Maya Plisetskaya performing excerpts from a dozen of her greatest roles, created by many of the world's famous choreographers like Roland Petit and Maurice Béjart, from Ballets like Raymonda, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake and a mesmerizing performance of The Dying Swan. Recorded at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, 1945-1977. MAYA PLISETSKAYA IN CONVERSATION: 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. A homage to her inimitable creative work, this film features an fascinating interview in which Maya Plisetskaya describes her life as a dancer - which is simultaneously a whole chapter of Russian history, from Stalin to perestroika.
Ballet / Dance
KMK, EuroArts Music International