Maya Plisetskaya is in every sense an exceptional personality. Like almost no other dancer, the eternal prima ballerina assoluta of the Bolshoi Theatre understood how to combine outstanding dance skills with dramatic expression. There are also very few dancers who can look back on such a long and active career: even on her eightieth birthday in November 2005 she personally gave a stage performance.
A homage to her inimitable creative work, this DVD features fascinating footage of her greatest successes as a ballerina together with an interview in which Maya Plisetskaya describes her life as a dancer - which is simultaneously a whole chapter of Russian history, from Stalin to perestroika.
Complete performances of Bach Prélude, The Dying Swan, Boléro; Excerpts from Raymonda, Carmen Suite, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Spartacus, Laurencia, Walpurgis Night, Isadora