The film is an overview of the famous performances of the great ballet dancers of the 20th century, who brought fame to the Bolshoi theatre. The film tells the stories and feature the legendary performances of their greatest dances. 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 Juliet" and Zhizelj, Vachtang Chabukiani and Natalia Dudinskaya in "Bayadere", "Otello", and "Laurencia". Maja Plicetskaya in "Laurencia", "Don Quixote", 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” the pride and legends of Russian ballet.