Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Roland Gawick, Hannelore Bey, Berlin Comic Opera Ballet, Sergei Prokofiev, Siegfried Kratzer
Director: V.I.E.W. Video
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
The fairy tale of Cinderella is based on the story by the poet Charles Perrault and has been performed as a ballet for over 150 years. However, its enormous success came only after Sir Frederick Ashton, inspired by the wis... more »
A Very Precise Cinderella.
J. M WILINSKY | teaneck, NJ United States | 01/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an excellent performance and presentation, empasizing very precise, virtuosic dancing. Since the choreography for this and most of the classical repertoire is not set in stone, it suffices to say that the choreography here is intersesting, lively, and virtuosic. A good sense of humor is important in this ballet and it comes across very nicely here(after all, they have the word "Comic" in their name!). Since there is not much competition in Cinderella dvds, this qualifies as the best around(but it is excellent in its own right!)."
A rough night at the ball
R. Hudson | 05/05/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is really not very good, I'm afraid. The choreograpy is inept minus, the sets almost non-existent, the studio in which the ballet was filmed far too small, and the handsome prince nudging forty (Roland Gawlick, incidenally, View Videos, not Gatwick as you list him on the sleeve!) Hannelore Bey, as a charming, rather gamin Cinderella, is the film's saving grace. The score is heavily cut, and the choreographer's mis-treatment of the Waltz of the Stars has to be seen to be mis-believed. Otherwise it has historical interest as a souvenir of pre-Glasnost Soviet influened East German production values, but not
much else going for it. Save your money!"
If you love ballet....
R. Hudson | 02/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"...you'll love this recording. Even if you don't love ballet you may enjoy it. I have had friends borrow it who normally would never watch ballet and tell me they enjoyed it. Believe it or not I bought this as a gift for my husband while I was trying to track down a copy of La Cenerentola. It wasn't what I expected (my fault) but we were anything but disappointing."