Music: Recruits for Freedom

A pair of young Iron Curtain refugees turned up in London's Festival Hall last week and put on a rare show: a firsthand demonstration of contemporary Russian ballet style. They were Hungary's Istvan Rabovsky, 23, and his wife, Nora Kovach, 21, since 1949 leading dancers in the Leningrad, Moscow and Budapest Opera ballets. They danced the Grand Pas de Deux from Don Quixote—a circusy old number that gave little chance for high art but plenty for high jumps—with a kind of brilliant virtuosity that left balletomanes' toes twitching. Istvan won top honors with...

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