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Ballet & Dance

All the Best from Russia!
For the best in ballet, folk dancing and all- around entertainment from inside Russia, don't miss this tape. You'll see the Bolshoi Ballet, the Don Crossack Dancers. the Armenian Folk Ensemble, the Moscow circus as well as treasures from the fabulous Hermitage Museum. "All the Best from Russia!" presents a dramatic variety of colorful, exciting entertainment.
25-0004 60 min. $ 29.95 ©1982 1-55919-313-1

A ballet based on characters from Chekhov. Yekaterina Maksimova and Vladimir Vasiliev perform to the music of Gavrilin along with dancers from Leningrad, the Kirov and Maly theaters.
25-0089 68 min. $ 19.95 ©1982 1-56127-1160

Backstage at the Kirov
The epitome of ballet companies, the Kirov, is seen from the personal viewpoint of the Russian dancers and teachers - their fears, joys and lifestyles.
25-0259 80 min. $ 19.95

Ballerina: Karen Kain
Rudolph Nureyev has said of this dancer that "in her, the star quality is unmistakable." The first American ballerina to perform with the Bolshoi Ballet. "Carmen", "Coppelia" and "Romeo and Juliet".
25-0014 100 min. $ 29.95 ©1982 1-55919-311-5

Ballerina: Lynn Seymour
Nureyev is but one of many male stars performing here in Kenneth MacMillian's "Romeo and Juliet", Sir Fredrick Ashton's "Two Pigeons" and "Intimate Letters" with Galina Samsova. Also, the world premier of "Mac and Polly".
25-0015 100 min. $ 29.95 ©1982 1-55919-312-3

Ballroom Dancing: International Championships
It's "strictly ballroom" when the world's top-ranked couples go head-to-head in the international ballroom dance competition. This broadcast-quality program showcases all the glamour, glitter, and grace of ballroom dance, featuring all the most popular dances: Cha-Cha, Samba, Quickstep, Paso Doble, Jive and more.
25-4065 57 min. $ 19.98 ©1993 0-8030-1210-1

Baryshnikov Dances, Sinatra and More
This dance special features Baryshnikov and dancers of the American Ballet Theatre in three ballets by the great choreographer, Twyla Tharp.
25-1761 59 min. $ 19.95 ©1984 1-56127-167-

Baryshnikov: The Dancer and the Dance
Shirley MacLaine narrates this intimate profile of Baryshnikov's life and work - the first he has ever allowed. The film captures him working with the ABT and follows him as he exercises, coaches and rehearses a new ballet called "Configurations," choreographed by Choo San Goh.
22-0760 82 min. $ 19.95

Bill T. Jones: Dancing to The Promised Land
A program of one of today's hottest, best-known Modern choreographers. Narrated by Jones himself. Interviews, rehearsals and performance of signature piece: "Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land".
25-4153 60 min. $ 29.98 ©1994

Black Tights
Four sparkling ballets by Roland Petit featuring Petit and three legendary partners: Zizi Jeanmaire as Carmel in The Diamond Cruncher; Moira Sherer as Roxanne in Cyrano de Bergerac; and Cyd Charisse in a Merry Mourning. Maurice Chevalier is your host.
25-0147 126 min. $ 29.95 ©1962

Bolshoi Ballet
Excerpts from eight ballets, with music performed by the Bolshoi Symphony, permitting viewers to see the Corps de Ballet prepare. Spectacular color and motion are displayed in: "Paganini," music by Rachmaninoff; Ravel's "Bolero" and "Waltz;" and Prokofiev's "Stone Flower."
25-1632 90 min. $ 19.95 ©1967 1-56127-105-5

Bolshoi Ballet: Les Sylphides
Music by Chopin, whose most famous melodies accompany this production featuring Natalie Bessmertnova, Alexandre Beofatyriov, Galina Kozlova and Irina Kholina. Chopiniana: a complete one act ballet.
25-0017 34 min. $ 29.98 ©1988

