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NYCB Vol. 9 No. 14 - Nutcracker

(14/50) “I can remember very well,” Ms. Tallchief says, “standing downstage on opening night toward the end of the first act, before I had to go on. When that tree started to grow, I started to cry. It was pure magic. And I said to myself, ‘Maria, get upstairs to your dressing room. You can’t go on as Sugarplum Fairy with tears in your eyes.’” —Maria Tallchief via Robert Sandla, 2007




(left) Maria Tallchief and Erik Bruhn. Photo by Fred Fehl, 1959.

(right) Maria Tallchief and Erik Bruhn. Photo by Fred Fehl, 1963.



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