Maya Plisetskaya & Alexander Bogatirev dance "Pas de Deux" from Swan Lake (Act II)(music by Tchaikovsky)
From: VAI DVD 4446 Swan Lake
This 1976 performance stars the legendary Maya Plisetskaya, with Alexander Bogatirev as Basil. With the Bolshoi Ballet Company and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre conducted by Algis Zhuraitis. Production Design by Simon Virsaladze. This is the only available video record of Plisetskaya in a complete performance of the ballet, live from the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. It is not to be confused with an earlier film version also starring Plisetskaya which eliminated several sections of the ballet.
Color, approx. 140 min., All regions.
Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich, after Petipa and Ivanov
Taped Live at the Kremlin Palace (1976)
This production was created to commemorate the 100th anniversay of Swan Lake at the Bolshoi.
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