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Alla Osipenko
Additional title: Antony and Cleopatra
Additional title: Antony and Cleopatra (Choreographic work : Chernyshev)
Additional title: Legend of love (Choreographic work : Grigorovich)
Additional title: Swan lake (Choreographic work)
Osipenko, Alla Evgenʹevna (Interviewee)
Markovsky, John (Dancer)
Chernyshev, Igorʹ Aleksandrovich, 1937-2007 (Choreographer)
Lazarev, Ė. (Ėduard), 1935-2008 (Composer)
Murdmaa, Mai (Choreographer)
Grigorovich, I︠U︡riĭ Nikolaevich, 1927- (Choreographer)
I︠A︡kobson, Leonid (Choreographer)
Leningradskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ akademicheskiĭ teatr opery i baleta imeni S.M. Kirova (Performer)
Osipenko, Alla Evgenʹevna (Dancer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1960 - 1975 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
1. Antony and Cleopatra (ca. 39 min., b&w) / recorded by Leningrad Television, 1975 ; produced (?) by E. Popova, V. Smirnov, L. Lukonina, E. Porfir'eva ; choreography, Igor Chernyshev ; music, Eduard Lazarev ; scenario after the tragedy by William Shakespeare ; danced by Alla Osipenko (Cleopatra), John Markovsky (Antony), and others ; text read by E. Chernaia, Yu. Rodionov -- [Choreographic excerpts and miniatures] (ca. 23 min., b&w) / produced by E. Popova ; danced by Alla Osipenko, John Markovsky, and members of the Kirov Ballet ; among the works performed are: the Lilac Fairy variation from The sleeping beauty / choreography, Petipa ; music, Tchaikovsky -- Romeo and Juliet (pas de deux) / choreography, Mai Murdmaa (?) ; music, Prokofiev -- Legend of love: pas de deux / choreography, Yuri Grigorovich ; music, Arif Melikov -- Taglioni's flight / choreography, Leonid Yakobson ; music, Mozart) ; and other works. Program continued on cassette 2. -- 2. [Choreographic excerpts and miniatures, continued] (ca. 17 min., b&w) / among the works performed are: The minotaur and the nymph / choreography, Yakobson ; music, Alban Berg -- Swan lake: Act II pas de deux / choreography, Ivanov ; music, Tchaikovsky -- [Wisdom of Terpsichore] (ca. 40 min., col. and b&w) / includes Osipenko as interviewee, and a recording of her and Markovsky in The minotaur and the nymph (choreography, Yakobson ; music, Alban Berg) -- 3. [Discussion of Osipenko] (ca. 41 min., col. and b&w) / [the end of cassette 2 contains the first 5 min. of this program, but cassette 3 contains a full, uninterrupted recording] ; includes Osipenko as interviewee and in the solo Syrinx (choreography, G. Aleksidze ; music, Claude Debussy) ; the duet The minotaur and the nymph (choreography, Yakobson ; music, Alban Berg), danced with Markovsky ; and excerpts from Antony and Cleopatra (choreography, Chernyshev ; music, Lazarev), danced with Markovsky.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8799
Dancers -- Russia -- 20th century
Pas de deux
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Language: In Russian.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (165 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Compilation of four television programs, each ca. 40 min. long, featuring Soviet ballerina Alla Osipenko as performer or interviewee.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14327915
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8def9fe0-8d66-0138-2252-75d9c912a86e
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1960: Created (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Alla Osipenko" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1960 - 1975.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Alla Osipenko" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 29, 2020.

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Alla Osipenko