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You wont see so many technically difficult dance moves executed so often and so well and so in keeping with the music as
you will see on this dvd. Even people who dont consider themselves to be ballet fans will appreciate the quality of these performances.
You could hav e paid a hundred pounds for a ticket to see this and would have thought it was money well spent.
I wonder how often dancers of this quality come together on stage.Awesome!
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Marvelous.
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I have seen no less than three Corsaire's now in different productions and this is easily the best. The dancing is absolutely superb, the costuming and sets are beautiful and the whole production is a joy.
The casting is:- Conrad - Yevgeny Neff, Medora - Altynai Asylmuratova, Gulnara - Yelena Pankova, Lankedem - Konstantin Zaklinsky, Ali - Faroukh Ruzimatov.
Although Pankova is my favourite of the Kirov's dancers and she is beautiful as Gulnara, I loved Asylmuratova in this performance and the whole company's performance sparkled throughout. The production is exciting and never flags for a second, and you're on the edge of your seat the whole time waiting for the next piece of fantastic dancing, to the point that you want to watch it all over again when it's finished. The section entitled Le Jardin Anime is particularly lovely and the Pas de Trois which was made famous as a Pas de Deux by Fonteyne and Nureyev is also wonderful.
Buy this. I can't recommend it too highly.
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It was no use to me as it was for the wrong region to play in this country. Region 1 is for the USA.
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This is a Live Performance (very important) filmed in the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia. When it was filmed in 1989,the Ballet Company was still called the Kirov, as was the Theatre, St Petersburg was still Leningrad and Russia was still the Soviet Union.

The Production is simply wonderful. Altnai Assylmuratova is c 27 in this production, just coming into her prime as a classical dancer. Zaklinsky (her husband in real life) is Lankedem and plays the role beautifully and with humour. Pankova as Gulnara almost steals the show - she was probably only in her late teens or early 20's at that time - but she was stunning.... the most beautiful legs and a beautiful jump. Farouk Ruzimatov was at that time very much applauded and idolised - have to say I never thought he was that good. but his own brand of narcissism was perfect for the role he played. (watch the expression on Assylmuratova;s face during the big pas de trois)

Kirov/Mariinsky Ballet at it's best - in their own Theatre where thay have the space to move. Pure spectacle and superb dancing. Don't miss it!!!

Corps de Ballet are exquisite as would be expected.
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Based loosely on a poem by Byron about the struggle between the Greeks and the Ottoman Turks, this less well-known masterpiece by Petipa is a sheer joy from start to finish. Leading dancers of the Kirov Ballet act and dance joyfully in this ballet of Orientalism.

Yevgeny Neff is in the role of Conrad, the leader of Greek "corsaire" (pirate), and Faroukh Ruzimatov is his servant friend, Ali. In the pas de trois (danced by Conrad, Ali and Medora), brooding Ruzimatov exhibits his arched back and puffed torso.

The comical character role of the slave trader, Lankedem, who sells lovely Greek maidens to randy Turkish pashas, is played by Konstantin Zaklinsky who is a very good actor.

The main ballerina's role of Medora (who is twice captured and twice rescued) is danced by Altynai Asylmuratova with superb artistry and technical virtuosity. Her dancing in "Le Jardin anime" (which is supposed to be a pasha's harem) in Act 3 is ravishing. The role of her companion, Gulnara, is danced by Yelena Pankova; she is so light and fluent in her dancing. There is a superb trio of odalisques which recall the variations (solo dances) in the Kingdom of the Shades scene in La Bayadere.

The corps de ballet and young students of the Vaganova Academy are most charming in the sequence of classical divertissements, which recall the garland dance from The Sleeping Beauty. Acting and miming skills of the whole ballet company are fully displayed.
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