The Bolshoi Ballet (film)

The Bolshoi Ballet is a 1957 British musical film directed by Paul Czinner and starring Galina Ulanova, Raisa Struchkova, and Nikolai Fadeyechev.[1] The film's composers, Yuri Fayer and Gennady Rozhdestvensky, were nominated for Best Original Score in the 31st Academy Awards (1958).[2]

The Bolshoi Ballet
Directed byPaul Czinner
Written byPaul Czinner
Produced byPaul Czinner
StarringGalina Ulanova
Raisa Struchkova
Nikolai Fadeyechev
CinematographyS.D. Onions
Edited byPhilip Hudsmith
Music byYuri Fayer (musical director)
Gennady Rozhdestvensky (conductor)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Distributed byJ. Arthur Rank Film Distributors
Rank Film Distributors of America
Video Artists International (VAI)
Release date
October, 1957
Running time
100 min
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film captures the 1956 performances of The Bolshoi Ballet in the United Kingdom at Davis Theatre, Croydon and at Covent Garden, performing divertissement and Giselle.[1] The film was shot using multiple mobile, 35 mm Eastmancolor cameras.[1]


See alsoEdit


  • Spain, Louise (1998). Dance on Camera: A Guide to Dance Films and Videos. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810833034


  1. ^ a b c "The Bolshoi Ballet (1957, UK) cert. U". The David Lean Cinema. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  2. ^ "The 31st Academy Awards (1959) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-21.

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