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Saunders, Christopher

Works: 11 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 681 library holdings
Genres: Children's films  Animated films  Film adaptations  Drama  Fantasy films  Juvenile works  Fiction  Filmed ballets  Nonfiction films  Cultural television programs 
Roles: Dancer, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.5, 791.4372
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Publications about Christopher Saunders
Publications by Christopher Saunders
Most widely held works about 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 310 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.'
Swan lake : ballet in four acts by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Anthony Dowell's legendary production of Swan Lake includes designs inspired by Imperial Russia of 1895 when the ballet was first performed. Against this atmospheric setting, Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanovs choreography provides an opportunity to see great dance partnerships in the leading roles and the whole Company in the dance ensembles. Its no wonder that Swan Lake is one of the most loved of all classical ballets. It has that magical combination of Tchaikovskys music, a compelling story of tragic romance and choreography that allows the very best dancers to show just how amazing they can be. In its story, Prince Siegfried falls in love with the Swan Queen, Odette, condemned through the evil magic of magician Von Rothbart to transform into a swan by day. After trickery at a palace ball prevents the Prince marrying his new love and restoring her to her true form, tragedy is the only means left to him finally to break the spell. The ethereal forms of the swans, illuminated by moonlight, the charged solos for the Prince and Odette and her alter-ego Odile, the machinations of Von Rothbart and the colour of a palace ball all combine with glorious music, here under the expert baton of Boris Gruzin, to make for an evening of inspiration and romance
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 50 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
Romeo and Juliet : ballet in three acts by Sergey Prokofiev( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 44 libraries worldwide
The Royal Ballet presents Kenneth MacMillan's ballet of Shakespeare's play
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
Sleeping Beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in No Linguistic Content and held by 33 libraries worldwide
At the christening of a long-wished-for Princess, fairies invited as godmothers offer gifts: beauty, wit, and musical talent. A wicked fairy's gift is an enchantment: when the princess turns 16, she will prick her finger on a spindle and die. This curse is partially reversed by one last fairy, who declares that the princess will instead fall into a deep sleep for 100 years. The king forbids spinning, but inevitably the curse is fulfilled. The good fairy casts a spell of slumber upon the entire kingdom and surrounds the castle with a forest of briar. One hundred years later, a Prince arrives, braves the wood, defeats the wicked fairy, and awakens the Princess with a kiss. The entire kingdom awakes with her, prepares for a wedding, and invites all the fairies along with fairytale characters Puss in Boots, Little Red Riding Hood, and others. The ballet ends with an apotheosis where all the characters make a final bow, and the Prince and Princess live happily ever after
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
The South Bank show : Darcey Bussell & Viviana Durante [and] Sylvie Guillem ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Darcey Bussell & Viviana Durante show: Documentary on the careers of Royal Ballet principal dancers, Darcey Bussell and Viviana Durante, much of it told in their own words. Discusses their dance careers beginning as children at the White Lodge school, becoming principal dancers including dancing excerpts of them performing many of their famous ballerina roles, the pressures of being a principal dancer, the differences between being a ballerina during Anna Pavlova and Margot Fonteyn's careers opposed to todays ballerinas, Frederick MacMillan talks about emphasizing the sexuality of the female dancer in his ballets, Bussell briefly talks about learning the role for Manon when the original dancers were shorter than her and her partner and the problems this caused, and concludes with video clips of Durante and Bussell bowing at the end of performances
L'histoire de Manon ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in No Linguistic Content and held by 1 library 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
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