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Skaz o kholope Nikishke
Additional title: Tale of serf Nikishka
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Dancer)
Evteeva, Elena Viktorovna, 1947- (Dancer)
Osipenko, Alla Evgenʹevna (Dancer)
Markovsky, John (Dancer)
Ostrovskiĭ, V. (Dancer)
Okunt͡sov, Viktor, 1924-2005 (Director)
Meskhiev, Dmitriĭ, 1925-1983 (Cinematographer)
Lukonina, Larisa, 1934-2008 (Set designer)
Kamilov, Marat (Composer)
Laskari, Kirill Aleksandrovich, 1936-2009 (Screenwriter)
Laskari, Kirill Aleksandrovich, 1936-2009 (Choreographer)
Deshkovskiĭ, S. (Sound designer)
Zaĭ︠t︡seva, V. (Stage manager)
Vanderflaas, L. (Film editor)

Mikhail Baryshnikov Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1969
Place: Leningrad (R.S.F.S.R.)
Place: Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 23
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Motion pictures
Statement of responsibility: Leningradskoe Televidenie.
Content: Title transcribed from opening credits on the videocassette. Alternate title taken from the English translation.
Content: Date taken from notes on production.
Creation/production credits: Music by M. Kamilov ; screen writer and choreographer, K. Laskari ; director, V. Okun︠t︡sov ; cinematography by D. Meskhiev ; set designer, L. Lukonina ; sound engineer, S. Deshkovskiĭ ; installation by V. Zaĭ︠t︡seva ; editor, L. Vanderflaas.
Performers: M. Baryshnikov (Nikishka) ; E. Evteeva (Lada) ; A. Osipenko (Pti︠t︡sa) ; D. Markovskiĭ (Groznyĭ) ; V. Ostrovskiĭ (Bo︠i︡arin) ; supporting cast, actors of Leningrad theaters.
Venue: Broadcast 1971 Russia.
Acquisition: Gift; Mikhail Baryshnikov, 2011.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (44 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
A ballet in which Nikishka, a Russian peasant boy, observes birds flying and creates a set of wings. Unfortunately, his invention comes to the attention of Tsar Ivan the Terrible. After menacing the village, the Tsar and his men throw Nikishka in prison. Nikishka's girlfriend attempts to release him, but he realizes he can never truly be free. When the Tsar's men take him away from his village, Nikishka dreams of flying away.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19832096
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 816be7c0-f741-0130-816b-3c075448cc4b
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  • 1969: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Skaz o kholope Nikishke" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1969.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Skaz o kholope Nikishke" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 8, 2023.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1969). Skaz o kholope Nikishke Retrieved from

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Skaz o kholope Nikishke