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The Royal Opera House

Dreas Reyneke: Advanced Pilates DVD

Dreas Reyneke, a world class Pilates teacher, devised this series of advanced graduated exercises for classical and contemporary dancers, dance teachers, gymnasts, and athletes. They develop technique to protect against injury, and practised daily will develop core control, balance, and symmetry during movement, to strengthen the joints and improve flexibility.

Introduction: Building up the body through Pilates
Excercises: Demonstrated by celebrity dancers, with move-by-move instructions from Dreas.
Practice: The dancers repeatedly preform the whole programme to music to help you master the techniques.

This programme is for those with high fitness levels. The exercises are demonstrated by three dancers from the Royal Ballet: Tamara Rojo, Johannes Stepanek, and Edward Watson, and Désirée Ballantyne from the English National Ballet. 'Dreas has given me so much; not least two inches of height by re-educting my posture' Helena Bonham Carter.

Directed byTrevor Hampton
Camera: David Gopsill
Anatomical Illustrations: Andrew Green
Music: Felix Erskine
Picture: 4:3
Sound: Dolby Stereo
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 98 mins
Release Date: 2008