Music: Balletomaniac

Marshalled by a retired Cossack colonel, 64 young Russian dancers invaded Manhattan last winter, set up shop with a 50-piece orchestra, crates of colorful scenery, 6,000 costumes, and forthwith proceeded to prove that the ballet still exists as a great & glamorous art (TIME, Jan. 1). Nearly 25,000 U. S. readers, many of whom had never seen a Russian ballet, caught much of its fascination from Nijinsky, the mad dancer's biography written by his Hungarian wife Romola, who blames her husband's insanity on the late great Serge Diaghilev (TIME, March 19). Last week...

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