DIVINE DANCERS: The Prague Ballet Gala
The Prague Ballet Gala is an exclusive dance event with some of the leading ballet stars of our time, recorded at the beautiful Prague State Opera. Outstanding Dancers from Europe, North America and Asia present their favorite classical and modern pieces from choreographers like George Balanchine, Marius Petipa, José Limón and John Neumeier.
Live recording from the Prague State Opera
Featuring Polina Semionova & Igor Zelensky, Charles Jude, Stéphanie Roublout, Jean Jacques Herment, Viviana Franciosi, Daniil Simkin, Dmitri Simkin, Marek Tuma, Maria Alexandrova & Sergey Filine, Delphine Baey, and Natalia Hoffmann & Altin Kaftira
THIS EXCITING PROGRAM captures a ballet gala that was performed in Prague in January, 2006. The pieces on the program have been selected from classical and modern ballet repertoire-- solos, pas de deux, and a pas de quatre. Included are the "behind the scenes" looks at the Prague Opera House, which itself, in a way, is one of the stars of the performance.
The dancers present some of their favorite works from choreographers like George Balanchine, Marius Petipa, Jose Limón, Kenneth MacMillan up to John Neumeier. Featured is music by Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Purcell, Gershwin, Weill and Jacques Brel.
Among the highlights: Jose Limón’s The Moor’s Pavane (1949), set to music by Henry Purcell. This expressive one-act ballet is one of the best known works of American modern dance.
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