Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Choreographer and filmmaker Herbert Ross directs the romantic backstage drama The Dancers, which features a production of Giselle by the American Ballet Theatre. Mikhail Baryshnikov stars as macho lead dancer Tony Sergoyev, the director of a ballet company beginning a production of Giselle in southern Italy. Tony has been involved with several of the dancers in his troupe, but has recently become close to Contessa (Mariangela Melato). When American teenager Lisa (Julia Kent) arrives, he becomes attracted to her during rehearsals. The conclusion involves the final production, with Tony in the role of Albrecht. Tony's other lover, Francesca (Alessandra Ferri), plays the role of Giselle, while cynical Nadine (Leslie Browne) plays the role of the Queen of the Wilis.
ballet-dance, behind-the-scenes, dance [art], infatuation, love, obsession, romance