The film is made as a concert which is composed of unique fragments of-ß dances from the famous performances of the great ballet dancers of the XX-ß century, who brought fame to the Bolshoi theatre. The film depicts stories about-ß their creative activities. One could see Ann Pavlova in the dance the Dying Swan, Sulamifj Messerer and Asaf Messerer in the dances specially staged for them, Marina Semenova in Swan Lake, Olga Lepeshinskaya and Peter Gusev, Galina Ulanova in Romeo and Juliette and Zhizelj, Vachtang Chabukiani and Natalia Dudinskaya in Bayadere, Otello, and Laurencia. Maja Plicetskaya in Laurencia, Don Quixot, and Karmen. Ekaterina Maksimova and Vladimir Vasiljev in Spartak as well as the performances staged specially for Igor Beljsky, Nina Ananishvili and Alex Fadeichev, Nadezhda Gracheva in Bayadere.