Notes & Reviews:
In his day Vlastimil Harapes was one of the premier dancers of the international ballet scene. He was a star who shone on the stage of the National Theater for twenty years, and for thousands of ballet goers in dozens of countries his name was a synonym for dance. Ballet is the most fragile of arts, fading with the dancer's youth, but recordings of Harapes' artistry in the greatest works of the classical and modern ballet repertoire were preserved in the archives of Czech Television. They provided the material for this indisputably unique collection of performances immortalizing this personable, graceful dancer. Included are scenes from such famous ballets as Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Achilles, Pulcinella, La Boutique Fantasque, and Spartacus.