By LAURIE HORN
Herald Dance Critic
The Kirov Balletís recent historic tour of
The starring roles are danced by Olga Chenchikova, the latest star to emerge from the
Producer/director Phillip Byrd of Maryland Public Television has done a fine job of videotaping this massive production, which offers a constant array of choices between the wide camera angles necessary to show all 24 swans, for example, and tightly framed closeups fo the lead couple performing in thepas de deux. Most of Byrdís choices are excellent: For example, he shows the center couple and half the swans in one second-act frame in order to comment on the musical interplay between the swan chorus and the soloists, then brings his camera back to a high angle while the corps alone is moving.
The videotape also includes a little interview with