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NYCB Vol. 9 No. 10 - Nutcracker

(10/50) “The original costumes with Karinska using her imagination…My costume was the most comfortable, wonderful costume because she had it made in Paris and it was silk. It was a unitard all knitted in silk and the ruffle and the cap, and you could do anything in it! I spent half my time dancing sewing up the crotch of that costume!”

— Robert Barnett in a Balanchine Foundation Interpreters Archive video.



Robert Barnett, the original Candy Cane. Photos by Radford Bascome, 1954. NYPL.



Barbarka Karinska's original costume design for the Candy Cane. NYPL Digital Collection





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