Toja Öster as Fury (Orpheus)

Toja Öster som furie i Orfeus, fotogarf: okänd. | Toja Öster as fury in Orpheus. Unknown photographer. | src Dansmuseet on IG

Grieving women (Orpheus)

Sörjande kvinnor, Orfeus akt 1, foto ur Anna Behles samling, foto: okänd. | Grieving women, Orpheus act 1, photo from Anna Behle’s collection, photographer unknown. | src Dansmuseet on IG

Sörjande kvinnor, Orfeus akt 1, foto ur Anna Behles samling, foto: okänd. | Grieving women, Orpheus act 1, photo from Anna Behle’s collection, photographer unknown. | src Dasmuseet on IG

George Platt Lynes :: Maria Tallchief, born Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief, daughter of an Osage Indian chief as Eurydice in Balanchine’s Orpheus, 1948. 

As a muse to Balanchine in the late 1940s and the 1950s, she inspired some of his most enduring ballets. Among these early creations was Orpheus, the ballet that was instrumental in the creation of the New York City Ballet itself in 1948. Balanchine had choreographed the role of Eurydice on Tallchief.

| src Dance Magazine 

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