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Theme and variations
Additional title: Theme and variations (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)
Thompson, Woodman (Scenarist)
Thompson, Woodman (Costume designer)
Kaye, Nora, 1920-1987 (Dancer)
Youskevitch, Igor, 1912-1994 (Dancer)
Ballet Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (Performer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)

Victor Jessen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1954 (Inferred)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1712
Jessen, Victor
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography, [George] Balanchine ; music by [Peter Ilich]Tchaikovsky ; performed by Ballet Theatre ; presented by Victor Jessen.
Content: Credits partially from book entitled, Without permission by Victor Jessen ; additional credits from the Dance Division's *MGZB Ballet Theatre program (Apr. 26, 1949).
Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.
Creation/production credits: Scenery and costumes designed by Woodman Thompson ; scenery executed by Eugene B. Dunkel Studios ; costumes executed by Karinska.
Performers: Dancers include: Nora Kaye, Igor Youskevitch and members of Ballet Theatre.
Venue: Filmed in performance at the San Francisco Opera House, on Mar. 5 and 7, 1954.
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: 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) (50 min.) : silent, color ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18147649
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b1063d00-f879-0130-9e31-3c075448cc4b
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
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Theme and variations" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1954.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Theme and variations" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 27, 2021.

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Theme and variations