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The Royal Ballet in Cinderella: [ballet in three acts]
Additional title: Cinderella (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Ashton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)
Ashton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988 (Dancer)
Malclès, Jean-Denis (Set designer)
Malclès, Jean-Denis (Costume designer)
Wood, Edmée (Cinematographer)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Dancer)
Blair, David, 1932-1976 (Dancer)
Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986 (Dancer)
Page, Annette (Dancer)
Grant, Alexander, 1925- (Dancer)
Royal Ballet (Performer)
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation (Funder)

Edmée Wood Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1971 (Inferred)
Table of Contents
Reel 1 (41 min.). Act I -- Reel 2 (39 min.). Act II (ca. 37 min.) ; Appendix (ca. 2 min.) -- Reel 3 (22 min.). [Act III].
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1747
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: choreography by Frederick Ashton ; music by Serge Prokofiev ; performed by The Royal Ballet.
Content: Not found in the British Film Institute's Film & TV database.
Content: Poor visual quality; periodically dark.
Creation/production credits: [Scenery & costumes by Jean Denis Malcles].
Creation/production credits: Photography by Film Service of Edmée Wood.
Performers: Margot Fonteyn [Cinderella] ; David Blair [the prince] ; Frederick Ashton, Robert Helpmann [ugly step-sisters] ; Annette Page [fairy godmother?] ; Alexander Grant [the jester] ; and artists of The Royal Ballet.
Venue: Filmed in rehearsal with costumes in 1971.
Funding: Transferred to video and cataloged with funds provided by the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.
Physical Description
Film reel
Extent: 3 film reels (101 min.) : silent, black and white ; 16 mm
Appendix (disc 2) includes Alexander Grant close-up of solo, Margot Fonteyn arriving at ball, and brief segment of ugly step-sisters duet.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Other local Identifier: Edmee Wood Collection
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18038049
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 198ec230-f87f-0130-650d-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1904: Creator Born
  • 1971: Issued
  • 1988: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Royal Ballet in Cinderella" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Royal Ballet in Cinderella" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 5, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1971). The Royal Ballet in Cinderella Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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The Royal Ballet in Cinderella