Music: Bottoms Up

In nightmares, ballerinas sometimes dream of falling flat. In Detroit's Masonic Auditorium last week, the bad dream came true for the whole Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.

In the first number, four little elves, one after another, suddenly threw their feet in the air and smacked the floor, as though a giant hand had pulled the stage from under them. In Galté Parisienne, even the great Alexandra Danilova and' Choreographer-Dancer Leonide Massine went down: two spills for Danilova, one for Massine. In the wings, frantic Ballet Master Frederic Franklin told his dancers: "Go slow...

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