Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty / Kirov Ballet
The Kirov Ballet performs this beautiful ballet in this classic color motion picture from 1965. This is based on the original choreography by Marius Petipa starring ballerina Alla Sizova as Princess Aurora.
Prokofiev: Ivan The Terrible / Bolshoi Ballet
Yuri Grigorovich has choreographed Sergei Prokofiev’s haunting score to Sergei Einstein’s film Ivan the Terrible. A visually dazzling, completely original work, this is a balletic rendering of the story of murder and intrigue at the court of the Czar known asRead more Ivan the Terrible. During the Bolshoi Ballet’s visits to America, this ballet was one of the most enthusiastically received productions and here it is rendered the full cinematic treatment. Starring Yuri Vladimirov, Natalia Bessmertnova and Boris Akimov (the original cast), and featuring the orchestra and corps de ballet of the Bolshoi Theatre, this is an outstanding example of dance on film.
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Conductor:
Kirov Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic Written: 1888-1889; Russia
Ivan the Terrible, Op. 116by Sergei Prokofiev Conductor:
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century Written: 1942-1945; USSR
Average Customer Review: ( 2 Customer Reviews )
Not what I wanted to seeJuly 1, 2014By Robert Glorieux (Munte, East-Flanders)See All My Reviews"If I had known that both DVD's were ancient recordings I never would have bought them. The screenquality is poor and typical for the years when both works were filmed. The performance of the ballet was however of a high level (for given by Russian experts). Nevertheless I don't think that I will look a second time to the execution."Report Abuse
ballet at its bestJune 3, 2014By daniel abrahams (palm bay, FL)See All My Reviews"sleeping beauty great dance for 1964 the video print is good i recomend this highly re ivan the dancing is good but the print is not as clear"Report Abuse