The sleeping beautyAdditional title: Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Ashton and Sergeev, N after Petipa, M)
NamesFonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Dancer)Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986 (Dancer)Somes, Michael, 1917-1994 (Dancer)Grey, Beryl, 1927- (Dancer)Jessen, Victor (Film editor)Ashton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)Sergeev, Nikolaĭ Grigorʹevich, 1876-1951 (Choreographer)Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910 (Choreographer)Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)Messel, Oliver, 1904-1978 (Designer)Sadler's Wells Ballet (Performer)
Victor Jessen Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1949 - 1950 (Approximate)
Table of ContentsPrologue (The christening) (24 min., 30 sec.) -- Act I (The spell) (28 min., 55 sec.) -- Act II The vision) (27 min., 20 sec.) -- Act III (Scene 1, The awakening. Scene 2, The wedding) (42 min., 30 sec.)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIA 4-4675Shelf locator: *MGZHB 16-1822
TopicsBalletJessen, VictorBallet in motion pictures
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: [presented by] the Sadler's Wells Ballet ; choreography by Frederick Ashton and Nikolai Sergeyev after Marius Petipa, with additional choreography by Ninette de Valois ; music by Peter Tchaikovsky.Creation/production credits: Scenery and costumes, Oliver Messel.Performers: Performed by Margot Fonteyn (Princess Aurora), with Robert Helpmann (Act II) and Michael Somes (Act III) as Prince Florimund, Beryl Grey (Lilac fairy), Frederick Ashton (Carabosse), and artists of Sadler's Wells Ballet.Venue: Filmed by Victor Jessen in 1949 and 1950 during various performances of the Sadler's Wells Ballet at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, and other theaters during their U.S. tours. Edited, with addition of sound, in 1979 by Mr. Jessen.
Physical DescriptionFilm reelExtent: 4 film reels (123 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12165245Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cfc1f4c0-e368-0130-b483-3c075448cc4b
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