Gala performanceAdditional title: Gala performance (Choreographic work : Tudor)
NamesTudor, Antony, 1908-1987 (Choreographer)Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)Laing, Hugh (Dancer)Kriza, John (Dancer)Braun, Eric, dancer (Dancer)Kaye, Nora, 1920-1987 (Dancer)Hayden, Melissa (Dancer)Alonso, Alicia, 1921- (Dancer)Adams, Diana. (Dancer)Molas, Nicolas de (Scenarist)Molas, Nicolas de (Costume designer)Ballet Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (Performer)
Victor Jessen Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1948 - 1954
Table of ContentsReel 1 (31 min.). Part 1: Before the performance (ca. 12 min.) -- Part 2: Gala performance (beginning) (ca. 19 min.).Reel 2 (27 min.). Part 2: Gala performance (conclusion).
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1683
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: choreography by Anton[y] Tudor ; music by [Serge] Prokofieff ; performed by Ballet Theatre.Performers: Some cast members change during different performances; for example, Nora Kaye's role is sometimes performed by Melissa Hayden.Creation/production credits: Credits partially from book entitled, Without permission by Victor Jessen ; additional credits from the Dance Division's *MGZB Ballet Theatre program (May 6, 1949).Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.Creation/production credits: Scenery and costumes by Nicolas De Molas ; costumes executed by Barbara Karinska ; scenery executed by Eugene Dunkel Studios.Performers: Dancers include: Nora Kaye/Melissa Hayden (La reine de la dance from Moscow), Alicia Alonso/Diana Adams (La deese de la dance from Milano), possibly Norma Vance/Janet Reed (La fille de terpsichore from Paris), and John Kriza, Hugh Laing, Eric Braun with members of Ballet Theatre.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: 2 film reels (58 min.) : silent, black and white ; 16 mmComplete work; sometimes brief segments overlap with repeated sections from different camera location.
Description"Three world-famous ballerinas from Russia, Italy and France are presented at a gala performance which features the fact that this is the first joint appearance the three stars are making." -- Ballet Theatre program (May 6, 1949).
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18148210Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 63825af0-f86f-0130-9d0b-3c075448cc4b
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