Research Catalog

Gala performance

Title
Gala performance [electronic resource] / choreography by Anton[y] Tudor ; music by [Serge] Prokofieff ; performed by Ballet Theatre.
Publication
[between 1948 and 1954]

Available Online

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Details

Additional Authors
Description
2 streaming video files (NTSC) (58 min.) : si., b&w
Series Statement
Victor Jessen Collection
Uniform Title
Gala performance (Choreographic work : Tudor)
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Some cast members change during different performances; for example, Nora Kaye's role is sometimes performed by Melissa Hayden.
  • Complete work; sometimes brief segments overlap with repeated sections from different camera location.
  • Credits partially from book entitled, Without permission by Victor Jessen ; additional credits from the Dance Division's *MGZB Ballet Theatre program (May 6, 1949).
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file online only on site at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.
  • Scenery and costumes by Nicolas De Molas ; costumes executed by Barbara Karinska ; scenery executed by Eugene Dunkel Studios.
Funding (note)
  • Transferred from film and cataloged with funds provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
System Details (note)
  • Streaming video, transferred from 16mm reversal print via Digital Betacam cassettes.
Biography (note)
  • This film was pieced together by the filmmaker Victor Jessen from multiple performances filmed from various camera angles throughout several theaters.
Contents
  • Reel 1 (31 min.). Part 1: Before the performance (ca. 12 min.) -- Part 2: Gala performance (beginning) (ca. 19 min.).
  • Reel 2 (27 min.). Part 2: Gala performance (conclusion).
Call Number
*MGZIDF 1683
OCLC
439809769
Title
Gala performance [electronic resource] / choreography by Anton[y] Tudor ; music by [Serge] Prokofieff ; performed by Ballet Theatre.
Imprint
[between 1948 and 1954]
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Victor Jessen Collection
System Details
Streaming video, transferred from 16mm reversal print via Digital Betacam cassettes.
Credits
Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.
Scenery and costumes by Nicolas De Molas ; costumes executed by Barbara Karinska ; scenery executed by Eugene Dunkel Studios.
Performer
Dancers include: Nora Kaye/Melissa Hayden (La reine de la dance from Moscow), Alicia Alonso/Diana Adams (La deese de la dance from Milano), possibly Norma Vance/Janet Reed (La fille de terpsichore from Paris), and John Kriza, Hugh Laing, Eric Braun with members of Ballet Theatre.
Summary
"Three world-famous ballerinas from Russia, Italy and France are presented at a gala performance which features the fact that this is the first joint appearance the three stars are making." -- Ballet Theatre program (May 6, 1949).
Funding
Transferred from film and cataloged with funds provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
Biography
This film was pieced together by the filmmaker Victor Jessen from multiple performances filmed from various camera angles throughout several theaters.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file online only on site at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIDVD 5-5273
*MGZHB 8-1991, additional copy; 16mm (2 reels, 1395 ft.). This print is stored for preservation. Use *MGZIDF 1683 instead.
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Added Author
Tudor, Antony, 1909-1987, choreographer.
Jessen, Victor, cinematographer.
Laing, Hugh, dancer.
Kriza, John, dancer.
Braun, Eric, (Dancer), dancer.
Kaye, Nora, 1920-1987, dancer.
Hayden, Melissa, dancer.
Alonso, Alicia, 1920-2019, dancer.
Adams, Diana, dancer.
Molas, Nicolas de, scenarist.
Molas, Nicolas de, costume designer.
Ballet Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Gala performance (Choreographic work : Tudor)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 1683
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