American Ballet Theatre PBS DVD

Last Updated on December 10, 2021 by ellen

American Ballet Theatre PBS DVDWhen I was a little girl, my mother enrolled me in ballet classes. I was very shy and I’m sure that she thought she was helping. Unfortunately, in addition to being very shy, I was also very uncoordinated. I gave it my best shot – probably because she made me go – until I learned that we would have to perform in front of the parents. At which point I promptly refused to ever go back again. I never lost my love for ballet. I just realized I’d never be a ballerina. 

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American Ballet Theatre PBS DVD

American Ballet Theatre is a classical ballet company based in New York. It was founded in 1937 and is one of the world’s leading classical ballet companies. American Ballet Theatre A History on PBS is a 75-year history of the American Ballet Theatre from its earliest days to the height when it became one of the most respected dance companies in the world.

This DVD will let you look inside the American Ballet Theatre.  You will be able to see archival photos and footage from people like Agnes de Mille and Mikhail Baryshnikov plus you’ll be able to watch live performances in Paris and Havana.

I didn’t realize that there were different styles of ballet and I really enjoyed watching the classical ballet performances. I also learned about the history of ballet and that it was originally a masculine art in the court of Louis XIV. You will also learn about the differences between how the Russian ballet was performed and how it was performed in the United States.

I truly found the American Ballet Theatre PBS DVD fascinating not only for the gorgeous costumes, choreography, and music but also for all of the histories I learned. I had no idea that so much history was tied to ballet.

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE: A HISTORY” will be available on DVD July 14. The DVD has a run time of approximately 104 minutes and an SRP of $24.99. The program will also be available for digital download.

You may also enjoy Shakespeare Uncovered.

Buy American Ballet Theatre: A History today

14 thoughts on “American Ballet Theatre PBS DVD

  1. I love watching ballerinas dance – they are so eloquent and poised. I’m too clumsy to have every done that. I bet that DVD will make young girls want to try it.

  2. I love watching ballet. I have a few fitness DVD that show what they go through to train and it looks grueling. I still do many of the ballet exercises and they work!

    I love classical music so listening to that and watching ballet is just about my idea of a perfect way to relax. This looks lovely.

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