DVD Only (D2027) - $19.99 Through the testimony of those closest to Nureyev, this program tells the compelling and hitherto untold story of his last years. It is a documentary about one man's creative vision, a genius trapped in a dying body. Above all, it shows one man's desperate struggle to transcend the confines of mortality, doing what he loved most – dancing.
60 mins. (1999) DVD - Region 1
The Nutcracker Video
DVD (D1429) - $29.99 Fantasy and magic are the essential ingredients of The Nutcracker, and Tchaikovsky's imaginative score helps bring to life the fantasy world of E.T.A. Hoffmann's enchanting story of The Nutcracker and The Mouse King. Gennady Rozhdestvensky is the guest conductor who …”drew ravishing playing from this most ravishing of Tchaikovsky's ballet scores.” (Guardian)
Though the original scenario for The Nutcracker was considered to be fatally flawed, this magical work has survived to become one of the firmest favorites in the ballet repertory. This new production by Artistic Director of Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet, Peter Wright, with the help of Tchaikovsky ballet expert, Roland John Wiley, attempts to rescue from far-flung archives surviving evidence of the original Ivanov/Sergueyev staging, combined with some captivating modern stage effects.