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Additional title: Giselle
Additional title: Giselle (Choreographic work : Franca after Coralli and Perrot)
Smith, Lois
Kraul, Earl
Leigh, Angela
Cousineau, Yves
Scott, David
Bliss, Sally Brayley
Mason, Sylvia
Samsova, Galina
Crum, George, 1926- (Conductor)
Franca, Celia, 1921-
Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856 (Composer)
Campbell, Norman, 1924-2004 (Producer)
Zaharuk, Bill (Designer)
Ambrose, Kay (Costume designer)
National Ballet of Canada
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1961
Place: Canada
Publisher: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8808
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5446 (former)
two-dimensional moving image
Statement of responsibility: a CBC-TV production ; [presented by] the National Ballet of Canada ; produced and directed by Norman Campbell ; choreography by [Celia Franca after] Coralli and Perrot ; music by Adolphe Adam.
Creation/production credits: Artistic direction, Celia Franca ; sets, William Zaharuk ; costumes, Kay Ambrose ; executive producer, Robert Allen.
Performers: Danced by the National Ballet of Canada: Lois Smith (Giselle), Earl Kraul (Albrecht), Angela Leigh (Queen of the Wilis), Yves Cousineau (Hilarion), David Scott (Wilfrid), Nancy Schwenker (Berthe), Sally Brayley (Bathilde), Howard Meadows (Prince of Courland), Sylvia Mason and Galina Samtsova (leading Wilis), and others.
Performers: Conducted by George Crum.
Venue: Videotaped on December 18, 1961 ; telecast in December 1962.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 streaming video file (NTSC) (59 min.) :sd., b&w
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13443100
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 479185e0-85af-0135-d09f-000598bba76d
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1961: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Giselle" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1961.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Giselle" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 16, 2019.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1961). Giselle Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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