NEW YORK CITY BALLET : BRINGING BALANCHINE BACK tells the story of New York City Ballet's historic visit to St Petersburg, Russia, to perform at the famed Mariinsky Theatre, where ballet legend and NYCB co-founder Georger Balanchine received hs training and began his career. One fo the most famous theatres in the world, the Mariinsky is where the ballet world such as Nureyev, Nijinsky and Baryshnikov took their first steps.
The eagerly-anticipated trip coincides with the worldwide celebrations marking the centennial of Balanchine's birth, and takes placeduring St Petersburg's annual WWhitehite Nights festival. Included is performance footage of several of Balanchine's most acclaimed works, as well as ballets by Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins, and a rare glimpse behind the scenes for a number of backstage dramas.
Through interviews with NYCB's dancers and artistic staff, Russian audiences and performers, and the sights and sounds of an extraordinary city, 'Bringing Balanchine Back' is a beautiful and unforgetable look at Balanchine's birthplace and his legacy - New York City Ballet.