Plisetskaya Dances (DVD-NTSC)

Plisetskaya Dances (DVD-NTSC)

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The DVD is featured by original recording of the ballet and NOT digitally re-mastered

Maya Plisetskaya, a prima ballerina of Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet is the subject of this documentary. Containing some rare footage of her as a child, it covers the development of her career and shows highlights from some of her greatest roles. Included in this film are scenes from Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Spartacus, The Little Humpbacked Horse, Raymonda, The Stone Flower, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, and others.

A fascinating look at a world famous dancer, Plisetskaya Dances chronicles the life and work of a performer who bridged the worlds of strict academic classicism and free expressivity. The wonder and excitement of her work is everywhere evident in this award winning film.

The following members of the Bolshoi Ballet take part:
Vladimir Vasiliev
Dmitri Begak
Yuri Zhdanov
Maris Liepa
Vladimir Tikhonov
Nicolai Fadeyechev

Director Vassili Katanyan
Photography Abram Khavchin
Producer Central Documentary Film Studio


Plisetskaya Dances
1. Opening Credits - Introduction
2. Swan Lake - Black Swan pas de deux (excerpt) (Tchaikovsky)
3. Sleeping Beauty - Grand pas de deux (excerpt) (Tchaikovsky)
4. Sleeping Beauty - Grand pas de deux (excerpt) (Tchaikovsky)
5. Laurencia - solo (excerpt) (Krein)
6. Spartacus -pas de deux (excerpt) (Khachaturian)
7. The Little Humpbacked Horse - solo (excerpt) (Shchedrin)
8. Plisetskaya discusses her arms - Khovanshchina - The Persian Girl's Dance (excerpt) (Mussorgsky)
9. Swan Lake - White Swan pas de deux (excerpt) (Tchaikovsky)
10. The Dying Swan (complete) (Saint-Saens)
11. Raymonda (excerpt) (Glazunov)
12. The Stone Flower (excerpts) (Prokofiev)
13. Romeo and Juliet (excerpts) Prokofiev)
14. Walpurgisnacht from Faust - Bacchante (excerpts) (Gounod)
15. Don Quixote (excerpts) (Minkus)

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