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12 December 2009 (UK) See more »
In the centenary year since the founding of the Ballets Russe, this documentary looks back at Sergei Diaghilev and the company he created... See more » | Add synopsis »


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Lynn Seymour ... Narrator
Alastair Macaulay ... Himself - Chief Dance Critic: The New York Times
Bob Gottlieb ... Himself - Writer and Editor
Judith Mackrell ... Herself - Writer and Dance Critic
Lynn Garafola ... Herself - Author: 'Diaghilev's Ballets Russes'
Richard Davenport-Hines ... Himself - Historian and Author
Anna Pavlova ... Herself - Dancer: Ballets Russes (archive footage)
Frederic Franklin ... Himself - Dancer: Ballets Russe de Monte Carlo
Elena Gludjidze ... Herself - Principal Dancer: English National Ballet

Karl Lagerfeld ... Himself - Creative Director: Chanel
Wayne Eagling ... Himself - Artistic Director: English National Ballet
Marie Rambert ... Herself - Founder: Ballet Rambert (archive footage)
Joan Acocella ... Herself - Dance Critic
Julian Barran ... Himself - Art Dealer
Mary Fellows ... Herself - Fashion Director and Consultant
Howard Goodall ... Himself - Composer and Broadcaster
Pierre Boulez ... Himself - Composer and Conductor
Tamara Karsavina ... Herself - Dancer: Ballets Russes (archive footage)
David Dawson ... Himself - Choreographer
Igor Stravinsky ... Himself - Composer (archive footage)
Millicent Hodson ... Herself - Chreographer and Dance Historian
Lydia Sokolova ... Herself - Dancer: Ballets Russes (archive footage)
Léonide Massine ... Himself - Choreographer and Dancer: Ballets Russes (archive footage)
Pepe Serra ... Himself - Director: Museu Picasso, Barcelona
Edmonde Charles-Roux ... Herself - Chanel Biographer

Directed by
Ross MacGibbon 
Produced by
Paul Bullock .... executive producer
Ross MacGibbon .... producer
Anwen Rees-Myers .... assistant producer (as Anwen Rees)
Cinematography by
Huw Walters (lighting cameraman) (as Huw Talfryn Walters)
Production Management
Sue Perry-Grech .... production manager
Sound Department
Francisco Lattore .... sound
Ian MacPherson .... sound
Andrew Wilson .... dubbing mixer
Chris Wright .... sound
Editorial Department
Jon Everett .... on-line editor
Geraint Pari Huws .... off-line editor
Imogen Pollard .... off-line editor
Other crew
Llywela Jones .... production coordinator
Katherine Manners .... archive researcher
Claire Monahan .... additional researcher
Crew believed to be complete

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UK:60 min


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