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The Nutcracker

Nutcracker mask

The Nutcracker papier-mâché mask designed by Kay Ambrose (ca. 1955). Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.

Celia Franca choreographed a four-act version of The Nutcracker, which premiered at the Capitol Theatre in Quebec City on November 19, 1955. Kay Ambrose, who also designed over 25 other productions for the National Ballet, designed the sets and costumes. CBC filmed this production and it aired on December 23, 1958.

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