• Film ID:
  • 13757
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=118 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
Moving documentary about the internationally renowned Ballets Russes, composed of a well researched narrative and infused with illuminating, amusing anecdotes from some of the major players. The film maps the company's Diaghilev-era inception in fin-de-siecle Paris to its inevitable swan song, a history which encompasses some of the best known artists of the period including Dame Alicia Markova, Frederic Franklin, Nijinsky, Balanchine, Picasso, Miro, Matisse and Stravinsky. Ballets Russes represented an unparalelled merger of Russian, American, European and Latin American dancers. A fascinating and considered piece of work.
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