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DANCE TALES STORY BALLETS DVD 1 PRINCESS & THE PEA/THE WALRUS & THE CARPENTER
Take famous fairy tales - translate them into classical ballet, set them to well known classical music, add lots of video effects, stunning costumes, attractive ballet dancers plus a story teller to keep you up with the action. Magic!
DANCE TALES is made to be enjoyed by young and old. They are beautiful to look at and exciting to watch and feature colorful characters with really pretty princesses, handsome princes, animated peas, tea bags, assorted oysters, catchy tunes and attractive art work all brought together through the medium of dance.
DANCE TALES is a 'kidult' DVD series based on universal children's favorites
DANCE TALES STORY BALLET 1 features the ever popular PRINCESS & THE PEA by HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN and THE WALRUS & THE CARPENTER by LEWIS CARROLL.
Originally produced for the theatre these ballets for children and parents proved so popular with school holiday audiences that producer Janette Heffernan translated her highly original concept for the video market.
Dance Tales are the perfect introduction to the delights of classical ballet, classical music and fairy tales and there is no chance of being lost in the story for the narrator is there to keep you in the picture.
Janette Heffernan producer, has a delightful sense of the ridiculous - animated tea bags and rhythmic gym loving green peas seem perfectly at home in her productions.
The musical director Carl Doye is well known for his Music by Candle Light CD which featured on the Oprah Show as one of her 'favorite things'and means each accompaniment is appropriate and the best for each occasion.
Philip Chatfield who choreographed The Princess and the Pea was a Principal Soloist with The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden. Russell Kerr who choreographed The Walrus & The Carpenter is one of the foremost choreographers for The Royal New Zealand Ballet
First shown on TVNZ & BBC the program was a finalist for Best Edited Program at the LA Monitor Awards.
DVD 2, a double disc, features three ballets, Little Red Riding Hood by Charles Perrault, The Owl & The Pussycat by Edward Lear, and the Little Match Girl by Hans Andersen.
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DANCE TALES STORY BALLET 1 is protected by United States copyright law. Duplication, reproduction, alteration, television broadcast or cablecast, internet webcasting/filesharing, loaning for a fee, leasing, sublicensing to others, use for commercial purposes (i.e. charging admission), or use for public exhibition other than as expressly noted above is strictly prohibited without written permission from JAN MILA LTD NZ
'Best programmes TVNZ ever produced'LCM Saunders NZ Herald
'Highly recommended', 'Excellent stimulus for children's own story ballets' Dept of Education, Queensland Australia, Dance Curriculum Guide
Principal Dancers curtesy Royal New Zealand Ballet
Finalist - Best Edited Programme LA Monitor Awards for Techinical Excellence
Golden Rose of Montreux