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Les sylphides
Additional title: Sylphides (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942 (Choreographer)
Kriza, John (Dancer)
Alonso, Alicia, 1921- (Dancer)
Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (Performer)
Ballet Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (Performer)
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation (Funder)
Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849 (Composer)

Victor Jessen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1950 - 1959 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZHB 8-1972
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1693
Jessen, Victor
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography, Michel Fokine ; music by [Frédéric] Chopin ; [performed by Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and Ballet Theatre].
Creation/production credits: Credits partially from book entitled, Without permission by Victor Jessen.
Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.
Performers: Danced by several different casts from the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and/or Ballet Theatre; one cast possibly with John Kriza and Alicia Alonso.
Venue: Filmed during multiple performances possibly in the early 1950s.
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 location.
Biographical/historical: This film was pieced together by the filmmaker Victor Jessen from multiple performances filmed from various camera angles throughout several theaters.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 videocassettes (Digital Betacam) (95 min.) : silent, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18061186
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 88edcf10-f86f-0130-51ac-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1880: Creator Born
  • 1942: Creator Died
  • 1950: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Les sylphides" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1950 - 1959.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Les sylphides" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 18, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1950 - 1959). Les sylphides Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Les sylphides