Winter Dreams is a poetic distillation of emotions and incidents from Anton Chekhov's play, Three Sisters. It is unequivocally a masterpiece, revealing the intricate relationships of the characters who are trapped in a stultifying provincial atmosphere.
Based on Anton Chekhov’s play, Three Sisters, Kenneth MacMillan’s one-act ballet is unequivocally a masterpiece, revealing as it does the intricate relationship of the characters trapped in the stultifying atmosphere of a Russian provincial town at the turn of the 20th century. In this studio recording, Darcey Bussell dances the role of Masha, the sister married to a boring, worthy schoolteacher, danced by Anthony Dowell, and drawn into an adulterous affair with Colonel Vershinin, danced with passionate intensity and thrilling virtuosity by Irek Mukhamedov.
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A documentary portrait of the influential British choreographer, Kenneth MacMillan, with extracts from many of his ballets including The Burrow, Romeo and Juliet, Gloria, Manon and The Prince of the Pagodas.