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Le lac des cygnes: Swan lake
Additional title: Swan lake
Additional title: Swan lake (Choreographic work : Burmeĭster and Gusev after Ivanov and Petipa, M)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Dancer)
Makarova, Natalia, 1940- (Dancer)
Duthoit, Lucien (Dancer)
Bart, Patrice (Dancer)
Gobin, Emilia (Dancer)
Mérovak, France (Curator)
Namont, Jacques (Dancer)
Boury, Régine (Dancer)
Oudart, Liliane (Dancer)
Clerc, Florence (Dancer)
Taddei, Noelle (Dancer)
Richard, Francine (Dancer)
Descoutures, Viviane (Dancer)
Guillée, Geneviève (Dancer)
Rousselle, Bernard (Dancer)
Consoli, Josyane (Dancer)
Ariel, Claude (Dancer)
Burmeĭster, Vladimir Pavlovich, 1904-1971 (Choreographer)
Ivanov, Lev, 1834-1901 (Choreographer)
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910 (Choreographer)
Sarelli, Jean (Stage director)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Escoffier, Marcel (Costume designer)
Apruzzese, Serge (Lighting designer)
Mourousi, Yves (Director)
Bernard, Jacques (French painter, active 1637-1657) (Director)
Opéra de Paris. Ballet (Performer)
Office de tourisme de Paris (Presenter)

Rudolf Nureyev Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1973-07-18
Place: Paris, France
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6178
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-4003 RNC (former)
Ballet -- France -- 20th century
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: presented by L'Office de Tourisme de Paris as part of Les nuits du Louvre ; concept, René Bianco ; artistic direction by Yves Mourousi ; [video] directed by Jacques Bernard ; choreography and mise-en-scène by Vladimir Bourmeister, staged by Jean Sarelli ; Act II choreography after Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa ; music by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky.
Citation/reference: Accompanied by data sheet.
Content: Logo of Opéra de Paris Garnier in upper right corner.
Creation/production credits: Costumes, Marcel Escoffier ; lighting, Serge Apruzzese.
Performers: Danced by Rudolf Nureyev and Natalia Makarova with the Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris.
Performers: Natalia Makarova (Odette/Odile) ; Rudolf Nureyev (Prince Siegfried) ; Lucien Duthoit (Rothbart) ; Act I: Patrice Bart (the jester) ; Emilia Gobin, France Mérovak, Marc du Bouays, Jacques Namont (pas de quatre) ; Liliane Garry (the princess, mother of Prince Siegfried) ; Claude Rossi (the majordomo) ; Régine Boury (a peasant girl) ; Act II: Agnes Anceval, Liliane Oudart, Christine Charmolu (three swans) ; Florence Clerc, Marie-Claude Folyot, Noelle Taddei, Francine Richard (four little swans) ; Act III: Janine Julien, Martine Vuillermoz, Ghyslaine Mathiot, Annette Mulard (the fiancées) ; Viviane Descoutures and others (Spanish dance) ; France Mérovak and others (Neapolitan dance) ; Geneviève Guillée, Paulette Mons, Patrick Leberte, Bernard Rousselle, and others (Hungarian dance) ; Josyane Consoli, Claude Ariel, and others (mazurka) ; and corps de ballet.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Louvre, Paris, on July 18, 1973.
Language: Credits in French.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 videocassettes (U-matic) (PAL) (135 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Archival recording by the Théâtre National de l'Opéra.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14709034
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8aeb9460-aab6-0134-ffbc-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1938: Creator Born
  • 1973: Created
  • 1993: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Le lac des cygnes" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1973.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Le lac des cygnes" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 30, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1973). Le lac des cygnes Retrieved from

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Le lac des cygnes