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Macbeth / Kirill Molchanov, Vladimir Vasiliev, Bolshoi Ballet
Macbeth / Kirill Molchanov Vladimir Vasiliev Bolshoi Ballet
Actors: Alexei Fadeyechev, Nina Timofeyeva
Director: Vladimir Vasiliev
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2008     1hr 37min

Shakespeare s masterpiece of murder and intrigue in mist-shrouded Scotland is brought to life through dance in this superb production by the Bolshoi ballet, choreographed by Vladimir Vasiliev to a powerful score by compose...  more »

     
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Actors: Alexei Fadeyechev, Nina Timofeyeva
Director: Vladimir Vasiliev
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Dance, Educational, Classical, Ballet & Dance
Studio: Kultur Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/29/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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A brilliant piece
Robert Levonian | Porto Alegre, Brazil | 02/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This ballet is a very accomplished example of a Russian "drambalyet".The music is by a pupil of Shostakovitch and has a dissonant quality which is not very common in Soviet composers. It is shrill and descriptive, rather than abstract. I think it suits the danced action very well. Mr. Fadeyechev - whom I only knew from a Sleeping Beaty video and a rather poor Giselle - is a very talented dramatic actor-dancer. I was surprised by the intensity of his actig. Mrs. Timofeyeva is incredible. Her portrayal of Lady Macbeth relies both on technique - which is always very commanding - plus as a tremendous theatrical intensity. It's not the regular - and boring pantomime of the old soviet school."
A beautiful russian ballet
Ledy H. Santos Oliveira | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 04/29/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Macbeth ballet was created in 1980, during the glory period of the Bolshoi Theatre. The ballet is beautiful and correct, according to classic Russian ballet. The perfect and precise technique of the soloists is the expected. Alexei Fadeyechev plays a Macbeth with conviction and strength in reaching his murk aim. Nina Timofeyeva is brilliant throughout all the play, especially in Lady Macbeth's demise dance, at the final scene. Vladimir Vasiliev elaborated a creative choreography full of quirks. The warning from the witches, with face masks on the back, is charmingly devilish. In the second act, the superposition of the witches' images brings a beautiful as well as bizarre atmosphere which is accompanied by delighting Kiril Molchanov's music."