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Director -Bertrand Normand
Run Time - 80 minutes
Language - Russian, English, French w/English Subtitles
Format - DVD
Year - 2006
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interest- Biographies/Profiles, Cultural Studies, Dance, Performance

Institutional DVD Price: $195

In the grand tradition of the Ballet Russes comes Bertrand Normand's portrait of five Russian ballerinas from the Mariinski Theatre, formerly known as the Kirov. Behind any great ballerina lies the discipline and rigour that comes from decades of training and practice; and Russia's pre-eminent dancers - superstars such as Nijinsky, Baryshnikov and Pavlova - established the reputation of Russian dancers as the best in the world. The dancers profiled in Ballerina are uniquely individual - tough, insightful and exceptionally talented; onstage they reveal no hint of the sweat, pain and hard work of the rehearsal studio. From Swan Lake to Romeo and Juliet, from the backstage studio to performing on stages around the world, Ballerina captures the sublime beauty of ballet, in all its resplendent glory.

"Gorgeous...highlights the ethereal quality of these skillful superstars. Reminiscent of the dancer-dreaming paintings of Degas." -Moving Pictures

"Rich with ravishing performances! Fans of 'Ballets Russes' will enjoy this resplendent documentary." -Palm Springs Film Festival

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