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Nobilissima visione: excerpts [motion picture]

Nobilissima visione: excerpts [motion picture]

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Moving imagePermit needed *MGZHB 12-2104Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979
  • Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979.
  • Theilade, Nini
  • Panaieff, Michel
  • Guerard, Roland
  • Luipart, Marcel, 1912-1989
  • Franklin, Frederic, 1914-2013
  • Semenoff, Simon, 1908-1987
  • Lauret, Jeanette
  • Rostova, Lubov
  • Dickson, Charles
  • Tchelitchew, Pavel, 1898-1957.
  • Hindemith, Paul, 1895-1963.
  • Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
1 reel (40 min., 964 ft.) : si., b&w; 16 mm.
Unedited footage, with scenes out of sequence; contains interruptions and repetitions. No footage for scene III. The same footage, plus scene III, appears on *MGZHB 12-1000 no. 227, which is in correct order and edited for continuity, with outtakes placed at the end of the reel. For a sound version of this film, see: *MGZHB 16-2402.
Sergei Denham Collection.
Uniform Title
Nobilissima visione (Choreographic work : Massine)
  • Filmed onstage with scenery, in rehearsal clothes, at an unidentified location.
  • Choreography: Léonide Massine. Libretto: Paul Hindemith and Léonide Massine. Scenery: Pavel Tchelitchew.
  • Performed by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo: Léonide Massine (St. Francis); Michel Panaieff, Roland Guerard, and Marcel Fenchel (his companions); Simon Semenoff (his father); Nicolas Ivangin [possibly Vladimir Dokoudovsky] (beggar); Frederic Franklin (knight/wolf); Charles Dickson and Pierre Klimoff (his squires); Nini Theilade (Poverty); Jeannette Lauret (Obedience); Lubov Rostova (Chastity); and others.
Access (note)
  • Permission required.
CONTENTS: Scene I. -- Excerpt from scene I, beginning with swordplay sequence. -- Excerpts from scene IV. Francis's solo, interrupted briefly by footage of scene I. Taming of the wolf; entrance and solo of Poverty. -- Excerpt from scene V. Procession and dance of monks and nuns; entrance of Francis and Poverty. Rehearsal halted before end. -- Scene V. Repeated in full. -- Excerpt from scene IV. Duet and symbolic marriage of Francis and Poverty. End of scene cut off. -- Excerpt from scene IV. Entrance of Poverty; duet with Francis; celebration of symbolic marriage with disciples. -- Scene II. End of scene cut off.
Call Number
*MGZHB 12-2104
Nobilissima visione: excerpts [motion picture]
Restricted Access
Permission required.
Local Subject
Ballet in motion pictures. Nobilissima visione.
Added Author
Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979, choreographer.
Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979. Librettist
Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979, dancer.
Theilade, Nini, dancer.
Panaieff, Michel, dancer.
Guerard, Roland, dancer.
Luipart, Marcel, 1912-1989, dancer.
Franklin, Frederic, 1914-2013, dancer.
Semenoff, Simon, 1908-1987, dancer.
Lauret, Jeanette, dancer.
Rostova, Lubov, dancer.
Dickson, Charles, dancer.
Tchelitchew, Pavel, 1898-1957. Nobilissima visione.
Hindemith, Paul, 1895-1963. Composer
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Added Title
Nobilissima visione (Choreographic work : Massine)
Research Call Number
*MGZHB 12-2104
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