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Graduation ball
Additional title: Graduation ball (Choreographic work : Lichine)
Lichine, David (Choreographer)
Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)
Kriza, John (Dancer)
Alonso, Alicia, 1921- (Dancer)
Ballet Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (Performer)
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation (Funder)
Strauss, Johann, 1825-1899 (Composer)

Victor Jessen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1954 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1685
Jessen, Victor
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography, David Lichine ; music by Johann Strauss ; performed by Ballet Theatre.
Content: Completed work; sometimes brief segments overlap with repeated sections from different camera location.
Creation/production credits: Credits from book entitled, Without permission by Victor Jessen.
Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.
Performers: Cast includes: John Kriza, Alicia Alonzo and members of Ballet Theatre.
Venue: Filmed during multiple performances possibly at the San Francisco Opera House, March 1954.
Funding: Transferred from film and cataloged with funds provided by the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.
Biographical/historical: This film was pieced together by the filmmaker Victor Jessen from multiple performances filmed from various camera angles throughout the theater.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 videocassettes (Digital Betacam) (120 min.) : silent, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18061167
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7ab716e0-f86f-0130-909b-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

  • 1954: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Graduation ball" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1954.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Graduation ball" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 28, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1954). Graduation ball Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Graduation ball