“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!