Music: The Bolshoi's Bounce

The world's indoor high-jump record is officially held by a Boston University freshman named John Thomas, who last month propelled himself 7 ft. 1¾ in. into space. Unofficially, it is held by the members of the Bolshoi Ballet, who last week bounded about the stage of Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera House like a herd of nail-tailed wallabies. In the second week of their eight-week U.S. visit, the Russian dancers proved that they can leap higher, farther and more daringly than anything north of Australia. More important, in some dazzling performances of Swan Lake, they...

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