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Prokofiev: Peter & The Wolf [Blu-ray]
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for the younger students,' by the Royal Ballet's Director, Monica Mason, it was staged again and recorded for this DVD in 2010.
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I'd recommend this to anyone with the desire to step towards bringing the world of ballet to their children, if not for the sake of revisiting their own homey children's tales.
Most of the movements are closer to Modern Dance than ballet. Polunin does leaps but there really is not a lot - if any- of pirouettes in the choreography.
The camera work is great and the image is sharp.
Another well-done DVD from Opus Arte
There is an interesting short bonus film in which Matthew Hart, the choreographer, explains his intentions and these are copiously illustrated using extracts from the rehearsal sessions. During this film there are short interviews with a number of the children portraying the key characters as well as comments from Sergei Polunin as the wolf and Will Kemp, who takes on the combined role of the grandfather and narrator.
Large numbers of children are also involved by using them to take on parts of the scenery such as the meadow, the trees, the wall and the pond. This is a most imaginative use of the cast and is most effective and William Hart pays tribute to the contributing influences behind his ideas such as those derived from George Balanchine and Kenneth MacMillan.
The production is clearly filmed with crisp detail and good rendition of the many colours to be found throughout the production in the imaginative costumes. The sound is presented in excellent DTS 5.1 as well as in stereo.
In addition to the short bonus referred to above, there is also the usual cast gallery typical of this label.
The packed audience, full of mesmerised children, is fully appreciative of the occasion and is a good indication of the likely success of this recording. The limited playing time is reflected in the slightly reduced price range.Read more ›
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Having watched this dozens of times with various classes of music students in grades K-5, it is so rich and deep in its artfulness, that I do not get tired of it, much to my... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
An absolutely superb production of Peter and the Wolf. The video and audio quality are excellent and played well on my 7.1 home theater system. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Cowboydoc
I basically got it for my wife's granddaughter's and they loved it. At least, that's what they said.Published 5 months ago by jllaudio
really enjoyed. Purchased for 4 families with young kids. Watched first to make sure it wasn't to scary. The performers and musicians were very good.Published 10 months ago by steven kite
Wonderful recording of a great choreographed ballet! I love how it showcases student performers, as well as a fantastic professional. Young audiences will love it!Published 11 months ago by Mariah Deonarian
A wonderful adaptation of Peter and the Wolf. Really enjoyed it. Also, the quality of the video is very high. A behind-the-scenes look at the production is included.Published 19 months ago by WD
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