Friday, February 27, 2009

Ballet pictures from the archives of the Life Magazine

I was browsing through the archives of the Life Magazine when I came across these great ballet pictures mostly from the New York State Theater. Most of the photos wre taken by photographer Gjon Mili during the period ranging from the 1940s to the 1960s.

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Roland Petit BalletViolette Verdy (L) & Roland Petit (R) in pas de deux from the Roland Petit Ballet Company production of "Ballet du Loup.".
Date taken: 1954

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Ballet Master George Balanchine w. dancer Suzanne Farrell in costume for their roles in New York City Ballet production of "Don Quixote" at New York State Theater.
Date taken: May 31, 1965

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Dancers from the corps de ballet in the New York City Ballet production of "Chaconne" at the New York State Theater.
Date taken: 1965

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Dancers from the corps de ballet in the New York City Ballet production of "Chaconne" at the New York State Theater.
Date taken: 1965

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Peter Martins & Suzanne Farrell (front-C) & the corps de ballet in Diamonds segment of NYCB production of "Jewels" choreographed by George Balanchine.
Date taken: 1969

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NYCB corps de ballet in "Goldberg Variations" choreographed by Jerome Robbins.
Date taken: 1969

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Mikhail Baryshnikov as Harlequin & Patricia McBride as Columbine w. the corps de ballet in a performance of the NYCB production of "Harlequinade" choreographed by George Balanchine.
Date taken: 1978

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Mikhail Baryshnikov as Harlequin & Patricia McBride as Columbine w. the corps de ballet in a performance of the NYCB production of "Harlequinade" choreographed by George Balanchine.
Date taken: 1978

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Alicia Alonso & Igor Youskevitch in the American Ballet Theater production of "The Nutcracker."
Date taken: 1947

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Members of the New York City Ballet performing at the City Center Theatre in a production of "The Concert" choreographed by Jerome Robbins.
Date taken: March 19, 1956

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Royal Ballet dancer Stanley Holden in "La Fille mal Gardee.
Date taken: 1960

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Dancers Antony Tudor (L) & Eugene Loring in American Ballet Theater production of "The Great American Goof" choreographed by Eugene Loring.
Date taken: 1940

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Ballet dancer Moira Shearer dancing in scenes from British ballet film "Red Shoes."
Location: United Kingdom
Date taken: 1948

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