The seventh symphonyAdditional title: Seventh symphony (Choreographic work : Massine)
NamesMassine, Leonide, 1896-1979 (Choreographer)Bérard, Christian, 1902-1949 (Set designer)Bérard, Christian, 1902-1949 (Costume designer)Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)Youskevitch, Igor, 1912-1994 (Dancer)Markova, Alicia, Dame, 1910-2004 (Dancer)Franklin, Frederic, 1914- (Dancer)Slavenska, Mia (Dancer)Theilade, Nini (Dancer)Guerard, Roland (Dancer)Zoritch, George, 1917-2009 (Dancer)Danielian, Leon, 1920-1997 (Dancer)Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (Performer)Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation (Funder)Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 (Composer)
Victor Jessen Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1940 - 1949 (Approximate)
Table of ContentsFirst movement: The creation (ca. 15 min.) -- Second movement: The earth (ca. 10 min.) -- Third movement: The sky (ca. 12 min.) -- Fourth movement: The bacchanale and the destruction (ca. 13 min.).
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1706
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: choreography, Leonide Massine ; music by [Ludwig van] Beethoven ; [scenery and costumes, Christian Bérard] ; performed by Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.Partly or nearly completed work; sometimes brief segments overlap with repeated sections from different camera location; no footage from 36 min. to 37 min. (only backdrop and several photographs).Credits partially from book entitled, Without permission by Victor Jessen.Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.Performers: Cast possibly includes: Igor Youskevitch, Alicia Markova, Mia Slavenska, Nini Theilade, Roland Guerard, George Zoritch, Leon Danielian, Frederic Franklin, others.Venue: Filmed during multiple performances possibly at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Auditorium during the late 1940's.Funding: Transferred to video 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 the theater.
Physical DescriptionFilm reelExtent: 2 film reels (54 min.) : silent, black and white ; 16 mm
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18061168Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b5e31cd0-f877-0130-dcb6-3c075448cc4b
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