La valseAdditional title: Valses nobles et sentimentales (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
NamesBalanchine, 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 / OriginDate Created: 1951 (Questionable)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1691
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement 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.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.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 (77 min.) : silent, black and white ; 16 mmComplete work; sometimes brief segments overlap with repeated sections from different camera location.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18147135Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c7aec2c0-f87b-0130-ff2a-3c075448cc4b
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