Music: Sexe Is a Four-Letter Word

"In a few days," said Françoise (Bonjour Tristesse) Sagan, "it will get better.'' That was five months ago in Monte Carlo, and since then Françoise's ballet Le Rendez-Vous Manque (The Broken Date) has been panned from Switzerland to Scollay Square. Nevertheless, it has the gift of survival. Last week Manhattan balletomanes got a chance to see why.

Sagan's story for Broken Date involves the trials of a confused young man who sits in his Paris apartment waiting for his assignation with a married American woman. When she fails to appear by 2 a.m., he...

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