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Title
Les sylphides
Additional title: Sylphides (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Names
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)
Collection

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
Topics
Ballet
Jessen, Victor
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Notes
Statement of responsibility: choreography, Michel Fokine ; music by [Frédéric] Chopin ; [performed by Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and Ballet Theatre].
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.
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 Description
Film reel
Extent: 4 film reels (95 min.) : silent, black and white ; 16 mm
Complete work; sometimes brief segments overlap with repeated sections from different camera location.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Identifiers
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
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Les sylphides" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1950 - 1959. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/89af08c0-f86f-0130-e04c-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Les sylphides" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 18, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/89af08c0-f86f-0130-e04c-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1950 - 1959). Les sylphides Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/89af08c0-f86f-0130-e04c-3c075448cc4b

Wikipedia Citation

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Les sylphides