Made to commemorate the 50th anniversary season of the New York City Ballet, this program is packed from front to back with high quality photographs of the company. The photos are a mixture of black-and-white and full color, archival and “present” day. The program is divided into three main sections: a condensed history of the company, photographic collages of the ballets included in the 50th anniversary season, and portraits of the dancers who made up the 1988 company.
- Title: New York City Ballet: A Celebration in Photographs: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Program
- Publisher: New York City Ballet
- Sponsors: Kodak; Pantone
- Place: New York
- Year: 1988
- Length: 102pp
- Dimensions: 9” x 10.25” x 0.36”
- Condition: The program is prefect bound with a white paper cover. The cover is good quality cardstock with the shape of Orpheus’ lyre as designed by Isamu Noguchi for the Balanchine ballet Orpheusembossed on the front. It is slightly creased and smudges, and the edges have softened from handling. The internal pages are crisp and clean—no folds, tears, or extraneous marks. The photographs are sharp and bright and unfaded.