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Lon Minkus: Don Quixote [DVD Video]
Lon Minkus Don Quixote
DVD Video
Actors: Nina Ananiashvili, Alexei Fadeyechev, Tchaikovsky Perm Ballet
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2008     2hr 0min


     
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Actors: Nina Ananiashvili, Alexei Fadeyechev, Tchaikovsky Perm Ballet
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Dance, Educational, Classical, Ballet & Dance
Studio: Video Artists Int'l
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/15/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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A common man's point of view.
Richard Rawls | Dublin Ga USA | 08/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ballet lovers, This is the same ballet as the discontinued version which was distributed by Kultur....Minkus - Don Quixote / Ananiashvili, Fadeyetchev.... So, don't pay an inflated price for the discontinued version. This is an excellent ballet with very good color, a live orchestra and Russian conductor Alexsandr Sotnikov, Dolby 2.0 sound, beautiful sets and costumes, and only one scene where a black costume was filmed against a black background. It was recorded in Japan, in the 4/3 format, and the resolution is very good. Nina Ananiashvili plays Kitri/Dulcinea, and Aleksei Fadeyetchev plays Basilio. This is a comic ballet, and Nina and Aleksei are good at comedy. I have one other version of DQ with Baryshnikov/Harvey.....Don Quixote / Baryshnikov, Harvey, American Ballet Theatre.....and I like this version better. Remember, that is a personal opinion.

Nina Ananiashvili is simply fabulous as the tavern owners daughter Kitri. He wants her to marry a goofy but rich jerk named Gamache, but she is bound to marry the poor barber Basilio, so the self made knight errant Don Quixote, whose aim is to save all damsels in distress, saves Kitri from having to marry Gamache. This is a fun ballet from start to finish, with a grand pas de deux that is so good it is many times performed in mixed bill ballet events such as Essential Ballet...The Magic of Russian Ballet / The Nutcracker, Return of the Firebird, Petrushka, Scheherazade, Essential Ballet, Kirov Ballet....Don't confuse it with Essential Ballet by the American Ballet Theatre.

If you don't know Nina Ananiashvili, do yourself a huge favor and get to know her with this ballet. You'll fall in love with her as I did......Richard."