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Swan lake
Additional title: Swan lake (Choreographic work : Franklin and Petrov)
Petrov, Nicolas (Donor)
Verdy, Violette, 1933-2016 (Dancer)
Villella, Edward, 1936- (Dancer)
Franklin, Frederic, 1914-2013 (Choreographer)
Petrov, Nicolas (Choreographer)
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910 (Choreographer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (Performer)

Nicolas Petrov Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9792
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-6211 (former)
Ballets -- Pennsylvania
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: [presented by] Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre ; choreography by Marius Petipa, Frederic Franklin and Nicolas Petrov ; music by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky.
Content: Title and principal dancers from photographed poster on frame.
Venue: Location given as Syria Mosque on original case.
Content: Accompanied by house program for Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, December 1 and 3, 1972, a performance led by Dagmar Kessler and Peter Schaufuss.
Performers: Danced by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
Performers: Guest artists: Violette Verdy (Odette-Odile), Edward Villella (Prince Siegfried).
Venue: Videotaped in performance, probably at the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pa., on February 26, 1971.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Content: Tape ends before conclusion of ballet.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 2 videotape reels (119 min.) : sound, black and white; 1/2 in.
This version of Swan lake includes a classical sequence for three couples and three women (called a pas de six in the program) after the entrance of Odile and Rothbart in Act III, which Petrov apparently introduced in his 1970 staging of the ballet. The order of divertissements on this recording (Spanish, Russian, Neapolitan, Hungarian and mazurka) also follows Petrov's 1970 version. Act I, however, includes a Gypsy soloist and a pas de trois which do not appear in the 1970 version. The accompanying program, for a 1972 performance, lists the Act I Gypsy and pas de trois, but not the Act III pas de six, and differs in the order of divertissements.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14511571
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 893bdfb0-90be-0135-546d-45c274532225
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1971: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Swan lake" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Swan lake" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 2, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1971). Swan lake Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Swan lake