Dance: Another Leap for Misha

Baryshnikov to direct American Ballet Theater

Late spring is the silly season for New York balletomanes. Both the American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet have been performing at Lincoln Center, and the gossip has centered on Mikhail Baryshnikov, who is dancing at City Ballet after four years as A.B.T.'s superstar. Did he get along with Partner Patty? Or did he miss Gelsey? Did Gelsey cancel most of her A.B.T. schedule because she missed Misha? (To their fans, dance stars, like dogs and cats, have no surnames.) Was Mr. B. snubbing Misha by...

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