The Kirov Ballet performs Tchaikovsky's beautiful ballet, Sleeping Beauty
, in this classic color motion picture from 1965. Based on the original choreography by Marius Petipa
, which the New York Times
called "some of the finest classical choreography ever created."
Kirov ballerina Alla Sizova stars as Princess Aurora, the role which made her a legend among dancers. In his review of the film, Clive Barns called Sizova "radiant and delicate, a great ballerina in the first flush of her powers." Yuri Solovyov co-stars as the Prince, Natalia Dudinskaya portrays Carabosse and a young Natalia Makarova has a featured role as Princess Florina.
For a look at the great Kirov Ballet performing one of the world's most beloved ballets in an acclaimed film, this collector's DVD is truly "the fairest of them all."