|The Reconstructed Sleeping Beauty On TV/DVD? (and Bayadere)
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|Author:||EricMontreal22 [ Thu May 24, 2007 8:32 pm ]|
|Post subject:||The Reconstructed Sleeping Beauty On TV/DVD? (and Bayadere)|
I'm a HUGE fan of Imperial Russian ballet--even when I was a kid I'd research all the photos I could find of the original Vsevelosky (sp?) and Petipa productions of SLeeping Beauty etc...
You can't believe how thrilled I was when I heard they had reconstructed the original version--sadly it's never toured naywhere by me. Has there been any plans to film it--or are they purposefully keeping it more special/unfilmed?
Are there any sites or books with good photos on it?
And finally I found thru wikipedia a site of videos of the III act--unfortunately not very good quality but they'll have to do. Obviously pro filmed it says they were for a NEw Year's Benefit? any more info on this?
And has anything from the reconstructed Bayadere been filmed?
Thanks so much guys
|Author:||Cassandra [ Fri May 25, 2007 3:19 am ]|
If you don't already have it I suggest you buy Sleeping Beauty: A Legend in Progress by Tim Scholl. It's an account of the reconstruction of the ballet by the Kirov.
There is no DVD/video available as far as I know.
|Author:||EricMontreal22 [ Sat May 26, 2007 6:31 pm ]|
Thanks I noticed that book on Amazon and from reading the sample pages it does sound to be fascinating--especially its coverage of the whole argument against the revival.
Does it contain many/any pictures though?
|Author:||Cygne [ Sun May 27, 2007 4:54 pm ]|
Hi EricMontreal22! Yes there are many pictures from the original production and opening night, as well as the current production. The book is a must have, and a complete history of the ballet in Russia,
from Imperial times through the Soviet era, to the revival in April 1999.
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