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Art of ballet
Additional title: Swan lake (Choreographic work)
Adams, Diana (Dancer)
De Lappe, Gemze (Dancer)
Dokoudovsky, Vladimir (Dancer)
Eglevsky, André (Dancer)
Mitchell, James, 1920- (Dancer)
Moylan, Mary Ellen (Dancer)
Wood, Helen, 1917-1988 (Dancer)
De Mille, Agnes (Dancer)
De Mille, Agnes (Choreographer)

Agnes de Mille Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1956-02-26
Place: U.S.
Publisher: WCBS-TV
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6562
Shelf locator: *MGZHB 8-30
Television programs
Televised dance
Creation/production credits: WCBS-TV.
Content: Reel 1 (24 min.) ; Reel 2 (approximately 22 min.).
Performers: Cast includes: Diana Adams, Gemze De Lappe, Agnes de Mille, Vladimir Dokoudovsky, André Eglevsky, James Mitchell, Mary Ellen Moylan and Helen Wood.
Venue: Telecast February 26, 1956 on Omnibus, WCBS-TV.
Physical Description
Film reel
Extent: 2 film reels (45 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm
Agnes de Mille narrates a brief history of ballet, illustrated with demonstrations of ballet technique and excerpts from classical and modern works. Dances performed include: Dance in the style of Marie Camargo (Agnes de Mille); dance in the style of Marie Taglioni (Mary Ellen Moylan); part of the adagio and man's variation from Swan lake Act II pas de deux (Diana Adams and André Eglevsky); pas de deux from Paint your wagon (Gemze De Lappe and James Mitchell).
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY727011520-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12145016
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 894f5fe0-cc7b-0135-34ab-059b0273e7a1
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1956: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Art of ballet" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1956-02-26.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Art of ballet" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 29, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1956-02-26). Art of ballet Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Art of ballet