Sylvia pas de deux

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Sylvia pas de deux
Additional title: Sylvia pas de deux (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)
Tallchief, Maria (Dancer)
Eglevsky, André (Dancer)
Karinska, Barbara (Costume designer)
New York City Ballet (Performer)
Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891 (Composer)

Victor Jessen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1951 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1709
Jessen, Victor
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography, [George] Balanchine ; music by [Leo] Delibes ; performed by New York City Ballet.
Credits partially from book entitled, Without permission by Victor Jessen ; additional credits from the Dance Division's *MGZB New York City Ballet program (May 5, 1951).
Creation/production credits: Costumes designed and executed by Karinska ; lighting by Jean Rosenthal.
Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.
Performers: Featuring Maria Tallchief and Andre Eglevsky.
Venue: Some segments filmed during multiple performances possibly at the Opera House, Chicago, Ill., in May 1951.
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 Description
Film reel
Extent: 1 film reel (38 min.) : silent, black and white ; 16 mm
Complete work; sometimes brief segments overlap with repeated sections from different camera location.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18147138
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7cf07c90-0826-0131-c0af-3c075448cc4b
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Item timeline of events

  • 1951: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Sylvia pas de deux" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1951.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Sylvia pas de deux" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 24, 2019.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1951). Sylvia pas de deux Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Sylvia pas de deux