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  • Actors: Midori Seiler, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola
  • Directors: Brigitte Kramer
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Classical, DTS Surround Sound, Import, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, Castilian
  • Subtitles: English, French, German
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Harmonia Mundi
  • DVD Release Date: September 8, 2009
  • Run Time: 78 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002C8BQM4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #269,418 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "4 Elements/4 Seasons" on IMDb

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This DVD combines the dance suite Les Elements by Rebel and Vivaldi's famous work The Four Seasons both based on themes of nature to create a fascinating choreographed concert. Violin soloist Midori Seiler and the Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin perform these works as Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola dances the unique choreography.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Roochak on November 15, 2009
Format: DVD
The metaphysics of music and dance are compared early on in Rafi Zabor's extraordinary jazz novel, The Bear Comes Home: A Novel: "I mean, dance is all right, even street dance. It's the poetry of the body, flesh aspiring to grace or inviting the spirit in to visit." Grace and spirit are manifest in dancer Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola's evocation of the creation of the world, form wrested from the chaos of the dissonant opening chord of "Les Elements," a 1737 dance suite by composer J.-F. Rebel. A rock, and then dirt, issue from the dancer's mouth; he strips to his skivvies to perform a playful water dance; lit candles are placed on his body, resembling the stars on an anthropomorphic map of the constellations; taped birdcalls work in concert with Diaz's wheeling mimicry of flight.

"But music," the hero of Zabor's novel goes on, "That's one level more subtle. I mean, if the universe is vibration, and after Einstein who's gonna deny it, energy sifts down to matter and before it gets there it manifests as sound. So playing music -- playing music well, it's like taking an active part in the future..." And what if one possible future for musicians is to join in the dance themselves? That's the conceit of the second half of this unusual concert, in which the members of a Baroque orchestra doff their shoes and move around the stage while playing their instruments in Diaz's elegantly choreographed theatrical representation of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" (1725), featuring Midori Seiler as the solo violinist who becomes the dancer's love interest/nature goddess/symbol of the unattainable ideal.
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By James A. Fletcher on February 11, 2015
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This performance fits the definition of "strange" to a T. The visuals are strange, goofy, weird and wonderful. But I like that sort of thing.

The music is the classic composition, and it's played flawlessly and sounds terrific.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hernan Vasquez Rocha on December 10, 2011
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Innovación, creatividad, imaginación, movimiento, técnica de ejecución insuperable. La famosísima Midori recrea a manera de fábula las archiconocidas Cuatro Estaciones de Vivaldi. Al lado de esta famosa obra se presenta otra casi desconocida, pero impactante con una muy buena coreografía.
Este es un nuevo DVD sin subtítulos en español para el bono. Qué está pasando en la UE, desde hace muchos años, que se ignora a la población de habla española?
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