Lewis Carroll's ever-popular story provides the basis for a spectacular new work from the Royal Ballet, which features an engaging and passionate score as well as breathtaking choreography.
Call Number: GV 1785 .C635 B35 2016
Iconic ballerina Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer of the legendary American Ballet Theater. Get the incredible, behind-the-scenes story of how she overcame outmoded ballet culture stereotypes and near career-ending injuries to become one of the most revered dancers of her generation. Not Rated.
Call Number: GV 1790.C56 2013
"Christopher Wheeldon's acclaimed new Cinderella for the Dutch National Ballet is an imaginative interpretation of a much-loved classic. Inspired by the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Wheeldon gives the characters renewed depth and complexity, complementing Prokofiev's celebrated and colorful score."
Call Number: GV 1790 .D66 D65 1999
Rudolf Nureyev and Lucette Aldous are young lovers whose romance flourishes with the assistance of Helpmann, who plays the title role. The Australian Ballet, filmed in 1973.
Call Number: M 1520 .S9 05 2001
The Royal Ballet's glorious Stravinsky Double Bill unleashes the spectacular production of "The Firebird" with the stark beauty of "Les Noces," magically choreographed by the legendary Nijinska.
Call Number: GV 1790 .G5 G57 2008
The story of a peasant girl (Giselle) who goes mad and dies of a broken heart when she discovers that her beloved is a nobleman betrothed to another. Performed by the Royal Ballet.
Midsummer Night's Dream (PNB)
Call Number: GV 1790 .M53 2000
Televised performance of George Balanchine's ballet of A Midsummer Night's Dream recorded live at the Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, February 1999. Based on the play by William Shakespeare and featuring the music of Felix Mendelssohn. Performed by the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Call Number: GV 1790 .N8 N885 2010
Tchaikovsky's musical setting of the Christmas fantasy with musical scenario revised by Peter Wright and the dancing of the Royal Ballet.
Peter and the Wolf
Call Number: GV 1782.62 .P48 2001
Originally composed as a symphonic work to introduce young children to the instruments of the orchestra, Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf springs to life as a children's ballet in this 30-minute BBC-TV performance. Narration in English; subtitles available in English, French, German or Spanish.
Call Number: GV 1790 .S54 S54 2000
Rudolf Nureyev's version, which he created for the Opéra Ballet in 1989, was recorded at the Opéra Bastille in 1999, in a new production (sets and costumes) created by his faithful collaborators, Ezio Frigerio and Franca Squarciapino, who had already produced Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet and La Bayadère.
Swan Lake (Royal Ballet)
Call Number: GV 1790 .S833 S93 2009
Prince Siegfried sees a swan on the lake who turns into the enchanted princess Odette. She can only be saved by the true love of another. This the Prince promises her, but he is tricked by a wicked magician who disguises his daughter as the swan-maiden. Siegfried and his love leap to their death thus destroying the evil power of the magician.