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Royal Ballet
Additional title: Swan lake (Choreographic work : Ashton and Sergeev, N after Ivanov and Petipa, M)
Additional title: Giselle (Choreographic work : Sergeev, N after Coralli and Perrot)
Additional title: Laurencia (Choreographic work : Nureyev after Chabukiani)
Additional title: Bayadère (Choreographic work : Nureyev after Petipa, M)
Truppin, Michael (Photographer)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Choreographer)
Parkinson, Georgina (Dancer)
Park, Merle (Dancer)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Dancer)
Sibley, Antoinette (Dancer)
Shaw, Brian, 1928-1992 (Dancer)
Beriosova, Svetlana, 1932- (Dancer)
Usher, Graham (Dancer)
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)
Sergeev, Nikolaĭ Grigorʹevich, 1876-1951 (Choreographer)
de Valois, Ninette, 1898-2001 (Restager)
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910 (Choreographer)
Ivanov, Lev, 1834-1901 (Choreographer)
Hurry, Leslie, 1909- (Designer)
Sullivan, John (Lighting designer)
Coralli, Eugène, 1779-1854 (Choreographer)
Perrot, Jules, 1810-1892 (Choreographer)
Karsavina, Tamara (Restager)
Gautier, Théophile, 1811-1872 (Scenarist)
Bailey, James (British artist, active 20th century) (Designer)
Chabukiani, Vakhtang Mikhaĭlovich, 1910-1992 (Choreographer)
Georgiadis, Nicholas, 1925-2001 (Designer)
Prowse, Philip (Costume designer)
Bundy, William (Lighting designer)
Truppin, Michael (Cinematographer)
Royal Ballet (Dancer)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Dancer)
Hurry, Leslie, 1909- (Costume designer)
Bailey, James (British artist, active 20th century) (Costume designer)

The Michael Truppin Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1963-03 - 1965-06
Table of Contents
Swan lake: Act I [excerpts] (ca. 2 min.) / filmed in performance in spring 1963 ; choreography, Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, produced by Nikolai Sergeev, revised by Ninette de Valois, [with additional choreography by] Frederick Ashton, to music by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky ; scenery and costumes, Leslie Hurry ; lighting, John Sullivan ; danced by Rudolf Nureyev (Prince Siegfried) with Georgina Parkinson, Merle Park, and the company. Preceded by ca. 3 min. of still photographs of Nureyev in various roles. |||| Giselle: Act I [excerpts] (ca. 14 min.) / filmed in performance on April 24, 1965 ; choreography, Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, revised by Nikolai Sergeev, to music by Adolphe Adam ; production supervised and additional choreography by Frederick Ashton in collaboration with Tamara Karsavina ; scenario, Théophile Gautier, based on a theme of Heinrich Heine ; scenery and costumes, James Bailey ; danced by Margot Fonteyn (Giselle), Rudolf Nureyev (Count Albrecht), Antoinette Sibley and Brian Shaw (pas de deux), and the company. |||| Laurentia pas de six [excerpts] (ca. 7 min.) / filmed in performance in spring 1965 ; choreography, Rudolf Nureyev after Vakhtang Chabukiani, to music by Aleksandr Krein ; scenery and costumes, Nicholas Georgiadis ; danced by Svetlana Beriosova, Rudolf Nureyev, Merle Park, Brian Shaw, Antoinette Sibley, and Graham Usher. |||| La bayadère: Kingdom of the shades [excerpts] (ca. 10 min.) / filmed in stage rehearsal, partly in costume and partly in rehearsal clothes, in spring 1965 ; choreography, Marius Petipa, revised and produced by Rudolf Nureyev, to music by Ludwig Minkus ; costumes, Philip Prowse ; lighting, William Bundy ; danced by Margot Fonteyn (Nikiya), Rudolf Nureyev (Solor), and corps de ballet.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9397
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5023 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: Photographed by Michael Truppin.
Date: Silent films originally photographed in 1963 and 1965 ; compiled and transferred to videotape with titles added in 1995 by the Dance Collection.
Content: Title from information provided by donor.
Content: Accompanied by house programs for Giselle and La bayadère.
Venue: Filmed at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, in 1963 and 1965.
Funding: Preservation of these films photographed by Dr. Michael Truppin was made possible through the cooperation of Andrea Truppin, Nicola Truppin, Dr. Ada Truppin, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library, with the support of Paul Lepercq.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (42 min.) :silent, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12523484
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4cf87bf0-8c15-0135-bd3d-53399286c7ed
Rights Statement
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  • 1963: Created (Approximate)
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Royal Ballet" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1963 - 1965.

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Royal Ballet