Stars of Russian Ballet - Galina Ulanova,Maya Plisetskaya,Konstantin Sergeyev,Yuri Zhdanov

Stars of Russian Ballet - Galina Ulanova,Maya Plisetskaya,Konstantin Sergeyev,Yuri Zhdanov

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

The second part of this three-part ballet film contains a most unusual event, a one of a kind sequence in which two of the world's greatest ballerinas, Galina Ulanova and Maya Plisetskaya, dance together in a memorable performance of scenes from Boris Asafiev's ballet, The Fountain of Bakhchisarai. This is the only filmed record of these two great dancers performing together and it provides a unique opportunity to compare their different styles.

The first part of this film features Galina Ulanova in an abridged version of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Utilizing dazzling visual effects, this production takes full advantage of the artistic qualities of the cinema, rather than merely recording the event.

The great Georgian dancer Vakhtang Chabukiani is featured in the third part of this film in scenes from Boris Asafiev's homage to the French Revolution, The Flames of Paris.

Swan Lake (1877)
Music by: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: ivanov-Petipa-K. Sergeyev

Cast:
Odette - Galina Ulanova
Odile - Natalia Dudinskaya
Prince Siegfried - Konstantin Sergeyev
Rothbart - Vladimir Bakanov


The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (1934)
Music by: Boris Asafiev
Choreography: Rostislav Zakharov

Cast:
Maria, a Polish princess - Galina Ulanova
Khan Girai of Bakhchisarai - Pyotr Gusev
Zarema , Kahn Girai's favorite wife - Maya Plisetskava
Vacelev , Maria's beloved - Yuri Zhdanov
Nurali - Igor Belsky


The Flames of Paris (1932)
Music: Boris Asafiev
Choreography: Vassily Vainonen

Cast:
Filippe - V. Chabukiani
Jeanne - M. Gottlieb
Caspar - V. Tzaplin
Therese - Y. Sangovitch

Soloists and corps de ballet of the Bolshoi Theatre
Soloists, corps de ballet, Chorus and Orchestra of the Kirov Opera and Ballet
Conductors: E. Dubovskoy, P. Feldt


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