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Fonteyn & Nureyev "Romeo & Juliet",
This review is from: Romeo & Juliet [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
It is unfortunate that we have only this record of probably classical ballet's most famous partnership of the 20th century in a major 20th century work. The dancing and choreography is memorable as is the production but, and it is a big BUT, the recording is spoilt by a tight, ugly, restricted monophonic sound (Why, I wonder? Good stereo was available in the 60s) and static camera work. In spite of Paul Czinner's claim, modern production techniques have shown that something as moveable as dance can and is shown in a considerably more versatile and innovative manner than is shown here. Matthew Bourne's "Swan Lake" and Paul Taylor's "Dancemaker" are two examples. But it is the ONLY record that we have of this production and as such should not be out of any ballet fans collection.