Three Ballets By Wayne Mcgregor

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Overview

This release offers a collection of memorable ballet performances from renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor, all recorded at the Royal Opera House, including selections from Chroma, Infra, and Limen.
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Overview

This release offers a collection of memorable ballet performances from renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor, all recorded at the Royal Opera House, including selections from Chroma, Infra, and Limen.
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Special Features

Introductions by Wayne McGregor
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2011
  • UPC: 809478010487
  • Source: Bbc / Opus Arte
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo / DTS
  • Sound: stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 36,761

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Three Ballets by Wayne McGregor: Chroma/Infra/Limen
1. Chroma 1 [2:50]
2. Chroma 2 [3:30]
3. Chroma 3 [3:42]
4. Chroma 4 [2:48]
5. Chroma 5 [2:59]
6. Chroma 6 [3:24]
7. Chroma 7 [4:43]
8. Credits [1:02]
1. Infra 1 [3:56]
2. Infra 2 [3:10]
3. Infra 3 [3:04]
4. Infra 4 [3:09]
5. Infra 5 [1:31]
6. Infra 6 [5:55]
7. Infra 7 [4:25]
8. Infra 8 [3:18]
9. Credits [1:02]
1. Limen 1 [5:32]
2. Limen 2 [3:25]
3. Limen 3 [7:39]
4. Limen 4 [3:53]
5. Limen 5 [7:15]
6. Credits [1:02]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Three Ballets by Wayne McGregor: Chroma/Infra/Limen
   Chroma: Introduction
   Chroma: Performance
   Chroma: Chapters
   Infra: Introduction
   Infra: Performance
   Infra: Chapters
   Limen: Introduction
   Limen: Performance
   Limen: Chapters
   Set up
      Audio: Stereo
      Audio: DTS Surround
      Subtitles: Fançais
      Subtitles: Deutsch
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: None
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  • Posted October 8, 2011

    Contemporary at Its Best

    Wayne McGregor's Triple Bill for the Royal Ballet is an exciting, intriguing, and intellectual sampling of the best of contemporary ballet. Enjoyable to both newcomers and ballet fans alike, the three works are something of the extraordinary. At first glance, these ballets are little more than hyperactive and seemingly random movement. However, the way the ballet reflects the music is alone something to marvel at.
    Chroma, the first ballet in the program, is by far the most well-known. Winning several awards in 2007, the ballet, McGregor says, represents "a freedom from white." The set itself is a work of genius, a minimalistic white box that covers the Royal Opera House stage and features an ever-changing aperture in the back, from which dancers enter and exit. The music is very diverse, featuring Joby Talbot and orchestrations of the band, The White Stripes. The choreography and dancers are phenomenal, representing hypersexuality, homosexuality, and interracial love, all on the backdrop of our modern, monochrome world.
    Infra, also having won several awards, is (to paraphrase McGregor) 'the idea of inferences of the human condition.' With tearful and touching choreography, Infra sheds light on the range of emotions individuals can procure. After displaying their emotion, they walk back into the pedestrian-esque march of people. The backdrop for this ballet is also especially unique, a strip of projectors that omit small white lights that draw pedestrians in various speeds, showing the monotony of our world.
    Limen, the final ballet, 'explores the thresholds of dancers in relationship to light and music.' Omnipresent throughout the ballet are timers ticking randomly, with a beautiful and diverse cello concerto.
    All of the dancers, the music, backdrops, and choreography are remarkable. Although watching the DVD in one sitting without knowing exactly what to expect and make the entire three ballets somewhat dry, separately, they are even more appreciable. After having seen this DVD several times, I still find new nuances in the dancers and choreography that I hadn't previously noticed. Also available on this DVD are introductions to each ballet, which prove useful for the choreographer's initial setting of each. I recommend this ballet to both newcomers and lovers of contemporary ballet.

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