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NYCB Vol 10. No. 1 - Fancy Free

"The world premiere given by Ballet Theater last night at the Metropolitan, was so big a hit that the young participants all looked a little dazed as they took their bows."--Edwin Denby, April 17, 1944

One week later:

"Fancy Free, the new triumph of Ballet Theater holds your interest as consistently the second time you see it as the first." --Edwin Denby, April 24, 1944

80 years later:

I think most would agree that it holds up after 2, 5 or dozens of viewings.

1. Fancy Free (L-R) Muriel Bentley, Janet Reed, Harold Lang, John Kriza, Jerome Robbins. Photo by Gordon Parks.

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