The Firebird - National Ballet of Canada, 2003
Title: The Firebird
Location: National Ballet of Canada
Media Download Available: Digital Video (DVD)
Quality & Size: Excellent/ Professional (828 MB)
Duration: 55 minutes
Details: The Firebird is an exciting one-hour dance special based on the mystical Russian folktale of enchantment and love and is set to Stravinsky’s fantastical ballet score. This adaption of James Kudelka’s masterpiece for the stage combines classical ballet with magical visual effects. Kudelka’s choreography is by turns elegant, virtuosic but always passionate and musically evocative. The Firebird features the top dancers from the internationally renowned National Ballet of Canada and the soloists, including the great Greta Hodgkinson (nominated for the Prix Benois de la Danse in 2000) in the title role, Aleksandar Antonijevic as Prince Ivan, Rebekah Rimsay as Princess Vasilisa, and the unforgettable Rex Harrington as Kastchei the Demon. Music performed by The Kirov Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Greta Hodgkinson, Aleksandar Antonijevic, Rebekah Rimsay, Rex Harrington, Victoria Bertram, Ryan Boorne, Tomas Schramek, Hazaros Surmeyan, Lorna Geddes, and more.