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The nutcracker
Additional title: Casse-noisette
Additional title: Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Nureyev after Vaĭnonen)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Dancer)
Vulpian, Claude de (Dancer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Georgiadis, Nicholas, 1923-2001 (Designer)
François, Douce (Videographer)
Opéra de Paris. Ballet (Dancer)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Choreographer)

Rudolf Nureyev Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1987-12-18
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 10135
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Shchelkunchik
Filmed dance
Statement of responsibility: [presented by] the Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris ; choreography and mise-en-scène by Rudolf Nureyev ; music by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky.
Content: Accompanied by data sheet.
Content: Original container is labeled "Casse-noisette."
Creation/production credits: Scenery and costumes, Nicholas Georgiadis.
Performers: Danced by the Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris.
Performers: Claude de Vulpian (Clara), Rudolf Nureyev (Drosselmeyer/the prince), others.
Venue: Videotaped in dress rehearsal onstage, with sets and orchestra, at the Opéra de Paris, on December 18, 1987; video documentation, Douce François.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (120 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Rehearsal, with some interruptions and repetitions. Rudolf Nureyev, who dances the dual role of Drosselmeyer and the prince, is partly or completely in practice clothes; he also appears on stage to direct the action as well as to dance. The voices of stage technicians are audible from off-camera, and the lighting occasionally changes during the course of a dance. Repeated sections include: Act I, Clara and the battle with the mice; Act II, Clara and the bats, Spanish dance, finale. The tape ends with ca. 6 min. of candid footage.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15770875
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 93f01690-7c0d-0138-f113-1577c6aab4a9
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

  • 1938: Creator Born
  • 1987: Created
  • 1993: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The nutcracker" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1987.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The nutcracker" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 2, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1987). The nutcracker Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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The nutcracker