This was an intriguing documentary on the short-lived, yet arguably one of the most successful ballet companies to have ever existed. Does it play to much on dramatics that weren't necessarily important to the company? Sure. But all documentaries do. It was interesting, and I appreciate the emphasis they put on the difference between the technicality and passion split now as opposed to back then. Compare any of the most famous dancers from that age (Fonteyn, Danilova, Baronova, etc.) to the ones now. The dancers of the Balanchine era were much less technical, but they lit up the stage with a passion and presence that is not always apparent in modern day ballet companies.
Despite the dancers having aged and the interviews done in broken English, it was a neat experience to look into the lives of some of the most famous dancers of our living time.