Bujones: In His Image
Fernando Bujones, considered one of the leading male ballet dancers in the world, debuts his newest film. The program is a compilation of his greatest performances with excerpts from "Le Corsaire," "Raymonda," "Don Quixote," "Swan Lake," "Giselle," and "La Bayadere."
25-1633 57 min. $ 19.95 ©1986 1-56127-141-1

Carmen Ballet
Maya Plisetskaya, the supreme Russian ballerina of the 1950's and 1960's is featured in four of her greatest roles; The Dying Swan, Bach prelude, Raymonda Variations and Carmen. A tape to watch over and over again.
25-0131 73 min. $ 29.95 ©1973 1-56127-200-0

Children of Theatre Street
The late Princess Grace Kelly takes us on a memorable trip to Leningrad in this Academy award nominee. Unprecedented filming in the Soviet Union shows in detail the training at the Kirov ballet school, where Baryshnikov, Makarova and Nureyev all studied.
25-0021 92 min. $ 19.95 1-56127-111-X

Cinderella Ballet
Berlin Komischen Opera and Grimm's wonderful fairy tale remains enchanting as ever. Superbly danced by Hannelore Bey and Roland Gawlick.
25-0012 75 min. $ 29.98 ©1988

22-4396 60 min. $ 19.95 ©1996
22-4395 60 min. $ 19.95 ©1996
22-4394 60 min. $ 19.95 ©1996

Dance Theater Of Harlem: Creole Giselle
Choreography by Agnes de Mille, Robert North, Lester Horton, Arthur Mitchell. The New York Times called the Dance Theater of Harlem "an all-black ballet company of stature and integrity." Here, the influential company displays its energy, creativity, and classical perfection in four signature pieces: Fall River Legend, Troy Game, The Beloved, and John Henry.
25-5739 117 min. $ 19.95 ©1988 1-56127-291-4

Dare to Dance
Take a refreshingly realistic look at ballet through the lives of three young dancers: Isis (10), Aya (14) and Maria (17). You experience the joy and magic of performance. Hard work and sacrifice lead the girls to excellence, but a positive attitude and healthy parental support are essential to their success. This will educate and inspire all young dancers and their parents.
25-4092 44 min. $ 29.95 ©1995 1-882949-98-6

Degas and the Dancer
22-4640 55 min. $ 19.95 ©1999

Der Rosenkavalier
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Sena Jurinac, Anneliese Rothenberger and Otto Edelmann recreate their roles in Richard Strauss' most popular opera filmed at the world-famous Salzburg Festival by Paul Czinner and conducted by Herbert von Karajan.
25-0133 190 min. $ 29.95 ©1961 1-56127-268-X

Fernando Bujones In Coppelia
Coppelia is a love story in three acts. This beloved ballet is regarded as dance's great comedy with music by Delibes. Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's "Der Sandmann", the ballet combines the romance between Swanilda and Franz with the story of the dollmaker Coppelius, whose greatest desire is to create a doll with a soul. Fernando Bujones, one of the most acclaimed male dancers of our time, gives an extraordinary performance as Franz the young lover.
25-0025 110 min. $ 19.95 ©1980 1-56127-120-9

Fernando Bujones in Sleeping Beauty
Fernando Bujones performs "The Sleeping Beauty" as guest artist of the Ballet del Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile, in this 1982 performance.
25-0026 90 min. $ 19.95 ©1982 1-56127-122-5

Fonteyn and Nureyev: The Perfect Partnership
A video retrospective of the fabulous partnership of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. This program contains much archival footage. Included are excerpts from their memorable performances in "Le Corsaire," "Les Sylphides," "Romeo and Juliet" "Swan Lake" and more. This program both illustrates and explains "The Perfect Partnership."
25-1629 90 min. $ 19.95 ©1985 1-56127-151-9

Footnotes: Classics of Ballet, 3-Pack
This fascinating series explains the world's favorite ballets with historic clips and interviews with the legends of dance including Rudolf Nureyev, Margo Fonteyn, and Natalia Makarova, with the Bolshoi, Kirov and Royal Ballets. Volume 1: "Swan Lake" & "La Sylphide"; Volume 2: "Romeo and Juliet" & "Giselle"; Volume 3: "The Nutcracker" & "Sleeping Beauty".
25-4131 180 min. $ 59.85 ©1996 1-56127-517-4

