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Ballet Legends: The Kirov's Ninel Kurgapkina


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This gala film showcases the Kirov Ballet Company's incomparable ballerina Ninel Kurgapkina, dancing with other stars of the Kirov (now known as the Mariinsky Ballet) such as Nikolai Kovmir, Sergei Vikulov, and Nikolai Kovmir, amongst others, in scenes from some her most important and memorable roles. With music from acclaimed composers such as Ludwig Minkus, Riccardo Drigo, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and many more, this DVD both honors the awesome talent of a Soviet Ballet legend and allows viewers witness the ballerina in all her glory.

THE DANCER:
Ninel Alexandrovna Kurgapkina (1929-2009) was a heralded dancer and Prima Ballerina with Russia's Kirov Ballet for 25 years. During her tenure with the legendary Company, she became renowned for her distinctive style - which is best remembered for her raw organic dance movements that captures her sense of playfulness and beautifully juxtaposed the traditional, formal Soviet Ballet tradition.

Ninel Kurgapkina's longtime presence in the Ballet world, her famed partnerships with Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov, and her remarkable personality made the ballerina one of most beloved Russian dancers of the 20th Century.

SELECTIONS:
1. Don Quixote (composed by Ludwig Minkus)
2. Waltz (composed by Johann Strauss)
3. Harlequinade (composed by Riccardo Drigo)
4. Le Corsaire (composed by Adolphe Adam)
5. Waltz (composed by Dmitri Shostakovich)
6. Sleeping Beauty (composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)

DVD Bonus Features:
Ninel Kurgapkina Biography
About the Kirov Ballet Company
Instant Access To The Dances
Bonus Video: Pas De Quatre from the DVD: Kirov Ballet: Classic Ballet Night
Digital Dolby Stereo Audio
Digitally Remastered Audio & Video
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Ninel Kurgapkina was a breath of fresh air to those watching early Kirov tours… a joyful personality and an unusually independent technical brilliance… --The Guardian, U.K.

She is always charming, fleet, and... has engaging abandon. --Attitude: The Dancer's Magazine

Distinctive style, seamlessly blending impeccable technique and passionate acting. --Dance Films Association

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Product Details

  • Actors: Ninel Kurgapkina, Nikolai Kovmir, Sergei Vikulov, Vadim Budarin, The Kirov Ballet Company
  • Directors: The Kirov Ballet Company
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Classical, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: View Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 6, 2010
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00363WGM8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #259,441 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Richard B. Miller on October 7, 2000
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I HAVE JUST SEEN A SHORT CLIP OF NINA KURGAPKINA DANCING HARLEQUINADE AND HAVE NOT BEEN AS IMPRESSED WITH ANYTHING LIKE THIS SINCE I SAW BARISHNIKOV'S "AT WOLF TRAP" NOW IF I CAN FIND THE VIDEO I WILL BE A HAPPY CAMPER.
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By Charlie on February 5, 2014
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I like the DVD but the colors are somewhat subdued. Perhaps this is the result of the original recording of the events. In any case, the purchase was worthwhile for me.
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