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Four temperaments (Motion picture)
Additional title: Four temperaments (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Tompkins, Beatrice (Dancer)
Martínez, José, 1913?-1997 (Dancer)
Reiman, Elise (Dancer)
Christensen, Lew, 1909-1984 (Dancer)
Caccialanza, Gisella, 1914- (Dancer)
Moncion, Francisco (Dancer)
Dollar, William (Dancer)
Moylan, Mary Ellen (Dancer)
Danieli, Fred (Dancer)
Le Clercq, Tanaquil (Dancer)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Ballet Society (New York, N.Y.) (Performer)

New York City Ballet Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1946-11-20
Table of Contents
Theme 1 / danced by Beatrice Tompkins and José Martines -- Theme 2 / danced by Elise Reiman and Lew Christensen -- Theme 3 / danced by Gisella Caccialanza and Francisco Moncion -- First variation: Melancholic / danced by William Dollar, Georgia Hiden and Rita Karlin -- Second variation: Sanguinic / danced by Mary Ellen Moylan and Fred Danieli -- Third variation : Phlegmatic (not included) - Fourth variation: Choleric / danced by Tanaquil Le Clercq and ensemble.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZHB 12-1637
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Choreography: George Balanchine.
Venue: Filmed at the Central High School of Needle Trades, New York, on November 20, 1946 with the original Ballet Society cast and original ending. Variation three, Phlegmatic, is omitted.
Physical Description
Film reel
Extent: 1 film reels (27 min.) : silent, black and white ; 16 mm
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY797028187-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12157719
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2c4c16c0-6455-0132-9e5d-3c075448cc4b
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  • 1946: Created
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Four temperaments (Motion picture)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1946.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Four temperaments (Motion picture)" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 12, 2024.

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Four temperaments (Motion picture)