Several famous pairs from different generations appear: the dynamic, flashy duo of Tatyana Terekhova and Faroukh Ruzimatov; the elegant Galina Mezentseva and Konstantin Zaklinsky; and the sparkling Irina Kolpakova and Yuri Solovyov (the latter was the Kirov's technical dazzler just before Baryshnikov).
Other videos showcasing excerpts of Russian ballet are "The Glory of the Kirov," "The Glory of the Bolshoi" and "Russian Ballet: The Glorious Tradition." Also look for full-length productions of "Sleeping Beauty," "Cinderella," "La Bayadere," "Swan Lake" and "Don Quixote," danced variously by the Kirov or the Bolshoi. England's Royal ballet has also taped productions of the above-mentioned ballets, as well as showcases of excerpts. They provide an interesting contrast in style.