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La bayadère [excerpts]
Additional title: Bayadère (Choreographic work : Chabukiani and Ponomarev after Petipa, M)
Chabukiani, Vakhtang Mikhaĭlovich, 1910-1992 (Choreographer)
Ponomarev, Vladimir Ivanovich, 1892-1951 (Choreographer)
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910 (Choreographer)
Zubkovskiĭ, Nikolaĭ Aleksandrovich, 1911-1971 (Choreographer)
Sergeev, K. M. (Konstantin Mikhailovich), 1910-1992 (Choreographer)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Collector)
Leningradskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ akademicheskiĭ teatr opery i baleta imeni S.M. Kirova (Performer)

Rudolf Nureyev Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1955 - 1965 (Questionable)
Table of Contents
Excerpts from Act I, scene in the Rajah's palace: Djampé, performed by female ensemble ; pas de deux of Nikiya and a slave (choreographed by Konstantin Sergeev) -- Act II, wedding of Gamzatti and Solor: entrance of Solor (?) on an elephant ; brief footage of various divertissements ; dance of the Golden God [also called the Bronze Idol] (choreographed by Nikolai Zubkovskii) ; Danse Manu, performed by a woman with a water jug and two children ; dance for a Gypsy (?) woman and male ensemble ; pas de deux of Solor and Gamzatti (with other couples) ; variations of Solor and Gamzatti ; Nikiya's solo with the basket of flowers -- Act IV, pas de deux with scarf by Nikiya and Solor.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6211
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-4239 RNC (former)
Shelf locator: *MGZHB 4-2689 RNC
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: [presented by] the Kirov Ballet.
Citation/reference: Accompanied by data sheet.
Additional physical form: Originally filmed on 8mm.
Creation/production credits: Choreography probably by Vakhtang Chabukiani, Vladimir Ponomarev, and others after Marius Petipa.
Performers: Danced by the Kirov Ballet.
Venue: Filmed onstage, location not identified, possibly in the late 1950s or early 1960s.
Physical Description
Film reel
Extent: 1 film reel (9 min.) : silent, color ; 16 mm
Film found among Rudolf Nureyev's possessions after his death in January 1993. It is uncertain whether Nureyev himself appears in this film. He first danced the leading male role of Solor in Russia in 1959, and also performed it in Paris in May 1961, before his defection. He may also have acquired this film for research purposes ; his own full-length version of the ballet was first performed by the Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris in October 1992.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15612099
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d378d190-b8dc-0134-1066-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1910: Creator Born
  • 1955: Created (Approximate)
  • 1992: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "La bayadère [excerpts]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1955 - 1965.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "La bayadère [excerpts]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 8, 2023.

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La bayadère [excerpts]