Music: Wow Americana

Ballet Theatre's* first jaunt abroad in four years was beginning to look like a triumphal tour.

In Germany last month, an audience largely of G.I.s in the Rhein-Main Air Base gymnasium cheered every number to the rafters. Berlin audiences, seeing their first American ballet since the war, bravoed Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free (although the critics chewed their whiskers, muttered about "acrobatic distortion"). At the Edinburgh Festival a fortnight ago, it seemed to Directress Lucia Chase (TIME, May 8) that "everybody liked everything"; Edinburgh's Lord Provost sent an enthusiastic thank you to Harry Truman, who had given his blessing to the tour. Last...

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