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on 28 June 2012
If you ever wanted to see what the whole fuss was about Jerome Robbins this DVD shows the reasoons.. It includes three of his best works dances magnificently by the Paris Opera Ballet. The Ravel, I had never seen live, has a central pass de deux to the beautiful slow movement of the piano concerto that is breathtaking. Marie-Anges Gillot is one of the best European ballerinas before the public at present, and in this movement all her dance and stage craft is used to full effect. THE CONCERT is one of the great comedy ballets of all time. I found myself laughing out loud again and again. IN THE NIGHT followed his wonderful DANCES AT A GATHERING, again to Chopin music. It contains three pas de deux showing courtship, love and emotional conflict in a way that underlines the theatrical aspect of all Robbins' choreography.
One thing that need to be emphasised is that this DVD proves, if proof were needed, that the Paris Opera Ballet is one of the great classical companies. It has the most amazing array of stars, and the corps, both male and female, are in a class all its own. Buy this. You won't regret it.
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on 29 August 2013
As expected the Paris Opera/Ballet with another excellent production. The dancing and the disc presentation was up to the usual high standard.
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on 14 May 2015
A wonderful dvd of the Paris Opera Ballet modern dance. Elegant and beautifully danced in their usual fashion. My favourite dance dvd. I would recommend this dvd to all dance lovers who enjoy more modern choreography. The dvd arrived just as described with no problem whatsoever. I would order from this company again.
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on 29 December 2014
Thank you, this was what I expected . I enjoyed very much .
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