Magifique (Malandain Ballet Biarritz)

Magifique (Malandain Ballet Biarritz)

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/31/2012
UPC: 0807280803495
Original Release: 2010
Source: Arthaus Musik
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 1:20:00
Sales rank: 61,368

Special Features

Making Of Magifique; Including Interviews with Thierry Malandain and the dancers as well as rehearsal footage

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Magifique (Malandain Ballet Biarritz) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
danrubin06 More than 1 year ago
Magifique, with music taken from Tchaikovsky's ballets, and choreography by Thierry Malandain, is an emotionally complex ballet executed by fine dancers, but it's not something I would prefer to watch. It tells the vague story of two boys growing up, set to the innocence and silliness of a children's fairytale. The ballet is very-well filmed, probably the best filmed dance-film I've ever seen. Personally, I found the use of Tchaikovsky's grand music to be in vulgar taste at times, where the music is outright parodied. I would've much rather watched any of Tchaikovsky's ballets in their original form. There are some interesting choreographic inventions, though they don't seem to allow the plot to continue. The costumes are minimal, though elegant; a pattern of lines accentuating the upper body. There is an accompanying documentary, which further explains the vague-ness of the ballet. I'd recommend this to a lover of abstract dance, though not necessarily to a lover of ballet.