compilations or telecasts
starring various artists:

The Astonishing Moiseyev
Dance Co., Vol 1 & 2

Moiseyev: His World of Dance

Vincente Fernández 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.


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Spartacus (Khachaturian)
VAI DVD 4495 $34.95

is one of Aram Khachaturian’s most popular works. Based on events surrounding the Third Servile War, the scenario follows the exploits of the leader of a slave uprising against the Romans. Although the work was premiered in Leningrad in 1956, it was the 1968 Bolshoi production, choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich and starring Vladimir Vasiliev, that achieved the greatest acclaim for the ballet. This DVD presents a complete live performance of that production, featuring the stars who made it famous. 137 min., Black & white, mono, 4:3, All regions.

Ballet in Three Acts
Music by Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)
Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich (b. 1927)

Vladimir Vasiliev (Spartacus) • Ekaterina Maximova (Phrygia)
Maris Liepa (Crassus) • Nina Timofeyeva (Aegina)

The Bolshoi Ballet and the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and Chorus
Algis Zhuraitis, conductor
Live Performance, 1970

Synopsis and Chapter Selection

Act I
[1] After an orchestral prelude, [2] the curtain rises to show the Roman consul Crassus returning to Rome from his latest conquests in a triumphal procession. Among his captives are the Thracian king Spartacus and his wife Phrygia. [3-4] Spartacus laments his captivity and bids a bitter farewell to Phrygia, who is taken off to join Crassus’ harem of concubines. [5] The scene moves to an orgy at the palace of Crassus. [6] To amuse his entourage, Crassus orders Spartacus to be blindfolded and sent into the gladiatorial ring where he is forced to kill a close friend. [7] Horrified at his deed, Spartacus incites his fellow captives to rebellion.

Act II
[8] The escaped captives, encamped along the Appian Way, celebrate their freedom. [9] Spartacus and Phrygia are reunited. [10-12] Crassus entertains the Roman patricians with a lavish entertainment, attended by Aegina, who has long dreamed of seducing Crassus and gaining power over him. [13] Spartacus and his men disrupt the orgy. [14] Spartacus challenges Crassus to a duel and Crassus is defeated.

[15] Crassus, tormented by his disgrace, is prodded by Aegina to take revenge. [16] Aegina discovers Spartacus’s camp and observes the lovers emerging from their tent the next morning. [17] Spartacus and Phrygia dance the famous Adagio. [18] Their serenity is broken by news that Crassus’ forces, set on by Aegina, are approaching the camp. Spartacus rallies his own men in defense, but some resist and threaten to abandon him. [19] Aegina infiltrates the ranks of those inclined to abandon Spartacus. She seduces them with wine and erotic dances, setting them up for their capture by Crassus upon his arrival in the camp. [20-21] Crassus and his army enter the camp and battle with Spartacus, who is killed. [22] Spartacus’ loyal followers recover his body and carry it off while Phrygia leads the mourning.

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