Suggested YouTube Ballet Videos

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In ballet, a pas de deux (French for step or dance for two) is a duet with a man and a woman.  Here is am Alessandra Ferri pas de duex from Die Kameliendame or "La Dame aux Camelias." www.youtube.com/watch Alessandra Ferri dances to a guitar transposition of the Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite #1 in G major.   (Choreography by Heinz Spoerli. Direction by  Fabrizio Ferri)  http://ww.youtube .com/watch
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This a  3 minute video of Polina Semionova.  She was born in Moscow in 1984 and is now a classical ballet dancer and Principal with the Berlin Staatsoper Ballet. She is regarded as a Prima Ballerina and is one of the youngest dancers to achieve this particular kind of recognition. Studying at the Bolshoi School in Moscow, Russia, she won awards in the ballet competitions; including a gold medal at the Moscow Inter- national Ballet Com- petition, First Prize at the Vaganova-Prix Ballet Competition in Saint Petersburg, and Junior Prize at the Nagoya  Ballet Competition.   Click here to see Polina Semionova's elegant and wonderfully expressive classical style. Watch this video to see one the world’s most exquisitely accomplished dancers, Alesandra Ferri, at her best.   She seems to have it all – gorgeous lines, beautiful elevation in all her jumps, high leg extensions, and strong, powerful, multiple pirouettes!  She dances here with partner Angel Corella in choreographer Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet based on William Shakespeare's play. The ballet music is by the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev.  Music from the ballet was extracted by Prokofiev as  three suites for orchestra and as a 10 piece piano work. Click here to see the  4:43 video or click below to see an extended video
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Polina Semionova dances in a 2005 New Year's concert in Vienna with Vladmir Malakhov.  Click to see classical Vienna  This is an extended Alesandra Ferri Romeo and Juliet video. Click to see Alessandra with Angel Corella
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The Anaheim Ballet has a number of interesting videos. Click on on this link and then maximize the screen. (To get rid of the add at the bottom just click on the "X".   This wonderful Anaheim Ballet video has a short profile of an cute, energetic young dancer. "Tiny Dancer"  
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