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Nederlands Dans theater Celebrates Jiri Kylian (Bilingual) [Import]

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  • Format: Classical, Color, DVD-Video, Subtitled, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English, German, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch
  • Region: All RegionsAll Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Arthaus Musik
  • Release Date: Oct. 30 2007
  • Run Time: 128 minutes
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  • ASIN: B000VKW6OW
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa76dfae0) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
By Sean - Published on
I purchased this DVD with great expectations. I love to watch dances, especially the ones choregraphed by Jilian, performed by NDT in particular. However, this DVD was a bit disappointing. I think the director was trying to do *too much*. There are way too frequent special effects and camera view point changes, which actually ruins the *essence* of dance, in my humble opinion. It wasn't bad, but just not as exciting as the other Jilian DVDs I purchased..
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa47bf990) out of 5 stars Kylian King June 8 2009
By Jordi Ribot - Published on
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Very nice DVD.

combines three pieces, one of each company of NDT. The principals dance Bella Figura, one of the most beautiful peaces of art i've ever seen. NDT3, formed by elder dansers above 40, dance a humoristic piece with more of performance than dance in it, ad NDT2, the young company that tends to explore new limits of contemporary/classical dance, dance sleepless, also a piece that shocks thanks to the language of Kylian.

The thee choreografies are very well accompanied by interviews with Kylian, that was a very nice surprise for me when i got the package.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa47bfdbc) out of 5 stars Jiri Kylian - NDT Feb. 14 2013
By Anne O. - Published on
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While it is always better to see dance in a live performance, this is the next best thingl Bella Figura was recently produced by the Boston Ballet and they did a wonderful job. I've not seen Birthday live and is in Kylian's romp mode (clever choreography) and I've only seen Sleepless excerpts on YouTube, but having the DVD is fabulous to relive special moments you can't do at a live performance.
HASH(0xa47bfdd4) out of 5 stars Interesting Work from the Netherlands Nov. 5 2015
By drkhimxz - Published on
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I write only as a viewer who watches dance only as an 'amateur'. My only live experience with it, aside from various forms of tap dancing and chorus lines, was a couple of years with season tickets to watch Balanchine. I was interested and entertained by the three dances performed for this disc. As one reviewer has pointed out, one with the "senior" group whom he supervises is more a somewhat active skit than anything else, although the meaning is rather more clouded than were those we use to see on television's Bob Hope, Jack Benny, &etc. shows. The heart of the disc are the two others. The setting is pretty much like your average High School or College Gym in which a group of young men and women in their tightly fitted work suits (although some of the men and women have occasion to put on skirts) are going through series of intricate body movements at various speeds, from excruciatingly slow to lightning fast, both alone and in intimate contact with another. There is none of the flowing grace of the traditional ballet, nor the costumes and scenery. What one does get to see are how almost inhumanly slim both sexes are and, for the bare chested men, how the skeletal structure of their chests and back are part of the show. Kylian does try to enlighten the viewer as to his intentions in a brief interview accompanying each of the three may, or likely, may not, see much relationship between his words and the action on stage. I say these things so that viewers who still expect the customary context for ballet, the wonderful scenery and costume, the graceful flow of bodies, the interweaving of the dominant female with the subordinate male, save when he is given leave to turn incredible leaps about the stage, will know that they will not find them here. On the other hand, those who take a neutral stance toward variations in style, may well get the same pleasure as I did from observing the patterns of physical interaction and individual....contortion? Oh, yes, those interested, will find some confirmation of what I saw once on a film about an American ballet school associated with a major company....a very ambitious and apparently skilled dancer was shown being rejected from further study because she would never be successful with her curvaceous body and clearly defined breasts. In the first ballet on the disc one can see for oneself some verification of the statement....although I have no idea whether the intervening years between then and now (and between the date of these performances and today) have altered the situation perceptibly. In brief then, these are not in the style that once dominated formal dance, if you want to stick with the wonderful work done in that manner, this is not for you. On the other hand, if you are open, even as a stranger (as am I) to some of the contemporary variations, these might well provide an enjoyable evening.
HASH(0xa47bfdf8) out of 5 stars Danza misteriosa y atrayente July 16 2012
By Miguelo - Published on
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Pocas veces se presenta la oportunidad de adquirir productos como este DVD. La grabación es perfecta en todo sentido. La danza en sí es muy profesional pero sobre todo artística y logra comunicar los mensajes propuestos por el coreógrafo. Recomiendo sobre todo a los estudiantes de danza tener este CD. Pienso que es una verdadera escuela.
Jiri Kylian es un artista increíble, gran creador y original.