Ballets Russes (DVD)

Directed by Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller

Release Year: 2005
Running Time: 118
UPC: 795975108133
Color Type: Color and B&W
$29.99 $17.97 (40% off) Buy DVD
Available on digital
Only ships to US
Booking Inquiry
Crew
Directed by Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller

Unearthing a treasure trove of archival footage, filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have fashioned a dazzling and entrancing ode to the revolutionary 20th-century dance troupes that performed under the Ballets Russes banner. Ballets Russes maps the Diaghilev-era beginnings in turn-of-the-century Paris—when artists such as Nijinsky, Balanchine, Picasso, Matisse and Stravinsky united in an unparalleled collaboration—to the halcyon days in the 1930s and ’40s, when the Ballets Russes astonished American audiences with artistry never before seen, to the 1950s and ’60s when rising costs, rocketing egos, outside competition and internal mismanagement brought the last of the revered Ballets Russes companies to its knees. Directed with consummate invention and infused with juicy anecdotal interviews from many of the companies’ glamorous stars, Ballets Russes treats audiences to a rare glimpse of the remarkable dancers, choreographers, composers and designers who transformed the face of dance for generations to come.


DVD Extras Include:

- Gorgeous 16:9 anamorphic transfer, enhanced for widescreen TVs
- An hour-long, four-part series of additional behind-the-scenes, performance, rehearsal and interview footage with Ballets Russes dancers
- Rare archival footage, including excerpts of classic Ballets Russes performances of Swan Lake, Giselle and others
- Stills galleries featuring 200 photos of Ballets Russes stars, additional Ballets Russes dancers and vintage Ballets Russes program covers
- Original theatrical trailer
- English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
- 12-page booklet including liner notes by New York Times dance writer - Jack Anderson and production notes by the filmmakers


To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.


Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 20 2022 at 3:02pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming April 5th from CODE RED and Kino Lorber! The Violent Breed (1984) • Brand New 2K Master • Theatrical Trailer •…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 20 2022 at 3:00pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming April 12th! New Year’s Evil (1980) • Brand New 2K Master • Audio Commentary by Director Emmett Alston, Moderat…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 20 2022 at 3:00pm
Set in Central Russia during the Civil War of 1918, Miklós Jancsó’s THE RED AND THE WHITE (1967) details the murder…' https://t.co/0mmmo938WN'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 20 2022 at 2:12pm
RT' @nelliekillian': I've been wanting to do a James Blue program for nearly a decade and now, finally, we open one' @metrograph' tomorrow. Her…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 20 2022 at 12:02pm
"A neorealist take on the Algerian War made with nonprofessional actors, is newly restored and still resonates toda…' https://t.co/PZxO1cxgkn'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 20 2022 at 10:42am
RT' @HDMOVIESOURCE': Kino Lorber set to release Eastern Promises on 4K UHD In March! I think this is a good movie, and I'm really looking for…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 20 2022 at 10:41am
RT' @paulhurt': It’s out with the (not very) old, in with the (restored, 4K) new, courtesy of' @KinoLorber' . Physical media dying? Seems to be…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 20 2022 at 10:41am
RT' @jbfc_ny': Never one to shy away from provocation, director Bruno Dumont’s FRANCE is “a fantastically pleasurable cinematic delight...bol…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 19 2022 at 3:00pm
Screen legends Jack Lemmon and George C. Scott electrify the screen in Daniel Petrie’s INHERIT THE WIND (1999), a s…' https://t.co/EaU1HREtjT'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 19 2022 at 2:56pm
RT' @HoustonChron': Banned in Iran: MFAH’s Iranian film fest honors outlawed movies' https://t.co/4lHmb8CsGv'
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018

Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
email: edu@kinolorber.com