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Plisetskaya Dances - Swan Lake, Spartacus, Romeo & Juliet, etc. [DVD]

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a
>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus Suites
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
>Minkus, Léon : Don Quixote
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Maya Plisetskaya, 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', 'Raymonda', 'The Stone Flower', 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Don Quixote' and others. A fascinating look at a world famous dancer, 'Plisetskaya Dances' chronicles a career that has been little seen in the West, offering some important insights into the Soviet dance world.

Maya Plisetskaya, 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, Raymonda, The Stone Flower, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote and others. A fascinating look at a world famous dancer, Plisetskaya Dances chronicles a career which has been little seen in the West, offering some important insights into the Soviet dance world. This film has been the recipient of many international awards.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 70 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, B&W
Sound Format(s): Dolby 2.0,
Country of Origin: USA



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Works Details

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a :: Excerpt(s)
  • Performer: Maya Plisetskaya (Dancer)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus Suites :: Excerpt(s)
  • Performer: Maya Plisetskaya (Dancer)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955-1967

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture :: Excerpt(s)
  • Performer: Maya Plisetskaya (Dancer)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1869/1880

>Léon Fyodorovich Minkus (1826 - 1917) : Don Quixote
  • Performer: Maya Plisetskaya (Dancer)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1869