• Short Summary

    MAKING HER FIRST VISIT TO LONDON...MAYA PLISETSKAYA, PRIMA BALLERINA OF THE RUSSIAN BOLSHOI BALLET, NOW?

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    MAKING HER FIRST VISIT TO LONDON...MAYA PLISETSKAYA, PRIMA BALLERINA OF THE RUSSIAN BOLSHOI BALLET, NOW PRESENTING A FOUR-WEEK SEASON AT COVENT GARDEN, AT 35, THE RED-HEADED BALLERINA IS CONSIDERED TO BE AT THE PEAK OF HER CAREER, THE TOAST OF MOSCOW.THOUGH HER NAME IS OFTEN MENTIONED WITH PAVLOVA'S AND ULANOVA'S, SHE HAS STILL NOW NOT BEEN SEEN BY BRITISH AUDIENCES.BUT SUCH IS HER FAME, AND THAT OF THE COMPANY THAT, THAT NOT A SEAT REMAINS UNSOLD.

    TODAY (WEDNESDAY), ACCOMPANIED BY MIKHAIL LAVROVSKY - SON OF THE BOLSHOI'S CHIEF CHOREOGRAPHER AND A NEW STAR AMONG THE MALE DANCERS - PLISETSKAYA LEFT PRACTICE AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE TO VISIT "THE RUSSIAN SHOP" IN NEARBY HOLBORN.THEIR WALK LAY THROUGH COVENT GARDEN MARKET.

    PLISETSKAYA WILL OPEN AND CLOSE THE LONDON SEASON IN HER MOST FAMOUS ROLE, THAT OF ODILE/ODETTE IN "SWAN LAKE".MAKING A RETURN VISIT SEVEN YEARS AFTER ITS BRITISH TRIUMPH, THE BOLSHOI BALLET WILL, APART FROM THE OLD FAVOURITES SUCH AS "ROMEO AND JULIET" AND "CINDERELLA", ALSO PRESENT NEW BALLETS INCLUDING THE SATIRICAL "LIEUTENANT KIJE", WITH MUSIC BY PROKOFIEV, AND THE "SCHOOL OF BALLET".

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    Film ID:
    VLVACU3H3S0WGIS6P0SDW5VWBINV8
    Media URN:
    VLVACU3H3S0WGIS6P0SDW5VWBINV8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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