LA BAYADERE – DVD

Nikiya: Isabelle Guérin Solor: Laurent Hilaire Gamzatti: Elisabeth Platel and the soloists and the corps de ballet from the Paris Opera. Nureyev’s last production, first unabridged version of the ballet staged at the Paris Opera. Scenery and costumes by Ezio…

FONTEYN & NUREYEV The Perfect Partnership – DVD

Excellent documentary about the legendary couple with large excerpts from Marguerite and Armand, Le Corsaire, Romeo en Juliet. Lots of pictures from the archives, interviews with the two perfomers, with Dame Ninette de Valois.…

RUDOLF NUREYEV, Erik Bruhn, the complete Bell Telephone Hour Performances, 1961-67

The Flower Festival in Genzano, Pas de Deux (19th January 1962) Music: Helsted & Paulli Choreography: Erik Bruhn after Bournonville Maria Tallchief, Rudolf Nureyev “Le Corsaire”, Pas de Deux (24th September 1962) Music: Drigo, Choreography: Nureyev after Petipa Lupe Serrano,…

SLEEPING BEAUTY – DVD

Princess Aurora: Aurélie Dupont Prince Florimund: Manuel Legris With the soloists and the corps de ballet from the Paris Opera The Paris Opera is the only company in the world to keep all the great classical ballets from the repertoire…

DANCER’S DREAM – LA BAYADERE

With Isabelle Guérin , Elisabeth Platel , Laurent Hilaire and the Paris Opera Ballet. As part of the “Great ballets of Nureyev” series, La Bayadère is a superb documentary featuring the stars and artists of the Paris Opera.…

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY – DVD

The Sleeping Beauty features Rudolph Nureyev as Prince Florimund and Veronica Tennant as Princess Aurora. The National Ballet of Canada production is classically sumptuous and the dancing of the principals is brilliant. This is the only available video of The…

DANCER’S DREAM – THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

An exploration of the Nureyev ballets. This programme features a performance of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ including all of the rehearsals and the premiere performance. Dancer’s Dream, Rudolf Nureyev – Sleeping Beauty Manuel Legris, dancer / Elisabeth Platel, dancer / Nathalie Riqué,…

FIRESTONE DANCES CLASSIC PERFORMANCES 1962-1963

Several invaluable records in which we see Nureyev dance the variation of the third act from Sleeping Beauty (1962) and that of Gayane (1963) to a background of Khatchatourian’s music, souvenir of his Soviet period. Two minutes that clearly show…

RUDOLF NUREYEV AND MARGOT FONTEYN The Perfect Partnership

Excellent documentary about the legendary couple with large excerpts from Marguerite and Armand, Le Corsaire, Romeo and Juliet. Lots of pictures from the archives, interviews with the two performers, with Dame Ninette de Valois, etc. Also in DVD.…

NUTCRACKER – OPERA DE PARIS

Filmed under the direction of Nureyev with several changes as regards the stage version. Elisabeth Maurin and Laurent Hilaire are dazzling, as is the corps de ballet notably in the Snowflake scene. E. Maurin was appointed principal dancer by Nureyev…

DAME MARGOT FONTEYN – DVD

An extremely interesting documentary which traces the complete life and career of Dame Margot. Various dance extracts and interviews with the artist. Much of the documentary is devoted to the legendary partnership between Fonteyn and Nureyev. A “must see” accompaniment…
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