Legends of Russian Ballet

Legends of Russian Ballet
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Wonderful glimpse into the early history of Russian ballet. Great to see actual clips of these legendary performers.

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Excellent! That was the best time for ballet. Dancers were really into the story-telling and the techniques felt just easy and natural for them. You can feel that they enjoyed what they did while dancing and that made the audience also enjoyed watching them dancing.

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It's very boring & the video clips are not that great.

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