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Balanchine's Dress Rehearsal

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This spring, the New York City Ballet celebrates the 100th anniversary of George Balanchine’s birth. The great choreographer revolutionized dance, not least by allowing his dancers to let down their hair and escape their traditional tutus in favor of more flowing costumes. Here, the corps de ballet wear this season’s diaphanous dresses, which perfectly reflect his spare and sensual style. Their varied hemlines, layered tops, and soft hair create the atmosphere of effortless femininity that Mr. B. adored.

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