Music: Prima Ballerina

To judge by last year's furore over Ballerina Alicia Markova, she was the only occupant of ballet's top drawer. Last week the other occupant was getting some of her due. Crowds jammed Manhattan's City Center to see Alexandra Danilova, last of Diaghilev's prima ballerinas, as the Street Dancer in Le Beau Danube and the Queen in Swan Lake.

Her fans insist that 41-year-old Danilova is "a dancer's dancer," the best classical dancer today. Most balletomanes allow her ballet's most beautiful legs (a critic once called them "flexible and . . . fast [as a]...

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