Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina Assoluta (DVD)
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Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina Assoluta (DVD)

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A compilation of performances from 1963 to 1985 that includes many of Alonso's most celebrated roles, from Giselle, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Coppélia, Romeo & Juliet, and others. She is joined by members of her company, The Ballet Nacional de Cuba. Bonuses include a portion of the Black Swan pas de deux from the CBC (with Igor Youskevitch, 1958) and from The Bell Telephone Hour, the Pas de Quatre (with Melissa Hayden, Nora Kaye & Mia Slavenska, 1960).
Color/B&W, 74 minutes, 4:3, All regions

Swan Lake: Black Swan Pas de Deux
Music: Tchaikovsky / Choreography: Alicia Alonso, after Petipa
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Azari Plisetsky, Hugo Guffanti (1968)

Romeo & Juliet: Bedroom Scene
Music: Berlioz / Choreography: Alberto Alonso
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Azari Plisetsky (1970)

Giselle: Act II Pas de Deux
Music: Adam / Choreography: Alicia Alonso, after Coralli & Perrot
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Azari Plisetsky (1963)

Coppélia: Dr Coppélius and the Doll (Swanilda)
Music: Delibes / Choreography: Alicia Alonso (after the original by Arthur Saint-Léon and the version by Marius Petipa)
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, José Parés (1968)

Don Quixote: Act III Pas de Deux
Music: Minkus / Choreography: Alicia Alonso, after Petipa & Obukhov
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Azari Plisetsky (1968)

Pas de Quatre
Music: Pugni / Choreography: Alicia Alonso, after Perrot
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Mirta Plá, Loipa Araújo, Aurora Bosch (1968)

La Fille Mal Gardée: Lisette Keeps Her Love a Secret
Music: Hertel / Choreography: Alicia Alonso, after Dauberval
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, José Parés and Alberto Méndez (1968)

Oedipus Rex: Bedroom Scene
Music: Brouwer / Choreography: Alicia Alonso & Jorge Lefebre
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Jorge Esquivel (1971)

La Peri
Music: Burgmüller / Choreograhy: Alberto Méndez
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Jorge Esquivel (1985)

Carmen Suite: Variations & Habanera
Music: Shchedrin, after Bizet / Choreography: Alberto Alonso
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Azari Plisetsky (1968)

All with Ballet National de Cuba
National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
Manuel Duchesne Cuzán, conductor

Bonus Black Swan Pas de Deux (First Adagio)
Music: Tchaikovsky / Choreography: Petipa
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Igor Youskevitch
Orchestre de Radio-Canada, Jean Beaudet
December 4, 1958

Pas de Quatre
Music: Pugni / Choreography: Anton Dolin, after Perrot
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Melissa Hayden, Nora Kaye, Mia Slavenska
Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra, Donald Voorhees
April 1, 1960