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DVD run time: 57 minutes
A solid choice for music history and dance collections, this is recommended.
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DVD Editor and Visual Design: Stuart Math
Dance Videographer and dance editor: Nic Petry, Dancing Camera
Courtesy of the The Brooklyn Ballet
Matthew Van Buskirk
Courtesy of The Manhattan Youth Ballet
Understanding 19th Century Ballet
19th Century Ballet Adapts National Dance
The Inter-Nationalization of Ballet
Synthesizing Dance Vocabularies
National Dances Inspire Theatricality
Presenting ‘Couleur Locale’
The Spanish Repertoire
New Approaches to Movement
Exploring the Floor
Women in Focus
This is re-creation of a Fandango from Christoph Willibald Gluck’s ballet, Don Juan ou le Festin de pierre, originally created in 1761 by Gasparo Angiolini.
This dance was restaged from the notated score “Vestris Gavotte”, published in Théleur, E. A., Letters on Dancing, London 1831.
This dance is restaged from the notated score “Cachucha”, published in Zorn, Friedrich Albert, Grammatik der Tanzkunst, Leipzig . The dance has been reconstructed by Ann Hutchinson Guest.
“Pas de l’Abeille”
The following is a re-creation of the famous “pas de l’abeille” from the ballet, La Péri, composed in 1843 by Theophile Gautier and Jean Coralli.
“Pas de la Esmeralda”
The step material is from the “Pas de la Esmeralda” from the ballet Quasimodo ou la Bohémienne, created in 1859 by Henri Justamant.
The “Tyrolienne,” a couple dance from the ballet Quasimodo ou la Bohémienne, created in 1859 by Henri Justamant.
Financial support for this project is provided by Historic Dance Theater and The Derra de Moroda Dance Archives, Salzburg.
2 DVD Set – Ballet: Roots and Invention
The two most recent releases – “Sensuality and Nationalism in Romantic Ballet” and “German Lineage in Modern Dance”… – are captivating educational documentaries that combine historical data with practical examples. Danceadvantage.net
The influences of “national dance” are also considered, in this beautiful documentary and performance enhanced with a collection of stunning illustrations from the Derra de Moroda Dance Archives of Salzburg, Sensuality & Nationalism in Romantic Ballet is beautiful to behold, and enthusiastically recommended for amateur ballet connoisseurs and serious ballet reference shelves alike, especially including college library DVD collections.
Midwest Book Review: February 2012
This will be of particular interest to teachers of dance history. Ballet Review Spring 2012