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compilations or telecasts
starring various artists:

The Astonishing Moiseyev
Dance Co., Vol 1 & 2

Moiseyev: His World of Dance

Vincente FernŠndez Flamenco Co.
From Granada to Jerez

Art of the Pas de Deux

 all-star compliation
Art of the Pas de Deux, Vol. 2
all-star compilation
Art of the Pas de Deux, Vol. 3
all-star compilation

Pas de Deux
McBride, Olsen, others

Great Stars of Russian Ballet, Vol 1 & 2

Great Stars of Russian Ballet, Vol. 3 & 4

Stars of the Russian Ballet
Ulanova, Plisetskaya,
Sergeyev, Zhdanov

Nina Ananiashvili
& Int'l Stars, Vol. 1

Nina AnaniashviliI
& Int'l Stars, Vol. 2

& documentary
- alphabetically by artist:

, Alicia
Prima Ballerina Assoluta

Bruhn, Erik
Bell Telephone Hour

Bujones, Fernando
with Cynthia Gregory, Live

, Yvette
France's Ballerina Assoluta

, Jacques
Portrait of a Great
American Dancer

An Evening with

with Fernando Bujones, Live

, José
Three Modern Ballets

Loudières, Monique
Comme les Oiseaux - A Portrait

Malakhov, Vladimir
True Prince

Maximova, Ekaterina
Katia & Volodia

, Rudolph
Bell Telephone Hour

Plisetskaya, Maya

Plisetskaya Dances

with Vasiliev,
Begak, Liepa
Swan Lake
with Bogatirev
The Seagull
with Bogatirev

A Portrait

Tallchief, Maria
Art of

Vasiliev, Vladimir
Katia & Volodia


Violette & Mr. B.
The Artist Teacher

Alphabetically by Ballet

Anna Karenina

Plisetskaya, Godunov
Anna Karenina
Plisetskaya, Petukhov,

Maximova, Vasiliev

Le Baiser de la Fée
Yatsenko, Malakhov

Carmen Suite Ballet
Plisetskaya, Fadeyechv,

Barbieri, Ashmole, Bintley,

Fonteyn, Somes,
Ashton, MacMillan

Don Quixote
Ananiashvili, Fadeyechev
Don Quixote
Pavlova, Gordeev. others

Enchantress, The
Zyryanova, Stepanov, Korzhakova,

Fracci, Bortoluzzi, Razzi, Telloli

Gaîté Parisienne
Danilova, Franklin, Danielian

Tuisova, Rumyantsev

Kain, Augystyn

Nureyev, Fracci
Alonso, Vasiliev

Little Humpbacked Horse, The
Plisetskaya, Vasiliev

Lieutenant Kijé
Vasiliev, Struchkova

Marco Spada
Nureyev, Thesmar

Dolgushin, Smirnova, others

Murro, Sutera, Carbone

Semenyaka, Elagin

Rakes Progress
Morse, Katrak, Reeder, others

Kolpakova, Berezhnoi

Rite of Spring
Galimullin, Tsoi

Romeo and Juliet
Maximova, Vasiliev
Romeo and Juliet
Ulanova, Zhdanov

Plisetkskaya, Bogatirev

Sleeping Beauty
Nureyev, Tennant

Sleeping Beauty

Fonteyn, Somes, Ashton

Vasiliev, Bessmertnova, Liepa
Vasiliev, Maximova, Liepa

Stone Flower
Maximova, Vasiliev

Swan Lake
Ananiashvili, Fadeyechev
Swan Lake
Plisetskaya, Fadeyechev

Swan Lake
Plisetskaya, Bogatirev

Massine's Symphonie Fantastique
Erik Bruhn, Toni Lander,
and Stanley Williams
Royal Danish Ballet, 1948

Trapeze / Fragments of a Biography
Maximova, Vasiliev, Liepa,
Timofeyeva, Aleksei Fadeyechev,
and others.


