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Nutcracker Vol 1. No. 1

Updated: Jan 28

(1/50) On occasion I’ve found myself down the rabbit hole of the digital archives of @nypl_lpa @jeromerobbinsdancedivision. I think I’ll share some of my favorites. Maybe one post for every show of the season? We’ll start with some pics from the original cast of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker in 1954. I hope you see something you’ve never seen before! I’ve found some real gems…


Two young children dressed in ballet costumes walk away from the viewer towards a painted winter landscape backgdrop
Alberta Grant & Eliot Feld in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Alberta Grant & Eliot Feld

Photo by Frederick Melton, 1954

Found in NYPL Jerome Robbins Dance Division

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