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2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary
From 1909 to 1929, the Ballets Russes traveled the globe, becoming one of the most famous ballet troupes in the world as they collaborated with painters and filmmakers, and setting new standards for artistry in dance production. When their impresario, Sergei Diaghilev, died in 1929, the company's glory years came to an end, but their legend persisted through the 20th century. A 2000 reunion of surviving members in New Orleans provides the world with an opportunity to pay tribute.


Directors: Daniel Geller , Dayna Goldfine

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Ballets Russes (2005)

Release Date: October 26th, 2005|2 hr. 1 min.

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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    If this documentary never quite makes the case for the deeper artistic or cultural imprint of the Ballets Russes, it does convey its enduring presence in these dancers' lives. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A feature-length documentary, by Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller, of absolutely breathtaking sweep and joyous energy. show more

  • 88
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Goldfine discover so many fascinating themes within their seemingly narrow subject that anyone with the slightest interest in history or human nature will find it absorbing. show more

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