The Four Seasons
This ballet, set to Vivaldi's celebrated score, describes the four seasons in a man's life - from the exuberance and the vigor of youth in "Spring" to the resignation and compassion of old age in "Winter". The Four Seasons features dancers from the National Ballet of Canada and stars Principal Dancer, Rex Harrington, who has garnered critical raves from the international press for his dynamic style, and his charismatic sensuality. The New York Times has labeled him the ultimate "matinee idol", and he has been compared to such superstars as dancer Rudolph Nureyev and screen actor James Dean. The music is performed by Pinchas Zuckerman on solo violin with members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra.
"This is an excellent video, combining the highest level of artistry in both the dancing and the music." - American Music Teacher
"Nothing replaces the thrill of live dance in the theatre, but director Barbara Willis Sweete comes pretty close with her spine-shiveringly good film." - The Toronto Star
"It's brilliant, sexy television... Here, the camera glides and slides in and around the dancers...You're left giddy with the colour and kinetics." - The (Toronto) Globe and Mail
- Theatre Company
- Dancers of The National Ballet of Canada
- Parental rating
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- 45 minutes
- Original language
- In theaters
- Category / Genre
- Barbara Willis Sweete
- The National Arts Centre Orchestra
- James Kudelka
- Antonio Vivaldi
- Pinchas Zukerman
- Rex Harrington, Chan Hon Goh, Greta Hodgkinson, Martine Lamy, Victoria Bertram, Jeremy Ransom, Pinchas Zukerman (solo violin)
- The Bronze Plaque - Columbus International Film Festival; Nominated for Golden Rose - Montreux; Best Independent Canadian Production - Banff Television Festival, Finalist - The New York Festivals; Sixth International Widescreen Festival; Best Performance in a Performing Arts Program or Series - Gemini Awards
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