Marie-Thérèse Daulard | La Rochelle, France | 07/14/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is a joke. It's so dark that most of the time you can't really see the dancers. In "Le Petit Pan", you see vague shapes moving around, nothing more, then at the end the face of a man eating. In others some people in tights are stretching and walking around. It picks up a little in the last ballet "The White Swan" of Swan Lake; unfortunately the cameraman who must be as bored as I am focuses on the gloomy and tormented faces of the dancers and stays there.
The only good part is the two minutes bonus of the Black Swan of Swan Lake.
A superb example of the art
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 04/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Paris Opera Ballet: Seven Ballets is a DVD presentation of seven ballet dances performed by the stars of the Paris Opera Ballet, within the largest theater building in the world. The dances are "Escamillo", "Le Petit Pan", "Bambou (extract)", "Grande Pas Classique", "Rixe", "Une Femme", and "The White Swan (Swan Lake)". A medley of classical tradition, enhanced with DVD bonus features such as performer biographies and video performance from the Paris Opera Ballet Company, The Paris Opera Ballet: Seven Ballets is a superb example of the art and a welcome addition to any ballet lover's collection. 66 minutes."