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The Art of Lauren Cuthbertson

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Genres: Arts, Ballet
Plot Synopsis:

A stunning set showcasing the artistry of Lauren Cuthbertson through five beautiful ballets.

Since joining The Royal Ballet in 2002, Lauren Cuthbertson has become a much-loved member of the company and this special boxed set showcases why – combining five outstanding performances by one of the world’s leading ballerinas.

This collection includes two iconic roles she created for The Royal Ballet: the fun-filled, eponymous Alice (“the part she was born to play.”The Daily Telegraph), in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; and Jacqueline du Pré in the biographical work The Cellist by Cathy Marston. The latter is paired with Frederick Ashton’s delightful The Two Pigeons in a new collection created especially for this box. Finally, two all-time classics feature Lauren as the Sugar-Plum Fairy in Peter Wright’s magical production of The Nutcracker, and then as a heart-breaking Juliet in Kenneth MacMillan’s signature work, Romeo and Juliet.
“What a treat this is…” – MusicWeb International (Alice)

“…seamless, naturalistic, and musically attentive dance acting…” – New York Times (Romeo and Juliet)

“…fresh and reinvigorated…” – The Stage ***** (The Nutcracker)

“This piece truly shines…” – Sunday Express ***** (The Cellist)

“…more than mere choreography.” – The Daily Express **** (The Two Pigeons)


Extra features:
- Introduction to The Nutcracker
- Peter Wright at 90
- Documentary: Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet
- Sword Fighting: Sharp Points and Pirouettes
- BBC Documentary: ‘Being Alice’
- Why The Royal Ballet love performing The Cellist
- Introduction to The Two Pigeons
- Exploring the choreography of The Two Pigeons with Darcey Bussell, Lesley Collier and Lauren Cuthbertson
- Cast galleries

Contents:

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
- Alice: Lauren Cuthbertson
- Jack/The Knave of Hearts: Sergei Polunin
- Lewis Carrol/The White Rabbit: Edward Watson
- Mother/The Queen of Hearts: Zenaida Yanowsky
- Mad Hatter: Steven Macrae
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Director: Christopher Wheeldon
Designer: Bob Crowley

Romeo and Juliet
- Romeo: Federico Bonelli
- Juliet: Lauren Cuthbertson
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Director: Kenneth MacMillan

The Nutcracker
- The Sugar Plum Fairy: Lauren Cuthbertson
- The Prince: Federico Bonelli
- Clara: Francesca Hayward
- Hans Peter/The Nutcracker: Alexander Campbell
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
Director: Peter Wright

The Cellist / The Two Pigeons
- The Cellist: Lauren Cuthbertson
- The Instrument: Marcelino Sambé
- The Conductor: Matthew Ball
- The Young Girl: Lauren Cuthbertson
- The Young Man: Vadim Muntagirov
Solo cello: Hetty Snell
Conductor: Andre Molino (The Cellist)
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth (The Two Pigeons)

  • Release Details
    Release Date: July 22nd, 2022
    Movie Release Year: 2021
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Opus Arte
  • Technical Specs
    Length:526 Minutes
    Specs:4 x Blu-ray Discs
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080i AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.78:1
    Audio Formats:DTS-HD MA 5.1
    LPCM 2.0