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Two Ballets by Hans Van Manen: Concertante / Black Cake

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Format:  DVD
sku:  LMT 9248D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 53 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 23, 2001
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: Image Entertainment
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Stereo - English

Entertainment Reviews:

Product Description:

Modern dance choreographer Hans van Manen infuses his pieces with a politics of sexual difference. The two pieces on this video, "Concertante" and "Black Cake," are both illuminating physical explorations of gender conventions and male-female relationships. Filmed at Munich's Prinzeregententheater, "Concertante" has male and female dancers posturing as upper-class ballroom goers, while "Black Cake" cultivates a tenser, more aggressive confrontation between the sexes.

Description by Image Entertainment:

One of the most exciting choreographers on the modern dance scene today, Hans van Manen's work is characterized by a supreme musicality and striking versatility. The ballets in this double bill, recorded under studio conditions at the Prinzregententheater in Munich, reflect his choreographic preoccupation with relationships between the sexes. In "Black Cake," the scene is a society party where elegantly dressed couples dance with each other, and van Manen plays with ballroom conventions, revealing a range of undercurrents in the relationships between men and women. Both humor and aggression are to be found in "Concertante," which generates an explosive tension in a succession of encounters between four male and four female dancers.


Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 38,333
  • UPC: 014381924824
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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