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Complete Cecchetti Method: the first time on DVD

Author: Opus Arte

The complete Cecchetti Method on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time, demonstrated by some of today’s leading dancers.

  • James Hay | Copyright: © Andrej Uspenski

    James Hay © Andrej Uspenski

  • Diane van Schoor | Copyright: © Brian Slater

    Diane van Schoor © Brian Slater

Maestro Cav. Enrico Cecchetti (1850–1928) devised his method of training based on sound theoretical and anatomical principles. The Cecchetti Method hinges on a programme set over six days of the week, highlighting the rigorous demands and versatility required to be a professional dancer. Precision and speed of footwork, development of terre-à-terre and batterie technique are key aspects of this virtuoso training method.

The Enrico Cecchetti Diploma is the culmination of the study of the Cecchetti Method. It is designed for professional dancers and there is no equivalent in any other system of training. The Diploma has never before been filmed in its entirety as a heritage, educational project.

In this film, the dancers are instructed via discussion on background and various versions of the exercises and perform all the studies which today make up the Diploma syllabus. Introduced by Dame Darcey Bussell DBE.

Genre Ballet
Recording date 2018
Producer Ross MacGibbon
Duration 220 minutes
Recording location Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Audio format Dolby Digital; LPCM Stereo
Video format 16:9
Distribution homevideo / DVD Naxos Rights (Europe) Limited

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