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Additional title: Giselle (Choreographic work : Franca after Coralli and Perrot)
Smith, Lois (Dancer)
Kraul, Earl (Dancer)
Leigh, Angela (Dancer)
Cousineau, Yves (Dancer)
Scott, David (Dancer)
Bliss, Sally Brayley (Dancer)
Mason, Sylvia (Dancer)
Samsova, Galina (Dancer)
Crum, George, 1926- (Conductor)
Franca, Celia, 1921-2007 (Choreographer)
Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856 (Composer)
Campbell, Norman, 1924-2004 (Producer)
Zaharuk, Bill (Designer)
Ambrose, Kay (Costume designer)
National Ballet of Canada (Dancer)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Production company)

National Ballet of Canada Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1961-12-18
Place: Canada
Publisher: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8808
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5446 (former)
Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Giselle
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: a CBC-TV production ; [presented by] the National Ballet of Canada ; produced and directed by Norman Campbell ; choreography by [Celia Franca after] Coralli and Perrot ; music by Adolphe Adam.
Creation/production credits: Artistic direction, Celia Franca ; sets, William Zaharuk ; costumes, Kay Ambrose ; executive producer, Robert Allen.
Performers: Danced by the National Ballet of Canada: Lois Smith (Giselle), Earl Kraul (Albrecht), Angela Leigh (Queen of the Wilis), Yves Cousineau (Hilarion), David Scott (Wilfrid), Nancy Schwenker (Berthe), Sally Brayley (Bathilde), Howard Meadows (Prince of Courland), Sylvia Mason and Galina Samtsova (leading Wilis), and others.
Venue: Videotaped on December 18, 1961 ; telecast in December 1962.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (59 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13443100
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 479185e0-85af-0135-d09f-000598bba76d
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1961: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Giselle" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1961.

Chicago/Turabian Format

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

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1961). Giselle Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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