Giselle: "Making Of"
Acclaimed ballerina and choreographer Marcia Haydee, discusses her new interpretation of "Giselle". She goes on to demonstrate her choreographic vision, by dancing sequences from the piece itself. Haydee created this original production of a classic for her corps de Ballet of the Wurttembergisches Staatstheater, Stuttgart.
25-4051 29 min. $ 19.98 ©1996 0-8030-1226-8

Giselle: Starring Vladimir Malahov
Russia's new superstar dancer Vladimir Malahov performs in this brilliant production of the world's favorite romantic ballet. Giselle is danced by ballerina Ludmilla Vasileva. Filmed live at the State Theater Academy in the Kremlin.
25-4093 100 min. $ 19.95 ©1996 1-56127-473-9

Godunov: The World to Dance In
An in-depth portrait of Alexander Godunov, ballet's most exciting and sensual dancer performing today. From his Russian background and 1979 defection to the West, this is the story of Godunov's dominance of his profession. Dazzling.
25-0032 60 min. $ 19.95 ©1983 1-56127-109-8

Golden Age: The Bolshoi Ballet
Erek Moukhamedov, Natalia Bessmertnova; choreography by Yuri Grigorovich.
25-5737 113 min. $ 39.95

Hamlet Ballet
Shostakovich's rarely performed ballet is given a world-class production in this studio recording from Russia. This memorable performance features Vladimir Malahov with Nadia Saidakova and Ludmilla Vasileva.
25-4094 65 min. $ 19.95 ©1996 1-56127-474-7

Hula - 30 Years of the Merrie Monarch Festival
For thirty years now, people from all islands and continents have traveled to the sleepy town of Hilo, Hawaii for a truly special event. They come to dance, they come to celebrate. And especially they come to honor Hawaiian King David Kalakaua, in whose memory this annual celebration is held. Known as "The Merrie Monarch" for his love of song and dance, King Kalakaua did much to revitalize the art of Hula. Each year hundreds of highly talented hula dancers and their halau (schools) compete in what has become the premiere showcase of Hawaiian dance and culture.
25-4045 120 min. $ 29.95 ©1994 0-939757-63-X

I Am A Dancer: Nureyev
The legendary performer practices and discusses his art, offering intimate glimpses of his offstage life.
22-0127 60 min. $ 49.95 ©1973

Irish Dance: The International Dance Craze!
From its origins in Ireland, to its proliferation around the globe, meet the real people who keep alive this mesmerizing traditional dance. Marvel at the intricate dance steps, watch as future Irish dance stars practice for competition and learn the unique history that has propelled Irish dance into the international spotlight. Shot entirely on location in Cork, Limerick and Dublin, Ireland, London, England, Queensland, Australia and North America. Two tape set.
25-4159 60 min. $ 12.99 ©1997

Kirov Ballet, Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky's beloved fairy tale ballet is given a command performance by the Kirov Ballet at the Maryinsky Theatre in Russia. This dazzling production starring famed Kirov dancers Altynai Asylmuratova and Konstantin Zaklinsky features colorful costumes and brilliant orchestration.
22-4381 160 min. $ 19.95 ©1996 1-56127-477-1

La Bayadere
La Bayadere (The Temple Dancer) is a three act ballet staged by Marina Petipa with music by Ludvig Minkus. A stunning performance is given by Gabriella Komleva and Tatyana Terekhova. Filmed on the stage of the Kirov theatre in Leningrad.
25-0096 125 min. $ 19.95 ©1977 1-56127-113-6

La Sylphide
This 1982 VIRA Award winner, a reconstitution of the original Talioni ballet performed in Paris in 1832, was completed in 1971 by Pierre Lacotte. This features the original costume and set designs and stars Michael Denard, Ghislaine Thesmar and the Paris Opera Ballet Company.
25-0043 81 min. $ 19.95 ©1971 1-56127-126-8

