Music: The New Diaghilev

"We in America,'' explained Choreographer Jerome Robbins. "dress, eat, think, talk and walk differently from any other people. We also dance differently." Just how differently, London balletgoers learned last week with a shock of excitement and surprise. To British eyes, Robbins' Ballets: U.S.A., in town for a one-week run, was the most rousing explosion of music and movement to hit Piccadilly since World War II.

Robbins' young troupe (average age: 24) reached London midway in a four-month State Department-sponsored tour of Europe and Israel; so far, the troupe has attracted capacity crowds everywhere...

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