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Diaghilev: a portrait
Geva, Tamara (Narrator)
Dolin, Anton, 1904-1983 (Interviewee)
Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997 (Interviewee)
Doubrovska, Felia, 1896-1981 (Interviewee)
De Valois, Ninette, 1898-2001 (Interviewee)
Balanchine, George (Interviewee)
Markova, Alicia, Dame, 1910-2004 (Interviewee)
Stravinsky, Vera (Interviewee)
Pavloff, Michel, 1891-1981 (Interviewee)
Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979 (Interviewee)
Rieti, Vittorio, 1898-1994 (Interviewee)
Adam, Peter (Producer)
Geva, Tamara (Author)
Adam, Peter (Director)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7311
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-496 (former)
Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929
Ballets russes
Ballet -- Excerpts
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: A BBC Television production, in association with RM Productions, Munich. Produced and directed by Peter Adam. Written and narrated by Tamara Geva.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (68 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
A documentary portrait of Sergei Diaghilev, his life, work, and contributions, as seen through the eyes of some of those who knew him and worked with him. Includes interviews with Anton Dolin, Alexandra Danilova, Felia Doubrovska, Ninette De Valois, George Balanchine, Alicia Markova, Vera Stravinsky, Michel Pavloff, Leonide Massine, and Vittorio Rieti. Also includes brief excerpts of the ballets Les sylphides (Royal Ballet production with Fonteyn and Nureyev), Petrouchka (National Theatre Ballet, Prague, with Carla Fracci and Paolo Bortoluzzi), The sleeping beauty and Les noces (Royal Ballet productions), L'Après-midi d'un faune, and Parade.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY837031789-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12160013
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3d9f5090-7b9e-0135-1c73-043469b3c4d2
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Item timeline of events

  • 1979: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Diaghilev" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Diaghilev" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 29, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1979). Diaghilev Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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