A CHRISTMAS TREE FOR TODAY

. . . from The New York City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.  The tree emerges from a long narrow trap in the stage floor and expands to gigantic proportions.  When Balanchine was asked why there wasn’t a bigger part for a ballerina in the show, he said, “The tree is the ballerina.”

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