Dominique Delouche is one of the world’s most distinguished documentary filmmakers. His 1999 portrait of Maya Plisetskaya chronicles the dancer, the woman, the teacher, the iconoclast through her own narration (in Russian), performance footage and coaching sessions with dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet. Excerpts from Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake and Bolero demonstrate Plisetskaya’s awesome technique and her distinctive style that has often been imitated, but never duplicated.
English subtitles; Color/B&W, 84 minutes, 4:3, All regions
Starring Maya Plisetskaya
With Maurice Béjart, Vladimir Vasiliev
Marie-Agnès Gillot, Céline Talon, Yann Saïz