Ballets russes / produced & directed by Dayna Goldfine & Dan Geller
- New York, NY : Zeitgeist, 2005.
- Physical Description:
- 1 streaming video file (119 minutes)
- Additional Creators:
- Goldfine, Dayna, Geller, Daniel, Hawk, Robert, Turnbaugh, Douglas Blair, and Geller/Goldfine Productions
- Language Note:
- In English.
- Unearthing a treasure trove of archival footage, filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have fashioned a dazzlingly entrancing ode to the revolutionary twentieth-century dance troupe known as the Ballets Russes. What began as a group of Russian refugees who never danced in Russia became not one but two rival dance troupes who fought the infamous 'ballet battles' that consumed London society before World War II. Ballets Russes maps the company's Diaghilev-era beginnings in turn-of-the-century Paris -- when artists such as Nijinsky, Balanchine, Picasso, Miro, Matisse, and Stravinsky united in an unparalleled collaboration -- to its halcyon days of the 1930s and '40s, when the Ballets Russes toured America, astonishing audiences schooled in vaudeville with artistry never before seen, to its demise in the 1950s and '60s when rising costs, rocketing egos, outside competition, and internal mismanagement ultimately brought this revered company to its knees.
- Digital File Characteristics:
- data file
- Title from resource description page (viewed November 19, 2015).
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