Dance: Living by the Star System

Poor Romeo. He and his Juliet seem doomed to be endlessly reincarnated across the stages of the world. From Broadway to Hollywood, from La Scala to the Met, from the Bolshoi to Manhattan's New York State Theater, there is scarcely an evening when somewhere or other the young lovers are not locked in one another's arms. One of the most affecting renditions of their adaptable story is the dance created by Antony Tudor in 1943 for the American Ballet Theater (then known as just plain Ballet Theater). Last week, after several years out of...

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