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Additional title: Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Petrov after Ivanov)
Petrov, Nicolas (Donor)
Petrov, Nicolas (Choreographer)
Ivanov, Lev, 1834-1901 (Choreographer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Heymann, Henry (Set designer)
Heymann, Henry (Costume designer)
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (Performer)

Nicolas Petrov Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1970 - 1979 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
Act I (ca. 40 min.). Featured roles in Scene 1 include a White Soldier and three other soldiers, Columbines (two women), Cantiniere and Toy Soldier ; in scene 3, pas de deux of the Snow Princess and Snow Prince -- Act II (ca. 22 min.). Divertissements include Spanish, Arab, Chinese, Trepak, Mirlitons, Grand pas de deux (male variation and part of Sugar Plum Fairy variation). |||| Act II, continued (ca. 18 min.). Continuation of grand pas de deux (Sugar Plum Fairy variation re-recorded in full, followed by coda) ; Waltz of the flowers, featuring a pink couple and two green couples.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9775
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-6194 (former)
Ballet -- Pennsylvania
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: presented by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre ; choreography by Nicolas Petrov after Lev Ivanov ; music by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky.
Content: Photographed poster on frame. Location from original case, which is also labeled "original."
Creation/production credits: Scenery and costumes, Henry Heymann (?).
Performers: Danced by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pa., possibly in December 1970.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 2 videotape reels (104 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14511687
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6266b9d0-89a0-0135-8e9d-091c30e01c63
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1970: Created (Approximate)
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Nutcracker" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1970 - 1979.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Nutcracker" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 16, 2022.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1970 - 1979). Nutcracker Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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