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The Royal Ballet
Additional title: Swan lake (Choreographic work : Ashton and Sergeev, N after Ivanov and Petipa, M)
Additional title: Firebird (Choreographic work : Grigoriev and Tchernicheva after Fokin)
Additional title: Ondine (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Dancer)
Somes, Michael, 1917-1994 (Dancer)
Ashbridge, Bryan (Dancer)
Edwards, Leslie (Dancer)
Lindsay, Rosemary (Dancer)
White, Franklin, 1924- (Dancer)
Grant, Alexander, 1925-2011 (Dancer)
Farron, Julia (Dancer)
Howard, Ann (Dancer)
Roope, Clover (Dancer)
Sibley, Antoinette (Dancer)
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)
Sergeev, Nikolaĭ Grigorʹevich, 1876-1951 (Choreographer)
Ivanov, Lev, 1834-1901 (Choreographer)
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910 (Choreographer)
Grigorʹev, S. L. (Sergeĭ Leonidovich), 1883-1968 (Choreographer)
Tchernicheva, Lubov (Choreographer)
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942 (Choreographer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 (Composer)
Henze, Hans Werner, 1926-2012 (Composer)
Hurry, Leslie, 1909- (Designer)
Goncharova, Natalii͡a Sergeevna, 1881-1962 (Designer)
De Nobili, Lila, 1916-2002 (Designer)
Czinner, Paul, 1890-1972 (Producer)
Royal Ballet (Performer)
Hurry, Leslie, 1909- (Costume designer)
De Nobili, Lila, 1916-2002 (Costume designer)
Czinner, Paul, 1890-1972 (Director)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1960
Table of Contents
Reel 1. Swan lake. Act II excerpts (Valse, pas de deux, pas de quatre, rondo, and coda) / choreography, Frederick Ashton and Nikolai Sergeev after Ivanov and Petipa ; sets and costumes, Leslie Hurry ; cast, Margot Fonteyn (Odette) ; Michael Somes (Prince Siegfried) ; Bryan Ashbridge (Benno) ; Leslie Edwards (Von Rothbart) ; Ann Howard, Mavis Osborn, Clover Roope, and Antoinette Sibley (Cygnets) ; and corps de ballet -- Firebird / choreography, Serge Grigoriev and Lubov Tchernicheva after Mikhail Fokin ; music, Igor Stravinsky ; sets and costumes, Natalia Goncharova ; cast, Margot Fonteyn (Firebird) ; Michael Somes (Prince Ivan) ; Rosemary Lindsay (The beautiful Tsarevna) ; Franklin White (Immortal Koschei) ; and corps de ballet -- Reel 2. Ondine. Acts I and II / choreography, Frederick Ashton ; music, Hans Werner Henze ; sets and costumes, Lila de Nobili ; cast, Margot Fonteyn (Ondine) ; Michael Somes (Palemon) ; Julia Farron (Berta) ; Alexander Grant (Tirrenio) ; Leslie Edwards (Hermit) ;, and corps de ballet --Reel 3. Ondine (continued). Act III.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 10187
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-214 (former)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Lebedinoe ozero
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: a J. Arthur Rank presentation ; produced by Paul Czinner Productions for Poetic Films Ltd. in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden ; directed and produced by Paul Czinner.
Performers: Danced by the Royal Ballet, London, starring Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (131 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY777034415-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12156872
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c794cd30-8cf3-0135-3f75-0d797bf219c5
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1919: Creator Born
  • 1960: Issued
  • 1991: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Royal Ballet" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1960.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Royal Ballet" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 28, 2023.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1960). The Royal Ballet Retrieved from

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The Royal Ballet