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Additional title: Swan lake (Choreographic work : Ivanov and Petipa, M)
Additional title: Gala performance (Choreographic work : Tudor)
Jarvis, Lilian (Dancer)
Leigh, Angela (Dancer)
Moller, Ray (Dancer)
Franca, Celia, 1921-2007 (Artistic director)
Smith, Lois (Dancer)
Apinée, Irene (Dancer)
Adams, David (Dancer)
Gotshalks, Jury (Dancer)
Tudor, Antony, 1909-1987 (Choreographer)
Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953 (Composer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Crum, George, 1926- (Conductor)
Ambrose, Kay (Costume designer)
Coyle, Bob (Lighting designer)
Kraemer, Franz, 1914-1999 (Producer)
National Ballet of Canada (Dancer)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Production company)
Sinclair, Lister (Broadcaster)

National Ballet of Canada Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1954-04-18
Place: Canada
Publisher: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Table of Contents
Swan lake: Act I, pas de trois [excerpts] (ca. 3 min.) / choreography, Petipa and Ivanov ; music, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky ; danced by Lilian Jarvis, Angela Leigh, and Raymon Moller. Includes part of female variation, danced under opening credits, and the coda. |||| Gala performance (ca. 27 min.) / choreography, Antony Tudor ; music, Sergey Prokofiev ; danced by Celia Franca (Russian ballerina), Lois Smith (Italian ballerina), Irene Apinée (French ballerina), David Adams (Italian cavalier), Jury Gotshalks (French cavalier), and corps de ballet.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8816
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5485 (former)
Ballet -- Canada -- 1950-1954
Ballet -- Canada -- 20th century
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: [Artistic] direction, Celia Franca ; musical direction, George Crum ; sets, Nicoletti ; costumes, Kay Ambrose ; lighting, Bob Coyne.
Venue: Telecast by the Canadian Broadcasting on April 18, 1954.
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) (30 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Television debut of the National Ballet of Canada.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13477094
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 94623a80-85af-0135-45a5-4bd57cb74774
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1954: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Gala performance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1954.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Gala performance" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 4, 2023.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1954). Gala performance Retrieved from

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Gala performance