The Little Humpbacked Horse is a modern ballet filmed at the Bolshoi Theater and starring Maya Plisetskaya as the Queen Maiden and dancer Vladimir Vasilyev as Ivan. Ivan is a good-hearted soul who acquires three horses, and one of them is the humpbacked horse (danced by Anya Scher Binina). Ivan's disreputable brothers steal two of his three horses, but Fate leaves Ivan with the humpbacked animal, exactly the horse that can bring him good luck. Thanks to equine guidance, Ivan is able to stop his brothers from selling off the two stolen horses to the king, but at the same time, the king asks Ivan if he can please find the Queen Maiden -- setting him off on an adventure that allows for impressive leaps and pirouettes.
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