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The nutcracker
Additional title: Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Franca after Ivanov)
Smith, Lois (Dancer)
Adams, David (Dancer)
Pope, Betty (Dancer)
Mahler, Donald (Dancer)
Bliss, Sally Brayley (Dancer)
Worth, Colin (Dancer)
Chojnacki, Marcel (Dancer)
Crum, George, 1926- (Conductor)
Ivanov, Lev, 1834-1901 (Choreographer)
Franca, Celia, 1921-2007 (Interviewee)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Campbell, Norman, 1924-2004 (Producer)
Lambert, Richard (Designer)
Ambrose, Kay (Costume designer)
Kelly, Tom (Lighting designer)
National Ballet of Canada (Dancer)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Broadcaster)
Franca, Celia, 1921-2007 (Choreographer)
Gilmour, Clyde (Host)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1958-12-23
Place: Canada
Publisher: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Table of Contents
1 (ca. 49 min.). Act I -- Interview with Celia Franca -- Act II [beginning] -- 2 (ca. 28 min.). Act II, continued.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8810
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Shchelkunchik
Ballet -- Canada
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Television programs
Statement of responsibility: a CBC Folio production ; [presented by] the National Ballet Company of Canada ; produced by Norman Campbell ; artistic director, Celia Franca ; choreography by Lev Ivanov, arranged by Celia Franca ; music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky.
Creation/production credits: Sets, Richard Lambert ; costumes, Kay Ambrose ; lighting, Tom Kelly.
Performers: Danced by the National Ballet of Canada: Lois Smith (Snow Queen), David Adams (Nutcracker Prince), Betty Pope (Clara), Donald Mahler (the President), Sally Brayley (his wife), Colin Worth (King of the Mice), Marcel Chojnacki (Drosselmeyer), and others.
Performers: Conductor: George Crum.
Venue: Telecast on December 23, 1958.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (91 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13443098
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f7e0ff90-8d7d-0138-9d28-339e63fb2785
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.

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  • 1958: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

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The nutcracker