The Bottom Line
- Dancing and choreography is excellent.
- Beautiful costumes.
- Cool stage effects.
- Poor quality, including graininess and distracting silhouettes.
- Noticeable, distracting yelling from the audience throughout the performance.
- Performed by the Kirov Ballet Company.
- Starring Galina Mezentseva, Konstantin Zalinsky and Angelina Kabarova.
- 108 minute DVD, produced in color.
- Music performed by the Orchestra of the Leningrad Theatre Of Opera And Ballet.
- Offers a rare chance to see Soviet dancers performing live in the USSR.
Guide Review - Review - Giselle - The Kirov Ballet
Although the Kirov Ballet shows much talent throughout the performance, a few of the leading characters appear quite wobbly on their toes. Galina Mezentseva, who plays Giselle, is wonderful both as a dancer and an actor. Her character interpretations throughout the show are breathtaking, although she could stand to gain a few pounds.