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Le beau Danube
Additional title: Beau Danube (Choreographic work : Massine)
Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979 (Choreographer)
Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997 (Dancer)
Franklin, Frederic, 1914- (Dancer)
Chouteau, Yvonne (Dancer)
Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (Performer)
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation (Performer)
Strauss, Johann, 1825-1899 (Composer)

Victor Jessen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1948 - 1952
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1692
Jessen, Victor
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography, Léonide Massine ; music by Johann Strauss ; performed by Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Performers: Some cast members change during different performances; for example, Yvonne Chouteau's role is sometimes performed by another dancer.
Creation/production credits: Credits partially from book entitled, Without permission by Victor Jessen.
Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.
Performers: Danced by Alexandra Danilova, Frederic Franklin and Yvonne Chouteau; and members of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Venue: Filmed during multiple performances between 1948-1952.
Funding: Transferred from film and cataloged with funds provided by the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.
Content: Complete work; sometimes brief segments overlap with repeated sections from different camera locations.
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) (85 min.) : silent, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18061183
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 82066240-f86f-0130-1638-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Creator Born
  • 1948: Created (Approximate)
  • 1979: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Le beau Danube" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1948 - 1952.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Le beau Danube" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 19, 2021.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1948 - 1952). Le beau Danube Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Le beau Danube