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Swan lake
Additional title: Swan lake (Choreographic work : Franca after Ivanov and Petipa, M)
Smith, Lois (Dancer)
Adams, David (Dancer)
Moller, Ray (Dancer)
Chojnacki, Marcel (Dancer)
Pope, Betty (Dancer)
Ivings, Jacqueline (Dancer)
Kerval, David (Dancer)
Leigh, Angela (Dancer)
Jarvis, Lilian (Dancer)
Crum, George, 1926- (Conductor)
Morse, Barry, 1918-2008 (Narrator)
Franca, Celia, 1921-2007 (Choreographer)
Ivanov, Lev, 1834-1901 (Choreographer)
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910 (Choreographer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Campbell, Norman, 1924-2004 (Producer)
Spaulding, Tom (Designer)
Ambrose, Kay (Costume designer)
Ashworth, Tom (Lighting designer)
National Ballet of Canada (Dancer)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Production company)

National Ballet of Canada Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1956-12
Place: Canada
Publisher: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Table of Contents
Cassette 1 (ca. 62 min.). Act I -- Act II -- Act III (beginning) -- Cassette 2 (ca. 29 min.). Act III (conclusion) -- Act IV.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8821
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5492 (former)
Ballets -- Canada
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Lebedinoe ozero
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: CBC-TV ; produced by Norman Campbell ; artistic direction, Celia Franca ; choreography after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov ; music by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky.
Creation/production credits: Sets, Tom Spaulding ; costumes, Kay Ambrose ; lighting, Tom Ashworth.
Performers: Danced by the National Ballet of Canada: Lois Smith (Odette-Odile, the swan princess), David Adams (Prince Siegfried), Ray Moller (Benno), Marcel Chojnacki (tutor), Betty Pope (peasant girl), Jacqueline Ivings (Princess Mother), David Kerval (Von Rothbart), Angela Leigh and Lilian Jarvis (swan maidens), and corps de ballet.
Venue: Telecast on the program CBC Folio in December 1956.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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): b13489832
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ebd59c70-85b0-0135-efb6-055e7764565e
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1956: Created
  • 2019: 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. 1956.

Chicago/Turabian Format

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

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1956). Swan lake Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Swan lake