DVD The Merry Widow Ballet

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DVD The Merry Widow Ballet

Post by smitty1931 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:21 pm

This DVD was recently released and I recommend it to anyone the least interested in Ballet. The production is first class, the music sparkles. One poster recently called Ballet nothing but sweaty bodies engaged in gymnastics, nothing could be further from the truth in the case of this delightful ballet.The two leads are as handsome as movie stars. Kultur D4529

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Re: DVD The Merry Widow Ballet

Post by HoustonDavid » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:20 pm

Most of the former Marines I know wouldn't be caught dead going to a ballet or the opera,
but then again I'm not your average former Marine. I have a couple of ballet DVDs and films
about ballet, and enjoy them very much. I will look for this one. Ballet is certainly not some
sweaty gymnasts gallumphing around the stage in time to - often recorded - music, at least
in low-budget local productions. I was lucky enough to be invited by a lovely "older" woman
- she was probably in her late 20's to my callow 19 - to see Dame Margot Fonteyn when she
was in Vancouver, B.C., in 1958, doing "Giselle" as I recall. Don't know what happened to my
beautiful escort, but it was a great introduction to a lovely art form.
"May You be born in interesting (maybe confusing?) times" - Chinese Proverb (or Curse)

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