Russian Ballets: The Polovtsian Dances

“The Russian Seasons” (1909-1929) arranged by Sergej Diaghilev (1872 -1929) in Paris contained plenty of Russian ballet’s gems. We mean not only full ballets. There were so-called one-act performances that might challenge our famous dancing masterpieces. “The Polovtsian Dances”, a dancing performance included in the opera “Prince Igor” by Alexander Borodin, is one of the kind.

In fact, it is a wonderful manual of rich Russian folklore. It expresses the spirit & authenticity of small peoples who inhabited the country yet before the October Revolution. It is a tribute to our profound Slavic roots & spirit.

Here is a wonderful reconstructed version performed by the Moiseev’s Ballet.

Enjoy its joyful vibes, Esteemed Readers!

Maria KethuProfumo


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8 Responses to Russian Ballets: The Polovtsian Dances

  1. Thank you, Dear Maria, it was beautiful. I do have one question. Who was that on the TV monitors above the stage throughout the performance?

    • kethuprofumo says:

      All for you, my dear John. Oh, it is difficult to say exactly. I suppose that it is young Igor Moiseev’ the ballet group founder. He has been a great serious man. His group is one of the best in the world even now. I’m glad you liked it! 🙂

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