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  • A narrator introduces us to the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, founded by Peter the Great in the 18th century. In full costume on a colorful set, villagers wait in old Spain for the golden hour of fiesta. A lovely Gypsy tells a young man's fortune; to celebrate, he leads a jota. That evening, the aristocrats dance in garden as fun-loving peasants look on. Steamy romance is in the air. The peasants enjoy a blindfold dance; the tempo then speeds up. At the Gypsy camp, a flame burns in the fortune-teller's heart. She and her jealous suitor, with the company,perform traditional Gypsy dances. Dancers in animal costumes look on and celebrate.

  • Warner Bros. short film featuring a performance by the famed Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. The story is that of a day in the life of a small Spanish village where a gypsy girl tells a young man fortune and the villagers have a fiesta. In the evening, the grandees of old Spain dance in their garden while the peasants watch them. In the gypsy camp, the passionate fortune teller dances with her jealous suitor.

  • The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo perform a ballet to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol."


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