Ballets Russes DVD (Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85)
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Unearthing a treasure trove of archival footage, filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have fashioned a dazzlingly entrancing ode to the revolutionary twentieth-century dance troupe known as the Ballets Russes. What began as a group of Russian refugees who never danced in Russia became not one but two rival dance troupes who fought the infamous "ballet battles" that consumed London society before World War II. "Ballets Russes" maps the company's Diaghilev-era beginnings in turn-of-the-century Paris - when artists such as Nijinsky, Balanchine, Picasso, Miro, Matisse, and Stravinsky united in an unparalleled collaboration - to its halcyon days of the 1930s and '40s, when the Ballets Russes toured America, astonishing audiences schooled in vaudeville with artistry never before seen, to its demise in the 1950s and '60s when rising costs, rocketing egos, outside competition, and internal mismanagement ultimately brought this revered company to its knees. Directed with consummate invention and infused with juicy anecdotal interviews from many of the company's glamorous stars, "Ballets Russes" treats modern audiences to a rare glimpse of the singularly remarkable merger of Russian, American, European, and Latin American dancers, choreographers, composers, and designers that transformed the face of ballet for generations to come. - Sundance Film Festival, 2005. Hour-Long, Four-Part Series of Additional Behind-the-Scenes, Performance, Rehearsal and Interview Footage with Ballets Russes Dancers; Rare Archival Footage, Including Excerpts of Classic Ballets Russes Performances of "Swan Lake", "Giselle" and others; Stills Galleries Featuring 200 Photos of Ballets Russes Stars, Additional Ballets Russes Dancers and Vintage Ballets Russes Program Covers; Original Theatrical Trailer; Ballets Russes Easter Egg. Some Scenes Presented in Black & White, 12-Page Booklet Including Liner Notes by New York Times dance Writer Jack Anderson and Production Notes by the Filmmakers.
Filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine explore the remarkable history of the legendary dance troupe Ballets Russes in this meticulously researched documentary that traces the evolution of the group from their 1909 debut performance in Paris until their final 1962 show in Brooklyn, NY. Performing at venues both large and small, the Ballets Russes opened the world's eyes to the art of dance in a manner never even conceived by vaudeville. Detailing everything from the involvement of such legendary artists as Picasso and Matisse to the quarrels between choreography giants George Balanchine and Leonid Massine - and including interviews with such historical Ballets Russes dancers as Yvonne Chouteau, Raven Wilkinson, and other surviving members of the troupe - this documentary pays tribute to some of the biggest names in the world of dance while simultaneously showcasing the remarkable influence that Ballets Russes had on generations of dancers. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
A portrait of the group of pioneering Russian dancers who formed the Ballets russes in early twentieth century Paris.
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BALLETS RUSSES BY GELLER,DAN (DVD)$24.81
A portrait of the group of pioneering Russian dancers who formed the Ballets russes in early twentieth century Paris. *Artist: GELLER,DAN *Genre: Documentary *Rating: NR *Release Date: 12-SEP-2006