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Additional title: Fair at Sorochinsk
Additional title: Foire Sorotchine
Additional title: Fair at Sorochinsk (Choreographic work : Lichine)
Lichine, David (Choreographer)
Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)
Ballet Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (Performer)
Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich, 1839-1881 (Composer)

Victor Jessen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1948 - 1954
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1686
Jessen, Victor
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography, David Lichine ; music by [Modest Petrovich] Moussorgsky.
Content: Small section of The fair at Sorochinsk, a ballet in three scenes with prologue.
Content: Brief dance footage before title credits.
Creation/production credits: Credits partially from book entitled, Without permission by Victor Jessen ; additional credits from the Dance Division's *MGZR Fair at Sorochinsk (Lichine) [clippings].
Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.
Performers: Dancers possibly include: Anton Dolin (Red Coat, the devil), Lucia Chase (Khivria), Margaret Banks (Parassia), Andre Eglevsky (Gritzko) and members of Ballet Theatre.
Funding: Transferred from film and cataloged with funds provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
Content: Incomplete 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 theater.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) (7 min.) : silent, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Scenario is based on Ukrainian/Cossack folk tales.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18147177
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b77877a0-f878-0130-486f-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1948: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Hopak" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1948 - 1954.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Hopak" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 23, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1948 - 1954). Hopak Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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