Swan lake: Le lac des cygnesAdditional title: Le lac des cygnesAdditional title: Swan lake (Choreographic work : Fedorova-Fokine after Ivanov and Petipa, M)
NamesFedorova, Alexandra, 1884-1972 (Choreographer)Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Dancer)Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986 (Dancer)Somes, Michael, 1917-1994 (Dancer)Alonso, Alicia, 1921- (Dancer)Youskevitch, Igor, 1912-1994 (Dancer)Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)Sadler's Wells Ballet (Performer)Ballet Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (Performer)Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Victor Jessen Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1950 - 1959
Table of ContentsReel 1 (reel 1, part 1) (34 min.). Act 1 (beginning) -- Reel 2 (reel 1, part 2) (35 min.). Act 1 (conclusion) -- Reel 3 (reel 2, part 1) (46 min.). Act 2 (beginning) -- Reel 4 (reel 2, part 2) (33 min.). Act 2 (conclusion) -- Reel 5 (reel 3, part 1) (37 min.). Act 3 (beginning) -- Reel 6 (reel 3, part 2) (56 min.). Act 3 (conclusion) (ca. 33 min.) ; Act 4 (beginning) (ca. 22 min.) -- Reel 7 (reel 4) (30 min.). Act 4 (conclusion).
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1708
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: choreography, Petipa, Ivanov and Fedorova after Petipa ; music by Tchaikowsky ; performed by Sadler's Wells Ballet and Ballet Theatre.Content: Reel 1 begins with brief dance segment before credits.Performers: Some cast members change during different performances; for example, Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes' roles are sometimes performed by Alicia Alonso and Igor Youskevitch.Credits partially from book entitled Without permission, by Victor Jessen.Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.Performers: Performed by Margot Fonteyn with Robert Helpman, Michael Somes and Sadler's Wells Ballet ; also includes Ballet Theatre (Act 2) with Alicia Alonso and Igor Youskevitch.Venue: Filmed during performances between 1950-1959.Funding: Transferred from film and cataloged with funds provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.System details: Streaming video, transferred from 16mm reversal print via Digital Betacam cassettes.Biographical/historical: This film was pieced together by the filmmaker Victor Jessen from multiple performances filmed from various camera angles throughout several theaters.
Physical DescriptionFilm reelExtent: 7 film reels (267 min.) : silent, black and white ; 16 mm
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18097866Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d4c42150-f871-0130-0db2-3c075448cc4b
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