A Midsummer Night’s Dream (ballet)

Check out video clips from A Midsummer Night’s Dream ballets based on the Shakespeare play:

 

Video Clip Details

Title of Clip: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Trailer
Title of Work: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn (Overture), others
Act and Scene: Montage
Date of Performance: April 2011
Location of Performance: Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Dancers: Boston Ballet Dance Company; John Lam, Misa Kuranaga, Jared Redick, Lia Cirio, Lorna Feijoo, Gabor Kapin, et. al.
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Conductor: Nir Kabaretti
Date published or posted online: Aug 31, 2010
Publisher: BostonBallet1963
Source URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5FCtVBxRvQ
More Info: Mikko Nissinen as Artistic Director. Overture composed by Felix Mendelssohn, with additional scores pulled by Balanchine. Filmed by ArtHaus Musik DVD.

 

 

 

Video Clip Details

Title of Clip: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Gwinnett Ballet Theatre
Title of Work: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Act and Scene: Montage
Date of Performance: March 2011
Location of Performance: Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, Duluth, GA
Dancers: Maggie Ellington, Paul Appleman, David Blumenthal, Jody Blevins, et. al.
Choreographer: Thom Clower
Conductor: Predrag Gosta
Date published or posted online:  Mar 5, 2011
Publisher: pointedvd
Source URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpCU-PRlnAI
More Info: film from Pointe DVD
 

 

 

Video Clip Details

Title of Clip: Minnesota Ballet – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Title of Work: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Act and Scene: Montage
Date of Performance: March 2011
Location of Performance: University of Minnesota-Duluth’s Marshall Performing Arts Center, Duluth, MN
Dancers: Minnesota Ballet Company, local children performed as sprites and pixies
Choreographer: Robert Gardner
Conductor: Jack Bowman
Date published or posted online:  Mar 30, 2011
Publisher: Minnesota Ballet
Source URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67DJjlaKfJQ
More Info: Performance sponsored by North Shore Bank of Commerce; grants from the John T. and Elizabeth C. Adams Arts Fund of the Duluth superior Area Community Foundation, and Minnesota Power Foundation.

 

 

 

Video Clip Details

Title of Clip: Dancer’s Commentary-A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Title of Work: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Act and Scene: Montage
Date of Performance: April 2014
Location of Performance: Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle, WA
Dancers: Carla Körbes, Ezra Thomson; PNB Company
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Conductor: Emil de Cou, Allan Dameron
Date published or posted online:  Apr 7, 2011
Publisher: Pacific Northwest Ballet
Source URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7SmMDIjddE
More Info: A performance by the Pacific Northwest Ballet; video clip of dance rehearsal featuring Carla Körbes as Tatiana and Ezra Thomson in a donkey head as Bottom

 

 

 

Video Clip Details

Title of Clip: PNB’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream-Hippolyta
Title of Work: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Act and Scene: Montage
Date of Performance: April 2014
Location of Performance: Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle, WA
Dancers: Ariana Lallone, Brittany Reid, PNB Company
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Conductor: Emil de Cou, Allan Dameron
Date published or posted online:  Apr 1, 2011
Publisher: Pacific Northwest Ballet
Source URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5LCyNS2KaY
More Info: A performance by the Pacific Northwest Ballet; video clip of Hippolyta dancers practicing in rehearsal

 

 

 

Video Clip Details

Title of Clip: Developing Character Through Dance in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
Title of Work: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Date of Interview: March, 2013
Location of Interview: Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, Kansas City, MO
Dancers: Kansas City Ballet Company; Tempe Ostergen, Anthony Krutzkamp. Artistic Director William Whitener
Choreographer: William Whitener
Date published or posted online: March 11, 2013
Publisher: KCUR 89.3
Source URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IauWRpXGdnY
More info:  Principle dancers and Artistic Director from Kansas City Ballet discussing the development of characters in the ballet


For other examples of dancing in Shakespeare plays, those of his contemporaries, and Shakespeare-inspired performances see our YouTube channel: ShakespeareAndDance at http://www.youtube.com/user/ShakespeareAndDance.


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