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Anastasia: The Royal Ballet (Simon Hewett) (2016)

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Kenneth MacMillan choreographs this live performance of Tchaikovsky's work by The Royal Ballet recorded at the Royal Opera House in London. Natalia Osipova performs the title role with the supporting the cast including Marianela Nuñez, Federico Bonelli, Edward Watson, Thiago Soares and Christina Arestis, with Simon Hewett conducting the Royal Opera House Orchestra. An identity crisis, a nation in full revolt. 'Anastasia' is a detector ballet that deals with one of the great mysteries in the history of the twentieth century, only recently it revealed.
At the height of the Russian Revolution the royal family was executed, but later appeared unexpectedly a young woman, apparently a survivor of the royal family, a princess: the Grand Duchess Anastasia. Known as "Anna Anderson", the princess could not remember the past and is therefore presumed that it was a fraud. Many wanted to forget the massacre and the Revolution; many believed, or hoped, that a princess could have survived that a trace of the old world was still there this...One of the first creations of Kenneth MacMillan when he became director of the Royal Ballet in 1970, Anastasia is a dramatic and disturbing research into the nightmare of memory and identity of Anna. Through the music of Tchaikovsky and Martinu, we projected in the events leading to the murder of a family of Anna and confused dreams - or in his memoirs. A demanding psychological challenge for the star dancer, who in this production is the étoile Natalia Osipova, and a rare opportunity to see a major ballet of a great choreographer.
British Films, Music & Musicals, Performing Arts, Special Interest
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