Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Friday, 30 January 2015

Dancers, Take a Breather and Watch some Class Acts!

Ballet students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland don't have to rely on YouTube clips - we subscribe to streamed audio and video through Alexander Street Press.
This month they have added more video of ballets for you to stream, so sit down, take the weight off your legs and enjoy ...

Dance in Video Volume II: 19 titles (14 hours)

  • Romeos et Juliettes (Windrose). In the first hip hop ballet of Romeo and Juliet, with 7 hip hop dancers, 1 circus performer and 1 actor, director Sebastian Lefran├žois revisits iconic scenes of the original play. The electronic music created by Vincent Artaud is superimposed on original symphony music by Laurent Couson.
  • Romeo and Juliet (Opus Arte). Given its premiere by The Royal Ballet in 1965 with Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn dancing the title roles, Kenneth MacMillans first full-evening ballet has become a signature work for the Company, enjoying great popularity around the world. Although The Royal Ballet has performed Romeo and Juliet over 400 times, each performance and pairing is subtly different and Lauren Cuthbertson and Federico Bonelli are utterly captivating in the title roles.
  • Extended Interview with Bill T. Jones (MacNeil-Lehrer Productions). An interview with Bill T. Jones about his work as a dancer and choreographer.
We are the very helpful Whittaker Library at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - all our web resources are listed on the RCS website Library and IT pages, and also on Moodle and Mahara.  Ask if you need to know more!

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