Ballet Russes

  |  Buy to Own: 21/08/2006
  |  118 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Documentary looking at the group of pioneering artists who gave birth to modern ballet, exploring the remarkable merger of Russian, American, European, and Latin American dancers, choreographers, composers, and designers that transformed the face of ballet for generations to come. Including rare archive footage, filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller map the company's Diaghilev-era beginnings in turn-of-the-century Paris, when artists such as Dame Alicia Markova, Frederic Franklin, Hijinsky, Balanchine, Picasso, Miro, Matisse and Stravinsky united in an unparalleled collaboration where dance blended with ego, love, politics, and war.