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The sleeping beauty
Additional title: Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Ashton and Sergeev, N after Petipa, M)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Dancer)
Somes, Michael, 1917-1994 (Dancer)
Grey, Beryl, 1927- (Dancer)
Ashbridge, Bryan (Dancer)
Larsen, Gerd (Dancer)
Edwards, Leslie (Dancer)
Chatfield, Philip, 1927- (Dancer)
Clayden, Pauline (Dancer)
Lindsay, Rosemary (Dancer)
Steuart, Douglas (Dancer)
Zaymes, Dorothea (Dancer)
Jackson, Rowena (Dancer)
Shaw, Brian, 1928-1992 (Dancer)
Grant, Alexander, 1925-2011 (Dancer)
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910 (Choreographer)
Sergeev, Nikolaĭ Grigorʹevich, 1876-1951 (Choreographer)
Messel, Oliver, 1904-1978 (Designer)
Jones, Clark, 1920-2002 (Director)
Sadler's Wells Ballet (Dancer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1955
Table of Contents
DANCE CONTENTS: 1: Prologue: Dance of the Fairies, with their cavaliers; Lilac Fairy variation; Dance of maids of honor; Carabosse mime scene (Carabosse solo omitted). Act I: Garland dance; Entrance of Aurora's friends and the four princes; Aurora's entrance and first solo; Rose adagio; Dance of Aurora's friends; Aurora's second solo; Aurora's dance with the spindle. -- 2: Act II; Court dances (condensed); "Vision" pas de deux, solo, and ballabile; Florimund's journey, the Awakening, and Transformation. Act III: Entrees of the Court and guests; Florestan pas-de-trois; Puss in Boots and the White Cat. Bluebird pas-de-deux; Three Ivans; Grand pas de deux (Aurora's solo omitted); Finale.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4011
Shelf locator: *MGZHB 16-1027
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Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: NBC-TV Producer's Showcase telecast of a condensed version of the Sadler's Wells Ballet production. Directed by Clark Jones. Narrative play by John Van Druten, with David Wayne.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: Marius Petipa, adapted by Frederick Ashton. Music: P. I. Tchaikovsky. Conductor: Robert Irving. Settings: Burr Smidt. Costumes (from the stage production): Oliver Messel. Danced by the Sadler's Wells Ballet.
Performers: Cast: Margot Fonteyn (Princess Aurora), Michael Somes (Prince Florimund), Beryl Grey (Lilac Fairy), Frederick Ashton (Carabosse), Bryan Ashbridge (King), Gerd Larsen (Queen), Leslie Edwards (Cantalabutte), John Hart, John Field, David Blair and Desmond Doyle (Four princes), Philip Chatfield, Rosemary Lindsay, Pauline Clayden (Florestan and his two sisters), Douglas Steuart (Puss in Boots), Dorothea Zaymes (White Cat), Rowena Jackson and Brian Shaw (Bluebirds), and Alexander Grant, Peter Clegg and Ray Powell (Three Ivans).
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (74 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY737048125-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12148196
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): da9ca0c0-7825-0138-8094-2337f62958c8
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1919: Creator Born
  • 1955: Created
  • 1991: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The sleeping beauty" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1955.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The sleeping beauty" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 20, 2024.

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The sleeping beauty