Altynai Asylmuratova, Konstantin Zaklinsky, Sergei Vikharev, Yelena Yevteeva, Eldar Aliev, Lyubov Kunakova, Farukh Ruzimatov, Larissa Lezhnina, Yelena Pankova, Yulia Makhalina, Igor Zelensky
Kirov Corps de Ballet & Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Victor A Fedotov
The history of dance in Russia goes back to 1738 and has brought forth uncounted generations of wonderful dancers. From 1977 onwards, the ballet was directed by Oleg Vinogradov, a graduate of the important Vaganova school of Leningrad and an active member of the Kirov troupe. His artistic work is characterised by both tradition and innovation, two aspects that have highly influenced today’s Kirov Ballet.
This first-ever studio recording of the world-famous Kirov Ballet, made by the award-winning director Thomas Grimm at the Danmarks Radio ?rhus Dance Studio, showcases highlights from their repertoire, both classic and contemporary, that line up like pearls on a string: Chopiniana, a piece by Mikhail Fokine to music by Fr?d?ric Chopin, followed by Petrushka, a masterpiece of the 20th-century ballet repertoire created by Stravinsky, the piece Adagio, based on Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the famous pas de deux from Adolphe Adam’s classic ballet Le Corsaire, the pas de six from the ballet Markitenka and finally the Grand pas from Marius Petipa’s ballet Paquita.
The programme features many star dancers, including Larissa Lezhnina, Altynai Asylmuratova, Sergei Vikharev, Faroukh Ruzimatov, Konstantin Zaklinsky, Yelena Pankova and Yulia Makhalina.
Produced and Directed by Thomas Grimm.
Includes a CD with the Kirov Classics Soundtrack.
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Blu-ray Disc 25 GB (Single Layer)
Resolution: 1080i High Definition (Upscale)
Running Time: BD - 155 mins