Music: All the Big Muscles

Ballet had brilliantly proved its right to a permanent home at New York's City Center (TIME, Dec. 12). For a fortnight, the barefoot brethren of the modern dance had been demonstrating their case for adoption.

For the first time in U.S. dance history, just about all of the big brains and muscles in modern dance—José Limón, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Hanya Holm—were flexing together in one theater to do it. And all their fervid followers seemed to be on hand to give them palm-pounding support.

The fans saw only one brand-new work: Charles Weidman's...

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