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The nutcracker: Casse noisette
Additional title: Casse noisette
Additional title: Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Fedorova-Fokine, after Ivanov)
Ivanov, Lev, 1834-1901 (Choreographer)
Fedorova, Alexandra, 1884-1972 (Choreographer)
Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)
Franklin, Frederic, 1914- (Dancer)
Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997 (Dancer)
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (Dancer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)

Victor Jessen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1948 - 1952
Table of Contents
Reel 1 (ca. 26 min.). Act I, scene 1 ; Act I, scene 2 (beginning) -- Reel 2 (ca. 27 min.). Act I, scene 2 (conclusion) -- Reel 3 (ca. 12 min.). Act II (beginning) -- Reel 4 (ca. 24 min.). Act II (continuation) -- Reel 5 (ca. 22 min.). Act II (continuation) -- Reel 6 (ca. 23 min.). Act II (conclusion).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1696
Jessen, Victor
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography, [Lev] Ivanov revised by Mme. Fedorova ; music by Tchaikowsky ; performed by Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Content: Credits from book entitled Without permission, by Victor Jessen.
Funding: Transferred from film and cataloged with funds provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
Performers: Danced by Alexandra Danilova, Frederic Franklin and members of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Venue: Filmed during multiple performances between 1948-1952.
Biographical/historical: This film was pieced together by the filmmaker Victor Jessen from multiple performances filmed from various camera angles throughout several theaters.
Content: Complete abridged work; sometimes brief segments overlap with repeated sections from different camera location.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 videocassettes (Digital Betacam) (134 min.) : silent, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18067161
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cbd76200-f871-0130-122e-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1834: Creator Born
  • 1901: Creator Died
  • 1948: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The nutcracker" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1948 - 1952. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/ccc3c4b0-f871-0130-ce05-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The nutcracker" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 4, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/ccc3c4b0-f871-0130-ce05-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1948 - 1952). The nutcracker Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/ccc3c4b0-f871-0130-ce05-3c075448cc4b

Wikipedia Citation

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The nutcracker