Australian Ballet, The: Firebird and other legends - A Thousand Encores: The Ballets Russes in Australia (2 Disc Set) (DVD)
- In 1936 the revolutionary ballet company, The Ballets Russes, arrived in Australia, awakening the nation to... more »
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Disc One of this superb 2DVD set features three masterpieces that were danced in the Ballets Russes’ early Paris seasons and on their first Australian tour: Les Sylphides and Petrouchka with their original choreography by Fokine, and Firebird re-imagined by Graeme Murphy. Recorded live with The Australian Ballet in the Sydney Opera House in 2009.
Disc Two is a fascinating and profoundly moving documentary, including recent interviews with former members of the original Ballets Russes, extensive footage of the company in Australia, and a behind-the-scenes journey into The Australian Ballet’s 2009 Firebird, with choreographer Graeme Murphy.
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