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Jürgen Rose

The Nutcracker costume sketch

Vivandiere and Soldier Doll costume sketch for The Nutcracker designed by Jürgen Rose (1964). 

Following the success of Romeo in Juliet, Founder Celia Franca selected Jürgen Rose to design her production of The Nutcracker. The sets and costumes in collaboration with Founder Celia Franca, corresponding from his office in Berlin and traveling to Toronto to work with the company in person. The ballet premiered on December 26, 1964.

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.