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December 15th: The Nutcracker scenery by Konstantin Ivanov | A Scholarly Skater

Above and below are scenic sketches for the first-ever production of the now-classic ballet The Nutcracker, which was originally staged in 1892 at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. The sketches are by a Konstantin Ivanov, but I unfortunately can’t find any information about him. Every website giving information about the history of The Nutcracker mentions him, but none actually want to tell me who he was. (The fact that a big Russian ballet director has the same name certainly doesn’t help!) Fortunately, these colorful and highly-imaginative sketches still have…

Source: December 15th: The Nutcracker scenery by Konstantin Ivanov | A Scholarly Skater

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