Dance: Man of the Hour

One hundred strong and packing 25 tons of scenery, Britain's Royal Ballet moved into Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera House last week to begin its long-awaited three-month tour of the U.S. For the occasion a new 56-ft. by 46-ft. stage of pliant plywood was constructed over the Met's pitted and creaking timbers. On opening night virtually every square foot of the new stage was covered with dancers as the company unveiled Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan's lavish new version of Romeo and Juliet. For many in the celebrity-studded audience, headed by Vice President Hubert Humphrey...

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