Red China: An Evening at the Ballet

The dancers swirled and swooped through Peking's newest ballet one night last week, giving it every ounce of Mao-think that their agile heels could kick up. For who should be out front for a command performance of "China's new tradition of revolutionary modern ballet" than Mao Tse-tung himself, along with his wife Chiang Ching, Defense Minister and Heir Apparent Lin Piao, Premier and No. 3 Man Chou Enlai, Cultural Revolution Chief Chen Pota and Top Ideologist Kang Sheng. It was the first public appearance of Mao and his Politburo faithful in five...

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