Nureyev making-up for Petrouchka

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Nureyev making-up for Petrouchka
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Commentator)
Venza, Jac (Commentator)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Production company)

Dance in America Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1980-09-09
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7480
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Petrouchka (Choreographic work : Fokine)
Theatrical makeup
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993
Joffrey, Robert
Ardolino, Emile
Television programs
Televised dance
Content: Title from information provided by donor.
Content: Unedited footage with time-code at lower left.
Venue: Videotaped at the Opryland Production Center in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 9, 1980, during the recording of WNET/Thirteen's Dance in America program In tribute to Nijinsky, danced by the Joffrey Ballet. For the completed program, see *MGZIC 9-245 In tribute to Nijinsky.
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) (17 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Rudolf Nureyev applies make-up for the title role of Michel Fokine's Petrouchka. Nureyev says little during the process, although he converses briefly with Jac Venza, executive producer for Great Performances. This sequence (ca. 12 min.) is followed by ca. 5 min. of footage recorded on the soundstage, where producer/director Emile Ardolino is seen working with the television crew. Robert Joffrey, director of the Joffrey Ballet, also appears briefly on camera.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12319771
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f860a610-8676-0138-9a8b-397c3a786b9d
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Item timeline of events

  • 1938: Creator Born
  • 1980: Created
  • 1993: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Nureyev making-up for Petrouchka" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Nureyev making-up for Petrouchka" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 27, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1980). Nureyev making-up for Petrouchka Retrieved from

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Nureyev making-up for Petrouchka