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'Video Finds' — Dance

Here is a selection of Clive's 'Video Finds' in the category 'Dance'. Click on any thumbnail to view its video; follow its text link to read Clive's introduction.

The Girl Hunt, closing number from the 1953 musical The Band Wagon

Featured video: Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse dance "The Girl Hunt", the jazz ballet at the end of Vincente Minnelli's 1953 musical comedy for MGM, The Band Wagon.

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Carlos Saura’s “Carmen”

From Carlos Saura's 1983 movie set in a flamenco dance school, this clip features the troupe rehearsing their show's tobacco-factory scene. Principal dancers in the film are Antonio Gades, who wrote the stage show and did all the choreography, and Laura del Sol.

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Alessandra Ferri dances to classical guitar accompaniment by Sting

Prima Ballerina Assoluta Alessandra Ferri dances to J S Bach's Prelude from Cello Suite No.1 in G major, played on classical guitar by 'Sting' (Gordon Sumner). Choreography by Heinz Spoerli, direction Fabrizio Ferri, 2006.

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Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" : Juliet (Alessandra Ferri) dances with her unwelcome suitor Paris (Bryan Hewison)
The 2000 Teatro alla Scala (Milan) production of Prokofiev's ballet, choreography by Kenneth MacMillian.

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"Romeo and Juliet", the 1984 Royal Ballet production
Here Alessandra Ferri dances the balcony pas de deux with Wayne Eagling in the role of Romeo, at Covent Garden in 1984.

"Romeo and Juliet", La Scala 2000
The balcony scene again, this time with Ángel Corella as Romeo, at La Scala, Milan in 2000.

Romeo and Juliet, Covent Garden 1984"
The bedroom scene from the 1984 London production. Ferri and Eagling.

Romeo and Juliet, La Scala 2000Title
The bedroom scene, as interpreted by Ferri and Corella in the 2000 Milan production.

R & J (Prokofiev/MacMillan) again, Royal Ballet
The final scene, the death of Juliet. Alessandra Ferri and Wayne Eagling.

R & J (Prokofiev/MacMillan), La Scala
The tragic final scene of MacMillan's ballet in this 2000 Italian production, with Ángel Corella's Romeo and Alessandra Ferri as Juliet.

Tango "Para Dos", Osvaldo Zotto & Lorena Ermocida
Tango maestro Zotto and Lorena Ermocida dance to Pugliese's "Para Dos" at the Ideal, Buenos Aires in 2005.

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Tango "Naranjo En Flor", Osvaldo Zotto and Lorena Ermocida
Osvaldo and Lorena dance to Expósito's "Naranjo En Flor" at the Milonga "Salon Canning", August 2005.

Tango "Nochero Soy", Osvaldo Zotto and Lorena Ermocida
Osvaldo Zotto and Lorena Ermocida dance Pugliese's "Nochero Soy" in 2002.

Tango "Tu, el cielo e tu", Osvaldo Zotto and Milena Plebs
Osvaldo Zotto and Milena Plebs dance "Tu, el cielo e tu" at the "Tango con las Estrellas" Festival at Palacio Paz in Buenos Aires, 2009.