The world renowned Bolshoi Ballet are in Dublin to perform at the recently renovated Point Theatre.

The Bolshoi Ballet Company flew into Dublin for a week long stay in Ireland. They had come to perform at the recently renovated Point Theatre in Dublin.

Artistic director Yuri Grigorovich oversees the dress rehearsal for 'Giselle'. Dancer Sergei Gromov thinks it an omission that Ireland does not have a national ballet company.

One critic has described the Bolshoi as the spirit of the Soviet Union.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 22 August 1989. The reporter is Una O'Hagan.