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Romeo and Juliet
Additional title: Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : Lavrovskiĭ)
Bessmertnova, Natalia, 1941-2008 (Dancer)
Lavrovskiĭ, Mikhail (Dancer)
Ulanova, Galina Sergeevna, 1910-1998 (Interviewee)
Moore, Mary Tyler, 1936-2017 (Interviewer)
Papko, ︠I︡Uriĭ (Dancer)
Levashev, Vladimir, 1923- (Dancer)
Vernon, John (Director)
Cooperman, Alvin (Producer)
Vilʹi︠a︡ms, Petr Vladimirovich, 1902- (Designer)
Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953 (Composer)
Lavrovskiĭ, Leonid Mikhaĭlovich, 1905-1967 (Choreographer)
Bolʹshoĭ teatr Rossii. Balet (Performer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1976-01-23
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8862
Televised performances
Televised dance
Venue: Recorded at the gala performance celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Bolshoi Theater, Moscow, on January 23, 1976. Produced by USSR State Committee & Television & Radio in association with Teleglob Ag and the British Broadcasting Corporation. Program arranged by Lothar Bock. Director: John Vernon. American version produced by Alvin Cooperman. Host: Mary Tyler Moore.
Performers: Performed by the Bolshoi Ballet: Natalia Bessmertnova (Juliet), Mikhail Lavrovsky (Romeo), Yuri Papko (Mercutio), Vladimir Levashov (Tybalt), and others. Conductor: Algi Shuraitis.
Content: 1 (approx. 43 min.): Act I. 2 (approx. 32 min.): Act II. 3 (approx. 45 min.): Prerecorded interview with Galina Ulanova by Mary Tyler Moore. Act III. This recording includes several advertisements. For a commercially distributed version of this recording, without advertisements, Moore's commentaries, or Ulanova interview, see: *MGZIB 3-402.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (119 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY857027188-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12161502
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f51392a0-7d97-0138-0cd7-095cb3ed60f4
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1941: Creator Born
  • 1976: Issued
  • 2008: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Romeo and Juliet" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976-01-23.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Romeo and Juliet" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 2, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976-01-23). Romeo and Juliet Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Romeo and Juliet