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Coppélia: La fille aux yeux d'émail
Additional title: Fille aux yeux d'émail
Additional title: Coppélia (Choreographic work : Sergeev, N after Cecchetti, Ivanov and Petipa, M)
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910 (Choreographer)
Sergeev, Nikolaĭ Grigorʹevich, 1876-1951 (Choreographer)
Roy, Pierre, 1880-1950 (Set designer)
Roy, Pierre, 1880-1950 (Costume designer)
Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)
Franklin, Frederic, 1914- (Dancer)
Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997 (Dancer)
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (Performer)

Victor Jessen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1948 - 1952
Table of Contents
Reel 1 (ca. 49 min.). Act I, scene I -- Reel 2 (ca. 47 min.). Act I, scene II (ends abruptly) -- Reel 3 (ca. 31 min.). Act II.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1678
Shelf locator: *MGZHB 12-1977 (Additional copy)
Jessen, Victor
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography, Petipa reconstructed by Nicolai Sergueff ; music by [Léo] Delibes ; performed by Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Performers: Some cast members change during different performances; for example, Alexandra Danilova and Frederic Franklin's roles are sometimes performed by other dancers.
Citation/reference: Credits partially from book entitled Without permission, by Victor Jessen.
Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.
Creation/production credits: Scenery and costumes, Pierre Roy.
Performers: Danced by Alexandra Danilova, Frederic Franklin and members of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Venue: Filmed during multiple performances between 1948-1952.
Funding: Transferred from film and cataloged with funds provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
Content: Complete abridged work; sometimes brief segments overlap with repeated sections from different camera locations.
Biographical/historical: This film was pieced together by the filmmaker Victor Jessen from multiple performances filmed from various camera angles throughout several theaters.
Content: Occasionally poor visual quality; dark, grainy.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 videocassettes (Digital Betacam) (128 min.) : silent, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18067215
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 15ef7740-f86f-0130-add6-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1818: Creator Born
  • 1910: Creator Died
  • 1948: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Coppélia" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1948 - 1952.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Coppélia" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 4, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1948 - 1952). Coppélia Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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