Music: Dance History

Lincoln Kirstein at 28 is a tall, tense, bold-faced esthete, rich because his father is vice president of Filene's department store in Boston. At Harvard (class of 1930) young Lincoln Kirstein and Edward Warburg, another rich man's son, started a Society for Contemporary Art, exhibited painting, sculpture, photography. As an undergraduate Kirstein founded the magazine Hound & Horn, kept it intellectually alive until 1934 when dancing became his dominant interest. With Edward Warburg, Kirstein then founded the School of American Ballet (TIME, Dec. 17 et seq.). Although he took no credit,...

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