Theme and variationsAdditional title: Theme and variations (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
NamesBalanchine, George (Choreographer)Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)Thompson, Woodman (Scenarist)Thompson, Woodman (Costume designer)Kaye, Nora, 1920-1987 (Dancer)Youskevitch, Igor, 1912-1994 (Dancer)Ballet Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (Performer)Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Victor Jessen Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1954 (Inferred)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1712
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: choreography, [George] Balanchine ; music by [Peter Ilich]Tchaikovsky ; performed by Ballet Theatre ; presented by Victor Jessen.Credits partially from book entitled, Without permission by Victor Jessen ; additional credits from the Dance Division's *MGZB Ballet Theatre program (Apr. 26, 1949).Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.Creation/production credits: Scenery and costumes designed by Woodman Thompson ; scenery executed by Eugene B. Dunkel Studios ; costumes executed by Karinska.Performers: Dancers include: Nora Kaye, Igor Youskevitch and members of Ballet Theatre.Venue: Filmed in performance at the San Francisco Opera House, on Mar. 5 and 7, 1954.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: 1 film reel (50 min.) : silent, color ; 16 mmComplete work; sometimes brief segments overlap with repeated sections from different camera location.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18147649Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b1063d00-f879-0130-9e31-3c075448cc4b
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