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Additional title: Carnaval (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942 (Choreographer)
Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)
Boris, Ruthanna (Dancer)
Novak, Nina (Dancer)
Clare, Natalia (Dancer)
Danielian, Leon, 1920-1997 (Dancer)
Verdak, George (Dancer)
Tupine, Oleg (Dancer)
Katcharoff, Michel (Dancer)
Lindgren, Robert (Dancer)
Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924 (Scenarist)
Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924 (Costume designer)
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (Performer)

Victor Jessen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1948 - 1959 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1677
Jessen, Victor
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography, Michel Fokine ; music by [Robert] Schumann ; [performed by Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo].
Creation/production credits: Credits partially from book entitled, Without permission by Victor Jessen ; additional credits from the Dance Division's *MGZB Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo program (Mar. 12, 1949).
Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.
Creation/production credits: Scenery and costumes by Leon Bakst ; scenery executed by Emile Bertin ; costumes executed by Mme. Karinska.
Performers: Dancers possibly include: Ruthanna Boris (Columbine), Nina Novak (Chiarina), Edwina Fontaine (Estrella), Natalia Clare (Papillon), Leon Danielian (Harlequin), George Verdak (Pierrot), Oleg Tupine, Michel Katcharoff (Pantalon), Robert Lindgren (Florestan), and members of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Venue: Possibly filmed in performance at the San Francisco Opera House.
Funding: Transferred from film and cataloged with funds provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
Biographical/historical: This film was pieced together by the filmmaker Victor Jessen from multiple performances filmed from various camera angles throughout the theater.
Content: Incomplete work; sometimes brief segments overlap with repeated sections from different camera location.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) (7 min.) : silent, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18147179
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0d790900-f86f-0130-fc90-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1880: Creator Born
  • 1942: Creator Died
  • 1948: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Carnaval" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1948 - 1959.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Carnaval" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 4, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1948 - 1959). Carnaval Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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