Music: Old Faces & Feet in Paris

Two oldtime cutups gave Paris a lively week of ballet and proved that they still could draw crowds.

Jean Cocteau, the eccentric 55-year-old poet-artist, designed and wrote a violent ballet for the up & coming Theatre des Champs-Elysees. Called Death and, the Young Man, it was danced to a Bach passacaglia. Cocteau's hero, a young artist abandoned by his sweetheart, after much shoving, kicking and smashing of chairs, dramatically hangs himself in his garret. Even more startling than the story was the purely physical feat of husky 23-year-old Dancer Jean Babilee, a former...

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