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Saunders, Christopher

Works: 12 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 793 library holdings
Genres: Filmed ballets  Drama  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Ballet films  Cultural television programs  Music videos  Televised ballets  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Dancer, Performer
Classifications: GV1790.R6, 792.842
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Publications about Christopher Saunders
Publications by Christopher Saunders
Most widely held works by Christopher Saunders
Alice's adventures in Wonderland by Joby Talbot( visu )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Lewis Carroll's fantastical masterpiece is wonderfully captured in Christopher Wheeldon's brilliantly imaginative new ballet. With Principal dancer Lauren Cuthbertson as Alice, captivating designs by Bob Crowley and a lively, engaging new score by Joby Talbot, The Times described this new commission for The Royal Ballet as 'spectacular family entertainment brought to life with enormous theatrical verve.'
The sleeping beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty, choreographed by Marius Petipa, is one of the best loved of classical ballets, combining in a single work all the enchantment and virtuosity that ballet has to offer. The royal court, the panoramic journey of the Prince to the overgrown castle, and the great celebratory dances of the happy ending (in which other famous fairytale figures appear) are all brought to life by the luscious designs of this celebrated production, created in 1946 for the The Royal Ballet. The inspired performances of its revival for the 75th anniversary of the Company in 2006 turn this film into a wonderful tribute to The Royal Ballet's unique style and visual splendour. This production, staged by Dame Ninette de Valois, epitomises the style of the company as as it marks The Royal Ballet's debut at the Royal Opera House, where since 1946 it has been the resident ballet company
Swan lake : ballet in four acts by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Prince Siegfried sees a swan on the lake who turns into the enchanted princess Odette. She can only be saved by the true love of another. This the Prince promises her, but he is tricked by a wicked magician who disguises his daughter as the swan-maiden. Siegfried and his love leap to their death thus destroying the evil power of the magician
Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in No Linguistic Content and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Ludwig Minkus' Don Quixote is one of ballet's nineteenth century classics. Carlos Acosta's first work for the Royal Ballet as choreographer. Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, 2013 and simulcast to cinemas worldwide
Ashton celebration : the Royal Ballet dances Frederick Ashton ( visu )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 libraries worldwide
"This special programme, performed at the Royal Opera House to mark the 25th anniversary of Ashton's death, presents five works that demonstrate his astonishing versatility, from compelling abstract ballets - such as the exuberant Voices of Spring and the radically modernist Monotones - to the tragic love story Marguerite and Armand, brought to life with 'performances of heart-wrenching intensity ' (The Observer) by Tamara Rojo and Sergei Polunin." -- container
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( visu )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 38 libraries worldwide
The story of a peasant girl (Giselle) who goes mad and dies of a broken heart when she discovers that her beloved is a nobleman betrothed to another
Romeo & Juliet ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in No Linguistic Content and held by 37 libraries worldwide
The Royal Ballet presents Kenneth MacMillan's ballet of Shakespeare's play
Manon : a ballet by Jules Massenet( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
A ballet of the love story of Manon Lescaut and the Chevalier des Grieux, a tragedy of innocence corrupted in the pleasure-seeking world of 18th century Paris
La Fille mal gardée by Ferdinand Hérold( visu )
3 editions published in 2015 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 24 libraries worldwide
A classic in the Royal Ballet repertory, the Frederick Ashton choreographed La Fille Mal Gardee (The Wayward Daughter) was an immediate hit with the British public at its 1960 premiere and garnered renewed praise during this 2015 revival
Romeo and Juliet : ballet in three acts by Sergey Prokofiev( visu )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The famed Royal Ballet production of MacMillan's work, featuring Nureyev and Fonteyn
L'histoire de Manon ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in No Linguistic Content and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The Royal Ballet performs a production of Manon, starring Tamara Rojo in the title role with the world-famous dancer Carlos Acosta as her lover Des Grieux. In decadent 18th century Paris, the young, beautiful and naive Manon is torn between a life of privilege and luxury with the wealthy Monsieur GM or love with the poor student Des Grieux. Manon has become one the Royal Ballet's signature works since its creation by choreographer Kenneth MacMillan in 1974. This typically sumptuous production is designed by Nicholas Georgiadis and staged by Monica Mason and Monica Parker
The South Bank show : Darcey Bussell & Viviana Durante [and] Sylvie Guillem ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Sylvie Guillem show: Documentary on the career of ballerina Sylvie Guillem, much of it told in her own words. Filmed on location in France, England, Switzerland, and Sweden, the program follows Guillem from her student days at the Paris Opéra Ballet school through her membership in the Paris Opéra Ballet and her decision to join Britain's Royal Ballet, while concurrently making guest appearances with other companies. Her special qualities and achievements as a dancer are discussed by Ghislaine Thesmar of the Paris Opéra Ballet, Anthony Russell-Roberts and Anthony Dowell of the Royal Ballet, and British dance critics John Percival and Clement Crisp. Additional insights are contributed by choreographers with whom she has worked: Maurice Béjart, who created Episodes and Sissi for her; and Mats Ek. Guillem is seen rehearsing with William Forsythe, Béjart, and Mats Ek; dancing in a studio in the south of France; in a student performance; in dance footage shot especially for the South Bank Show; and in the videodance Wet woman, commissioned from Ek by the South Bank Show. This documentary was entered in the Grand Prix International Vidéo Danse
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