SerenadeAdditional title: Serenade (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
NamesBalanchine, George (Choreographer)Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)Le Clercq, Tanaquil (Dancer)Reed, Janet, 1916-2000 (Dancer)Adams, Diana. (Dancer)Jillana (Dancer)Wilde, Patricia, 1928- (Dancer)Mounsey, Yvonne, dancer (Dancer)Bliss, Herbert, 1923-1960 (Dancer)Magallanes, Nicholas (Dancer)New York City Ballet (Performer)
Victor Jessen Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1953 (Questionable)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1705
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: choreography, George Balanchine ; music by [Peter Ilich] Tchaikowsky ; performed by New York City Ballet.Performers: Some cast members change during different performances; for example, Jillana's role is briefly performed by Tanaquil LeClercq.Credits partially from book entitled, Without permission by Victor Jessen ; additional credits from the Dance Division's *MGZB New York City Ballet program (July 27 through Aug. 1, 1953).Creation/production credits: Costumes by Karinska ; lighting by Jean Rosenthal.Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.Performers: Dancers possibly include: Janet Reed, Diana Adams, Jillana, Tanaquil LeClercq, Patricia Wilde, Yvonne Mounsey, Nicholas Magallanes, Herbert Bliss, and members of the New York City Ballet.Venue: Some segments filmed during multiple performances possibly at the Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, Calif., between July 27 and Aug. 1, 1953.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 (76 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): b18147136Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ef82ad00-f878-0130-4824-3c075448cc4b
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