Music: Ballet in the Black

Despite its recent vogue, ballet cannot yet walk on its own pirouetting feet; it is still borne up by hopeful angels.

Last week in Montreal, Leonide Massine's new ballet company began a summer road tour that gave every evidence of becoming a moneymaker. The audience of 10,000 packed Molson Stadium — at a nice profit, too — and vigorously applauded Massine's Ballet Russe Highlights.

Glossy-haired, 46-year-old Dancer-Choreographer Massine, a veteran of at least six richly endowed ballet companies, knows where the money goes. Instead of the orthodox company of 30 or 40, he has just six capable dancers — Irina Baronova, Andre...

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