Symphony in CAdditional title: Symphony in C (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
NamesBalanchine, George (Choreographer)Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)Hayden, Melissa (Dancer)Kaye, Nora, 1920-1987 (Dancer)Magallanes, Nicholas (Dancer)Le Clercq, Tanaquil (Dancer)Moncion, Francisco (Dancer)Maule, Michael, dancer (Dancer)Reed, Janet, 1916-2000 (Dancer)Bliss, Herbert, 1923-1960 (Dancer)D'Amboise, Jacques, 1934- (Dancer)Wilde, Patricia, 1928- (Dancer)Hobi, Frank (Dancer)Bolender, Todd (Dancer)Karinska, Barbara (Costume designer)New York City Ballet (Performer)Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875 (Composer)
Victor Jessen Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1951 (Questionable)
Table of ContentsFirst movement: Allegro vivo (ca. 20 min.) / dancers, Melissa Hayden/Nora Kaye and Nicholas Magallanes with members of the New York City Ballet.Second movement: Adagio (ca. 23 min.) / dancers, Tanaquil LeClercq and Francisco Moncion/Michael Maule with members of the New York City Ballet.Third movement: Allegro vivace (ca. 18 min.) / dancers, Janet Reed/Nora Kaye and Herbert Bliss/Jaques d'Amboise with members of the New York City Ballet.Fourth movement: Allegro vivace (ca. 32 min.) / dancers, Patricia Wilde and Frank Hobi/Todd Bolender with members of the New York City Ballet.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1710
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: choreography, [George] Balanchine ; music by [Georges] Bizet ; performed by New York City Ballet.Performers: Some cast members change during different performances; for example, Melissa Hayden's role in the first movement is sometimes performed by Nora Kaye and Francisco Moncion's role in the second movement is sometimes performed by Michael Maule.Credits partially from book entitled, Without permission by Victor Jessen ; additional credits from the Dance Division's *MGZB New York City Ballet program (Apr. 28, 1951).Creation/production credits: Costumes by Karinska ; lighting by Jean Rosenthal.Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.Venue: Some segments filmed during multiple performances possibly at the Opera House, Chicago, Ill., in Apr. 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 DescriptionFilm reelExtent: 3 film reels (96 min.) : silent, black and white ; 16 mmComplete work; sometimes brief segments overlap with repeated sections from different camera location.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18147141Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a05c1020-f879-0130-8407-3c075448cc4b
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