Lovers of Teruel
The Lovers of Teruel was heralded by Paris Critics as revolutionary. Ludmila Tcherina's inspired performance unqualifiedly established her as the tragedienne of dance. Chosen as France's official entry at the Cannes Film Festival.
25-0104 90 min. $ 39.95

Making Ballet: With Karen Kain and the National Ballet of Canada
With an eye for the unexpected and a taste for the theatrical, this feature-length documentary goes behind-the-scenes at the National Ballet of Canada to deconstruct the seemingly magical process of creating a major ballet production. The ballet is "The Actress", choreographed by James Kudelka, Directed by Anthony Azzopardi, Music by Frederic Chopin, in celebration of Karen Kain's 25th season as "prima ballerina". We see the growing rapport between choreographer and dancers, famous set designer Santo Loquasto conceive and execute his brilliant designs, Karen Kain's insights into her character and art; and the final production in which all elements come together in a magnificent, seemingly-effortless production.
25-4056 86 min. $ 29.98 ©1995 0-8030-1223-3

Martha Graham Company
This video offers two vintage Graham works from the late 1940's "Errand into the Maze" and "Cave of the Heart." Also included is the more recent "Acts of Light," which preserves what Miss Graham refers to as "the regality of order."
25-0257 85 min. $ 39.95 ©1984

Martha Graham: An American Profile
Shown here are rare performances of a passionate artist who exemplifies the American Spirit in its purest form. This video contains three historic performances by Miss Graham.
25-3074 93 min. $ 19.95 ©1959 1-56127-177-2

This Soviet ballet is based on the tragedy by Euripides: the ancient tale of Jason, his lover Creusa, and his revengeful wife Medea. Features the artistry of Goderdziashvili set to the music of Soviet composer, Revaz Gabichvadze.
25-0107 70 min. $ 19.95 ©1979 1-56127-114-4

Moiseyev Dance Company
The non-stop excitement and acrobatic dancing of this world famous dance ensemble introduces the viewer to the many faces of folk dancing in the Soviet Union. This live spectacle was presented as part of the 1980 Olympic cultural program at the Congress Hall of the Kremlin in Moscow.
25-0049 42 min. $ 29.98 ©1988

Natalia Makarova, who is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest ballerinas of our age, stars in this award-winning film. Includes excerpts from "Romeo and Juliet," "Manon," "A Month in the Country," "Carmen," "Dying Swan," and "Les Sylphides."
25-1558 70 min. $ 39.95

Nureyev's Don Quixote
Rudolf Nureyev stars and co-directs this film version of the famous ballet. The dancers of the Australian Ballet are featured in this elaborate production.
25-2700 110 min. $ 19.95 ©1973 1-56127-175-6

50-4085 96 min. $ 12.99 ©1991

Nutcracker - A Fantasy on Ice
Lorne Green hosts this delightful fairy tale that is now on ice! Features figure skating champion, Dorothy Hamill, who brings a new grace and elegance to this novel interpretation of the classic ballet. Adults and children will be enthralled with this exciting adventure story.
30-0569 85 min. $ 19.95 31398-3001-3

On Your Toes: "Making Of"
Rogers & Hart's 1936 musical, choreographed by George Balanchine, was the first-ever Broadway show to combine forces with ballet, becoming an instant smash and classic. In 1990 the circle closed when the acclaimed Stuttgart Ballet became the first international ballet company ever to perform a full-length musical. Choreographed by Evita's Larry Fuller, Starring Marcia Haydee, Richard Cragun, Birgit Keil and Randy Diamond.
25-4052 30 min. $ 19.98 ©1996 0-8030-1224-1

Paris Opera Ballet: Seven Ballets
This mixed program of seven works choreographed by Marius Petipa and Norbert Schmucki features the stars of the Paris Opera Ballet. Ballets performed include: Escamillo, Le Petit Pan, Bambou, Grande Pas Classique, Rixe, Une Femme, and The White Swan.
25-4009 66 min. $ 29.98 ©1989

Paris Opera Ballet: Six Ballets
A series of pas de deux, ensembles and variations danced by the Ballet Company of the Paris Opera.
25-0016 95 min. $ 29.98 ©1988

