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McGregor: Three Ballets (Chroma / Infra / Limen) [Blu-ray] [Import]

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Product Details

  • Format: Classical, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, German, Spanish
  • Region: Region B/2
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Opus Arte
  • Release Date: April 26 2011
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • ASIN: B004LWG3Z4

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Contemporary at Its Best Oct. 8 2011
By danrubin06 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Wayne McGregor's Triple Bill for the Royal Ballet is an exciting, intriguing, and intellectual sampling of the best of contemporary ballet. Enjoyable to both newcomers and ballet fans alike, the three works are something of the extraordinary. At first glance, these ballets are little more than hyperactive and seemingly random movement. However, the way the ballet reflects the music is alone something to marvel at.
Chroma, the first ballet in the program, is by far the most well-known. Winning several awards in 2007, the ballet, McGregor says, represents "a freedom from white." The set itself is a work of genius, a minimalistic white box that covers the Royal Opera House stage and features an ever-changing aperture in the back, from which dancers enter and exit. The music is very diverse, featuring Joby Talbot and orchestrations of the band, The White Stripes. The choreography and dancers are phenomenal, representing hypersexuality, homosexuality, and interracial love, all on the backdrop of our modern, monochrome world.
Infra, also having won several awards, is (to paraphrase McGregor) 'the idea of inferences of the human condition.' With tearful and touching choreography, Infra sheds light on the range of emotions individuals can procure. After displaying their emotion, they walk back into the pedestrian-esque march of people. The backdrop for this ballet is also especially unique, a strip of projectors that omit small white lights that draw pedestrians in various speeds, showing the monotony of our world.
Limen, the final ballet, 'explores the thresholds of dancers in relationship to light and music.' Omnipresent throughout the ballet are timers ticking randomly, with a beautiful and diverse cello concerto.
All of the dancers, the music, backdrops, and choreography are remarkable. Although watching the DVD in one sitting without knowing exactly what to expect and make the entire three ballets somewhat dry, separately, they are even more appreciable. After having seen this DVD several times, I still find new nuances in the dancers and choreography that I hadn't previously noticed. Also available on this DVD are introductions to each ballet, which prove useful for the choreographer's initial setting of each. I recommend this ballet to both newcomers and lovers of contemporary ballet.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Contemporary Ballet at its Best Sept. 29 2011
By Sarynka - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
This DVD is fantastic because, if nothing else, it really is a great introduction for anyone into the world of contemporary ballet. Wayne McGregor has reached a great deal of popularity, and choreographing these three ballets was perhaps the best decision he's made. I am particularly attracted to Chroma. This particular DVD includes an introduction before each ballet, where McGregor discusses its creation and underlying ideas (which I love!). Chroma's flowing, bold, and very sensual movements fit the supremely fascinating music perfectly. His decision to create skin tone costumes and play with the idea of tonality works perfectly, and turns already beautiful choreography into ideas that get your mind working. Overall, a wonderful DVD, and I would recommend it even if it was only just Chroma that was included. The recording quality/filming is great, and the addition of intros by the choreographer make it all the better. What a delight!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the BEST Oct. 2 2011
By David G. Mona - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Having a LARGE collection of dance films and movies, this one is One of my Favorites. INFRA is one of the BEST pieces I've seen on film. Choreography is EXCELLENT and the dancers are VERY good!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Infra is my Favorite ... Feb. 3 2013
By northkona - Published on Amazon.com
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One thing about McGregor, nobody could be confused about who choreographed these dances. The moves in each have a lot of elements in common, the stamp of McGregor is all over them. I don't think I've seen men move in quite this way before ... it's intriguing, and that's an aspect I noticed immediately. The costumes have a lot to do with redirecting the way we might view men in motion. Some great choices in music, my favorite of the three is Infra.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome and Inspiring April 6 2013
By Kompanyx - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Wayne McGregor is a movement genius. I have seen several of his works and come away inspired each time. His work takes me on an emotional roller coaster; I experience the entire spectrum of emotions when I witness his works. I can't wait for "Borderlands," his commission for the San Francisco Ballet, to come to DVD.

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