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Bolshoi Ballet Live - The Flames of Paris
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Bolshoi Ballet Live - The Flames of Paris

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Director: Alexei Ratmansky

Cast: Natalia Osipova, Denis Savin, Ivan Vasiliev

 

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The Bolshoi Ballet mounted its production The Flames of Paris in 2010, under the direction of Alexei Ratmansky. Boris Asafiev composed the score; Alexander Belinsky and Alexei Ratmansky authored the book, adapting the original libretto by Vladimir Dmitriev and Nikolai Volkov. The company of dancers includes Natalia Osipova as Jeanne, Denis Savin as Jerome, and

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The Bolshoi Ballet mounted its production The Flames of Paris in 2010, under the direction of Alexei Ratmansky. Boris Asafiev composed the score; Alexander Belinsky and Alexei Ratmansky authored the book, adapting the original libretto by Vladimir Dmitriev and Nikolai Volkov. The company of dancers includes Natalia Osipova as Jeanne, Denis Savin as Jerome, and Ivan Vasiliev as Philippe. Alexei Ratmansky choreographs for the stage, adapting the original work of Vasily Vaynonen; The Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra lends symphonic accompaniment, under the baton of Pavel Sorokin.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2011
UPC:
3760115300620
Original Release:
2010
Source:
Bel Air Classiques
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:43:00
Sales rank:
52,698

Special Features

A film including interviews and rehearsals with Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev and Alexei Ratmansky

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bolshoi Ballet: The Flames of Paris
1. Acte I Scene 1: Ouverture [2:46]
2. Acte I Scene 1: The Marseillais Battalion [1:56]
3. Acte I Scene 1: Dreams [2:41]
4. Acte 1 Scene 1: The Hunt [3:59]
5. Acte I Scene 1: Coercion [1:40]
6. Acte I Scene 1: The Cellar [2:02]
7. Acte I Scene 1: Departure [1:23]
8. Acte I Scene 1: Farewell [1:03]
9. Acte I Scene 1: Farandola (After Vaynonen) [:31]
10. Acte I Scene 1: Volunteers [4:46]
11. Acte I Scene 1: The Marseillaise [1:53]
12. Acte I Scene 2: Minuet / Rinaldo and Armida Ballet: [2:38]
13. Acte I Scene 2: Sarabande [1:44]
14. Acte I Scene 2: March [1:01]
15. Acte I Scene 2: Amour [1:37]
16. Acte I Scene 2: Pas de Deux: - Adagio (Vaynonen) [4:06]
17. Acte I Scene 2: Pas de Deux: - Scherzo [1:34]
18. Acte I Scene 2: Pas de Deux: - Male Variation (Vaynonen) [1:06]
19. Acte I Scene 2: Pas de Deux: - Gavotte (Vaynonen) [1:41]
20. Acte I Scene 2: Pas de Deux: - Coda (Vaynonen) [2:00]
21. Acte I Scene 2: Phantom of Bride [1:14]
22. Acte I Scene 2: Furies [2:05]
23. Acte I Scene 2: The King [2:02]
24. Acte I Scene 2: Chaconne [4:45]
25. Acte I Scene 2: Flight [1:31]
26. Acte II Scene 3: Meeting [2:46]
27. Acte II Scene 3: Wine [:46]
28. Acte II Scene 3: Auvergne Dance [2:13]
29. Acte II Scene 3: Marseillaise Dance [2:29]
30. Acte II Scene 3: Dance of the Basques (Vaynonen) [4:08]
31. Acte II Scene 3: Dolls [:48]
32. Acte II Scene 3: Carmagnola I (After Vaynonen) [3:09]
33. Acte II Scene 3: Assault I [:39]
34. Acte II Scene 3: Love [3:14]
35. Acte II Scene 3: Assault II [1:40]
36. Acte II Scene 3: Victory [:40]
37. Acte II Scene 3: Triumph of the Republic [5:44]
38. Acte II Scene 3: Betrohal [:44]
39. Acte II Scene 3: Pas de Deux: - Entrée [2:22]
40. Acte II Scene 3: Pas de Deux: - Male Variation [1:52]
41. Acte II Scene 3: Pas de Deux: - Female Variation [1:51]
42. Acte II Scene 3: Pas de Deux: - Coda [2:42]
43. Acte II Scene 3: Guillotine [1:08]
44. Acte II Scene 3: The Condemned [1:15]
45. Acte II Scene 3: Execution [1:14]
46. Acte II Scene 3: Carmagnola II (After Vaynonen) [1:58]
47. Acte II Scene 3: Ca Ira (After Vaynonen) [5:20]

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Bolshoi Ballet Live - The Flames of Paris 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Sarynka More than 1 year ago
Bolshoi Ballet - Flames of Paris To break it down into simplest terms, this is a beautiful and exciting ballet, and with Vasiliev and Osipova in the starring roles, there is really no way you can go wrong. As a ballet, Ratmansky's choreography combines the best elements of contemporary and classical into one. At first glance, you won't notice really any contemporary elements in the ballet; the dancers are all in classical costumes, girls in pointe shoes, and men performing their typical feats of virtuosity. However, the pace of the ballet is moved along significantly by the flow of scenes from one to the next. In the first half of the ballet, there are no divertissements, no grande pas de deux, no time consuming entrees or variations. Everything flows quickly, moving the story along and creating a clear exposition. The only possible flaw in Ratmansky's beautiful and sweeping choreography is the loss of pace in the second half of the ballet. After experiencing the torrential whirlwind of movement in the first half, it's a bit surprising to see things slow down after intermission. However, the divertissements are so brilliantly danced and choreographed that it seems almost a crime to dislike the change. Natalia Osipova, petite pistol of the Bolshoi, is made for the role of Jeanne. Her dynamo technique and absolutely unrestrained passion convince the viewer immediately that she is indeed a strong peasant girl with the fires of youth burning brightly. Any entrance Osipova makes onto the scene is immediately noticeable; beyond her incredible jumps and technique, she emits a magnetism that is difficult--if not impossible--to ignore. Her technique shines brightest in the final act's grande pas de deux; Osipova seems to not only match, but outshine her partner's incredible jumps. My only regret is that we do not see more of Osipova in the ballet. Granted, ballets ought not be transformed to be vehicles for star; but I found myself wanting more of Jeanne. Lead ballerina aside, the other three stars of this production do a fantastic job of displaying a smoothness and plasticity of technique and pulling you into their stories. Denis Savin plays the fragile and emotional Jerome with a tenderness often difficult for male dancers to portray. Nina Kaptsova matches him beautifully, and the love story between Jerome and Adeline is, as a relationship, more interesting than that of Jeanne and Phillipe (Osipova and Vasiliev.) Perhaps the scene stealer of this particular production is the nimble and dazzling dancer portraying Armida in the grande divertissement of the party scene. Seldom can a divertissement so long and detailed not feel like an interruption in the story; however, the stunning spectacle of this one makes it one of the brightest and best parts of the ballet. Where Osipova and Vasiliev dazzle with virtuosity, the spirit of Russian ballet and its delicacy and Imperial heritage shine through in the divertissement. Overall this DVD is one absolutely worth owning for all ballet lovers and watchers. It is also, in my opinion, a fantastic way to introduce someone to ballet. The story is bright and quick, the dancing exciting, and the setting well known.