Music: Myzterious Martha

The first U.S. dance company to hit Pans since the war had been greeted by a very small Allõ. The French like ballet but they like it classical; and the Ruth Page-Bentley Stone Ballet Company's big number, Frankie and Johnny, was just raw American barbarism to the French audience (TIME, May 22). As the first shock wore off, the audiences and critics became more tolerant but hardly less puzzled. Last week a second wave of U.S. dancers reached Paris.

When the curtain went up in the same Théátre des Champs-Elysées, remnants of the Parisian elite, teen-aged American fans, and unwashed philosophers...

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