Music: American Ballet

European ballet is an immigrant whose Americanization is almost complete. Greeted with polite tolerance when it first came to the U.S. 29 years ago, ballet has now become so popular that no one is safe from such cult-lingo as cabrioles, entrechats and jetes. Not only is ballet the major business of three big companies—Ballet Theatre, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, International Ballet—and half-a-hundred local groups, but it has invaded Hollywood and Broadway.

Last week the Ballet Russe, after its biggest touring season (80 cities in the U.S. and Canada) was in the midst...

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