Music: Danseur Noble

In a thin wedge of midtown Manhattan last week, most of the populace seemed to be dancing—or watching. At the Metropolitan Opera House, Moscow's phenomenal Moiseyev Dance Company was playing to capacity crowds, while the waiting line for standing room coiled around the block. To the north, aficionados flocked to the spring rites as celebrated by Martha Graham and her dance company. But most excitement focused around Denmark's Erik Bruhn, a handsome, blond, well-muscled performer for the American Ballet Theater who not only has the best profile since Barrymore's but may just be the finest classical male dancer now before the...

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