Music: Grand Ecart

Last winter, while balletomanes gasped in the sidelines, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo split itself neatly into two rival ballet organizations. To one of them, newly backed by several midwest socialites including Yeast-Tycoon Julius Fleischmann under the name World-Art, Inc., went famed Choreographer Leonide Massine. Also to be drawn under the World-Art aegis was the Monte Carlo Ballet of Monte Carlo. To the opposite camp, sup ported by Prince Serge Obolensky and cohorts of Manhattan socialites, went rangy Colonel de Basil, a great deal of scenery and the right to produce...

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