Never has a ballet recording been so phenomenal and at the same time doesn't quite meet my criteria for selecting the definitive ballet recording–that is, the quality of the recording itself aside, GENERALLY, the music also has to be performed by the orchestra that premiered it and that the orchestra has had a long tradition of playing it. Such is the case with Abravanel's 60s recording of Swan Lake.
- By Gary -
This third volume of the complete orchestral works by the great French composer Maurice Ravel features his music for the ballet Daphnis et Chloé, his longest work, written for Sergei Diaghalev’s Ballets Russes. The company gave the first performance in 1912. Ravel depicted the characters in the story with great musical delicacy, and the Stuttgart Orchestra reflects this through the attention it gives to the score’s finest nuances. Ravel secures scintillating effects from the large percussion section that he uses, a clear nod to ancient music. The Valses nobles et sentimentales were composed at the same time as the ballet, which makes it an appropriate coupling. The version for piano, clearly linked to Franz Schubert’s similarly named waltzes, was published in 1911, with the orchestral version following one year later. Again the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra gives a thrilling, first class interpretation.
Get ready for a jaw-dropping, eye-popping experience as you watch Gold-Silver-Bronze Medalist Joseph Michael Gatti perform the variations from Black Swan and Le Corsaire and then show "How It's Done" with Finis Jhung. Here is a thrilling display of the male bravura technique - all the virtuoso steps that stop the show and make audiences stand and cheer. Joe's ability to turn is uncanny - he finishes most all his turns, including 9 pirouettes - on demi-pointe.
Ballet Yoga combines the best fundamentals of both yoga and ballet to create amazing toned,lean muscles in your body. By integrating the finest of these schools of techniques, you get the benefits of the strengthening and toning exercises of ballet repetitions while still flowing through the beneficial vinyasa yoga sequence. Choreographed around the normal sun salutation of yoga, Nicky has combined some ballet movements into the practices to enhance the sequences such as focusing on core moves and creating perfect posture without interrupting the nature of a yoga practice. This DVD has been divided into 3 x 20 minute routines that will add a new dimension to your yoga, fitness or dance routine while giving you the grace and poise of a dancer and yogini. This is Nicky's second DVD. Her first was Ballet Fitness.
Shape a lean and long dancer's body with Sculpt & Burn Cardio Blast! Form trim legs, a tight butt, firm core and strong upper body with low-impact cardio elements, light weights and targeted mat work. Includes two 30-minute total body toning workouts to really get your heart rate up! TOTAL BODY STRENGTH & CARDIO: Engage your core with standing abs, and sculpt long, lean ballet muscles with total body toning, cardio elements and light weight work. TOTAL BODY TONING: Sculpt a tight core and butt with mat work, then really work to elongate the legs with focused exercises and light stretching.
Il n’existe pas de clés pour entrer dans l’univers de Béjart. Toute tentative d’interprétation de son œuvre chorégraphique, théatrale, littéraire, ou toute tentative à expliquer l’homme et l’artiste sont parfaitement vaines. Il faut accepter son invitation au voyage à travers le temps, à travers les civilisations, à travers sa propre vie. …