The Stone Flower
VAI DVD 4411, $34.95

Gala 1979 performance by the Bolshoi of Prokofievís final ballet, starring Ekaterina Maximova and Vladimir Vasiliev. The strong supporting case includes Svetlana Adirkhaeva as The Mistress of the Copper Mountain and Vladimir Levashov as Severyan. The Bolshoi Theater Orchestra is under the direction of Alexander Kopilov. Bonus: Pas de Deux from Anyuta with Maximova and Daukayev.. Color, mono, 116 minutes.

Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Director: Valery Gorbatsevich
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich

Chapter Selection:

1. Prologue (4:39)
The Mistress of the Copper Mountain: Danila and his work

Act I
2. Scene 1 (6:56)
Danila in search of the flower • Scene and Duet of Katerina and Danila

3. Scene 2 (part I) (11:54)
Round Dance • Katerina bids farewell to her friends • The Girls’ Dance • Danila’s Dance • The unmarried men’s dance • Severyan’s Dance • Altercation over the malachite vase

4. Scene 2 (part II) (4:33)
Scene of Katerina and Danila • Danila’s Meditation

5. Scene 3 (3:25)
Danila enticed away by the Mistress of the Mountain: Duet of the Mistress and Danila

6. Scene 4 (15:19)
The Mistress shows Danila the treasures of the earth: Scene and Waltz of the Diamonds • Dance of the Russian precious stones • Waltz • Danila’s Monologue and the Mistress’ Reply • The Mistress shows Danila the stone flower

Act II
7. Scene 1 (8:03)
Scene and Katerina’s Dance (Thinking of Danila) • Severyan’s Arrival • “Where are you, sweet Danila?”

8. Scene 2 (28:04)
Ural Rhapsody • Russian Dance • Gypsy Dance • Severyan’s Dance • Solo of the Gypsy Girl and Coda • Katerina’s Appearance and Severyan’s Rage • The Appearance of the Mistress and Scene of Severyan transfixed to the earth • Severyan follows the Mistress • Severyan dies

9. Scene 1 (5:43)
Katerina sits by the fire and yearns for Danila • Scene and Dance of Katerina and the skipping of the Fire Spirit • Katerina follows the Fire Spirit

10. Scene 2 (22:17)
Scene of Danila and Duet with the Mistress • Danila tries to escape and is turned to stone • The Fire Spirit leads Katerina to Danila • Dialogue of Katerina and the Mistress • The Joy of the Reunion of Katerina and Danila • The Mistress presents gifts to Katerina and Danila

Produced by: Literature and Drama Department of Gosteleradio, 1979
Packaging, Design, and DVD Authoring © 2007 Video Artists International, Inc. (All Rights Reserved)

Pas de deux from ANYUTA (5:22)
Music by Valery Gavrilin
Choreography by Vladimir Vasiliev
Danced by Ekaterina Maximova & Marat Daukayev
Produced by Lenfilm for Gosteleradio, 1982
Complete ballet available as VAI DVD 4410

In 1959, Yuri Grigorovich recreated his successful 1957 Kirov staging of The Stone Flower for the Bolshoi Ballet. The new version became the acclaimed centerpiece of the Bolshoi’s first U.S. tour in that same year, featuring the stars of the premiere, Vladimir Vasiliev and Ekaterina Maximova as the lovers Danila and Katerina. Set to Prokofiev’s last score for the ballet, The Stone Flower is regarded by Russian dancers, choreographers and critics as one of the greatest of Russian ballets. The compelling libretto, set by the composer’s wife, derives from the book The Malachite Casket by P. Bazhov who based his stories on miners’ tales from the Ural Mountains.

The tale of The Stone Flower is fittingly melodramatic, replete with seduction, near-rape and a monstrous end for the villain who, in a theatrical tour de force, is literally sucked into the earth at the bidding of the Mistress of the Copper Mountain. In 1979, Maximova and Vasiliev were reunited for a gala performance at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater. Fortunately, the event was preserved for posterity and is seen here in its first home video release.

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