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Giselle: Ballet In 2 Acts
Giselle Ballet In 2 Acts
Actors: The Bolshoi Ballet, Ludmila Semenyaka, Valery Anisimov, Nadezhda Grachyova, Victor Barykin
Genres: Indie & Art House, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2008     1hr 30min


     
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Actors: The Bolshoi Ballet, Ludmila Semenyaka, Valery Anisimov, Nadezhda Grachyova, Victor Barykin
Genres: Indie & Art House, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Classical, Ballet & Dance
Studio: Videoland
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/26/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Classical,Import
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: German

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Movie Reviews

Giselle's Bare Essentials
J. M WILINSKY | teaneck, NJ United States | 02/27/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased this version of Giselle to get a sample of the dancing of the great Bolshoi ballerina, Lyudmila Semenyaka, and she is razor sharp in her technique in this performance. In fact, all the dancing is excellent here. Another entertaining aspect of this DVD is the behind the scenes coverage. It opens in Semenyaka's home, showing her playing with her todler, stretching and warming up in the kitchen, and trying on her wili costume. We then see her warm up, hammer her pointe shoes, and rehearse a bit in the theater. We also see her in between acts, getting ready, as well as going home to greet her child after the performance. Another positive for this DVD is that the image(full screen) and sound are both very clear and crisp. So what is wrong with this performance? Two things: There are cuts in every performance, but this is ridiculous! Not only is the peasant pas de deux absent, but in the second act, most of Myrtha has been removed! Another serious negative, is the acting. It is totally lifeless from start to finish by the entire cast. There is a very sleepy, quiet quality to this performance. I am glad to have a sample of some nice solos, but that is about all this DVD has to offer."