Synopsis by Alice Day
Some of ballet's top stars spent their early years at the Kirov Ballet in St. Petersburg, and in this program, some of their work from that era can be seen. Glory of the Kirov is a compilation of performances collected from Russian archival sources, including appearances by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolph Nureyev, and Natalia Makarova. Footage includes selections from Khatchaturian's Spartacus, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, and Glazunov's Raymonda. The program offers an opportunity to see many of ballet's legendary performers.
ballet-dance, best-of, Russian [nationality]