Dance: Love, Work, Warm Night Air

The queue reached down the shaded walk and across the grass, streaming out like a scarf in the wind. Children and adults, they had come from Harlem, Park Avenue and Greenwich Village to gather at Central Park's Delacorte Theater for the final scheduled performance in a ten-night summer dance festival. When the box office opened to pass out the 2,263 free tickets that filled every seat, the end of the long line was awash with customary disappointment. As had happened on every other night of the festival, there was one who was...

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