Dance: Royal Flash

When Flemming Flindt was named director of the Royal Danish Ballet a year ago, the ballet world was caught flatfooted. At 29, he was not only one of the youngest dancers ever to head a major ballet company, but his skills as a choreographer were largely unknown and untested. In the U.S., audiences knew him mainly as the fellow who had choreographed a blatantly erotic sequence for the Metropolitan Opera's Faust.

But that sort of daring was exactly what the Royal Danish Ballet was looking for. Typical of the new look he has...

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