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ballet NEW VOD: The Glory of the Bolshoi Maya Plisetskaya, Natalia Bessmertnova, Ekaterina Maximova, Irek Mukhamedov, Galina Ulanova, Vladimir Vasiliev, ... — Bolshoi Ballet

Maya Plisetskaya, Natalia Bessmertnova, Ekaterina Maximova, Irek Mukhamedov, Galina Ulanova, Vladimir Vasiliev, ... — Bolshoi Ballet

NEW VOD: The Glory of the Bolshoi Maya Plisetskaya, Natalia Bessmertnova, Ekaterina Maximova, Irek Mukhamedov, Galina Ulanova, Vladimir Vasiliev, ... — Bolshoi Ballet

About

The Bolshoi Ballet, one of the best-known and most widely lauded ballet companies in history, was founded in 1776 in Moscow—thirty-six years after the Kirov Ballet in Saint Petersburg. The two extraordinary companies pushed each other, over the decades and the centuries, to seek ever greater heights and to develop their own unique styles; the Bolshoi's, sometimes considered more lively and athletic than that of the Kirov, has been articulated and refined by some of the most legendary names ever to grace the ballet stage. You'll find dozens of them dancing to the repertoire's favorite works—plus a few lesser-known gems—in this exceptional compilation, the fruit of multiple years of archival research through footage never before seen in the West.

In this treasure trove of ballet highlights, you'll find Galina Ulanova in Les Sylphides, Maya Plisetskaya in The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, Ekaterina Maximova and Vladimir Vasiliev in Don Quixote and plenty more, all captured on film in priceless recordings, some of which are over a century old. This is a veritable ballet encyclopedia, a time capsule that preserves pieces of history—not just of the storied Bolshoi, but also of the artform of dance itself.

Cast

  • Maya Plisetskaya | Dancer
  • Natalia Bessmertnova | Dancer
  • Ekaterina Maximova | Dancer
  • Irek Mukhamedov | Dancer
  • Galina Ulanova | Dancer
  • Vladimir Vasiliev | Dancer
  • Vladimir Preobrazhensky | Dancer
  • Ekaterina Geltzer | Dancer
  • Vasily Tikhomirov | Dancer
  • Olga Lepeshinskaya | Dancer
  • Pyotr Gusev | Dancer
  • Marina Semenova | Dancer
  • Yuri Kondratov | Dancer
  • Asaf Messerer | Dancer
  • Alla Mankevich | Dancer
  • Ekaterina Maximova | Dancer
  • Maris Liepa | Dancer
  • Mikhail Gabovich | Dancer
  • Yuri Zhdanov | Dancer
  • Musa Gottlieb | Dancer
  • Vakhtang Chabukiani | Dancer
  • Mikhail Lavrovsky | Dancer
  • Yaroslav Sekh | Dancer
  • Bolshoi Ballet

Program

  • Frederic Chopin / Mikhail Fokine, Les Sylphides
  • Franz Schubert, Six Musical Moments, Op. 94, D. 780
  • Moritz Moszkowski / Vasili Vainonen, Moszkowski Waltz
  • Lev Ivanov / Alexander Gorsky / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake
  • Reinhold Glière / Asaf Messerer / Lev Lashchulin, The Red Poppy
    • Ribbon Dance
  • Anonymous, Boston Waltz
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Marius Petipa / Lev Ivanov / Vasili Vainonen, The Nutcracker
  • Riccardo Drigo / Marius Petipa, Le Corsaire
  • Vakhtang Chabukiani / Alexander Krein, Laurencia
  • Alexander Gorsky / Marius Petipa / Léon Minkus, Don Quixote
  • Yuri Grigorovich / Aram Khachaturian, Spartacus
  • Färit Yarullin / Leonid Jacobson, Shuraleh
  • Robert Schumann, Carnaval, Op. 9
    • 12. Chopin
  • Boris Asafyev / Rostislav Zakharov, The Fountain of Bakhchisarai
  • Boris Asafyev / Vasili Vainonen, Flames of Paris
  • Maurice Ravel / Leonid Lavrovsky, Ravel Waltzes
  • Sergei Rachmaninov / Leonid Lavrovsky, Paganini
  • Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin / Alexander Radunsky, The Little Humpbacked Horse

Details

  • Venue: Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow, Russia)
  • Production date: 1995
  • Production: © NVC ARTS
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