Dance: The Ballet Life of a True Christian

By Thanksgiving week, the fall-winter season of the New York City Ballet is usually proceeding at full steam. This year the company planned to be not only performing but also celebrating its 25th anniversary. Instead, the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, the company's Manhattan home, was darkened by another milestone: for the first time in the company's history, the corps dancers and soloists were on strike. The dancers were angry not so much at management as at their fellow performers in the orchestra, who were still negotiating a new contract but...

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