Majja Pliseckaja

Directed by Vasilij Katanjan
URSS / 1964 / 67'
Majja Pliseckaja, Vladimir Vasil’ev, Jurij Ždanov, Maris Rudol’f Liepa, Nikolaj Fadeecev, V. Tichonov, D. Begak

An homage to one of the brightest étoile of the world of ballet: the Russian ballerina Maya Plisetskaya. The camera follows her on stage, behind the scenes, during dance lessons and even in her private life, shared with her husband, the music composer Rodion Šcedrin. The film consists of interviews and precious sequences that show Maya in her most appreciated dance solos from famous opera ballets: Béjart’s Bolero, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and unique scenes from Romeo and Juliet by Sergej Prokof’ev.

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