Pas de Deux
This is a collection of pas de deux by 16 outstanding international ballet stars. Highlighted are Patricia McBride, New York City Ballet; Wayne Eagling, Royal Ballet; Ghislaine Thesmar and Michael Denard, Paris Opera Ballet; and Yoko Morishita, Matsuyama Ballet, Tokyo. The ballets include Sleeping Beauty, le Corsaire, Don Quixote and La Sylphide. Dancer/choreographer John Clifford hosts the program.
25-0256 80 min. $ 29.95 ©1986

New performances of Pavlova's dances have been staged and choreographed with leading dancers from the world's most prestigious dance companies including Ronald Reagan and Amanda McKerrow. Film clips and photographs have been included in this spectacular video narrated by Leslie Caron.
25-2335 90 min. $ 29.95

Peter Martins: A Dancer
Peter Martins, one of the male principals of the New York City Ballet, explains his feelings about himself, his work and the City Ballet. The film shows rehearsals, three full pas de deux, and scenes with the late George Balanchine.
25-0109 54 min. $ 39.95 ©1979 1-56127-118-7

Plisetskaya Dances
The immortal Plesetskaya is shown in all phases of her remarkable career along with thrilling film footage of some of her most outstanding roles, in such ballets as Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote. Exhilarating dancing.
25-0146 70 min. $ 19.95 ©1964 1-56127-196-9

Portrait of Giselle
This program features Sir Anton Dolin in conversation with eight of the greatest Giselles of this century, illustrating their comments on the role with rare film of their performances dating from as early as 1932. With Alicia Alonso, Carla Facci, Natalia Makarova, Galina Ulanova and more.
25-1631 98 min. $ 39.95

Queen of Spades
A production from the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Tchaikovsky's tale of horror, with a plot involving obsessive love and gambling, hallucinations and descent into madness.
25-2623 174 min. $ 29.95 ©1983 1-56127-164-0

A glorious ballet that boasts a magical score by Alexander Glauzunov, filled with melody, color, dazzling costumes, grand scenery and effects, performed at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.
25-2624 146 min. $ 19.95 ©1980 1-56127-170-5

Rhythm of Resistance: Black South African Music Under Apartheid
This takes you across forbidden boundaries of apartheid to experience the authentic joy and sorrow of black South African music.
22-8179 30 min. $ 19.95 ©1990 1-56633-053-X

Riverdance: The Show
This is the ultimate celebration of the very best of Irish culture. This unique presentation captures the exhilarating show performed by the original cast, live from the "Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland". Composed by Bill Whelan, features a cast of eighty with a host of international performers, including the unique talents of Michael Flatley and Jean Butler with the haunting sound of the Irish choral group, Anuna, and the dynamic energy of the Irish Dance Company.
25-4154 73 min. $ 24.95 ©1997 0-8001-9022-X

Romantic Era
This video offers four of the world's prima ballerinas in performances and conversations illustrating the romantic style as evident in the ballet. The legendary ballerinas are: Alicia Alonso of the Ballet National de Cuba; Carla Fracci of La Scala; Ghislaine Thesmar of the Paris Opera Ballet: and Eva Evdokimova of the Berlin Opera.
25-1559 89 min. $ 39.95

Romeo & Juliet
Ballerina Galina Ulanova created the role of Juliet when Prokofiev originally wrote his most famous ballet, and here is her historic interpretation preserved for posterity-the 1985 VIRA Award Winner. Miss Ulanova is extraordinary.
25-0129 95 min. $ 19.95 ©1954 1-56127-202-7

Romeo & Juliet with Nureyev
25-0238 129 min. $ 39.95 ©1966 1-56127-183-7

Romeo and Juliet
The Bolshoi Ballet Company brings to life the world's most tragic love story. Features Natalia Bessmertnova and Mikhail Lavrosky.
25-2699 108 min. $ 19.95 ©1975 1-56127-173-X

Romeo and Juliet, the Royal Ballet
Danced by The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, one of the most famous stories of all time is spectacularly brought to life in this exciting performance. Superbly danced and unrivaled. Two tape set.
25-0115 128 min. $ 39.95

