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Additional title: Valses nobles et sentimentales (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)
Le Clercq, Tanaquil (Dancer)
Jillana (Dancer)
Wilde, Patricia, 1928- (Dancer)
Hobi, Frank (Dancer)
Adams, Diana. (Dancer)
Bliss, Herbert, 1923-1960 (Dancer)
Magallanes, Nicholas (Dancer)
Moncion, Francisco (Dancer)
Karinska, Barbara (Costume designer)
New York City Ballet (Performer)
Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937 (Composer)

Victor Jessen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1951 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1691
Jessen, Victor
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography, [George] Balanchine ; music by [Maurice] Ravel ; performed by New York City Ballet.
Performers: Some cast members change during different performances; for example, Patricia Wilde's role in the Third waltz is sometimes performed by another dancer.
Content: Credits partially from book entitled, Without permission by Victor Jessen ; additional credits from the Dance Division's *MGZB New York City Ballet program (Apr. 25, 1951).
Creation/production credits: Costumes by Karinska ; lighting by Jean Rosenthal.
Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.
Performers: Dancers possibly include: Vida Brown, Edwina Fontaine, Jillana (Second waltz) ; Patricia Wilde, Frank Hobi (Third waltz) ; Yvonne Mounsey, Michael Maule (Fourth waltz) ; Diana Adams, Herbert Bliss (Fifth waltz) ; Diana Adams (Sixth waltz) ; Herbert Bliss, Vida Brown, Edwina Fontaine, Jillana (Seventh waltz) ; Tanaquil LeClercq, Nicholas Magallanes (Eighth waltz) ; Tanaquil LeClercq, Nicholas Magallanes, Francisco Moncion and members of the New York City Ballet (La valse).
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 the theater.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (Digital Betacam) (77 min.) : silent, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18147135
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c7aec2c0-f87b-0130-ff2a-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1951: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "La valse" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1951.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "La valse" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 17, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1951). La valse Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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La valse