After the Russian Ballets

A film on Ballet Russes “refers to several linked ballet companies, and the catalyst for the film was a 2000 reunion of veterans of the various troupes. What makes this film delightful is the people involved, the women made-up, coiffed, bejeweled, with their evident joy at seeing one another again, sometimes after nearly 40 years, and their unstoppable reminiscences. What makes this film important is what it tells us about the evolution of ballet as an art form.”