The Royal Ballet in Sylvia: at rehearsal

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The Royal Ballet in Sylvia: at rehearsal
Additional title: Royal Ballet in rehearsal: Sylvia
Additional title: Sylvia (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Ashton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)
Ironside, Robin (Set designer)
Ironside, Robin (Costume designer)
Ironside, Christopher (Set designer)
Ironside, Christopher (Costume designer)
Wood, Edmée (Cinematographer)
Wells, Doreen (Dancer)
Gable, Christopher (Dancer)
Ashbridge, Bryan, 1926- (Dancer)
Sherwood, Gary (Dancer)
Royal Ballet (Performer)
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation (Funder)

Edmée Wood Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1963 (Inferred)
Table of Contents
Reel 1. Act I: A sacred wood (36 min.) / cast, Phyllis Spira, Jacqueline Williams, Brenda Last (naiads) ; Hilary Debden, Judith Maden, Alfreda Thorogood (dryads) ; Ronald Emblen, John Sale, Johaar Mosaval, Michael Coleman, Terry Westmoreland, Alan Alder (fauns) ; Elizabeth Anderton, Gillian Orpin, Jennifer Layland, Carole Needham, Deidre O'Connaire, Yvonne Saunders, Helen Starr, Elaine Thomas (the hunt) ; artists of the Royal Ballet (cortege rustique) -- Reel 2. Act II: Orion's groteau (17 min.) / cast, Ronald Emblen, John Sale (slaves) ; Phyllis Spira, Jacqueline Williams (concubines) -- Reel 3. Act III: Near a temple of Diana by a seashore (34 min.) / Richard Farley (Apollo) ; Alexander Bennett (Jaeson) ; Shirley Grahame (Ceres) ; Deidre O'Connaire (Persephone) ; Elizabeth Anderton (Diana) ; Alan Beale (Pluto) ; Judith Maden, Ronald Emblen (goats) ; the muses: Jennifer Layland (the dance), Carole Needham (tradedy), Gloria Bluemel (comedy), Gillian Orpin (history), Elaine Thomas (epic poetry), Sheila Humphreys (lyric poetry), Jacqueline Williams (erotic poetry), Yvonne Saunders (sublime hymns), Helen Starr (astronomy) ; and artists of the Royal Ballet.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1746
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: choreography by Frederick Ashton ; music by Leo Delibes ; scenery and costumes by Robin and Christopher Ironside ; performed by The Royal Ballet.
Content: British Film Institute's Film & TV database lists the title as: The Royal Ballet in rehearsal: Sylvia.
Creation/production credits: Photography by Film Service of Edmée Wood.
Performers: Doreen Wells (Sylvia), Christopher Gable (Aminta), Bryan Ashbridge (Orion), Gary Sherwood (Eros).
Venue: Filmed in rehearsal with costumes in 1963.
Funding: Transferred to video and cataloged with funds provided by the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.
Physical Description
Film reel
Extent: 3 film reels (88 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm
Type of Resource
Moving image
Other local Identifier: Edmee Wood Collection
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18038056
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f89fceb0-f87e-0130-20d8-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1904: Creator Born
  • 1963: Issued
  • 1988: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Royal Ballet in Sylvia" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1963.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Royal Ballet in Sylvia" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 24, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1963). The Royal Ballet in Sylvia Retrieved from

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The Royal Ballet in Sylvia