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|Jean-Christophe Maillot - Miniatures / Ballet de Monte Carlo|
Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts
ORIGINAL MUSIC PIECES:MINIATURE 1: RAMON LAZKANO (LUR-ITZALAK) — Musicians: Liza Kerob, violin; Thierry Amadi, violoncello — Dancers: Karyn Benquet, Francesca Dolci, Mimoza Koike, Julien Bancillon, Jérôme Marchand, Manuel Re... more »
Interesting Collection Of Ultra Modern Ballet Pieces.
J. M WILINSKY | teaneck, NJ United States | 09/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD contains seven ultra modern ballet miniatures of a rather abstract nature, using mostly atonal music. They are choreographed for two to six dancers, except for the last one, which is a solo. The dancing is best described as ultra modern, but I would still put it in the ballet category. The women dance on pointe. The costumes vary, but are all relatively simple. The image and sound are excellent and up to modern standards. The camera work was perfect and never caused any frustration. These pieces are abstract, but like most abstract art, there seems to be a theme. If I were to hazard a guess, I would say they were about the difficulties men and women face with their romantic relationships. One even has a bunch of plastic infants, indicating relationships within a family. The last ballet, a solo, is more abstract. It would have been useful if a discussion of these ballets were included by the choreographer, but there is none. The closing credits are interesting and unusual, showing a short recap of each ballet with a list of its credits. This DVD is recommended for all fans of ultra modern ballet and modern dance."