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Romeo et Juliette

Author: Rudolf NureyevFrançois RoussillonVello PähnEzio FrigerioMauro PaganoAll authors
Publisher: [Germany] : Arthaus Musik, ©2008.
Series: Rêves d'étoiles.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : FrenchView all editions and formats
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A documentary including interviews with dancers and choreographers dedicated to the great ballet production of Romeo and Juliet by Rudolf Nureyev, a love story about the young star-crossed lovers Romeo Montagu and Juliet Capulet. Prokofiev's ballet is one of the few long great ballets that are also known to a broader public. In contrast to Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and the Nutcracker, however, there are not many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Drama
Filmed ballets
Nonfiction films
Named Person: Rudolf Nureyev; William Shakespeare; Romeo, (Fictitious character); Juliet, (Fictitious character); Juliet, (Fictitious character); Rudolf Nureyev; Romeo, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolf Nureyev; François Roussillon; Vello Pähn; Ezio Frigerio; Mauro Pagano; Vinicio Cheli; Patricia Ruanne; Elisabeth Maurin; Manuel Legris; Kader Belarbi; Lionel Delanoë; Yann Bridard; Sergey Prokofiev; Opéra de Paris. Ballet,; Opéra de Paris. Orchestre,; Opéra national de Paris,; François Roussillon et associés,; Société nationale de programme France-Régions,; Arthaus Musik (Firm),
ISBN: 9783941311084 3941311085
OCLC Number: 727079770
Language Note: Narration and interviews in French; subtitles in English, Spanish, German, and Italian.
Notes: Recorded at the Opéra National de Paris in 1999.
Also issued as part of the box set: Dancer's dream, the great ballets of Rudolf Nureyev.
Credits: Music performed by Orchestra de l'Opera national de Paris ; conductor, Vello Pähn ; production design, Ezio Frigerio ; costumes, Ezio Trigerio, Mauro Pagano ; lighting designer, Vinicio Cheli ; assistant choreographer, Patricia Ruanne.
Cast: Narrated by Elisabeth Maurin ; dancers, Elisabeth Maurin (Juliette), Manuel Legris (Roméo), Kader Belarbi (Tybalt), Lionel Delanoë (Mercucio), Yann Bridard (Benvolio), Rosaline (Aurélie Dupond), Clotilde Vayer (Lady Capulet), Jean-Marie Didiere (Lord Capulet), Jean-Guillaume Bart (Pàris), Danielle Doussard (La Nourrice), Opéra National de Paris.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (16 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm).
Details: DVD; region 0, NTSC; widescreen (16:9) presentation; PCM Stereo.
Series Title: Rêves d'étoiles.
Other Titles: Dancer's dream, the great ballets of Rudolf Nureyev.
Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : Nureyev)
Romeo & Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Responsibility: François Roussillon & Associés, U & A, Opéra National de Paris, France 3 ; musique de Serge Prokofiev ; choréographie & mise en scène, Rudolf Noureev ; un film conçu et réalisé par François Roussillon.

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A documentary including interviews with dancers and choreographers dedicated to the great ballet production of Romeo and Juliet by Rudolf Nureyev, a love story about the young star-crossed lovers Romeo Montagu and Juliet Capulet. Prokofiev's ballet is one of the few long great ballets that are also known to a broader public. In contrast to Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and the Nutcracker, however, there are not many original choreographies for Romeo and Juliet which are acknowledged as masterworks of ballet history and are passed on with only a few tactful alterations. Nureyev's choreography for Romeo and Juliet was created for the London Festival Ballet in 1977, and in 1984, shortly after he had taken over as director of the ballet of the Paris Opera, he produced the large-scale and gloriously colourful fresco for the company of the Paris Opera. His version, which takes into account all parts of the score, follows Shakespeare's original very closely, and it is said that he read and studied the text again and again. The numerous crowd scenes, folk dances and fencing scenes, which are danced with extraordinary vitality, are proof of Nureyev's outstanding talent as a dancer and choreographer. In 1995, two years after Nureyev's death, the production with its exciting and innovative choreography and the almost too over-ornate décor was resurrected once more for the ballet of the Paris Opera and adapted to the prevailing taste. With its magnificent renaissance décor by Ezio Frigerio and the luxurious costumes, the ballet is one of the most magnificent productions of the Paris Opera. The title roles, which were danced by Monique Londoérs and Patrick Dupond in 1984, were given to the dancers Elisabeth Maurin and Manuel Legris, who had begun their careers in the corps de ballet under Nureyev. With the help of Nureyev's long-time assistant Patricia Ruanne they tried to recapture the energy, passion and staying power for this new production, which is the prerequisite for the breathtaking aura of Nureyev's choreography.

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