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Title
[New York City Ballet]
Additional title: Symphonie concertante (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Bourrée fantasque (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Prodigal son (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Duel (Choreographic work : Dollar)
Additional title: Lady of the camellias (Choreographic work : Tudor)
Additional title: Sylvia pas de deux (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Age of anxiety (Choreographic work : Robbins)
Additional title: Symphony in C (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Mazurka (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Names
Adams, Diana (Dancer)
Le Clercq, Tanaquil (Dancer)
Tallchief, Maria (Dancer)
Magallanes, Nicholas (Dancer)
Mounsey, Yvonne (Dancer)
Moncion, Francisco (Dancer)
Hayden, Melissa (Dancer)
Reed, Janet, 1916-2000 (Dancer)
Laing, Hugh (Dancer)
Eglevsky, André (Dancer)
Costa, Beatriz (Dancer)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Dollar, William (Choreographer)
Tudor, Antony, 1909-1987 (Choreographer)
Robbins, Jerome (Choreographer)
Morcom, James Stewart (Designer)
Karinska, Barbara (Designer)
Rouault, Georges, 1871-1958 (Designer)
Stevenson, Robert (Costume designer)
Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980 (Set designer)
Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980 (Costume designer)
Smith, Oliver Lemuel, 1918-1994 (Set designer)
Smith, Oliver Lemuel, 1918-1994 (Costume designer)
New York City Ballet (Dancer)
Collection

New York City Ballet Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1950 - 1959 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
Symphonie concertante [excerpts] / choreography, George Balanchine ; scenery and costumes, James Stewart Morcom ; danced by Diana Adams, Tanaquil Le Clercq, and female ensemble.
Bourrée fantasque. First and second movements [excerpts] / choreography, George Balanchine ; scenery and costumes, Karinska ; first movement led by Tanaquil Le Clercq and partner ; second movement led by Maria Tallchief and Nicholas Magallanes (?).
Prodigal son [excerpts] / choreography, George Balanchine ; scenery and costumes, Georges Rouault ; danced by Francisco Moncion (?) (the prodigal son), Yvonne Mounsey (the siren), and others.
Candid footage, filmed backstage. The silhouetted dancer on pointe is identified as Melissa Hayden.
The duel [excerpt] / choreography, William Dollar ; costumes, Robert Stevenson ; danced by Melissa Hayden and others.
Candid footage, filmed backstage. Maria Tallchief and Janet Reed at their dressing tables.
Lady of the camellias [excerpts] / choreography, Antony Tudor ; scenery and costumes, Cecil Beaton ; danced by Diana Adams (Marguerite Gautier), Hugh Laing (Armand Duval) and others.
Prodigal son [excerpt] / see credits above ; danced by Francisco Moncion (the prodigal son) ; brief glimpse of one of the prodigal's sisters.
Sylvia pas de deux [excerpts] / choreography, George Balanchine ; costumes, Karinska ; danced by Maria Tallchief and André Eglevsky.
Age of anxiety [excerpt] / choreography, Jerome Robbins ; scenery and costumes, Oliver Smith.
Symphony in C. Second movement [excerpts] / choreography, George Balanchine ; danced by Tanaquil Le Clercq and others, including Beatriz Costa.
Mazurka from A life for the Tsar [excerpts] / choreography, George Balanchine ; film shows only three men and four women of the four couples who danced this piece.
Close-ups of George Balanchine and Beatriz Costa.
Bourrée fantasque. First movement [excerpt] / see credits above ; led by Tanaquil Le Clercq and partner.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5022
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-3482 (former)
Topics
Ballet -- Excerpts
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Notes
Content: Contents listed on original film boxes ; additional information provided by Beatriz Costa.
Physical Description
Film reel
Extent: 5 film reels (17 min.) : silent, black and white ; 8 mm
Description
Brief excerpts of ballets by George Balanchine, William Dollar, Antony Tudor and Jerome Robbins, filmed from the wings, probably in the early 1950s.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY99-F1117
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14305494
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5caad4c0-7927-0134-09ec-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1950: Created (Approximate)
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "[New York City Ballet]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1950 - 1959. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/df148cb0-aa1f-0133-593d-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "[New York City Ballet]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 14, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/df148cb0-aa1f-0133-593d-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1950 - 1959). [New York City Ballet] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/df148cb0-aa1f-0133-593d-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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[New York City Ballet]