Divine Dancers - Ballet Gala from Prague
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Divine Dancers is an exclusive dance event with some of the leading ballet stars of our time including Charles Jude, Daniil Simkin, Igor Zelensky, Delphine Baey and the exceptional young Russian dancer Polina Semyonova - acclaimed principal soloist of the Berlin State Ballet.
Recorded in the sumptuous ambience of the Prague State Opera, the performances combine classical ballet pieces with modern and contemporary choreography.
The Dancers present their favourite classical and modern pieces by choreographers like George Balanchine, Marius Petipa, José Limón and Kenneth MacMillan, former director of The Royal Ballet London.
The stars dance to music by Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Purcell, Gershwin, Weill and Jacques Brel. One highlight of the gala is The Moor’s Pavane (1949) danced to music by Henry Purcell, which lasts a good 20 minutes: This expressive one-act ballet is José Limón’s most important and most successful ballet and one of the best known works of the American modern dance repertoire.
Jules Massenet: “Manon” (excerpt); Kurt Weill: “Wie lange noch?”; Sergey Rachmaninov: “Mémoire”; Cesare Pugni: “La Fille du Pharaon” (excerpt); Henry Purcell: “The Moor’s Pavane”; George Gershwin: “Who cares?”; Peter I. Tchaikovsky: “The Sleeping Beauty” (excerpt); Jacques Brel: “Amsterdam”, “Les Bourgeois”; Alexander Glazunov: “Raymonda”