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Additional title: Jardin aux lilas (Choreographic work : Tudor)
Additional title: Offenbach in the underworld (Choreographic work : Tudor)
Smith, Lois (Dancer)
Ronaldson, James (Dancer)
Adams, David (Dancer)
Franca, Celia, 1921-2007 (Dancer)
Dynowska, Oldyna (Dancer)
Pope, Betty (Dancer)
Englund, Richard, 1931-1991 (Dancer)
Moller, Ray (Dancer)
Jarvis, Lilian (Dancer)
Leigh, Angela (Dancer)
Kraul, Earl (Dancer)
Tudor, Antony, 1909-1987 (Choreographer)
Chausson, Ernest, 1855-1899 (Composer)
Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880 (Composer)
Somers, Harry, 1925-1999 (Arranger)
Crum, George, 1926- (Conductor)
Dorn, Rudi (Designer)
Ambrose, Kay (Costume designer)
Grozelle, John (Lighting designer)
Kraemer, Franz, 1914-1999 (Producer)
National Ballet of Canada (Dancer)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Production company)
Franca, Celia, 1921-2007 (Choreographer)

National Ballet of Canada Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1955-12-11
Place: Canada
Publisher: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Table of Contents
Lilac garden (ca. 19 min.) / music, Ernest Chausson ; danced by Lois Smith (Caroline), James Ronaldson (the man she must marry), David Adams (Caroline's young lover), Celia Franca (the woman in her fiancé's past), and corps de ballet ; solo violin, Charles Dobias. Preceded by a spoken introduction reflecting Caroline's thoughts. |||| Offenbach in the underworld (ca. 35 min.) / music, Jacques Offenbach, arr. by Harry Somers ; danced by Oldyna Dynowska (Madame la patronne), Betty Pope (her daughter), Richard Englund (the artist), Ray Moller (Grand Duke), Lilian Jarvis (the debutante), Lois Smith (the operetta star), Angela Leigh (the lady of the carriage trade), Earl Kraul (the officer), and corps de ballet.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8818
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5487 (former)
Cancan (Dance)
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ; produced and directed by Franz Kraemer ; choreography by Antony Tudor.
Content: Accompanied by data sheets.
Creation/production credits: [Artistic] direction, Celia Franca ; musical direction, George Crum ; additional choreography, Celia Franca ; design, Rudi Dorn ; costumes, Kay Ambrose ; lighting, John Grozelle.
Performers: Danced by the National Ballet of Canada.
Venue: Telecast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the program CBC Folio on December 11, 1955.
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) (60 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Two ballets by Antony Tudor, with a 2 min. intermission. The program ends with ca. 4 min. of information on coming attractions.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13477096
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 409a8610-85b0-0135-08a2-03159ea8ae93
Rights Statement
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  • 1955: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Double bill" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1955.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Double bill" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 8, 2023.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1955). Double bill Retrieved from

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Double bill