Since Buddy speaks so glowingly of the new Royal Ballet DVD of 'Sleeping Beauty', I thought it might be worthwile to highlight some of the new DVDs available or coming out this fall (Christmas wish lists anyone!). I'm including links to Amazon.com for info, though these DVDs are likely available from multiple sources on both sides of the Atlantic:
Sleeping Beauty (Royal Ballet)
**Cojocaru and Bonelli in Royal Ballet's current version
Bringing Balanchine Back (NYCB, 11 Nov 2008)
**The documentary about NYCB's trip to Russia several years ago is finally being released on DVD. I believe it was shown on PBS briefly, but this marks the first availability to audiences who don't have access to a PBS station.
Giselle (Royal Ballet)
Cojocaru and Kobborg
**Currently this seems to be available only at the ROH Store, Opus Arte and amazon.co.uk (which do ship overseas, though the £ price is expensive), but it IS in NTSC format (O code), so playable on US/Canadian DVD players.