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Symphony in C
Additional title: Symphony in C (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)
Hayden, Melissa (Dancer)
Kaye, Nora, 1920-1987 (Dancer)
Magallanes, Nicholas (Dancer)
Le Clercq, Tanaquil (Dancer)
Moncion, Francisco (Dancer)
Maule, Michael, dancer (Dancer)
Reed, Janet, 1916-2000 (Dancer)
Bliss, Herbert, 1923-1960 (Dancer)
D'Amboise, Jacques, 1934- (Dancer)
Wilde, Patricia, 1928- (Dancer)
Hobi, Frank (Dancer)
Bolender, Todd (Dancer)
Karinska, Barbara (Costume designer)
New York City Ballet (Performer)
Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875 (Composer)

Victor Jessen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1951 (Questionable)
Table of Contents
First movement: Allegro vivo (ca. 20 min.) / dancers, Melissa Hayden/Nora Kaye and Nicholas Magallanes with members of the New York City Ballet -- Second movement: Adagio (ca. 23 min.) / dancers, Tanaquil LeClercq and Francisco Moncion/Michael Maule with members of the New York City Ballet -- Third movement: Allegro vivace (ca. 18 min.) / dancers, Janet Reed/Nora Kaye and Herbert Bliss/Jaques d'Amboise with members of the New York City Ballet -- Fourth movement: Allegro vivace (ca. 32 min.) / dancers, Patricia Wilde and Frank Hobi/Todd Bolender with members of the New York City Ballet.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1710
Jessen, Victor
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography, [George] Balanchine ; music by [Georges] Bizet ; performed by New York City Ballet.
Performers: Some cast members change during different performances; for example, Melissa Hayden's role in the first movement is sometimes performed by Nora Kaye and Francisco Moncion's role in the second movement is sometimes performed by Michael Maule.
Creation/production credits: Credits partially from book entitled, Without permission by Victor Jessen ; additional credits from the Dance Division's *MGZB New York City Ballet program (Apr. 28, 1951).
Creation/production credits: Costumes by Karinska ; lighting by Jean Rosenthal.
Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.
Venue: Some segments filmed during multiple performances possibly at the Opera House, Chicago, Ill., in Apr. 1951.
Funding: Transferred from film and cataloged with funds provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas 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: 3 videocassettes (Digital Betacam) (96 min.) : silent, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18147141
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a05c1020-f879-0130-8407-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1951: Created
  • 2023: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Symphony in C" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1951.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Symphony in C" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 28, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1951). Symphony in C Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Symphony in C