The Dance: Gamesmanship


It has been 30 years since Ted Shawn surprised the dance world by creating a ballet for an all-male cast. That was Olympiad, and it made quite a splash in its day. Nobody has achieved anything like it since. That is why, last week, it was something of a surprise to see another try at the idea. It was a happy surprise too. Robert Jeffrey's dance troupe took over Manhattan's City Center for a wildly spirited calisthenics session. The name of the game was Olympics. It was an effortless job; no sweat.

The Joffrey company's chief choreographer, Gerald Arpino, re-created...

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