Music: Tornado From Trinidad

The trumpets blared, the drums picked up the pulse-bumping, syncopated calypso beat, and the towering man in the red silk pants pranced out on the stage, his great eyes wide, his mouth an elongated O of wonder, his arms moving in ritualistic, angular figurations. The music seemed to course through the long, flexible arc of his brown body like water through a garden hose; occasionally a soft cry broke through his half-open lips. Thus 6 ft.-6 in. Geoffrey Holder—at 26 a solo dancer of the Metropolitan Opera, successful painter, actor, singer and choreographer—last week made his debut as director-star of his...

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