A black and white snapshot shows seven people sitting at a table outside next to a pool. One woman turns to look over her shoulder at the camera, while another mischievously scoops a large bite towards her mouth with a fork. The rest of the table continues eating and chatting behind them, unperturbed.

TBT: New York City Ballet Takes a BreakOn Tour

New York City Ballet first toured continental Europe in summer 1952. This snapshot from the Dance Magazine Archives, labeled “swimming party at the Spellmans,” shows members of the company enjoying a day away from the theater, likely during that five-week tour.

#FlashbackFriday: Nora Kaye Left Her First Rehearsal With Antony Tudor "Screaming"

On January 17, 1920, one of American ballet’s most celebrated dance actresses was born. Nora Kaye’s father was an actor who’d worked under Konstantin Stanislavski; her earliest ballet teacher was Ballets Russes choreographer Michel Fokine. (“He was more interested in creating roles than in teaching class,” she recalled in the February 1965 issue of Dance […]

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