Interview with Danilova

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Interview with Danilova
Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997 (Interviewee)

Dance in America Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1983 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7484
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4981 (former)
Balanchine, George
School of American Ballet
New York City Ballet
Television programs
Televised dance
Content: Title from information provided by donor.
Content: Unedited footage.
Venue: Recording location and date not identified, possibly New York, April 22, 1983.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Acquisition: Gift of Dance in America.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (33 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Speaking to an unidentified off-camera interviewer, ballerina Alexandra Danilova recalls her long association with the choreographer George Balanchine, which began when they were both children at the Imperial Ballet School in St. Petersburg. She describes his early work "Night" ["La nuit"] and his experiments with his first company, the Young Ballet, with which she danced. She recalls his special qualities and working habits as a choreographer, as well as his human traits. In discussing the importance of his contributions to American dance, she talks about the two great institutions he founded, the School of American Ballet and the New York City Ballet.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12451031
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bdc6eba0-7bb4-0135-709e-716bb826c97a
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Item timeline of events

  • 1907: Creator Born
  • 1983: Created
  • 1997: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Danilova" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1983.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Danilova" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 3, 2023.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1983). Interview with Danilova Retrieved from

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Interview with Danilova