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Ballets Russes is an American 2005 feature documentary about the dancers of the Ballet Russe de Monte-Carlo. It was directed by Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller, and featured Irina Baronova, Alicia Markova, George Zoritch, and Tatiana Riabouchinska, among others. It was narrated by Marian Seldes. It is distributed by Zeitgeist Films.

Ballets Russes
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Directed byDayna Goldfine
Dan Geller
Produced byDayna Goldfine
Dan Geller
Written byDan Geller
Dayna Goldfine
Celeste Schaefer Snyder
Gary Weimberg
StarringIrina Baronova
Tatiana Riabouchinska
George Zoritch
Alicia Markova
Yvonne Chouteau
Narrated byMarian Seldes
Music byTodd Boekelheide
David Conte
CinematographyDan Geller
Edited byDan Geller
Dayne Goldfine
Gary Weimberg
Running time
118 minutes
CountryUnited States



Ballets Russes was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2005 Gotham Awards, and winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2005 Hamptons International Film Festival. The film came third in the Best Nonfiction Picture category at the National Society of Film Critics Awards 2005, and second in the Top Five Documentaries category at the National Board of Review Awards 2005.

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