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Ballets Russes (2005)

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Ballets Russes is an intimate portrait of a group of pioneering artists -- now in their 70s, 80s and 90s -- who gave birth to modern ballet.
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... Herself
... Dance Student
Yvonne Chouteau ... Herself
... Herself
Frederic Franklin ... Himself
Alan Howard ... Himself
Nathalie Krassovska ... Herself
... Herself (as Dame Alicia Markova)
... Herself (clip "Escape Me Never") (archive footage)
Nina Novak ... Herself
... Himself
Wakefield Poole ... Himself
Tatiana Riabouchinska ... Herself
... Narrator (voice)
Mia Slavenska ... Herself
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For many, modern ballet began with the Ballet Russe of Monte Carlo, originally made up of Russian exiles from the Russian Revolution. This film tells the story of this landmark company with its stars and production as well as its power games, rivalries and tribulations that marked its turbulent history. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Fame, glamour, ego, politics, money, war, love . . . and dance.


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19 April 2006 (Belgium)  »

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Ballets Russes  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$40,199, 11 November 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$815,848, 25 June 2006
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Intimate and Charming
12 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I went to this film with only a minimal understanding of the significance of the individuals portrayed. What an absolutely beguiling and totally enjoyable experience. It was great to see the archival footage of some of these amazing performers as well as the recent interviews and the reunion. The egos and the incredible stamina that they must have had certainly allowed them to persist through real adversity. A totally enjoyable experience and a jewel of a documentary. It would have been great to have more advance publicity but it was actually a treat to discover the film by accident and become totally engrossed in the era and the huge personalities, some of whom are still alive in 2005. Bravo!


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