Wednesday, June 22 at 7:00pm | $9 |
The Hollywood Theatre and Oregon Ballet Theatre are proud to present the documentary BALLETS RUSSES!
Featuring a pre-film discussion with OBT artistic director Kevin Irving and dancer Zachary Carroll, who studied for years under George Zoritch, one of the dancers profiled in the film.
BALLETS RUSSES (2005): Unearthing a treasure trove of archival footage, filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have fashioned a dazzlingly entrancing ode to the revolutionary twentieth-century dance troupe known as the Ballets Russes. What began as a group of Russian refugees who never danced in Russia became not one but two rival dance troupes who fought the infamous “ballet battles” that consumed London society before World War II.
BALLETS RUSSES maps the company’s Diaghilev-era beginnings in turn-of-the-century Paris—when artists such as Nijinsky, Balanchine, Picasso, Miró, Matisse, and Stravinsky united in an unparalleled collaboration—to its halcyon days of the 1930s and ’40s, when the Ballets Russes toured America, astonishing audiences schooled in vaudeville with artistry never before seen, to its demise in the 1950s and ’60s when rising costs, rocketing egos, outside competition, and internal mismanagement ultimately brought this revered company to its knees.Welcome to EditPad.org - your online plain text editor. Enter or paste your text here. To download and save it, click on the button below.