The Bolshoi Ballet's first trip to America in 1959 was a political and artistic triumph and audiences queued for days to see these legends of ballet. The Bolshoi In Vegas, a richly entertaining documentary, follows their disastrous 1996 tour i which they hoped to capitalise on this earlier success. The tour is beset with problems from the start, tensions mount, and the Bolshoi are bewildered by their lukewarm reception. The Kirov In Petersburg traces the development of an institution. As Communism gives away to Capitalism and artistic values give way to commercial considerations, the Kirov Ballet's chief choreographer Oleg Vinogradov's final year in office is set against allegations of bribery and corruption. Through the deeply personal recollections of workers, dancers and critics, specially-filmed backstage footage and previously unseen archive material, a unique portrait emerges of the Kirov's changing fortunes in the context of its awesome heritage.