Russian Folk Song and Dance
Tony Randall narrates the performances of these four great Russian troupes. The exciting and colorful film features dance and song from the Ukraine, Siberia, Samarkand and northern Russia.
25-0063 70 min. $ 19.95 1-56127-107-1

Sleeping Beauty
Performance of this ballet classic starring Rudolf Nureyev and Veronica Tennant. A production featuring Nureyev dancing at the peak of his career with the National Ballet of Canada.
22-4397 90 min. $ 24.95 ©1996

Sleeping Beauty: "Making Of"
Marion Jager as the Lilac Fairy, and Richard Cragun in the role of the fairy Carabosse, enact the dramatic battle of the good and evil sides of the human personality. Annie Mayet is princess Aurora and Tamas Detrich dances Prince Desire. This performance documentary presents Haydee and the Stuttgart ballet at work on the choreography, and performing the final, triumphant production.
25-4053 30 min. $ 19.98 ©1996

Soviet Army Chorus, Band & Dance Ensemble
Here is a special opportunity to see and hear this internationally popular ensemble in their homeland. Filmed in locations throughout Russia, the singers, dancers and musicians bring their country's rich culture to life.
22-0183 78 min. $ 19.95 ©1981 1-56127-106-3

Stars of the Russian Ballet
Highlights from three ballets are seen in this document which brings together for the only time on film Maya Plisetskaya and the legendary Galina Ulanova in The Fountain of Bakhchisarai. Ulanova is also seen in highlights from Swan Lake, and the videotape ends with the Flames of Paris, a stirring tribute to the French Revolution.
25-0132 80 min. $ 19.95 ©1953 1-56127-199-3

Swan Lake
The world-renowned Bolshoi Theatre is the site of this "live" filming of Tchaikosky's most famous ballet masterpiece with the great Maya Plisetskaya in the dual roles of Odette/Odile.
25-0130 130 min. $ 29.95 ©1957 1-56127-197-7

Swan Lake, Kirov Ballet
Tchaikovsky's complete ballet is given an exciting interpretation by the Kirov Ballet and the Leningrad Philharmonic, as performed in 1981.
25-0074 90 min. $ 39.95

Swan Lake: Vienna State Opera Ballet
Filmed during an actual stage performance of this full-length work starring Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, Choreographed by Nureyev.
25-1922 113 min. $ 39.95

The Ballet Company of the Grand Theatre Company of Geneva dance a series of pieces to the vibrant and throbbing rhythms of the tango. Choreographed by Oscar Ariaz with a great originality and performed with flair and precision by some of the finest dancers in Europe.
25-0075 100 min. $ 29.98 ©1988

Tchaikovsky Russian Ballet, 3-Pack
A complete collection of Tchaikovsky's three beloved ballet masterpieces performed by Russia's top dance stars of the Kirov Ballet and the Russian State Theater Academy of Classical Ballet. Featuring: "Swan Lake" starring Galina Mezentseva and Konstantin Zaklinsky; "The Nutcracker" starring Ludmilla Vasileva and Alexander Gorbatsevich; and "Sleeping Beauty" starring Altynai Asylmuratova and Konstantin Zaklinsky.
25-4132 340 min. $ 54.95 ©1996 1-56127-522-0

Ultimate Swan Lake
The Bolshoi Ballet Company and the Moscow Symphonic Orchestra combine for this magnificent rendering of ballet's classic Swan Lake. Natalia Bessmertnova, Boris Akinov and Alexander Bogatyrev star in this opulent production. Gene Kelly is your host and narrator.
25-0078 126 min. $ 19.95 ©1984 1-56127-162-4

Acclaimed author and respected consultant Noelle Nelson, Ph.D, has helped attorneys at the nation's top law firms win cases and maximize jury awards. Learn what it takes to prepare for that important litigation and to present yourself and your witness in a credible manner.
25-4180 45 min. $ 39.95 ©1998 0-9662074-0-8
25-4181 45 min. $ 39.95 ©1998 0-9662074-1-6

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