It was filmed in 1972 on the Bolshoi stage with Ekaterina Maximova and other members of the company.
Performed by members of the Bolshoi Ballet: Ekaterina Maximova, Ida Vasilieva, Vera Bocharova, Mariya Gorodskaya, Anna Fedorova, Tatiana Cherkasskaya, Aleksandr Lavreniuk, German Sitnikov, Sleg Rachkovskii, Leonid Bolofin and Boris Myagkov.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.