Home > Entertainment > Film
  print button email button

Friday, Jan. 4, 2008


Ballet Russes

Ballet Russes

Directors: Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine

Language: English

A documentary tracing the rise and fall of the fabled dance company originally made up of Russian refugees in Europe, "Ballet Russes" mixes 1930s footage with still photos and interviews with surviving performers (many still dancing in their 80s and 90s). We see the troupe's revival after the death of impresario Sergei Dyagilev in 1929 and its pre-World War II glory days with choreographers George Balanchine and Leonide Massine. Chronological sketches of the troupe's history grate slightly, but the film glows when the venerable dancers are on screen.

Back to Top

About us |  Work for us |  Contact us |  Privacy policy |  Link policy |  Registration FAQ
Advertise in japantimes.co.jp.
This site has been optimized for modern browsers. Please make sure that Javascript is enabled in your browser's preferences.
The Japan Times Ltd. All rights reserved.