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The essential visual reference of all classical ballet movements performed by some of the greatest names in American Ballet is available on DVD! 4 1/2 hours on two DVDs, this set includes over 800 variations in Russian, French, and Cecchetti styles.
Many of the movements are shown in slow motion with multiple camera angles and voice-over narrative description. This engaging program demonstrates the complete language of ballet: Positions and Directions, Barre, Linking Steps, Center Practice, Pirouettes, Adage, Allegro, Batterie, Pointe, Musical Enchainements. For easy reference, a printed index of all the movements and variations performed is included.
This comprehensive guide features four of the most
outstanding figures in American Ballet: Kevin McKenzie, Georgina Parkinson, Merrill Ashley and Denise Jackson.
"One of the pleasures of the DVD is watching the beautiful dancers in simple attire executing these basic elements of the ballet. For a true lover of the form, the “student of ballet,” this is mesmerizing. In summary, I think this DVD is a good addition to my several book form ballet dictionaries..." - Anjuli Bai, Ballet Magazine
Running Time: 270 minutes
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