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Additional title: Firebird (Choreographic work : Grigoriev and Tchernicheva after Fokin)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Dancer)
Somes, Michael, 1917-1994 (Dancer)
Lindsay, Rosemary (Dancer)
White, Franklin, 1923 or 1924-2013 (Dancer)
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 (Composer)
Goncharova, Natalii͡a Sergeevna, 1881-1962 (Designer)
Grigorʹev, S. L. (Sergeĭ Leonidovich), 1883-1968 (Choreographer)
Tchernicheva, Lubov (Choreographer)
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942 (Choreographer)
Czinner, Paul, 1890-1972 (Producer)
Royal Ballet (Performer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1960
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8654
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2604 (former)
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. Zhar-ptit︠s︡a
Motion pictures
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Produced by Paul Czinner Productions for Poetic Films Ltd. in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Presented by J. Arthur Rank. Producer/director: Paul Czinner.
Performers: Danced by members of the Royal Ballet: Margot Fonteyn (the Firebird), Michael Somes (Prince Ivan), Rosemary Lindsay (the beautiful Tsarevna), Franklin White (Kastchei), and ensemble.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Additional physical form: For a complete recording of this motion picture, see: *MGZIC 9-214 The Royal Ballet.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (34 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Excerpt from the motion picture The Royal Ballet.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY916044009-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170527
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cc8c2f70-7b85-0135-161d-6d7c27dd2fc1
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1919: Creator Born
  • 1960: Created
  • 1991: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Firebird" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1960.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Firebird" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 3, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1960). Firebird Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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