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This film records irreplaceable performances by Ulanova.
Frank Bidart from United States
22 December 2005
Arne Andersen (or someone at IMDb Pro Home) has confused Czinner's film
with another film. Czinner's film records performances by Galina
Ulanova and the Bolshoi Ballet in England in 1956. Ulanova's Giselle is
the greatest ever recorded, and this film is precious. Czinner filmed
with multiple cameras one act of "Giselle" each night at Covent Garden
after the regular performance. Ulanova was considered the greatest
Giselle of her time, and this film shows why. She was at the end of her
performing career, but her dancing is brilliant (though mostly not
virtuosic) and heartbreaking. For the American release, part of
"Giselle" was cut; this should be restored before the original footage
is lost. But this film is of inestimable value.
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