Pictured are Two Wonderful Ballet Souvenir Programs including a 1949 Les Ballets de Paris and a 1957 Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo Program. Listed below is a description of each Program and its condition:
1.From 1949 this is Roland Petit's "Les Ballets de Paris" in Carmen and Other Ballets Souvenir Program. The program features the 25 year old Roland Petit as founder, director, choreographer, and principal dancer along with the youthful Mile Renee Jeanmaire in her first dramatic role. Together they show us that ballet can speak a language to everybody with rich comedy, drama and poetry that captures and inspires our inner love of beauty and our soul. The program features 18 pages of wonderful photos of Roland Petit and Renee Jeanmaire in still photos and stunning dance routines.
**Condition: The front and back covers are in good- condition and the inside pages are in good condition; *Covers: There is wear along the spine and a ¼" tear at the top of the spine; light edge wear; tiny crease marks at the top and bottom right front corners; and light surface wear to the front and back covers. *Inside pages: The last inside page is not attached to the rest of the inside pages; some light rubbing on the first inside pages; a tiny crease mark at the bottom right corner of the first six inside pages.
2.From 1957 director Sergei J. Denham presents The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo Souvenir Program with Alicia Alonso as Guest Prima Ballerina. There are also 2 Theatre Playbills. Included with the Program is a single stunning picture of Alicia Alonso. The program has 48 pages of full and partial page photos of the performers. These are the performers found inside:
Igor Yosekevitch, Nina Novak, Yvonne Chouteau, Irina Borowska, Alan Howard, Miguel Terekhov, Kennrth Gilllespie, Deni Lamont, along with a two page photo spread of 18 female and 9 male back-up ballet performers with their names. The Two Playbills are from March 29th and 30th of 1957 and were sponsored by The Philadelphia Forum, a Division of the Philadelphia Inquirer Charities.
**Condition: The front and back covers are in good condition and the inside pages are in very good condition. *Covers: There is minor wear and stress marks along the spine and minor chipping at the top of the spine; tiny crease marks at the top and bottom right front corners and a crease mark at the top left back corner; very minor surface wear to the front and back covers. Inside pages are very clean and bright. The two playbills are both in very good condition.
If your a enjoy the ballet, then you'll love paging through both programs and reading about all the ballet stars in these two Souvenir Programs. A wonderful gift to give to someone that enjoys going to the ballet every chance they get.
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