Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The music of Tschaikovsky and B. S. Asafiev dominates the soundtrack of the Soviet dance documentary Stars of the Russian Ballet. Those stars include such luminaries as Galina Ulanova, N. M. Sergeyev, M. M. Plisteskaya and N. M. Dudinskaya. Three concert pieces are offered, beginning with the proven favorite "Swan Lake." The second piece, "Fountain of Bakhchisari," is the best of the program, while the third, "Flames of Paris," is the least effective. Director G. Rappaport films Stars of the Russian Ballet with a minimum of camera trickery, which is as it should be in this instance.
ballet-company, collection, dance [art], dance-troupe, Russian [nationality], Soviet