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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Additional title: Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : Petrov)
Petrov, Nicolas (Donor)
Vostrikov, Gennadiĭ (Dancer)
Filipov, Aleksandr (Dancer)
Petrov, Nicolas (Choreographer)
Bockman, Charles (Choreographer)
Moiseev, Igorʹ, 1906-2007 (Choreographer)
Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953 (Composer)
Lavrovskiĭ, Leonid Mikhaĭlovich, 1905-1967 (Librettist)
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 (Author)
Heymann, Henry (Set designer)
Heymann, Henry (Costume designer)
Kayan, Neal (Composer)
Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849 (Composer)
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (Performer)

Nicolas Petrov Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971
Table of Contents
Reel 1. Gopak [excerpt] (ca. 4 min.) / choreography, Nicolas Petrov ; music, Galperin/Khachaturian. |||| Romeo and Juliet. Act I (ca. 42 min.) / choreography, Nicolas Petrov ; music, Sergey Prokofiev ; libretto, Leonid Lavrovsky, based on the play by William Shakespeare ; costumes, Henry Heymann ; fencing sequences, Christopher Martin. Scenes: 1, the main square of Verona -- 2, Juliet's room -- 3, guests' arrival at Capulets' ball -- 4, ballroom of Capulets' house -- 5, after the ball -- 6, the garden of Capulet. |||| Reel 2. Romeo and Juliet. Act II (ca. 30 min.) / see credits above. Scenes: 1, a square in Verona -- 2, Friar Laurence's cell -- 3, a square in Verona, carnival. |||| Theme pas de deux (ca. 5 min.) / choreography, Charles Bockman ; music, Neal Kayan. Title also appears in Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre programs as Blue pas de deux (theme). |||| Escape (ca. 4 min.) / choreography, Igor Moiseyev ; music, Frédéric Chopin ; danced by two men, probably Gennadi Vostrikov and Alexander Filipov. |||| Gopak [excerpt] (ca. 5 min.) / see credits above. |||| Reel 3. Romeo and Juliet. Act III (ca. 35 min.) / see credits above. Scenes: 1, Juliet's bedchamber -- 2, Friar Laurence's cell -- 3, Juliet's bedchamber -- 4, Juliet's funeral -- 5, the Capulet tomb.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9777
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-6196 (former)
Pas de deux
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: artistic direction by Nicolas Petrov.
Source note: Titles of works, company and date from original cases.
Creation/production credits: Additional credits from house programs, including program for a performance of Romeo and Juliet, October 8 and 10, 1971.
Performers: Danced by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Principal dancers in Romeo and Juliet, listed on the October 1971 program, are: Alexander Filipov (Romeo), Edra Toth (Juliet), Gennadi Vostrikov (Mercutio), Orrin Kayan (Mercutio) ; uncertain whether this cast appears on this recording.
Venue: Videotaped in studio rehearsal, in rehearsal clothes, in Pittsburgh, Pa., on December 4, 1971. Some of the dancers in Romeo and Juliet wear full or partial costumes.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 3 videotape reels (126 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Footage of a complete rehearsal of Romeo and Juliet, interspersed with rehearsals of other works.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14511557
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6c637500-89a0-0135-10d2-0095ec4997ef
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  • 1971: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 23, 2022.

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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre