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Royal Ballet
Additional title: Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : MacMillan)
Additional title: Swan lake (Choreographic work : Ashton after Ivanov and Petipa, M)
Additional title: Corsair (Choreographic work : Nureyev after Petipa, M)
Truppin, Michael (Photographer)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Dancer)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Dancer)
Park, Merle (Dancer)
Mason, Kenneth (Dancer)
Mead, Robert, 1940-1988 (Dancer)
Hynd, Ronald (Dancer)
Rencher, Derek (Dancer)
Larsen, Gerd (Dancer)
Somes, Michael, 1917-1994 (Dancer)
Parkinson, Georgina (Dancer)
Mason, Monica (Dancer)
Bergsma, Deanne (Dancer)
Eyre, Rosalind (Dancer)
Rosson, Keith (Dancer)
MacMillan, Kenneth (Choreographer)
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)
Georgiadis, Nicholas, 1925-2001 (Designer)
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910 (Choreographer)
Ivanov, Lev, 1834-1901 (Associated name)
Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986 (Restager)
Toms, Carl (Set designer)
Toms, Carl (Costume designer)
Truppin, Michael (Cinematographer)
Lepercq, Paul Adolphe, 1922- (Associated name)
Royal Ballet (Dancer)
New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Choreographer)

The Michael Truppin Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1967
Date Created: 1969
Table of Contents
Romeo and Juliet [excerpts] (ca. 20 min.) / filmed in spring 1967 ; choreography, Kenneth MacMillan, to music by Sergei Prokofiev ; scenery and costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis ; danced by Merle Park (Juliet, ballroom scene), Margot Fonteyn (Juliet, bedroom scene), Rudolf Nureyev (Romeo), Kenneth Mason (Mercutio), Robert Mead (Benvolio), Ronald Hynd (Tybalt), Derek Rencher (Paris), Michael Somes (Lord Capulet), Georgina Parkinson (Lady Capulet), Gerd Larsen (Nurse), Monica Mason, Deanne Bergsma, and Rosalind Eyre (three harlots), Keith Rosson (mandolin dance), and the company. |||| Swan lake: Act II [ballroom scene, Black swan pas de deux] [excerpts] (ca. 7 min.) / filmed on May 28, 1967 ; choreography, Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, with new and additional choreography by Frederick Ashton and Rudolf Nureyev, to music by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky ; production devised and staged by Robert Helpmann ; scenery and costumes, Carl Toms ; danced by Margot Fonteyn (Odile), Rudolf Nureyev (Prince Siegfried), Keith Rosson (Rothbart), Gerd Larsen (the Queen Mother), and the company. |||| Pas de deux from Le corsaire [excerpts] (ca. 7 min.) / filmed in spring 1969 ; choreography, Marius Petipa, to music by Riccardo Drigo and Ludwig Minkus ; danced by Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9396
Filmed dance
Venue: Filmed in performance at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, in 1967 and 1969 (see below).
Funding: Preservation of these films photographed by Dr. Michael Truppin was made possible through the cooperation of Andrea Truppin, Nicola Truppin, Dr. Ada Truppin, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library, with the support of Paul Lepercq.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP, NTSC) (44 min.) :si., color. ;1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12525137
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3ab666a0-a352-0138-3ed9-5f6be0f111bf
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.

Item timeline of events

  • 1969: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Royal Ballet" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1969.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Royal Ballet" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 2, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1969). Royal Ballet Retrieved from

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Royal Ballet