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Prima ballerina Zizi Jeanmaire performs the works of world-renowned choreographer/dancer Roland Petit and delivers an emotional and passionate tribute to the acclaimed artist. This magnificent program contains three dance pieces, shot on film, that showcase the superlative Zizi Jeanmaire along with ballet greats Rudolph Nureyev, Dirk Sanders and the one and only Roland Petit. Carmen is the historical ballet that marks the debut of Roland Petit as a choreographer and the dancing debut of prima ballerina Zizi Jeanmaire. In an erotic and emotionally charged performance Jeanmaire and Petit take on the roles of the fatal lovers, and deliver an astounding performance. Performers: Zizi Jeanmaire, Roland Petit and the Ballet de Paris. Ballet by Roland Petit, Music by Georges Bizet, Set Design and Costumes by Antoni Clave,Musical Direction by Marius Constant, Realisation by Terence Young. Le Jeune Homme Et La Mort (The Young Man and Death: )Jeanmaire is joined on stage by dance legend Rudolph Nureyev in what has become a cult repertoire ballet- the quintessential result of the prolific reunion between Jean Cocteau and Roland Petit. Performers: Zizi Jeanmaire, Rudolf Nureyev, Ballet by Roland Petit, Argument by Jean Cocteau, Music by Johann Sebastian Bach (Passacaile en do mineur), Set Design by Georges Wakhevitch, Realisation by Roland Petit. La Croqueuse De Diamants (The Gold Digger): This rare historical ballet marks Roland Petitís foray into the world of musical comedy. Jeanmaire sings and dances in the role of the Gold Digger and is teamed with dance great Dirk Sanders. Maurice Chevalier opens the production by setting the scene and the story line.Performers: Zizi Jeanmaire, Dirk Sanders, Ballet by Roland Petit, Music by Roland Petit and Jean Michel Damase, Lyrics by Raymond Queneau, Set Design by Georges Wakhevitch.

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