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Call No.: MS Thr 1093
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Collection of set and costume designs for ballet,
Quantity: 1 collection (.08 linear feet (14 drawings in 13 folders)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and French.
Abstract: Set and costume designs and sketches for ballet by various prominent 20th-century designers.
George Balanchine was the creator of the New York City Ballet, its director and choreographer. Karin von Aroldingen was a principal dancer of the New York City Ballet. Upon retirement, she became ballet mistress at the company and a trustee of the Balanchine Trust.
Arranged alphabetically by the name of artist.
Includes 13 set and costume designs for ballets by George Balanchine and Antony Tudor produced by the Original Ballet Russe, American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet, by Nicola Benois, Eugene Berman, André Derain, Peter Harvey, Pavel Tchelitchew, and Rouben Ter-Arutunian. Also includes caricature of George Balanchine and Igor Stravinsky by Eugene Berman.Most drawings were gifts from the artists to George Balanchine; drawings by Nicola Benois, Peter Harvey and Rouben Ter-Arutunian were gifts to Karin von Aroldingen.