NERINA, NADIA / HELPMANN, ROBERT / FONTEYN, MARGOT / NUREYEV, RUDOLF Les Sylphides, Coppelia, Giselle Philharmonia Orchestra / Robert Irving, London Symphony Orchestra / John Lanchbery, Pro Arte Orchestra / Marcus Dods. ICA Classics DVD

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Nerina Nadia Helpmann Robert Fonteyn Marcus Dods Ica Classics Dvd

NADIA NERINA / ROBERT HELPMANN / MARGOT FONTEYN / RUDOLF NUREYEV

Les Sylphides

BBC STUDIO RECORDING, BROADCAST 6 APRIL 1956

Coppélia (ADAPTED FOR TELEVISION BY MARGARET DALE)

BBC STUDIO RECORDING, BROADCAST 27 OCTOBER 1957

Giselle (PAS DE DEUX FROM ACT II)

BBC STUDIO RECORDING, RECORDED 2 JUNE 1962

Philharmonia Orchestra / Robert Irving

London Symphony Orchestra / John Lanchbery

Pro Arte Orchestra / Marcus Dods

Three of the ballet world’s most popular and enduring works are showcased here by prima ballerinas Nadia Nerina and Margot Fonteyn.

Originally titled ‘Chopiniana’, Les Sylphides uses the music of Chopin to create a short ‘romantic reverie’, which though Romantic in style, demands technical brilliance from its dancers. Nerina – once described by Time Magazine as ‘the company’s most polished virtuoso’ – and her colleagues capture the work perfectly.

Swanilda is a role coveted by ballerinas as the character is rarely offstage and the dancer has ample opportunity to display her technical and theatrical abilities. In this performance of Coppélia, Nerina’s sunny personality and comedic skills are in abundance. She is ably supported by her co-star Robert Helpmann, one of the greatest mime artists in ballet.

The version of Coppélia on this DVD is the first of producer Margaret Dale’s adaptations for the BBC; her other productions included Giselle, Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée and John Cranko’s Onegin and were watched by audiences of more than one million.

The final film features arguably ballet’s greatest partnership, Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. Though stylistically they seemed to be opposites, when they danced together their technique and temperaments blended seamlessly. This extract from the 1962 Giselle is rare sample of one their earliest collaborations.

ICA Classics’ previous DVD release featuring Nadia Nerina (ICAD5030) has received great critical acclaim, notably in the Financial Times (‘essential viewing’) and in the New Yorker (‘buried treasure’).

Sound format: Enhanced Mono

DVD format: NTSC

Picture format: 4:3

Running time: 96’

Subtitles: n/a

Menu languages: English

Booklet languages: E/F/G

Region code: 0

Territory Restrictions: None

ICA Classics DVD ICAD5058

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