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Swan lake
Additional title: Swan lake (Choreographic work : Blair after Ivanov and Petipa, M)
Makarova, Natalia, 1940- (Interviewee)
Nagy, Ivan, 1943-2014 (Dancer)
Chase, Lucia, 1897-1986 (Interviewee)
Martínez, Enrique, 1926-1998 (Dancer)
Orr, Terry (Dancer)
Paredes, Marcos (Dancer)
Carter, William, 1936-1988 (Dancer)
Cavett, Dick (Host)
Barnes, Clive, 1927-2008 (Interviewee)
Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986 (Interviewee)
Conover, Warren (Dancer)
Elliott, Kristine (Dancer)
Glushak, Nanette (Dancer)
Menendez, Jolinda (Dancer)
Morales, Hilda (Dancer)
Peterson, Kirk (Dancer)
Smith, Frank (Dancer) (Dancer)
Tcherkassky, Marianna (Dancer)
Tippet, Clark (Dancer)
Ward, Charles (Dancer)
Wright, Rebecca, 1947-2006 (Dancer)
Endo, Akira (Conductor)
Blair, David, 1932-1976 (Choreographer)
Ivanov, Lev, 1834-1901 (Choreographer)
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910 (Choreographer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Smith, Oliver Lemuel, 1918-1994 (Designer)
Wittop, Freddy (Costume designer)
Rosenthal, Jean, 1912-1969 (Designer)
Browning, Kirk, 1921-2008 (Director)
Bookspan, Martin (Commentator)
Goberman, John (Producer)
American Ballet Theatre (Dancer)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Broadcaster)
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (Event place)
Cavett, Dick (Interviewer)
Makarova, Natalia, 1940- (Dancer)
Chase, Lucia, 1897-1986 (Dancer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-06-30
Place: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: WNET
Table of Contents
1. Act I (ca. 31 min.) -- Backstage interview (ca. 14 min.) with Clive Barnes, dance critic of the New York Times -- 2. Act II (ca. 34 min.) -- Backstage interview (ca. 13 min.) with Erik Bruhn -- 3. Act III (ca. 36 min.) -- Backstage interviews (ca. 14 min.) with Natalia Makarova and Lucia Chase -- Act IV (ca. 26 min.).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2863
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Lebedinoe ozero
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Television programs
Statement of responsibility: WNET/13 ; directed by Kirk Browning ; produced by John Goberman ; choreography by Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa, staged and directed by David Blair ; choreography for peasant dance and goblet dance (Act I), Neapolitan dance and Spanish dance (Act III), and storm scene (Act IV) by David Blair ; music by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky.
Additional physical form: This recording (without the intermission interviews) has also been issued on 12" laser videodisc; see *MGZID 12-6 Swan lake.
Content: For tape recording of interviews (and summary of contents), see entry below under Audio materials: *MGZTC 3-805 side 2.
Creation/production credits: Scenery, Oliver Smith ; costumes, Freddy Wittop ; lighting, Jean Rosenthal.
Performers: Danced by American Ballet Theatre.
Performers: Natalia Makarova (Odette/Odile), Ivan Nagy (Prince Siegfried), Lucia Chase (Princess-Mother), Enrique Martinez (Wolfgang), Terry Orr (Benno), Marcos Paredes (Von Rothbart), and William Carter (Spanish dance), with Warren Conover, Kristine Elliott, Nanette Glushak, Jolinda Menendez, Hilda Morales, Kirk Peterson, Frank Smith, Marianna Tcherkassky, Clark Tippett, Charles Ward, Rebecca Wright, and artists of the company.
Venue: Recorded at New York State Theater, New York, N.Y., and telecast live by WNET/13, New York, on its series Live from Lincoln Center, on June 30, 1976.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 videocassettes (Betacam SP) (192 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY777035734-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12156892
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ac135080-7ccc-0138-7e73-0049be8b1687
Rights Statement
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  • 2020: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Swan lake" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

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Swan lake